I really enjoying writing, especially comedy, but I also have been involved in various other activities including Special Effects and Stand Up.  I've also turned my hand at presenting on TV & Video, Radio and Stage.    With an eventful career to date, I've plenty of stories to tell and have been a guest speaker at one or two clubs & societies as well as on local and national radio.  I have also been known to run the odd one or two comedy writing workshops.  If any of my presenting or raconteur skills interest you, please let me know by using the contact form and lets chat!

Meanwhile, here's what I've been up to beyond writing...

2017 - FAB LIVE - Anderson Productions - You Tube

Special Guest Star on the monthly You Tube podcast dedicated to all things Gerry Anderson. Watch the episode here.

2017 - Fanderson - Special Assignment - Holiday Inn - Maidenhead

Guest at this convention organised by Fanderson to celebrate 50th years of Captain Scarlet and the work of Gerry Anderson.

2017 - Wycombe Sound

December
Slough Writers, Wycombe Sound and Radio Christmas teamed up again to present a selection of festive stories and poems to be broadcast during the Mid Morning Show in the week leading up to and including Christmas Day.  I narrated one of the stories and also had my own story 'The Christmas Fayre of Little Whipinshall' included.  

May
Guest on the Mid-Morning Show promoting the Stoke Poges Players performance of Zoo. 

2017 - Berkshire Music & Arts Festival - Reading

Presented the cup for the winner of the Young Writer short story competition sponsored by Slough Writers.

2016 - Wycombe Sound

Dec - I along with Slough Writers teamed up Wycombe Sound to present an evening of festive stories, poems, sketches and rants, along with some seasonal songs and carols from local groups and singers from around the area. Some of our stories were prerecorded and some were read 'Live' on the night including me reading my own submission, a short story entitled 'Jingle All The Way

Nov - Guest on the Colin Beasly Show.

2016 - THE LONDON MARATHON

I ran it and raised over £1,700 for the eating disorder charity B-eat.

2016 - Terrahawks BLU-RAY - Series 1,2 &3 - Anderson/Network

Filmed interview for extras on this ne Blu-Ray Collection  Available from here.

2016 - E-Vent - Grand Central - The Nightingale Room - Brighton

Guest speaker at this convention for ventriloquists organised by The Puppet Hut and John Kimmons.

2016 - Berkshire Music & Arts Festival - Reading

Presented the cup for the winner of the Young Writer short story competition sponsored by Slough Writers.

2015 - Fanderson - The Future is Fantastic - Holiday Inn - Maidenhead

Guest at this convention organised by Fanderson to celebrate the work of Gerry Anderson.

2015 - Andercon 2015 - Athena Conference Centre - Leicester

Guest at this convention organised by Jamie Anderson and Basestar to celebrate the work of Gerry Anderson.

2014 - Andercon 2014 - Park Inn - Heathrow

Guest at this convention organised by Jamie Anderson and Basestar to celebrate the work of Gerry Anderson.

2013 - Terrahawks 30th Reunion Convention - Maidenhead

Guest at this convention organised by 'Fanderson' to celebrate 30 years since Gerry Anderson's 'Terrahawks' was released on TV.

2011 - The Reading Writers - Sonning

Presented a one hour talk on 'My life as a would be comedy script writer' to Reading Writers as part of the 'Writers Day'. 'Really left everyone inspired and with great enthusiasm! And a smile on their face.' - Josh William - Reading Writers.

2011 - Slough Asian Star 106FM Radio - Slough

Interviewed on the Philippa Downey mid-morning show promoting Slough Writers.

 

2010 - The Westgate School - Slough

Produced and presented an all day 'Comedy Writing Workshop' at The Westgate School in Slough. Aimed at 14 -15 years olds, it was an interactive day complete with a Powerpoint presentation and vidoes about types and styles of comedy, focusing on writng sketches.

The day culminated with the pupils breaking up into teams and wriitng a 1 - 2 minute comedy sketch based on selling various weird and wonderful objects to potential buyers, which they performed at the end of the days to their fellow students.

2001 - 2002 - BBC Radio Berkshire

Writer & Presenter of a sixty minute documentary called 'BRING ME SUNSHINE' about British comedy legends including Morecambe & Wise, Norman Wisdom, The Carry On Films, Benny Hill and The Goons.

Writer & Presenter of a sixty minute documentary as part of the BBC Local Radio 'SENSE OF PLACE' series.  My episode was entitled 'ALLS WELL ON BRITWELL' and took a lighthearted look at the Britwell Estate in Slough where I grew up as a child.

Guest on The JAN EDWARDS SHOW.

Regional winner of the BBC Talent New Voices Competition.

Village correspondent on the ADAM KIRTLY SHOW.

1996 - Slough One World Festival

Writer, Producer, Director & Compere of the third Slough One World Festival Gala Night.

1996 - The Asian Film Award

Compere of the first Asian Film Awards to be held in Slough.

1995 - Saturday Night Revue at The Rotunda - Slough

Compere and writer of a revue show put on by a Slough Writers, Feet First Dance Theatre and Windsor Theatre Guild.

1995 - Slough One World Festival

Compere of the Second Slough One World Festival Gala Night.

1994 - The Beatles in Slough - WMTV

Presenter of award winning local documentary telling of the night that the Beatles played in Slough.

1994 - Slough One World Festival

Compere of the first Slough One World Festival Gala Night.

1994 - Terryvision - WMTV

Writer, Producer, Director and Presenter of a monthly film review programe for Windsor and Maidenhead TV.  TERRYVISION was awards a ' Best Series' award and resulted in a in my apperance as a 'Star of The Future' on Channel 4's youth programme 'Surf Potatoes.

1994 - BBC Open Mic Competition

Reached the second round of this annual National Stand-up competition.

1994 - Live From Las Vegas

Writer and Performer as part of a comedy duo. Played a couple of venues and made a 30 minute TV pilot show.

1993 - E17 - WMTV

Writer and co-presenter of a 60 minute monthly arts review programe for the local cable channel, Windsor & Maidenhead TV.

1992 - 2018 - Croft Television

Over the past 27 years I have written, directed, edited and in some cases presented over 600 corporate, training, Induction, H&SE, Sell Thru videos and DVDs for a number of well known companies.  On most occasions, my involvement has been from the initial meeting with the client, right through to the final handover.  Was made redundant in 2018.

1982 - 1991   Gerry Anderson - Bray Studios

Special Effects supervisor on pilot episode of SPACE POLICE.

Designer, storyboard artist and Co-Director on various TV commericals for both UK and overseas release.

Creator, Co-writer and Director of DICK SPANNER PI. A 26 x 5 minute stop animantion series for Network 7 and Channel 4. Now availabe on DVD.

Special Effects Technician on TERRAHAWKS - Series 2. Promoted to Supervisor and Pyrotechnic Technician.

Set and Prop builder on TERRAHAWKS - Series 1.

1989 - 1990 - Westbury Design & Optical - Pinewood Studios

Optical and Matte Assistant on NIGHTBREED.

1985 - Gunbus Productions - Pinewood Studios

Special Effects Trainee on the film GUNBUS.

1981 - 1982 - Lucasfilms - Elstree Studios

Special Effects Trainee on the film RETURN OF THE JEDI.

1979 - 1981 - Lucas Films - Elstree Studios

Special Effects Trainee on the film RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK.  

1978 - 1979 - Westbury Design & Optical - Pinewood Studios 

Special Effects Trainee Modelmaker and Floor Assistants on films such as BEAR ISLAND, ARABIAN ADVENTURE, CLASH OF THE TITANS, KING ARTHUR AND THE SPACEMAN and MURDER BY DECREE.