A LEGENDARY Radio 1 DJ stepped in as guest editor of The Argus yesterday.

Mike Read’s lengthy showbusiness career provides a perfect subject for today’s Timeout – and Mike has kindly provided a selection of pictures from his personal albums.

He presented radio shows for the BBC, such as the Breakfast Show and The Mike Read Collection, between 1978 and 1991.

He also presented television shows such as Saturday Superstore in the 1980s.

It was a children’s series, broadcast on BBC 1, which ran from 1982 until 1987.

It replaced Swap Shop and featured a talent show, phone-in and celebrity guests such as Margaret Thatcher.

Elton John and Mike are pictured here on the show.

He also presented the popular music game show Pop Quiz.

The picture top right shows him hosting a special edition of the show last year.

Mike also presented a one-off special in 1994 for the anniversary of Top Of The Pops.

He is pictured here presenting the show with fellow legend Steve Wright, a BBC Radio 2 DJ.

The first ten editions of the Guinness Book of Hit Singles House were edited by Mike.

He is pictured here with a large group of stars at the House of Commons party for launch of the book. Famous faces in the crowd include Noddy Holder of Slade and Steve Harley of Cockney Rebel.

Mike also co-wrote many of the other Guinness music books.

Mike is also pictured in the garden as a young boy, sitting with his parents and again with his mother.