Category Archives: BBC

Peter Byrne

Just back from the funeral of Peter Byrne.  Peter was a man of faith and a huge influence on me personally. I got to know him when I was 17 and at School at Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley, West Yorkshire.  I was potty about radio and Peter was a producer at BBC Radio… Read More »

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Catchup BBC shows in Bradford and Leeds

It was good to see the BBC being present in Northern church settings this last week. Songs of Praise from Salford included a moving piece with the brother of David Haines the humanitarian aid worker who was murdered by Islamic State militants. In the interview he’s joined by Bishop Toby of Bradford on a visit… Read More »

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Tony Benn “Come on in the door’s open”

I have a memory of visiting his house in Holland Park, West London. I was doing a series of interviews for the launch of BBC Parliament some years ago. The films were about the workings of parliament and he agreed to be part of the film but only if he could talk on the subject… Read More »

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Grey Hair at the BBC. My own thoughts.

Removing grey hair on the BBC is more about conforming to a stereotypical “newsreader” image than it is about age.  We have a notion of authority which is based on power dressing, posture, pitch of voice and maybe even class. Removing grey hair is one of many tools we have for maintaining our individual power.… Read More »

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