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    Alexandra Quinn

    Producer (staff)

    My Loftus Recommendation: Jayde Adams and her love for 'O Mio Babbino Caro' in the Barbican’s ’Sound Unbound’ series.

    My Favourite Sound: The tannoy announcement on LNER Trains “the next station will be York”.

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    Tom Woolfenden

    Producer (staff)

    My Loftus Recommendation: 'Why Can’t Our Children Talk?' or anything produced by Kim Normanton. Beautiful and moving stories about often difficult subjects.

    My Favourite Sound: Scrolling through an old radio dial.

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    Cheree Houston

    Production Coordinator (staff)

    My Loftus Recommendation: Black Music in Europe - it's history and music rolled up into one huge audio archive of gems. 

    My Favourite Sound: Chords in a Frank Ocean song. Any of them!

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    Dan King

    Senior Content Manager (staff)

    My Loftus Recommendation: Our ’Equal Britain' series... innovative format, intimate revelations and the full range of human emotions; it's a brilliant listen.

    My Favourite Sound: A deftly played, nylon strung acoustic guitar.

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    Richard Berry

    Director

    My Loftus Recommendation: 'Lockdown' - showcasing us at our creative best during an extraordinary year.

    My Favourite Sound: My son chuckling to himself.

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    Jo Luke Rowntree

    Director

    My Loftus Recommendation: 'Walks Like a Duck' - a revelatory take on living with a disability.

    My Favourite Sound: Rain. Preferably pelting, but I’ll take pitter-patter too. Glorious!

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    Elizabeth Burke

    Executive Producer (contractor)

    My Loftus Recommendation: ’Private Passions’ - I’ve discovered so much great new music, and talking about music reveals well-known people in a new light.

    My Favourite Sound: I’m torn between the Dusk Chorus on a May evening in a Suffolk churchyard and “Mind the Gap”.

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    Andy Smith

    Executive Producer (contractor)

    My Loftus Recommendation: the bathtub scene in ‘Walks Like a Duck’.

    My Favourite Sound: Bocelli singing on the pitch at Leicester City FC after we won the league - makes me cry every time!! 

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    Reuben Huxtable

    Assitant Producer (staff)

    My Loftus Recommendation: ‘Cold Art' . I love how the show uses the echoes and reverberations of an abandoned Cold War listening station to create a sense of place and physicality.

    My Favourite Sound: The startup sound for the Playstation 1. When we were younger it was always a worry the game disk was too scratched to play, if you heard the full sound then you knew you'd be alright. The twinkly bit half way through never fails to give me chills.

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    Sarah Jeynes

    Lead Photographer (contractor)

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    Jon Calver

    Studio Manager (contractor)

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    Mark Allan

    Photographer (freelance)

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    Miranda Hinkley

    Producer (freelance)

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    Jane Greenwood

    Producer, Private Passions (freelance)

    My Loftus Recommendation: Anything produced by Kim Normanton and Elizabeth Burke, a recent highlight being ‘Meeting the Man I Killed’ - utterly compelling, extremely moving radio.

    My Favourite Sound: The nightingale that sang in my garden last summer.

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    Oliver Soden

    Classical Music Specialist, Private Passions (freelance)

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    Louise Cotton

    Executive Producer (freelance)

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    Paul March

    Lawyer

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    Sarah Louise Bennett

    Photographer (freelance)

    My Loftus Recommendation: Sarah Jeynes' shot of Stormzy's already legendary Glastonbury set, it perfectly sums up for me just how important, iconic and powerful that performance was.

    My Favourite Image: (that I've taken) Wolf Alice at Shepherd's Bush Empire in 2015. (That someone else has taken) Mick Jagger, photographed in Buffalo, New York in 1975 by Annie Leibovtiz.

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    Kim Normanton

    Producer (freelance)

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    Catherine Carr

    Producer & Presenter (freelance)

    My Loftus Recommendation: ‘Living in the Memory Room'

    My Favourite Sound: Rain on a glass roof when I am warm inside.

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    Chris Jones

    Music Content Specialist (contractor)

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    Pete Marsh

    Music Data Specialist (contractor)

    My Loftus Recommendation: 'The Myth and Mystery of Anja Thauer'. This was a totally engrossing listen for me; the story of a German cello prodigy who died tragically young and whose story seemed to have been erased from history. A fascinating, moving tale that takes some unexpected turns.

    My Favourite Sound: Foghorns (when you can still find them, that is).

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    Phil Hebblethwaite

    Journalist (contractor)

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    Chris Maclean

    Studio Manager (contractor)

    My Loftus Recommendation: 'The Primacy of the Instant: CNN and Computers.’ I worked on this show (recorded at Loftus) and always find Michael an engaging and interesting host...but I like his contributions the most where we hear snippets of his life.

    My Favourite Sound: Luskentyre Beach on the Isle of Harris. I made some binaural recordings there and they proved very popular during lockdown V1...just a space for people to stop and appreciate how rich a soundscape sitting on the shoreline is.

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    Jane Long

    Producer (freelance)

    Loftus recommendation: My favourite hard-boiled crime writer James Ellroy sharing his infectious passion for Beethoven - 'the big Beet' - on ‘Private Passions.’

    Favourite sound: The roar of the MGM lion.

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    Leon Gower

    Producer (contractor)

    My Loftus Recommendation: ‘Where Are You Going? - New York’ specifically Catherine's meeting with the cat lady married to Kiwi the cat - 'it's a love thing of the highest order'.

    My Favourite Sound: The crunch, clicks and whirls of a cassette tape player.