Project Category: Radio

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.
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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.
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From Technical operation BH Chris worked his way to producing and presenting for various Local Radio stations and helped to set up Wiltshire Sound.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Nick wrote for the Listener and then scripts for BBC Radio 3. After a spell writing in New York he became Controller of Radio 3 and then in charge off the Proms.
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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.
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Deborah had a long career in BBC radio and when she retired at the end of 2021 she was head of the BBC Radio Science Unit.
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Nick was recruited as a producer to Schools Radio and worked with actors on history series and later current affairs programmes including an encounter with Robert Maxwell.
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