Above The Title announces the appointment of Pete Atkin as a senior producer
May 5th, 2009
Above The Title chief exec Simon Clegg is delighted to announce that PETE ATKIN has joined the company as senior producer.
After a spell in the music business and then writing for radio, TV, and theatre, Pete joined BBC Radio Light Entertainment as a producer and worked on classic programmes such as MY WORD, MY MUSIC, JUST A MINUTE, and WEEK ENDING, and then went on to make many programmes which can now be heard again on BBC7 — Simon Brett’s award-winning AFTER HENRY (starring Prunella Scales), LEGAL DECENT HONEST AND TRUTHFUL, and the late great Peter Tinniswood’s UNCLE MORT series, among many others. Pete has continued to produce an ever wider range of features and dramas, as well as readings and comedies. Again among many others, he has been the producer of Martin Jarvis’s renowned JUST WILLIAM readings for twenty years now, but his biggest project to date has been all 306 episodes of Radio 4’s monumental history of Britain, THIS SCEPTRED ISLE. In amongst all of this he still manages to pursue his revived musical career (revived mainly through the internet), still writing songs with Clive James (yes, that Clive James), and occasionally touring the UK and Australia in their two-man show. Previous work for Above the Title includes POTTERMANSHIP with Stephen Fry, THE WOMAN WHO INVENTED SITCOM, ANYTHING YOU CAN DO, Frederic Raphael’s THE GLITTERING PRIZES, SOMETHING IN THE AIR and JAM YESTERDAY by playwright Peter Nichols.
Pete will oversee ATT’s drama output and development. (Thanks to TIMESONLINE for the pic.)
Mind you, that’s old news