Saturday, March 15, 2008

Conor Lennon Biography

The City Speaks was one of several projects I created, developed and produced during an extremely fruitful time at BBC Radio Drama, initially as Development Producer and subsequently as Producer for Special Projects. Thanks to a great deal of support from Sally Avens (then Head of Development) and Alison Hindell (Head of BBC Radio Drama) I was given a free hand to contact, harass and wear down as many people as necessary in order to get these projects off the ground. Other obsessions were The Audiotheque, an ongoing project in collaboration with Robert Watson at Leicester de Montfort University and Borders, a 6 country mini-drama collaboration for the European Broadcasting Union.

Before working at the BBC I made a couple of audio dramas for Resonance FM, whilst working as a freelance broadcast journalist.

And before then, back in the dark ages, I worked for a start-up as a "cross-platform producer", at a time before anyone had broadband. Surprisingly, the company went bust but not before I'd presented a series of comedy inserts, voiced an animation series and worked as a script consultant for BBC Choice.

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