About

Our Extended Family

We're proud of the people we work with - a wide talent pool of gifted and experienced freelance radio and multimedia producers.
Hilary Dunn

Since starting in  Radio 4 arts in 1995, Hilary has produced ‘Kaleidoscope’, ‘The Film Programme’, ‘Saturday Review’ and ‘Open Book’. Documentaries include ‘The Gothic Quest’, ‘Snapshots in the Dark’ and ‘The Job Clinic’. Her specialism is film and she is a playwright whose work has been broadcast on Radio 4

Tessa Watt

Tessa gained a reputation for exciting and innovative feature-making during her 10 years as a Producer (then Senior Producer) in the BBC Radio Features Unit.  She has a PhD in History and her more recent career has included BBC Online, the Arts Council, teaching Mindfulness and book writing.

Jules Wilkinson

Jules has substantial experience in BBC Radio, podcasting and audioguides. With a strong track-record in arts and literary programmes, she regularly works on ‘A Good Read’, ‘With Great Pleasure’ and ‘The Afternoon Play’. She has also worked as a producer and presenter for the Open University and ITunesU.

Hannah Andrassy

Hannah was a gifted radio producer and marvellously life-enhancing friend and colleague. Her BBC programmes included Sony Gold award-winning ‘Out of the Blue’ and with Loftus she produced podcasts and audioguides for London’s leading galleries, and for a major 2012 sporting event… Hannah sadly died in 2013 and is much-missed by all at Loftus.

Jim Carey

Musician, sound designer, radio producer and presenter, Jim Carey has been enjoying making radio documentaries with Loftus Audio for nearly 15 years. He has composed music for Channel 4 and ‘The Simpsons’, and is also an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Reel nominated motion picture sound designer, location recordist and dubbing mixer.

Will Drysdale

Will is a content editor for the BBC Pan-Network project and regularly produces videos for BBC Radio 3.  Building on previous experience as a music news journalist at BBC 6 Music and video producer for Arts Council England, Will was Loftus’ lead editor throughout a very successful Proms 2012 season.

Joe Acheson

In addition to mixing and editing, Joe has provided original music for a variety of Loftus’ documentaries and dramas. His own documentaries include ‘Brave New Beat’  for 1Xtra, and ‘The Sound of Snow and Ice’ for World Service which received critical acclaim in Front Row, The New Statesman and The Spectator.

Mark Allan

Mark is a well established entertainment photographer whose work encompasses editorial and commercial assignments and especially broadcast entertainment with tour credits including David Bowie, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey and Britney Spears. He also had time to cover the Olympics for one of the Worlds largest Photo Agencies.”

Tom Jackson

Previously Head of Production at Showtime, Tom has huge experience in TV, Radio and Corporate programming. For Loftus/Radio 4, his work includes ‘Postcards From The White City’ and ‘A Tale of Two Emirates’. He produced the first MTV programmes for the Middle East.

Nina Perry

Composer and Radio Producer Nina Perry produced her first BBC feature whilst BBC Radio Drama Composer-in-Residence. She has gone on to produce internationally and for the BBC. Nina also works as a visiting University Lecturer. Her ‘Melting Point’ for Radio 3 won the Phonurgia Nova Award 2010.

Kate Lamble

Kate started working with Loftus in 2012, when she was commissioned to produce ‘Revolutionary Radio’ for Radio 4 and the World Service after a daunting pitch in front of 200 industry professionals. When not producing radio Kate works across TV and online projects, including Sky Arts’ Book Show.

Michael Umney

Michael has worked on several Loftus archiving projects for the BBC including ‘Desert Island Discs’ and ‘Letter from America’. He has been a theatre sound designer and a programme maker, engineer and archivist for Resonance FM. He received the bronze Charles Parker Prize in 2012.

Edwina Pitman

Edwina regularly works on BBC Radio 4 for several discussion programmes including ‘Start the Week’, and produces features for Radio 2’s ‘The Arts Show’.  For Loftus, she worked on the ‘Desert Island Discs’ and ‘Letter from America’ online archives for the BBC. In 2010 she was the recipient of the gold Charles Parker Prize.

Anna Horsbrugh-Porter

During her fifteen years at the World Service, Anna produced features on subjects as varied as Joyce, Proust and colonialism. She has worked on ‘Newshour’, ‘The World Today’, and ‘Over To You’, and in 2009 won the CBA  prize for ‘Taxi to the Dark Side’ – the story of torture by US military  in Afghanistan.

Paul Quinn

Paul was staff producer at BBC Radio Arts until 2000 producing ‘Kaleidoscope’, ‘Bookshelf’ and ‘Open Book’. He has since produced ‘Night Waves’ for Radio 3, ‘Word of Mouth’ for features, special events (Beckett Season/Chaucer Night) and as a freelancer, ‘Off the Page’ for Radio 4. His expertise is in literature, poetry and film.

DInah Bird

Dinah is a radio artist and feature-maker living and working in Paris and London. Her productions include ‘The Music Machine’, ‘Songs of the Brewery’, and  ’When Silence Sings’, a sonic reflection of Venice for Radio 3. She  is currently developing sound workshops at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.

Mair Bosworth

Mair works with Loftus as a researcher and is a freelance producer of documentaries and podcasts for the BBC and others. Her recent work includes a series of podcasts for the Glyndebourne opera festival. Her radio features have been awarded the Charles Parker Prize and an In the Dark Sound Bank grant.

Leo Hornak

Leo Hornak is a producer at BBC Radio 4 News and Newsnight. His first piece for Loftus, ‘A Short History of Five Notes’ for BBC World Service, traced the musical legacy of slavery from Ghana to Cuba and the USA. It won Bronze for Arts and Culture at the World’s Best Radio Programs Awards 2011.

Annie Caulfield

Annie Caulfield is a travel writer, dramatist and broadcaster. Co- producer of ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’, her radio dramas crop up frequently on BBC Radio 3 and 4. The Sunday Times called her writing; “warm witty and winning.” She’s interested in telling entertaining stories, whatever the form.

Martin McNamara

Martin McNamara is a freelance journalist working across newspapers, magazines and television as well as radio. For five years he was a television news producer for Associated Press television news. He is co-producer of Loftus series ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’. He lives part of the year in a cave house in Spain.