Television Producer

Rachel Barrie

Rachel has worked in TV for over 10 years in a variety of roles from research, development and production management. She has worked on well known shows such as Countryfile, Bargain Hunt, The One Show and Dragon’s Den.

Rachel’s talks cover tips on how young people can access careers in TV and the media.


Describe what you were like at school in three words?

‘Weird’, eager, shy

What’s the best thing about Manchester?

Its incredible music scene, followed closely by all the great places to eat!

What has been your biggest disappointment?

Missing out on a dream job to take another one that was ‘safer’.

How do you relax?

Going to gigs, walking in the hills and playing Nintendo ‘Switch’

The soundtrack to your life. Which song?

Choosing just one song is impossible! But anything with a scuzzy guitar sound or walking country bass is probably my thing.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?

I’d love to visit the diners, drive-ins and rock-n-roll joints of 1950’s America.

What’s your most over-used phrase?

I’m not sure I have phrases….I should get some!

What advice would you give to your 15 year-old self?

Don’t worry about fitting in now. Embrace your weird! Soon you’ll find your people.


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