Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers Index

Name? Mike Powell but I have been known as Benedict Taylor; a pseudonom I had to use when I worked at County Sound in Guildford. The Programme Director was…Mike Powell! Age? A state of mind Where are you from? My Mum but before that a…

Name? Mark Mardell Age? Born 10.09.57 Where are you from? I was born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, lived most of my childhood in Banstead Surrey. How did you get started in broadcasting? After university I did a course in radio journalism at the London College of…

Name? Andrew Winstanley Age? 35 Where are you from? Hagley, Worcestershire How did you get started in broadcasting? Work placement at BBC Midlands Today, then a BA (Hons) degree in Journalism at the London College of Printing. When was that? Degree course from 1992 Why…

Name Joanna Charlotte Rice Age 33 Where are you from? London How did you get started in Broadcasting? When I graduated I got a job at London Weekend Television as an Assistant Researcher. When was that? 10 years ago (1993) Why news/weather boardcasting? I’ve always…

Name? Matt Barbet Age? 29 Where are you from? Born in Chester, brought up in North Wales. How did you get started in broadcasting? Two weeks freelance at Red Dragon FM in Cardiff – and then post-grad at the city’s journalism school. When was that?…

Name? Kirsty Lang Age? 43 Where are you from? London How did you get started in broadcasting? Started at the BBC as a graduate news trainee in 1985 after completing a degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics and a postgrad MA…

Name? Catherine Marston Age? 35 Where are you from? Born in Portsmouth, grew up and was educated in Southampton. How did you get started in broadcasting? I started out in local radio at 16 working on a youth programme, after school, making cups of tea…

Name? Alec Wilkinson Age? 30 Where are you from? Kingston, Surrey How did you get started in broadcasting? Local radio in Italy (it’s a long story) When was that? 1994 Why News broadcasting? Knowing anything could happen next…and it usually does Where else would have…

Name? Lorna Dunkley Age? 34 Where are you from? Bodmin, Cornwall How did you get started in broadcasting? Did Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism in Falmouth…then got researchers job at ITV Westcountry in Plymouth. When was that? 1993 Why News broadcasting? More interested in…

Name? Ian White Age? 34 Where are you from? Northumberland , born in hexham in 1971 How did you get started in broadcasting? Hospital radio station Radio Tyneside in Newcastle When was that? 1988 Why News broadcasting? Always wanted to be journalist, tell stories and…

Name? David Jessel Age? Bloody hell. Just gone 60. Where are you from? England. How did you get started in broadcasting? Making tea on a 2 week contract in the BBC Birmingham newsroom in 1967. When was that? 1967 Why News broadcasting? I started in…

Name? Jon Kay Age? 36 Where are you from? I was born in Hull, but spent most of my childhood in Cheshire. How did you get started in broadcasting? I always wanted to be a newspaper journalist, but at Exeter Uni got involved with the…