Broadcasting Today: Series 2

Broadcasting Today is designed to give students an insight into the broadcasting world, with journalists, documentary makers and presenters sharing their experiences.

The shows are produced, filmed and edited by Middlesex University students.


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Roger Graef and Magnus Temple

Roger Graef, CEO of Films of Record. Graef is an award winning filmmaker, criminologist, and writer. He is best known for his unstaged observational films in normally closed places like boardrooms, ministries, prisons, probation, family therapy, special schools, and social work.

Magnus Temple is The Garden Productions' Chief Executive. Temple was a documentary director and series producer, before launching a production company called Dragonfly, a venture which would include BAFTA-winning One Born Every Minute. He sold the company to launch The Garden Productions in 2010 - where he remains chief executive.

Jane Mote and Will Perrin

Jane Mote is currently the launch programme director at London Live TV, working towards the new channel's launch on Freeview in March. She started in print journalism but has since worked in broadcast and online platforms. Her career highlights include BBC South East, UKTV and BBC London, where she headed up its online, TV and radio output.

Will Perrin founded Talk About Local in 2009 which is a unique public service project giving people in deprived or isolated communities an online voice they own and run. He was a civil servant for 15 years, where he was the technology policy advisor to Tony Blair, and chaired the OECD group of experts in e-government.

Kurt Barling and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a Ugandan-born British journalist and author. She is a regular columnist for The Independent and the Evening Standard, and is a well-known commentator on issues relating to immigration, multiculturalism and diversity. She is a founder member of British Muslims for Secular Democracy.

Kim Catcheside and Takki Sulaiman

Kim Catcheside was education and social policy correspondent for network radio and television at the BBC from 1997 until 2010. She has transferred her expertise in higher education to communications agency Champollion, where she is an associate director. She is a founding member of the Higher Education Commission and is currently the Press Officer for the Mark Duggan Inquest.   

Takki Sulaiman is Service Head for Communications at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH).  Prior to LBTH he was Head of Public Engagement at Cafcass working with groups as diverse as Fathers for Justice and local safeguarding children boards.  He was also Head of Communications for supported housing provider, Stonham. In the late 90s Takki was a co-founder of an Aim-listed financial PR company and in a parallel life he was a cabinet member for a London borough.

Neil Wallis and Barbara Serra

Neil Wallis is a former editor of The People, former deputy editor of both The Sun and the News of the World.  He was arrested on 14 July 2011 as part of the Metropolitan Police's investigation of the phone hacking scandal, but cleared in February 2013.  He gave evidence twice at the Leveson Inquiry. 

Barbara Serra started her career for the BBC as a researcher, before working in a range of programmes on the station before moving onto SKY News. She currently works for Al Jazeera English in London as a news correspondent.

Henry Bonsu and Clive Edwards

Henry Bonsu is a founding director and presenter on Colourful Radio, a speech-based digital station aimed at Europe's African and Caribbean communities. He has worked on BBC radio and TV programmes including Today, World at One and Black Britain. He has written for The Times, The Mail on Sunday, Daily Express, The Voice, New Nation, Pride magazine and the London Evening Standard. 

Clive Edwards is executive editor and commissioning editor for TV current affairs. He joined the BBC in 1993 as a producer on Panorama, where he was deputy editor from 1995 to 2001. Also a former editor of BBC2's Money Programme and executive producer of Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain. Prior to joining the BBC he was a producer on Thames Television's This Week.

Gillian Joseph and Adrian Warner

Gillian Joseph is a news presenter on Sky News. Her broadcasting career began at BBC Radio London and has now spanned almost 25 years taking in regional and national radio and television, including BBC Breakfast, Newsnight, Radio 4 – Today programme, BBC TV News at 6 and Radio 5 live.

Adrian Warner has been a BBC London Olympics Correspondent since 2007. He began his career as a reporter for the international news agency Reuters in 1986, where he was posted as a foreign correspondent for 10 years. He has covered every Olympics and World Cup since the Seoul Olympics in 1988.

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