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New adventure

January 22, 2019 1:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s always exciting to be part of something new, and I’m thrilled skinny to be part of the team for the launch of Scala Radio, which launches on 4th March 2019. “Classical music, modern life” goes the slogan.  We’ll be playing a wide array of beautiful tunes, and we’ll be... View Article

Hazard to Shipping

September 3, 2018 12:24 pm Published by 2 Comments

As we leave Summer behind, for me, it’s time to explore new avenues in Radio. I’ve been thrilled to be back at the BBC’s headquarters, New Broadcasting House in London, to put in some appearances on Radio 4. The late duty at Radio 4 concludes every night with the Shipping... View Article

Branches in all parts!

July 10, 2014 7:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the things I really enjoy about my Voice-over work is the variety of styles, subjects, characters, challenges, territories……in fact, let’s just settle on Variety! This week has seen my first foray into Heavy Metal music. In Finland! Don’t worry, I’m not performing, just narrating a series of videos... View Article

Let them kiddies breathe!

February 1, 2014 5:47 pm Published by 1 Comment

I’m following with interest the campaign to ban smoking in cars in which children are being carried.  (The House of Lords likes the look of it, apparently – ) Instinctively, I’m cautious about governments banning things, but this is one restriction I’d find it hard to oppose. When I... View Article

Wakey Waaaaakey!

January 22, 2014 11:16 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Doing the night shift throws the body “into chaos” and could cause long-term damage, warn researchers. BBC News: Shift work has been linked to higher rates of type 2 diabetes, heart attacks and cancer. Now scientists at the Sleep Research Centre in Surrey have uncovered the disruption shift work... View Article

Lockerbie. Where has 25 years gone?!

December 21, 2013 8:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Today’s the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing. I realise that I blogged about this on the 20th anniversary, but I thought I might just revisit those words for this anniversary. So here it is again, with just the 20s updated to 25s. It’s 25 years today since the dreadful... View Article

Squeakiest interview of the year…

September 9, 2013 12:31 pm Published by 2 Comments

As I enjoyed a week of covering the afternoon show on BBC Radio Derby, an interesting opportunity arose: to interview two great stalwarts of kiddies tv. Sooty and Sweep were due for an appearance in Buxton and, what with that and a new ITV series of Sooty Shows to …... View Article

RIP, David

September 2, 2013 9:51 pm Published by 2 Comments

Little did I know, when I penned my recent thoughts on David Jacobs’ retirement, how little time he had left. It’s very sad news, tonight, of his demise. I’m so grateful to have had the fun times on the Outside Broadcast road with David, working on Come Dancing in the... View Article

A new week, a new station!

September 2, 2013 5:21 pm Published by 2 Comments

For a freelance broadcaster, there’s always a certain frissonabout the first appearance on a radio station. As you get some years on the clock, you don’t worry so much about whether you’ll know what you’re doing on the air; it’s more the trivial housekeeping anxieties: will I get lost between... View Article