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Writer, broadcaster, journalist and cyclist



Published books:

2006                Author, Balderdash & Piffle, no. 1 on Amazon UK (BBC Books)

2005                Co-author, Who Really Runs The World? (Conspiracy Books.)

2002                Editor, The Essential Spike Milligan (4th Estate) – editor. 

2001                Author, Backing into the Limelight: the biography of Alan Bennett (Headline).

1999                Author, Pete & Dud: An Illustrated Biography (Andre Deutsch).

1998    Ghost-writer, Life Coaching: Change Your Life in 7 Days, by Eileen Mulligan (Piatkus).


2006                (Scheduled) Writer/presenter, archive slot: Curse of the Catchphrase – (BBC Radio 4)

2005                Writer/presenter, archive slot: Not Funny At All – (BBC Radio 4)

2004                Sketch writer, The Milk Run (BBC Radio 1)


2004                Script assistant, Nathan Barley (Channel 4/Talkback)

2003                Interviewee, The Real Derek and Clive (Channel 4/Chrysalis)

2001                Co-writer with Al Murray and Richard Herring, Time Gentlemen Please (Avalon/Sky)

1998                Programme associate, The People Versus Jerry Sadowitz (Channel 5)


2005-6             Columnist, Weekend Financial Times

2004                Columnist, “Talk of the Town” magazine, Independent on Sunday

2003-4             Freelance writer and journalist, Guardian, Financial Times and Independent on Sunday

1980-90           Editorial assistant and paperback reviewer, Literary Review

Editorial assistant, Octopus Books

Arts journalism:

1992-2000            Associate media editor and feature writer, Evening Standard

1996-2001            Comedy critic, Evening Standard

Public speaking:

2004                Guest speaker, Chichester Film Festival



2000                As stand-up comedian “Alex Haze”, played 50 gigs in London area


Corporate journalism, 1998-2005:

Subject:                        Client:

Communications:            Ericsson, International Business Systems

Travel:                         British Airways, Virgin, Airtours International

Sport/Lifestyle             Ikea, Wallpaper, www.london2012.org

Food/Drink:            Tetra Pak, UDV, Innocent Smoothies

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