I contribute to a wide variety of programmes on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, including The Food Programme, Today, Excess Baggage, Traveller’s Tree and You & Yours as well as making documentaries. Recent work includes…
WORLD SERVICE In Polar Bear Kebabs, travel journalist Nick Maes follows Kazem Ariaiwand through a typical day. He recounts his flight from Teheran to setting up shop near the North Pole and explores his hopes of seeing his son once more. We contrast this vivid narrative with remarkable stories from some of Ariaiwand’s immigrant friends who have also sought to live in this frozen and all but secret society.
RADIO 4 Nick Maes revisits and celebrates The Who’s influential rock-opera Tommy, 40 years on. Featuring interviews with The Who’s lead singer Roger Daltrey; Ken Russell, who directed the 1975 film version; Paul Nicholas, who appeared in the film as Cousin Kevin; and Michael Cerveris, star of the 1993 Broadway musical.
WORLD SERVICE To mark the 20th anniversary of his assassination, Nick Maes looks at the life of Chico Mendes, the highly significant green activist who helped to galvanise the race to preserve the Amazon.
WORLD SERVICE A documentary about the life and faith of Father Henri Des Roziers, a priest and Human Rights Lawyer in Para, Brazil. This programme was nominated for an Amnesty International media award