Friday, March 23, 2018

The Piano Man

Uli Gerhartz and I joined forces to make a programme about his incredible work preparing Steinway pianos for the world’s leading pianists. A study in dedication and goodwill. Who knew that pianos could sound so very different from each other?
TX: March 2018


Ich Habe Genug

What a pleasure to make another edition of Soul Music for Radio 4. And what a piece of music!
TX: January 2018


Open Country - Visions of Birmingham

A fascinating collaboration with Adrian Goldberg as we met brilliant people transforming Birmingham’s landscape for the future. John Christophers and Jo Hindley’s Zero Carbon House in Balsall Heath was mind blowing:
TX: October 2017


Friday, September 1, 2017

Composer of the Week: Alexander Goehr

I've recently had the great pleasure of making a Composer of the Week for Radio 3. It was a daunting task because I'm in awe of this strand. But nerves were soon put aside for the sheer privilege of meeting and listening to the life story and music of composer Alexander Goehr and working alongside Donald Macleod. 
TX: 11 - 15th Sept 2017


Behind the Scenes: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

Verity Sharp and I had a wonderful time making this documentary with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Their new conductor Mirga is a force of nature and every encounter with her was inspirational.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

All in a Chord

Ivan Hewett and I have made a series for Radio 4 about ways in which musical chords reflect the date in which they were conceived. For the Mahler programme we talked with composer David Matthews and psychoanalyst Anthony Cantle.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

BBC Audio Drama Award 2016

Together we won the BBC Audio Drama Award 2016 for Best Online Drama with our play The Kindness of Time.

Thank you to everyone for taking part; supporting us and for bringing such skill and goodwill to this project – it's very special

I love the way Lenny Henry looks like he’s crying in this 3rd photo: “Please stop this woman talking so that we can get on with the show and I can go home to bed”!