Production Title: In Our Time
Line Manager: Simon Tillotson
Programme Length: 50 minutes
Freelance researcher for In Our Time BBC Radio 4
I have researched and written on a variety of cultural topics for the weekly broadcast which is hosted by Melvyn Bragg. These include popular topics such as; Hans Holbein at the Tudor Court, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Margery Kempe, The Salem Witch Trials and Frida Kahlo.
I am responsible for the cultural topics which feature on the programme. This role requires me to write a concise, completely accurate and interesting brief, raising questions which may appeal to the public audience.
As the interviewees on the programme are academics it is fundamental that I am able to make their specialist topic digestible for general listeners. This requires me to spend most of my time editing their answers to questions prior to the broadcast in order to make them suitable for the programme.
I am required to work to an extremely strict deadline, often having to produce a brief for the programme with limited time. This needs to be executed to an extremely high standard with meticulous attention to detail.