Terry Christian

Terry Christian is an award winning broadcaster, journalist, author and now stand up comedian. Terry always championed by UK audiences was voted 2nd in Celebrity Big Brother. A stalwart of the Manchester music scene going back some 40 years. He has maded appearances on Daily Politics, The One Show, BBC Breakfast, GMB Would I Lie To You and 8 out of 10 Cats. Further on Radio 4 he has appeared on The News Quiz, With Great Pleasure, Chain Reaction , Pick Of The Week ,Great Lives and numerous other shows.  

 Full cv below...

Stand Up Comedy

Rebel Without Applause – stand up show toured 2015 – 2017

Naked Confessions Of A Recovering Catholic Show toured 2011 - 2015


January 2009 – June 2020 - Regular panellist on Channel 5 TV’s The Wright Stuff/Jeremy Vine

2018-2021 BBC Inside Out Midlands. Features on Homelessness, Housing for Old age pensioners, Social and council housing ,Foodbanks .

2008 – 2012 – Presenter and writer on various shows on MUTV (Manchester United Television) including Terry Christian’s Sunday Worship, Live From The Red Cafe and Various Documentaries . Both Sunday Worship and Live at The Red Cafe were nominated in best Sports programme category at The North West Film and television awards.

2004 -2010 – It’s My Life ( Moore Television) – Presenter and writer on six series covering moral issues and young people , broadcast at 11.30pm on ITV on Sunday nights. Twice nominated for St Martin’s Trust Award as best religious programme and twice nominated in best chat show category at the North West Film and Television awards.

January 2009 – Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 4 - With Latoyah Jackson , Ulrika Johnsson , Coolio , Tina Malone , Mutya Buena , Michelle Heaton, Verne Troyer, Ben Adams , Tommy Sheridan and Lucy Pinder.

2003 – 2004 – Turn On Terry . The presenter , writer and associate producer of this rather acerbic Television review show for ITV with regular guest reviewers including the late Tony Wilson and Alison Hammond .

1998 – 2002 – Presenter of various weekly shows for Granada Satellite channels

1999 – 2001 Presenter of Backchat across all Sky Channels . Twice monthly ten minute show answering viewers queries and questions across the sky network

1994 – 1997 Presenter of The Hitmix on Sky One An hour long music show featuring various specialist video charts , interviews and live music .

1995-1996 The Big City Presenter of The Big City on Carlton TV – hour long weekly magazine type whats on show for London.

1990 – 1995  - Presenter of The Word . Channel 4 television’s music and entertainment magazine show aimed at a youth audience .

Various Television appearances .

In 2017 , This Morning , Good Morning Britain , BBC Breakfast, BBC Scotland ,Granada Reports, Vintage TV, .

Other appearances over years – Pieces for The One show , comedy shows including 8 out of 10 cats , Would I Lie To You, The Staying In Show, You’ve Been Watching, Have I Got News For You, Room 101 , Fantasy Football , The 11 O’Clock Show, The Late Late Show ( RTE), The Panel Show (RTE) Zig and Zag ( RTE)

Also fronted pieces for BBC TV on The One Show, The Daily Politics , Sunday Morning Live, Sunday Politics show, and Various pieces for BBC Inside Out in the Midlands as well as regular appearances on Sunday Morning Live , The Big Breakfast

Various Quiz show appearances including Pointless Celebrities and Celebrity Weakest Link. Entertainment shows , You Bet , That’s Show Business, The Friday Night Project .


2015 – Present Various Radio 4 shows including presenting Pick Of The Week , With Great Pleasure, A Good Read, Chain Reaction , appearances on News Quiz , Today , It’s Not What You Know. Various Radio 5 Live shows as guest. And fill in presenter on Talksport and Talk Radio (DAB)

2010- 2017  Presenter/Producer of music magazine show , Northerners With Attitude on 104.9 Imagine FM and on-line 7-10pm on Sunday nights , Featuring classic rock , pop, soul, reggae and new demos and sessions from up and coming Manchester bands and artists including Blossoms , Bugzy Malone etc.

2008- 2010 -Various filling in slots on Absolute Radio , Key 103 , Real Radio , Rock FM.

2006- 2008 – Talksport - Presenter of Talksport’s flagship football phone-in The Final Whistle , Saturday night 5-8pm

2002 – 2008 – BBC Radio Manchester – Presenter /Producer of Manchester Music show , magazine format showcasing history of Manchester music and new emerging Manchester bands and artists ,very much the pre-cursor and template for Manchester ‘s BBC Introducing.

2007-2008 BBC Radio Manchester - Presenter of Drive time 4pm – 6pm slot

2006 – 2007 BBC Radio Manchester – Presenter of Breakfast show 7am – 10am , then 6am-9am . Doubled listening figures in first seven months before timeslot changed. The time when Radio Manchester won a Gillard award for best BBC local station, and I presented The Manchester Passion , which won Jerusalem Gold award for best religious broadcast.

1998 – 2000 Key 103 – presenter of Sunday night show featuring up and coming Manchester bands and new music – 8pm-11pm

1993-1995 – Rock FM Lancashire – Presenter of Sunday night new music show

1990 – 1996 Various filling in slots for Metro radio Newcastle ( for Alan Robson’s Night Owls phone in show in Newcastle, TFM , Key 103 and Signal Cheshire)

1995-1996 – Talk Radio – Presenter with Craig Cash of Sunday night chat show

1990 – 1991 – KFM – Presenter of late night music magazine show Monday-Thursday with my sidekick Jon Ronson.

1988- 1990 – Presenter of Drivetime 4-7pm weekdays – 2-5pm Sundays on Key 103 Manchester

1986-1988 BBC Radio 4 – Presenter of WPFM on Radio 4 FM. A Youth Magazine show aimed at 5th and 6th formers

1981-1988 – BBC Radio Derby . Presenter of Barbed Wireless show weekday evenings. A Youth music magazine show which went on to win two national Sony radio Awards in the Best specialist music category in 1985 and 1986.

Miscellaneous filling in slots on BBC 6 Music ( filling in for Gideon Coe) and regular contributor to BBC Radio One’s music magazine show 1986-88 – Saturday Night Live


Books -

My Word ( Orion Books 2006)

Reds In The Hood ( Andre Deutsch 1999)

Brothers From Childhood To Oasis ( Virgin Publishing 1996)

Newspapers & Magazines

2018- present – columnist writer for ‘I Love Manchester’ website

2015-2017 - Columnist in The Sunday People

2012 -2014 – Columnist in The Sunday Sport

2009-2011 – Columnist in Northern Life Magazine

1989 – 1994 – The Word Page – Friday night in The Manchester Evening News

1982-1986 – Columnist in The Derby Evening Telegraph

Various Articles on culture for The Sunday Times, The I , The Guardian and guest columns for The Sun , The Daily Express , The Sunday Mirror plus articles for Mail On Sunday , The Times, The Independent , New York Rocker , Q Magazine, When Saturday Comes , Man United Magazine, City Life Magazine, 4-4-2 Magazine and more.


2006 – 2008 – Played the part of local TV presenter Ross Peagrum in 4 Episodes of BBC 1 Drama series Cutting It. Played an A&R man in low budget horror Film ‘ Dead Time’ Playing a dodgy bootleg Tee Shirt seller in British Comedy Film ‘Selling Yourself’ .The journalist/Newsreader voice over and out of shot interviewer in the British movie ‘Spike Island’.


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