The 50th Anniversary of BBC Radio Leicester is on 8th November 2017.

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Famous Faces

PeoplePosted by Stephen Butt Sun, November 13, 2016 12:54:31
Ten years ago, celebrating Radio Leicester's 40th anniversary, we welcomed friends and guests to 9 St Nicholas Place. Here, (right) with one of her acting colleagues, is local actress Rakhee Thakrar before she took over the part of Shabnam Masood in BBC1's Eastenders.

As a Director of the local youth theatre company Hathi Productions, Rakhee was a frequent visitor - and user of - the BBC Leicester Open Centre.

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