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Life in the Bubble. My Accidental Career

My first job at BBC Points West was presenting the regional news bulletins…. the two or three minute summaries that were broadcast throughout the day, starting at six o’clock in the morning and finishing at ten thirty in the evening. … Continue reading

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Mark Byford and BBC Points West. My Accidental Career.

After about eighteen months at HTV West I yearned to be taken more seriously. Well, seriously, really, MORE didn’t come into it. We were regarded, by the Presentation Editor, as a parade of clearly spoken glamour pusses. The only notes … Continue reading

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My Accidental Career: The poor man’s Esther

When I sent my show reel to HTV Continuity, I also sent one to the regional programmes people in Bristol. They called me in and gave me a camera test for their consumer programme. It was called “So you Think … Continue reading

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The Welsh border and what puts the creativity into Creative Writing?

One of the interesting things about HTV continuity, apart from keeping my vast shoulder pads in place and learning how to look and sound calm at all times, was the fact that the Welsh and English studios were next to … Continue reading

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HTV, Anneka, Equity and me.

Think Susie Blake in Victoria Wood on TV. We had a TV Times. That was it. It sat on the desk, open on the day’s page, ready for any catastrophe. Usually we only had to introduce the programmes or look … Continue reading

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