Escaping Nazi Germany

Hanna Nyman was a child when her mother arranged her escape from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport. She arrived in London by train and eventually settled in Farnham, Surrey. Over 10,000 European children escaped World War II in this way. I’d only spoken to Hanna over the phone once but knew that I’d like to tryContinue reading “Escaping Nazi Germany”

Can Cats fly?

Yes, in a way. I received a phone call from a lady who told me there had been a tornado in Chobham, Surrey and some cats had taken flight. A tornado in the heart of South-East England is unexpected. After checking the weather and asking for photographic evidence (sadly no photos of flying felines), I knew it wasContinue reading “Can Cats fly?”


I was asked to front and produce a one hour show about the sinking of the Titanic and it’s local links. I was given free reign. I decided early on not to feature my voice as much as possible, and thus to make sure the edit meant better flow from one story to the next.Continue reading “Titanic”

An Animal on Air

A fun interview with a really interesting man who had stories to tell – the original drummer of the Animals, John Steel, joined me on a show I presented on BBC Sussex & BBC Surrey. We talked Jimi Hendrix, human “tigers” in NYC, being carried off stage, their hits and their legacy. I started by askingContinue reading “An Animal on Air”