Roger Holmes joined HRR in the summer of 2014 after a chance encounter with our outside broadcast team at that year’s League of Friends’ fete. He is no stranger to hospital broadcasting, however, having previously been a presenter at the North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple before he and his wife moved to Reading in order to be closer to their daughter and her young family. Now Roger is a regular fixture on Sunday afternoons, co-hosting HRR Requests with Nick Tollervey. Although Roger is now retired, he is kept busy outside of HRR with Amateur Dramatics. He and his wife had previously been involved with other am-dram groups over the last 15 years but in February 2014 they set up their own – the Tilehurst Amateur Dramatic Society (TADS for short) which is going from strength to strength. With around 30 members they perform 4 productions per year to the public at the Tilehurst Village Hall.