Tim Crook

Tim Crook

International Media Law and Ethics, Dramaturgy of espionage and spy fiction, Propaganda and use of Information in War, All aspects of Radio and Journalism Practice and History, Practice and History of Radio Drama, and prose/scriptwriting for stage, film and television.


Professional training in Radio Journalism at the London College of Printing, Law at the University of London, Literature, Film & Television, History, Crime & Social Policy at the Open University, Postgraduate Research in Performance Studies at Roehampton University and researching audio drama and modernism, Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Grants & awards

More than 60 professional awards for drama, journalism and production: UK Sony, US International Radio Festivals, Prix Italia, and Writers Guild of Great Britain
Radio Reporter of the Year 1985
Campaign for Freedom of Information Award 1988
Grand Award for Entertainment 1994

Professional activities

Membership of professional organisations & advisory groups

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Board of Distinguished Advisors to the International Radio Festival of New York
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufactures
Member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists and its Professional Practices Board
Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors
Member of the Institute of Communication Ethics
Member of the Orwell Society
Member of the Society of Authors
Member of the City if London Phonograph and Gramophone Society
Judge in the radio play category of the Koestler Trust Awards- arts by offenders

Why journalists must be allowed to pay and reward their sources

Nov 22, 2017 05:24 am UTC| Insights & Views

Robert Norman helped shine a light on serious social issues. He exposed cutbacks in national detention security, highlighted prison safety concerns, and exposed failures to contain and manage convicted terrorists. He...

The lack of justice for journalists' sources is a catastrophe for democracy

Nov 29, 2016 17:25 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Ten long years ago, Robert Norman was getting on with his demanding job as a prison officer at the high security Belmarsh Prison in London. Then in 2006 he became an undercover whistle-blower, revealing hidden details of...

Daily Mail is right about three-in-a-bed injunction – the law is an ass

Apr 14, 2016 23:33 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

A considerable amount of journalism is, by its very nature, based on the foul stench of human ugliness. If you strip away the humbug of public interest and freedom of expression mantras, so much of it is rooted in the...



Mercedes-Benz to increase stake in Aston Martin up to 20%

Mercedes-Benz will increase its stake in British carmaker Aston Martin years from 2.6 percent to as much as 20 percent over the next three, in exchange for technologies and components of its hybrid and electric...

Spain to increase taxes on big firms, use $31.8 billion in European grants

The Spanish government will increase taxes on big corporations and the wealthy and use $31.8 billion in European grants in efforts to reverse its economic slump. There were talks on using all $164 billion that the EU...

S. Korea eyes nuclear power plants in UK, as two countries agree to cooperate after Brexit

Industry Minister Sung Yun-mo expressed hope for South Korea to participate in construction projects for British nuclear power plants in his meeting with Alok Sharma, UKs secretary of state for business, energy, and...

Financial support for Jeju Air to be discussed

South Koreas Key Industry Stabilization Fund is slated to hold a meeting to discuss whether to provide financial support to Jeju Air, the countrys top low-cost carrier. The Export-Import Bank of Korea, Jeju Airs main...

S. Korea to invest 10 trillion won into smart city project, create 150,000 jobs by 2025

The South Korean government will invest 10 trillion won into a smart city project and create more than 150,000 jobs by 2025, as the country aims to become a global leader in the New Deal initiative. According to...


Melania Trump slams Joe Biden in her solo rally speech

Melania Trump finally made her first solo campaign rally for her husband Donald Trumps re-election in the upcoming presidential polls in the U.S. She appeared in Pennsylvania and delivered a speech that slammed the...

World War 3 warning: India and the US formally establish alliance against China

Tensions between countries even at this time remain with increasing fears of a world war 3 breaking out should these conflicts escalate. The increasing fears were likely stoked as of late when India and the United States...

Michelle Obama plays an important role in Joe Biden's campaign, says commentators

Former first lady Michelle Obama may not be too keen on politics compared to her husband Barack Obama, but she remains to be one of the most influential political figures especially within the Democratic party. As election...

Joe Biden is neck-to-neck with Donald Trump in Texas

Former vice president Joe Biden has a lead over Donald Trump in many states, including battleground states. In the predominantly red state of Texas, recent reports have revealed that Biden and Trump are in a neck-to-neck...


Asteroid warning: New study finds asteroid Apophis may hit Earth in 2068

Space agencies such as NASA are closely keeping tabs on what happens outside of Earth such as asteroids that could be making their way towards our planet. A new study has found that one particular asteroid, Apophis, can...

NASA news: Russia claims to have discovered water on the Moon 50 years before US agency

This week, NASA announced the presence of water on the Moon, becoming a big breakthrough for future exploration. However, Russia has claimed that it had already found the presence of water on the lunar surface decades...

Mars mission breakthrough: NASA receives design for nuclear-powered engine to speed space travel

As far as we know, interplanetary travel could take up to years, with the journey to Mars alone taking almost a year to make. As NASA prepares for its upcoming Mars and Moon missions, the agency has received a promising...

NASA announce the presence of water on the Moon

The Moon, as well as other cosmic entities, remain to be a mystery to astronomers as there is still so much to learn about them. Recently, NASA announced one major discovery about our own Moon, revealing the presence of...


‘Death Stranding 2’: Kojima Productions confirms ‘new project’

Talks about the possible release of Death Stranding 2 heat up once again after some clues seemed to point at the sequels development. Fans become much more hopeful after Kojima Productions confirmed it is working on a new...

‘Ghost of Tsushima: Legends’ Raid set in Iyo’s realm starts on Oct. 30 with some elite requirements

Developer Sucker Punch confirmed that the launch of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends has been a success. The much-awaited The Tale of Iyo Raid has also been confirmed to go live this week and fans now have its exact start time...

‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ free upgrade confirmed for Xbox Series X/S

It is not a huge surprise that one of the titles to be upgraded for the arrival of the Xbox Series X/S consoles is the Halo: The Master Chief Collection. However, it is still a bit of good news to see it confirmed to run...

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’: All the game modes to expect in the upcoming game

In a little over a week, the full version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is getting released. Thanks to the several weeks of open beta, there is enough information that fans can gather on the gameplay features to...

‘Overwatch 2’ release date announcement is ‘very likely’ at BlizzConline in February 2021?

Blizzard has yet to announce a specific release date for Overwatch 2, but rumors are already making rounds online that it could be slated in early 2021. A known Overwatch leaker has also suggested that the potential delay...
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