I'm a flexible, reliable, journalistically-trained freelance (NUJ member since c.1988), always willing to do a fine job for a decent rate.  Here's a brief snapshot of my experience:


Freelance reporting for radio since 1990, initially in the news room of Radio City Talk, for a couple of years, then through till around 1998 for BBC Radio 4, especially:

  • You & Yours - hundreds of shorter features (3 to 7 mins) nearly all of my ideas
  • All in the Mind - dozens of features over several series, when Prof Anthony Clare was presenter, working initially with Nadine Grieve as producer, then Paul Kobrak
  • Woman's Hour - half-a-dozen or so features for WHr from Manchester, always for Caroline LeFevre as producer.

From mid-90s onwards, until around 2005, increasingly as a freelance producer for BBC Radio 4 programmes:

  • Mediumwave
  • Sunday
  • File on 4
  • The Message (which I devised the name for - based on Marshall McLuhan's dictum "the Medium is the Message")

Since 2005, primarily working as an independent radio producer, see separate item on my 'Radio' menu

overseas coverage

I've worked as reporter and photographer in:

  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Germany
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Thailand
  • Bangladesh
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • USA

... and happy to go just about anywhere - reliable, self-contained, frugal, safety-conscious, diplomatic

other media

Brief experience as a TV documentary researcher on a couple of programmes.  Willing to consider any offers in that field.

Contributed numerous illustrated reports and articles to motoring magazines 1997-2006 (see separate item on my 'Photography' menu) plus occasionally on other topics, eg travel, cycling