I spent 10 years working for the BBC as a sound engineer and studio director on Radio 4’s flagship news programme, Today. Here I am with John Humphrys and Sarah Montague, who are flagrantly ignoring my instructions.
During this time I sent some material to Newsjack, got one or two things on, did a couple of days writing non-commissioned jokes for the News Quiz and got one joke on the show. I was delighted. Later I co-produced the Vote Now Show on Radio 4 with Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis during the 2015 General Election.
This involved pulling an all-nighter on election night itself, where we consumed our collective weight in biscuits as the results rolled in.
I worked as a research producer on the pilot of Spotlight Tonight, with Nish Kumar. This involved hacking into the news mainframe in search of facts to feed into the writers room. I’m not 100% sure whether I was allowed to do this, but I seem to have got away with it.