Laura (Parfitt) Druce

Director, White Pebble MediaLauraParfitt

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Laura Druce started White Pebble Media in November 2006 specialising in making high quality speech radio for all the major BBC networks and commercial stations.

As a producer, executive producer and editor Laura has worked on a wide range of output - current affairs documentaries, general feature programmes, religious programmes, live OBs, magazine sequence programmes, popular culture, arts, science, crafted social features, podcasts, as well as comedy, drama, children's, youth and quiz shows.

Laura Druce is a judge for the Sony Radio Awards.

Before White Pebble, Laura was Deputy Managing Director and Executive Editor of speech programmes at radio independent Unique for six and a half years. During that time she was Editor of the BBC Radio 4 weekly programme ‘Something Understood' and remains so as a freelancer. Laura managed a great team of radio professionals, some of whom she still works with, and also continues to make her own programmes. She was in charge of creative development and radio training at Unique.

Before that Laura worked at the BBC for 12 years producing for 9 of those across all networks – particularly Radio 4 documentaries and strands including Desert Island Discs, Loose Ends, live OBs, The Treatment for 5 Live, and many youth documentaries for Radio 1. She was briefly a reporter on Woman's Hour, youth and children's news and magazine programmes and held various administrative roles at Schools Radio and Radio 3.

Laura has a music degree.


Alan Hall

Executive Producer


Alan has run his own production company, Falling Tree Productions, since 1998. Alan has produced a wide range of programmes for British and overseas broadcasters, and has won many major awards. Before 1998 he was on the staff of the BBC in London for eight years, where he produced mostly music programmes.


Sara Parker



Sara Parker has an impressive track record in speech radio as a producer and reporter and has won many awards. She specialises in social documentaries.


Jessie Levene

Producer & Presenter


Jessie Levene's BBC credits include: Producer and Presenter on 'China in Vogue (World Service); Producer on 'Batting for the Middle Kingdom' (Radio 4); Researcher and Reporter on 'In Perfect Harmony' (World Service). Her work has also featured on Radio 4's Feedback, The Listening Project, Short Cuts, and The Global Reach.


Emily Jeal


Emily Jeal's Radio 4 credits include: 'Separate Together', 'The Voice' and 'Living With Birdie',  winner of a Sony Gold award for News Programme of the Year 2005. She has made documentaries across the BBC networks, including The World Service, Radio 1, Radio 3 and 1Xtra.


Chris O'Shaughnessy

Producer, Composer & Sound Engineer

Chris O’Shaughnessy has won numerous Sony Golds for his work, including for ‘Elvis by Bono’ for White Pebble Media.


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