As a broadcaster and writer, Douglas Anderson has worked for the BBC, Channel 4 and BAFTA amongst others specialising in genres from music and film to sport and entertainment. This and more is detailed in his latest book, the critically acclaimed part memoir, part how to guide to creativity – Left Of The Mainstream: From DIY Filmmaking To Public Service Broadcasting.
He is also known for letting his humour and opinions run loose as a regular on BBC Radio 5Live’s Sony Gold award winning Fighting Talk where he has attained something of a cult following, as well as his work on 5Live’s The Manifesto, BBC Radio 4’s It’s Not What You Know and starring in the Belle&Sebastian film Write About Love in the dual roles of host and band manager.
There is still time though for many and varied independent creative undertakings. These include his music podcast The Public Service Broadcast, his popular blog series and audio/e-book What To Talk About When There’s Nothing To Talk About, retracing the steps of James Mason in the documentary The London Nobody Knows Now which has also been inducted into the BFI Archive, a talk show where brevity is imperative in the form of The 3 Minute Chat Show and short films such as Timber! which has been screened around the globe.
He has written for the majority of shows he has presented and for stations ranging from the BBC to MTV Networks while continuing to pen essays on various cultural matters. This body of work has gained him the reputation as an accomplished, intelligent and witty broadcaster.