Alison Vernon-Smith is a multi award-winning Audio Producer and Executive Producer. For the last seven years she’s specialised in comedy, working as an Executive Producer for BBC Radio Comedy, developing and managing over seventy hours of new comedy a year for Radio 4 and making her own shows as well.

She’s won awards for her shows with Bridget Christie and Andrew O Neill, got the unknown policeman turned stand-up Alfie Moore his own Radio 4 show (they’re about to go into production of the fourth series of It’s A Fair Cop) produced sitcoms, panel shows and live stand-up.

She now works as a freelance audio Producer and Executive Producer.  She’s currently the Executive Producer of the very successful We Need To Talk About, a weekly, topical satirical podcast for Spotify which she developed and formatted with Whistledown Productions.

Current projects include script consultation on a writer’s first script commission from Channel 4, Series 4 of Alfie Moore’s It’s a Fair Cop and Pippa Evan’s first Radio 4 show; Pippa Evan’s Joy Provision. She also runs sitcom writing workshops with Harry Venning, from Radio 4’s Clare in the Community.

Previous credits;

Executive Producer;

The Now Show and Vote Now Show. (Radio 4)

The Museum of Curiosity (Winner of Rose D’Or 2016) (Radio 4)

Susan Calman is Convicted (Winner of 2012 Writer’s Guild Award for Best Comedy)(Radio 4)

State of the Nations (Radio 4)

Pearl and Dave by Issy Suttie (2013 Sony Gold ) (Radio 4)

In and Out of the Kitchen by Miles Jupp (Radio 4)

We Need To Talk About …(Spotify)

The BBC New Comedy Award (2011, ’12, ’13, 14) (Radio 2 and 4Xtra)


It’s A Fair Cop with Alfie Moore (now on it’s fourth series) (Radio 4)

Bridget Christie Minds the Gap Series 1 and 2. (Winner of Chortle Award for Best Comedy 2014 & ’15 Winner of Rose D’Or 2015) (Radio 4)

Andrew O Neill;Pharmacist Baffler (Winner of Special Award for Excellence from the British Television Transgender Awards 2016) (Radio 4)

Bad Salsa by Kay Stonham Series 1 & 2 (Radio 4)

Cleaning Up by Ian Kershaw (Radio 4)

Arthur Smith’s Balham Bash Series 1, 2 and 3 (Radio 4)

White Face, Black Heart, a two-part series about clowns with Stewart Lee (Radio 4)

Deep In the Heart of Texas with Peter Curran (Radio 4)

The David Bowie Story – three part documentary 1997 (Radio 2)

New Boots and Love Pants, two-part documentary about Ian Dury, 1997 (Radio 2 )

Loose Ends, Midweek, Woman’s Hour all Radio 4