Voice Departaments: Journalism

Bhasker Solanki

Bhasker in his 40 years with the BBC as a news cameraman covered everything from Tiananmen Square, Beijing to the Royal Family. A frank 3 hour account of his many assignments.

Michael Powles

Michael joined the BBC in the radio record library. By chance he found himself doing some local radio before a job at the little-known Maida Vale film unit led to him becoming an assistant film editor, he occasionally did some voice overs. He joined World Service at Bush House and worked at Bush House for nearly twenty years as an announcer and news reader.

Chris Highton

From Technical operation BH Chris worked his way to producing and presenting for various Local Radio stations and helped to set up Wiltshire Sound.

Paddy Kingsland

Paddy joined the BBC as a sound assistant, later becoming a studio manager in World Service and BBC Radio. After joining the Radiophonic Workshop, he created a large number of special effects and incidental music for series such as Doctor Who and the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

Ed Goldwyn

Ed, is best known for his Horizon documentaries such as How Children learn and Now the Chips are Down. He joined Schools TV in 1962 as a researcher, worked for several years at the Open University before getting an attachment to Science and Features.

Andy Finney

Andy worked his way into BBC Radio Stoke as a ‘hanger on’ while still at school. At Imperial College he landed on-air work on Radio London and Radio1. Later he worked on the Domesday project.

Anna Ford

Anna is a prominent broadcaster who worked in Granada, ITN, TV AM and several times for the BBC.

Maurice Maguire

Maurice was a newsreader in Northern Ireland before progressing to be Executive Producer on Songs of Praise.

Colin Sykes

Colin trained as a journalist working in newspapers before joining the BBC. He spent 15 years in local radio at Manchester and Sheffield before a twelve month attachment at BBC Westminster. switching to television as a producer on BBC North West Tonight.