About Me

I have 38 years broadcasting experience with the BBC firstly as Radio Production Assistant with Radio 2 and the last 31 years as a Live Gallery Production Assistant, working as part of the production team that puts out Midlands Today news bulletins, live and pre-recorded Politics Midlands programmes, regional Inside Out.  My roles were either as the live PA of the programme, creating and/or adding detail to running orders  in liaison with programme producer and production team, getting programmes on and off air to the exact second, keeping presenters and interviews to time, liaising with programme producer to inform them of how much time they needed to lose or gain, as well keeping the presenters informed of timing issues. The other role was setting up and rolling Autocue (WinPlus), as well as preparing, checking details, name captions, spelling and grammar, and finally printing scripts and running orders for the live programmes.

I was responsible for associated programme paperwork including Music Reporting (Proteus/Silvermouse), clearing copyright for music/film rights, logging Pathe etc, and other paperwork as and when necessary that needed to be done before or after transmission.

Part of the role was also pre-recording an as-live version or live version of the Regional Politics programme, as well as transmitting our regional half hour programme Inside Out.

I’ve worked on Regional Children in Need output as an Assistant Producer, which involved working alongside the Producer in all aspects of creating, organising and transmitting opts involving a 200-strong children’s choir at an external Outside Broadcast, and three separate live opts which included members of the public.

I’m available for individual day or short-term freelance work, fill in for sick leave/holiday, or help with tasks that require an extra pair of hands, catching up on overdue paperwork, autocue, or anything that requires someone who is available at short notice to work inside a gallery, office or wfh, or out on location.

I am unable to undertake work for the BBC until the beginning of April.

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