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”.
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.
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!
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.
My Loftus Recommendation: 'Lockdown' - showcasing us at our creative best during an extraordinary year.
My Favourite Sound: My son chuckling to himself.
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!
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”.
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!!
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.
Lead Photographer (contractor)
Studio Manager (contractor)
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.
Classical Music Specialist, Private Passions (freelance)
Executive Producer (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.
Producer & Presenter (freelance)
My Loftus Recommendation: ‘Living in the Memory Room'
My Favourite Sound: Rain on a glass roof when I am warm inside.
Music Content Specialist (contractor)
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).
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.
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.
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.