BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

24 September 2014
Radio Newcastle

BBC Homepage
England
» Radio Newcastle
Programmes Presenters
BBC Blue Bus
Northern Uproar
Action Desk
Contact us

Webcams
Local Television
BBC Tyne
BBC Wear
Accountability
 

Contact Us


Ian Robinson
Ian Robinson  Ian started his career in broadcasting presenting BBC Radio Newcastle's traffic and travel bulletins.

These days, he is one half of the double act with Paul Wappat, weekdays between 10:00 and 13:00.

Ian claims to have no annoying habits, but Paul Wappat could probably come up with a list as long as your arm!
Ian Robinson    
Place of birth: Easington, County Durham.
Favourite place or view in the North East: Tynemouth and Durham City.
First record you bought: Theme from Exodus.
Previous jobs: I worked as a conductor and driver for London Transport. I've also been a civil servant and a brewer.
Good or bad memories: I'm lucky to have been a happy bloke for most of my life. I've enjoyed the jobs I've done and the places I've lived (London's East End, Sheffield and the North East).
Best thing about working in radio: It's a medium I've been a big fan of since I was a bairn. I love it.
Most interesting person you have interviewed for radio: Peter Athey, a wheelwright, poet and singer with the deepest Northumbrian dialect I've ever heard.
Best thing about your show: It's unpredictable - sometimes even chaotic. It makes listeners think AND smile!
Person you would most enjoy being stuck in a lift with: Lucinda Lambton and David Attenborough.
Favourite party game: Charades.
Funny sayings you like to use: That's a load of dingo's kidneys.
Proudest achievement: Working at BBC Radio Newcastle and winning a Royal Television Society Award for my first efforts at TV presenting...and of course myself and Paul Wappat won the 2003 BBC Local Radio Presenters of the year award!
Where you like to go for quiet moments: The riverbank in Durham City.
Memories of teachers at school: My English teacher, Mr Burdess. He gave me a life long interest in language and words.
Favourite playground game or rhyme: Poison - it was a kind of tiggy.
Any habits, annoying or otherwise: I have no habits whatsoever. I'm just generally annoying.
 
E-mail Ian
 
Find out more about the Blue Bus Programme
 
Read Ian Robinson's article on the BBC Legacies website.


 
Home | Top
BBC WEAR NEWS
Bullett Rail commuters faced severe delays
Line
Bullet Warning over rip tides as four saved
Line
Bullett Fears over growth of giant sink-hole
Line
BBC Radio Newcastle
is your local radio station
SpeakerListen to the latest bulletin

Tyne
The BBC Website for Newcastle
TYNE SPORT  
Local sports news, fixtures, results and match commentary for Tyne!
Weather forecast
Latest Weather News
Get the very latest weather reports from BBC Weather.
Find out more about TV and Radio in the English regions.

Find out more about Local Radio and Regional TV in England
Accountability.


Find out more about the BBC Regional Advisory Council

Contact details.


BBC Radio Newcastle
Broadcasting Centre
Barrack Rd
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE99 1RN

Editor: Graham Moss

Telephone: 0845 30 10 954
Phone-ins: 0191 232 6565
Text messages: 07786 200954
Action Desk: 0191 221 2815
Textphone (for the hearing impaired): 0191 261 6717







About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy