Jeremy Nicholas has one of the most distinctive voices on radio. Since the late 1970s he has acted in radio plays, dramatised novels, adapted and read books for Women’s Hour, Book at Bedtime and the BBC World Service.
He has written and presented dozens of features and series for BBC Radios 2, 3 and 4 on subjects ranging from Latin (Nicholas’s Latin Primer) and Ronald Frankau (The Blue Boy of Variety) to the pianist George Cziffra and Uncle Mac’s Children’s Favourites (Hello Children…Everywhere), the latter inspiring EMI’s best-selling series of recordings.
In 1996 Jeremy Nicholas won the Sony Gold Award for Best Arts Programme for his two-hour celebration of England in words and music, Green and Pleasant Land, on Radio 2 produced by Ned Chaillet.
From 1978 to 1991, along with Instant Sunshine and Fascinating Aida, he was one of the resident songwriters for Stop the Week with (the late) Robert Robinson. During this time he wrote the lyrics and music for over 150 songs. Many of these have been published by Novello in two albums, Sarah’s Encores and Funny You Should Sing That, and recorded by such artists as Sarah Walker & Roger Vignoles, and Jody Appelbaum & Marc-André Hamelin.