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Balancing Acts

Conversations with creatives on how they find a sense of balance in their lives

A series of conversations with an array of creatives, hosted by Steve Whiteley. We talk about their journey, the struggles they’ve faced whilst progressing their career, strategies they use to unlock their creativity, ho
10/24/2021

Simon London on the good, bad and ugly side of the BBC and TV industry

Season 1, Ep. 68
Simon has a well-deserved reputation as a broadcast ‘all-rounder’.His television career started at the Daily Mirror as the paper’s youngest ever television critic. He then joined LIVE TV as a presenter fronting the daily show Live With London as well as the Breakfast Show alongside Claudia Winkleman. He was the roving reporter on the Saturday night National Lottery Show, before joining the BBC’s City Hospital presenting team. After presenting shows for several major broadcasters he joined the production team of the BAFTA award-winning So Graham Norton before producing V Graham Norton, which won a NTV Award. He then joined Talkback as Head of Comedy Entertainment and has held executive television roles at Fremantle, RDF and back at the BBC where he was the Creative Head of Comedy and Head of Comedy North. Simon is also an expert in digital media after a stint as Social Content Director for The Stylist Group. More recently he was Head of Original Programming and Content for Africa Media Works’ Yanga TV, winning the channel a Screen Nation Award in 2019 for Favourite Black Broadcaster.Simon has given talks at Google, You Tube and Guardian Panels about content creation. He is also a regular contributor on Talk Radio and BBC Radio London where he discusses news, current affairs and pop culture. Finally, he is the co-founder of KidRated – a website where children review family days out and attractions.Happy listening :)Steve-@offkeysteve#TV #podcast #balancingacts #simonlondon #stevewhiteley #comedy #BBC #production