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.
Voices out of the Air” in Portland Place to early indiscretions in the Arabic Service and stories of Joyce Grenfell, John Betjeman (a world first of a poem in reply to a ’thank you’ letter), Fanny Craddock and the Queen Mother. Then upwards to Controller, Educational Broadcasting, protecting the output.