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Me & My Job
19 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
An actor’s life for me
After a lifetime working on stage, on TV and on radio as an actor, director and producer, local St Abans resident Jenny Lee chats with Rob Pearman about how it all began and then how it just kept on going...
21 minutes | Feb 22, 2020
Leona Fensome – working across different media
In this continuing series of interviews with people who either live or work locally, this week's guest Leona Fensome talks through her journey into various media roles - including BBC Radio 4's 'Saturday Live' and 'Womans Hour', community radio, social media and more.
17 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Clare Quinliven on publishing
Publishing Manager for Harpenden-based publisher Oldcastle Books, Clare Quinliven, tells Rob Pearman about her work and how she got into the publishing business. Oldcastle Books has several imprints including the award-winning No Exit Press.
19 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
Imogen Slaughter – actor
With her wide experience ranging from repertory and summer seasons to the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, from stage to TV and more, Imogen Slaughter - a local resident - talks about her career so far and about the pressures and pleasures of life as an actor, in the ongoing Local Life series "Me & My Job".
18 minutes | Aug 29, 2019
Ian Hamilton – TV director & producer
This month's guest in the series 'Me & My Job' on Local Life on Wednesday evening and Sunday morning is Ian Hamilton, TV producer/director. He lives locally but has worked everywhere from The London Palladium to the Australian Outback and most studios in between. He tells Jill Burridge about his career from early days on the first rung of the ladder at BBC Bristol to working with Ant & Dec, the late David Frost and many others.
21 minutes | Jul 28, 2019
Pam Firth:- psycho-social counsellor
In the latest in the series "Me & My Job", Jill Burridge chats with Pam Firth, psycho-social counsellor in palliative care about this demanding and challenging work and about other work Pam has undertaken during her career internationally as well as in the St Albans area.
19 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
Dominic Johnson – sports journalist & commentator
He lives locally but he reports and commentates on football matches played around the world. Dominic Johnson gives an insider's view of working in one of the world's favourite sports and tells Rob Pearman how he built his career.
21 minutes | Jun 7, 2019
Tom Hammond – conductor
Tom Hammond, Principal Conductor of St Albans Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Hertfordshire Festival of Music (June 13 - 23), chats with Jill Burridge about his career thus far, in the series 'Me & My Job'. (Links: tom-hammond.org.uk; @tomhammondmusic; hertsmusicfest.org.uk; saso.org.uk)
19 minutes | May 16, 2019
Helen Gray – Hertfordshire Community Foundation
Helen Gray, Director of the Hertfordshire Community Foundation, talks about her job and the many aspects of the Foundation (hertscf.org.uk) - including providing financial support for local charities, voluntary and other community groups as well as individuals in need, offering training courses for local organisations and volunteers, encouraging donations from local people and businesses, and managing funds to maximise their impact on the community of Hertfordshire.
30 minutes | Apr 19, 2019
Martine Croxall – BBC TV News
Martine Croxall talks about her work as a BBC Television News journalist and presenter as well as her career path from local radio to national television. Fortunately for Local Life host Rob Pearman, Martine lives in St Albans and so was able to join him in the studio.
20 minutes | Mar 18, 2019
Helen Burridge – St Albans BID
Helen Burridge, Manager of St Albans Business Improvement District (BID), tells Rob Pearman how this organisation is working on behalf of all the businesses in the BID area to maximise the number of consumers and the amount they spend in the City centre, thereby also benefiting the City as a whole. Helen also describes her previous work and how it has led her to this current role.
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