Annie Nightingale: 50 Years In Music

A documentary for BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, celebrating the esteemed broadcaster.

10 moments from Annie's career.

The Project


BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra

Services used

Documentary Production
Radio production
Video Production





BBC Radio iPlayer

The Brief

2015 marks 50 years since Annie Nightingale first started her career in music. As this is such a rarity, we felt it was an occasion to be celebrated on the station Annie has been part of for so many years.

The Solution

We came up with a documentary idea that would tell Annie's story in a way that the young target audience would connect with. We decided to focus on 10 of Annie's most amazing, daring and memorable moments and asked Nick Grimshaw to present the programme. We recorded the programme at the top of the BT Tower, the site of one of Annie's most memorable Radio 1 shows. We put together a short video to promote the programme on social media.