It took the BBC 12 years to give another woman DJ a job on Radio 1 after Annie Nightingale made her debut in 1970. Janice Long moved from Radio Merseyside in 1982 and took over from David Kid Jensen in the evening slot in 1984. She later moved to Radio 2 where she stayed until 2017 and can now be heard on Radio Wales.

Ranking Miss P joined in the mid-1980s to present a reggae show, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that Radio 1 became less of a boy’s club, when the likes of Zoe Ball, Sara Cox, Jo Whiley and Lisa I’Anson were given slots. I’Anson, famously was fired when she missed a broadcast after a very late night in Ibiza. Her contemporaries are now all to be heard on Radio 2.

Today, Clara Amfo and Annie Mac, both of whom have daily shows on Radio 1, are the latest DJs following in Annie Nightingale’s footsteps. And, of course, Nightingale herself still has her own weekly show.