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...



UK gilts plunge on investor optimism from new Brexit deal, clearing path to end ties with EU

The United Kingdoms gilts plunged during European trading hours Thursday tracking an array of optimism from market participants after Britain and the European Union reached a deal on Brexit, which further cleared the...

German bunds slump on improvement in investor sentiments following draft Brexit deal

The German bunds slumped during European session Thursday after investor sentiments improved, following a draft Brexit deal that could actually smoothen the road for Britain to finally break all ties with the European...

German bunds slump on improvement in investor sentiments following draft Brexit deal

The German bunds slumped during European session Thursday after investor sentiments improved, following a draft Brexit deal that could actually smoothen the road for Britain to finally break all ties with the European...

Norges Bank’s upcoming policy meeting likely to be uneventful, says Danske Bank

The Norges Bank is expected to keep policy rates on hold for an extended period, thereby signalling the intermediate rate meeting on October 24 to be clearly be uneventful, according to the latest research report from...

Fed’s dovish stance and balance sheet re-expansion likely to weigh on dollar in months ahead, says Scotiabank

The Federal Reserves dovish stance and balance sheet re-expansion are expected to weigh on the dollar in the months ahead, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. The Feds Beige Book said on Wednesday...


Donald Trump’ tax records have ‘discrepancies’ between reports to lenders and authorities

President Donald Trump has had very interesting and hectic weeks recently. The Democrats-led Congress launched an impeachment inquiry. He is also continuously catching heat after abruptly pulling out US troops from Syria,...

Melania Trump admits she advises Donald Trump about his tweets sometimes

Even before Donald Trump occupied the White House, he has been infamous for his no-holds-barred tweets. But the title of United States President attached to his name for more than two years now, his online posts and rants...

Donald Trump’s alleged habit of ‘unwanted touching’ of women continues just before proposing to Melania Trump

Many people, especially the critics, have been having a hard time believing that the marriage and relationship between Donald Trump and Melania Trump are as good as they say it is. One of the pressing issues anchored to...

Melania Trump reacts to Donald Trump cheating allegations

Donald Trump and Melania Trump have always been in the limelight since they tied the knot. But the status of their marriage has become much more exposed to public speculations once they occupied the White House. Many...

Ben Ali: the Tunisian autocrat who laid the foundations for his demise

Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisias former long-time president who died in mid-September, will probably be remembered best as the first autocrat to fall during the popular uprisings that spread across the Middle East in...


Asteroid impact that could end humanity is happening, space nation leader claims

Asteroids are the most common space objects that fly by Earth almost daily. Some of them were detected too close to the time of their close approach, but there has never been an impact that took place in modern history....

NASA mysterious image shows UFO near the Sun

Photos and videos from satellites of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have captured over the previous decades have provided the world a much clearer view of outer space. However, some of its images...

Blood pressure level and how it is affected by coffee and alcohol intake

Blood pressure is one of the vital signs that medical practitioners routinely look into to determine an individual medical state. With that, people of certain age groups need to maintain a healthy blood pressure level...

Cancer cure research successfully heals mice of cervical cancer

There appears to be a long road ahead before scientists could finally develop a complete cure for cancer. On the bright side, the availability of advanced technologies in the medical science field like the CRISPR-Cas9...

HIV cure studies major advancements reported in 2019 spark hope

Finding a cure that would eliminate HIV from the body remains one of the biggest challenges in humanity. However, there have been numerous studies published this year alone that seemed to have proven that, ultimately, HIV...


‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ release date: New image leak suggests Naga might be a playable race

Following the announcement of Warcraft 3: Reforged last year, Blizzard went back into its studio and went radio silence about the game. For months, most of the news trickling on the web are coming from rumors and...

Fitbit Versa 2 not having a GPS is frustrating users; Other features also deliver a mediocre experience

Fitbit Versa 2 is now over one month old, and reviews about the wearable have started to pour on the web. Depending on where you stand, the sequel can be a hit or miss as its quite strong in some aspects but frustratingly...

‘Diablo 4’ may be announced in BlizzCon 2019 but it’s unlikely to overshadow Blizzard’s recent PR blunder

Diablo 4 is arguably one of the most requested Blizzard games by fans as its been already eight years since the third entry was released. Unfortunately, the company has been rather stubborn in creating the sequel, which...

‘The Last of Us Part 2’: Axed multiplayer mode to be released as a spinoff?

The year 2020 is going to be huge for the gaming industry with The Last of Us Part 2, and other highly anticipated AAA titles are now confirmed to go live next year. However, in the case of Naughty Dogs next major project,...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ could have the same DLC strategy as ‘The Witcher 3’

The launching of Cyberpunk 2077 is closer than ever, but certain details about its gameplay and post-launch roadmap remain unknown. Recent interviews with developers from CD Projekt Red suggest that the company has yet to...
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