Shaun MacLoughlin is a British radio drama producer. Educated at Beaumont College and at Oxford University, he has worked as a theatrical agent, a script editor, teacher, author, and as a producer and director, most notably for BBC Radio. He is also the author of a how-to book entitled Writing for Radio.
BBC Radio CareerEdit
MacLoughlin joined BBC TV in 1966, as Script Editor of Thirty Minute Theatre, The Wednesday Play and Theatre 625. In 1971 he joined the BBC Radio Drama Script Unit, responsible for commissioning around 200 plays a year for the Saturday Night Theatre and Afternoon Play slots. In 1979 he moved to Bristol where at Christchurch Radio Drama Studio, Bristol, he produced about 400 plays, features, readings and poetry programmes, including Australia, 13 one hour programmes to celebrate the bicentenary in 1988, and The Field of the Star, an account of his 1,100 cycling pilgrimage to Santiago in Spain with his 12 year old son, Seamus, which was broadcast on Radio 4 four times.
He won the Sony Best Use of Comedy Award for Crisp and Even Brightly by Alick Rowe, the Writer's Guild Comedy Award for Winston by Peter Tinniswood, the Sony Best Production award for Suddenly by John Fletcher and has directed several Giles Cooper Award winners including Polaris by Fay Weldon, I Never Killed My German by Carey Harrison, The Village Fête by Tinniswood, and Song of the Forest by Tina Pepler.
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