Bruce Guthrie


My move to Radio came via a career in Dramatherapy so creating the right conditions for people to share something of themselves comes naturally to me.

Telling stories with other people's words is rather like carving a piece of wood for me. The beauty of the form comes from taking away until we hear only what's most important.

Radio works best for me when I can hear the intimacy and share the feeling that's being expressed. I don't consider myself highbrow as there's meaning to be found in the everyday and domestic - the places we actually inhabit.

Achievements & Experience

2019 Winner: Charles Parker Award for Best New Student Audio for The Flapper
2020 Runner Up: Charles Parker Award for Best New Student Audio for The Map of Keynsham

2020 MA Radio Documentary
2010 Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling
1993 Advanced Diploma in the use of Movement & Drama in Therapy
1989 BA Hons Drama & Theatre Studies

Featured Projects:

The Flapper

BBC Radio 4, July 2019. The story of one family told through one object - a memorial to a much-missed matriarch as her family celebrate the life and cookery of Audrie Guthrie, an idiosyncratic & creative mother.

The Map of Keynsham

BBC Radio 4 Extra, August 2020. What really happened to our much-loved illuminated town map and my childhood sense of place?

Croydon Handbag

Museum of Croydon, July 2020 'We're off to see a man about a handbag' 4 queer nuns meet an 84-year-old LGBT activist

I Say A Little Prayer

5 minute reflections on prayers, sayings and mottos

The Novel Game with Robin Ince

Three funny people write the first line of a book, advert or film poster and compete against the real author. Will they fool their fellows or fall flat on their face?

Broadcast portfolio

A collection of live shows and pre-record items