A bit about me

This is a brief overview of my varied career and background for anyone interested; I really don’t expect you to be!


BBC World Service, Bush House, London - Radio Engineer
BBC Engineering Recruitment, 33 Cavendish Square, London - Personnel Officer
BBC Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester - Video Engineer
BBC Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester - Researcher/Assistant Producer
Media Communications, Knutsford, Cheshire - Video Editor
Media Communications, Knutsford, Cheshire - Operations Manager
Postscript Limited, Gatley, Cheshire - Production Manager
Steve Hine, Gatley, Cheshire - WordPress Developer & Digital Project Consultant

Left to right: Mike Jackson, Cameraman | Steve Hine, Production Manager | Graham Owens, Producer | Bob Monkhouse, Presenter | John Rooney, Director
Bob Hope at 100 for BBC Television – See IMDB for further details


My family moved from the East End of London to Harlow New Town in the early 60s. I attended Pear Tree Mead Primary School and Netteswell Comprehensive. I can’t think of anything positive to say about the latter although I appreciate one or two of the staff were doing their best.

The School Band was however first class and along with Netteswell Youth Band they kept me out of trouble.

I completed a B.Sc. Physics with Musical Acoustics at University of Surrey, Guildford before joining the BBC.

I lived in Saffron Walden and Hoddesdon before moving to Manchester in 1984.

The Talent

I am sometimes asked about the interesting people I have worked with over the years, so here is a list of those I can remember (or have chosen not to forget!)
Neil Armstrong
Jane Asher
Bobby Ball
Rory Bremner
Tommy Cannon
Bernie Clifton
Barry Cryer
Phyllis Diller
President Gerald Ford
Russell Harty
Roy Hattersley
Liz Hobbs
Frazer Hines
Bob Hope
Delores Hope
Jack Jones
Shirley Jones
Sam Kelly
Linda Lusardi
Bob Monkhouse
Nicholas Owen
Jane Packer
Nicholas Parsons
Jenny Powell
Jane Russell
Kathy Staff
Status Quo
Richard Thorp
Ricky Tomlinson
Carol Vordeman
Richard Whiteley
Terry Wogan

TV Credits