Voice Media: Radio

Fred Harris

Fred presented children’s TV programmes in the 1970s and ‘80s. He also presented many of the BBC’s computer literacy programmes such as MicroLive.

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.

Fiona McIntosh

Fiona, a professional musician, grew up in Scotland and went on to play the violin in various BBC orchestras. Her last BBC post was managing the musicians at the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra based in Manchester.

Fenella Sturt

Fenella join in 1957, quickly became a Production Secretary then Assistant in Radio and TV on a wide variety of current affairs and educational programmes. She became Personal Assistant to Controller Educational TV and left the BBC in 1993.

Mike Howarth

Mike joined School Radio as a Primary Geography producer in 1974 and remained in the department until 1996. As well as making programmes he helped develop interactive materials to go with them including software for the BBC Micro Computer.

Chris Lewis

From Television Centre floor assistant to working as a producer/director on the full range of OBs Chris tells of brushes with such contrasting characters as Benjamin Britten and Donald Trump. Also he had Les Dawson as a lodger!

Paul Hughes

Paul was general manager of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the BBC Singers. He describes how the performers are appointed and managed and makes a persuasive defence of what many see as jewels in the BBC’s crown.

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.

Dorothy May

Dorothy worked for the BBC for nearly 40 years. She was chief assistant to Robin Scott - controller of Radios 1 and 2 and reflects on a range of social issues including equal opportunities and disciplinary matters within the BBC.