About Douglas

As a broadcaster and writer, Douglas 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 new book released in 2015, the part memoir, part how to guide to creativity – Left Of The Mainstream: From DIY Film-maker To Public Service Broadcasting.

In 2017, he interviewed a selection of the biggest and most interesting names in popular culture including Idris Elba, Frankie Boyle, Vin Diesel, Steve Mason, Josh Widdicombe, Stephen Mangan, Mel C, Richard Osman, Miles Jupp and Tom Davis in a series of short form online films under the name of  The Douglas Anderson Show, made in conjunction with So Television.

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.

This passion for music has also lead to him working on major feature films in the role of music consultant and advisor with the latest being American Animals, directed by Bart Layton.

There is still time though for many and varied independent creative undertakings. These include the mix series Seven Floors Up, his music podcast The Public Service Broadcast, arts podcast Back To The Culture, 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, 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.