Karen Rose

After working in theatre publicity, Karen Rose spent ten years at the BBC in promotions and casting before a stint in Radio 4 presentation. Between 1997 and 2000 she worked as a freelance producer making programmes for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5. In 2000, Karen co-founded Sweet Talk Productions. Her award-winning productions include the dramas: Henry’s Demons; An Angel At My Table; Fugue State and Bad Memories. Karen is also a trustee for the charity Anno’s Africa.

Jeremy Osborne

Jeremy has been producing radio short stories for Sweet Talk since 2010 and has been developing work in this area since 2004. His close links with writers, publishers, literary agents and the stronger creative writing courses have resulted in a number of commissions of new writers unfamiliar to other producers. Jeremy also seeks out and abridges most of Sweet Talk’s Radio 4 Book At Bedtime output.

Pete Nichols

Pete was a drama teacher before joining Time Out as the magazine’s first comedy editor. He was chair of the Perrier Award in 1986 and producer of the Time Out Chat Show at the Edinburgh Fringe the same year before changing boats midstream and becoming a sportswriter for The London Daily News, The Observer and The Guardian. In 1990-92 he took a sabbatical from journalism, working as the International Race Director for the London Marathon. He returned to journalism in 1993 and the same year started his own sports publishing company, Oddball Publishing, which he ran for 10 years. Pete started working with Sweet Talk in 2003 and has abridged regularly for BOTW. In 2006 his drama Esterhazy was runner-up in the Imison Award.

Holly Slater

Holly has been working as an administrator and broadcast assistant for Sweet Talk since 2014. Prior to this she worked at a voice-over recording and post-production facility in Soho. She has a degree in Communication and Media, and also works for the RSPB.

Regular Contributors

David Thomas – Sound Engineer
Jon Calver – Sound Engineer
Alisdair McGregor – Sound Engineer
Rosalynd Ward – Producer
Julian Mayers – Producer
Sarah Tombling – Production Co-ordinator