I’m a freelance radio and podcast presenter/producer with four years’ on-air experience at the BBC and four original programme commissions to my name. I also cover live BBC Radio shows and spent several years as a film critic for print, radio and podcasts. My career started in a living room in Oxford and I’m very proud to have driven my own success since then!
Since August 2020, I have taken my broadcast experience to Oxford Brookes University as an Associate Lecturer, teaching audio & video recording, production, editing and presenting techniques across Journalism & Publishing undergraduate & masters degrees.
Over the years I’ve developed a warm & natural on-air persona and become known for bringing the best out of studio guests, especially in interviews, and reliably offering creative approaches and solutions in programme development and production.
To date I have pitched, researched, developed, produced, presented and edited all of my radio programmes (besides some cover work), occasionally working with a broadcast assistant, resulting in a strong, professional skillset both on and off-air.
Programmes & appearances
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Drivetime (regular cover), BBC Oxford.
Presenter & Producer (weekly)
Early Breakfast (regular cover), BBC Oxford.
Upload (2x 1hr weekly), BBC Oxford. Jan’20 – Mar’20.
The New Media Show (1hr weekly), BBC Oxford. Sept’19 – Jan’20.
Live at BBC Oxford (1hr weekly), BBC Oxford. Oct’19 – Jan’20.
Time Out with Laurie Bailey (3hrs weekly), BBC Oxford. Aug’18 – Sept’19.
Super Bailey Bros in Movie Land (1.5hrs weekly), Podcast. Nov’15 – Jun’18.
Presenter & Producer (one-off specials)
Laurie’s Pick of the Year 2019 (1hr), BBC Oxford. 30 Dec’19.
The Laugh Lounge (1hr cover), BBC Oxford. 29 Nov’19.
Dream Dinner Party (1hr cover), BBC Oxford. 28 Nov’19.
Countryfile Live Special (4hrs), BBC Oxford. 4 Aug’19.
Big Walk Big Talk (1hr pilot), BBC Oxford. 6 May’19.
Easter Monday Special (2hrs), BBC Oxford. 22 Apr’19.
Christmas Special (3hrs), BBC Oxford. 24 Dec’18.
Easter Monday Special (2hrs), BBC Oxford. 2 Apr’18.
Film Critic (contributor)
Drivetime: Howard Bentham (15 mins weekly), BBC Oxford. 2017-19.
Mid-Morning: Tony Blackburn (10 mins weekly), BBC Berkshire. 2017-18.
Film Club (1hr special), BBC Oxford. 29 Dec’17.
Films of the year (30 min. special), BBC Berkshire. 29 Dec’17.
Review of the Year (3hr special), BBC Oxford. 24 Dec’16.
Prior to my work in radio, I gained 3 years’ admin experience in varied roles (charity, economics) then moved into Marketing for 8 years, 5 of which as a freelance consultant. I continue to offer these services for select clients and projects.
View my full work history over on my LinkedIn profile. Go ahead and connect with me while you’re at it!