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'Don't be afraid of the Dark' is an 'audio magazine' - ground breaking audio magazine and radio show designed to be topical, easily consumed informative and positive. An antidote to the online disinformation campaigns, unfounded conspiracies and cynical fear mongering. There are bite sized bits of news, trivia, competitions and audience interaction. Also, heavier more challenging content around history, historical figures and conspiracy theory. Hannah takes the hammer to online scammers but also calls out attitudes and behaviours that do not support the human family at its best.

The 'magazine' format is great for a show of both light and shade - listen in a single sitting or comeback to when you have time. The presenter, Richard J Hannah is an award winning Presenter and Entertainer and Internet Broadcast pioneer since the 90s. He balances the fun, the mickey taking and sketches with strong opinion and hard hitting commentary.

New shows at 9PM each Sunday during 2021 - presented by Richard J Hannah and the team out of Alicante in Spain.

 We support PRS for Music online and and content is supported by PROL Licence Number: OLE 23098.  All rights Reserved.

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Big H Productions are designing a free to air straight news show for Radio Stations, once a week round up length and format to be agreed.
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The Team


Richard J Hannah

Presenter

Former TV and Radio Voice Over, award winning Executive Producer and Internet Radio Pioneer. Also happens to be a talented Global Business Consultant and Semi Professional Show Singer .

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Lorraine Coker

Music Producer

Lorraine has been producing the music side of Richard Hannah shows for over 5 years. Also manages the studio back office.

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Brett Harley & Murf Media

Show Research & Scripts

Award winning Research and Show preparation team-

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29Nov

Sevengate the oldest fake news story

Conspiracy theorists and misinformation buffs claim that its about 'free speech' .  They say 'prove' yourself but of course we know that an unsubstantiated lie, will traverse the net 6 times quicker than the truth.

17 years ago our host met  a broadcast industry wannabee, who called herself Seven.  It was at Clarion TV a TV Company that Hannah co owned and attending were figures from across broadcasting keen to hear from newbies.  In short the mysterious lady tanked.  She had no idea about TV treatments, offered ideas that were 30 years out of date ( claiming to create  a format that actually had been created in the 1950s - Come Dancing) and she was forgotten.  

Years later whilst live on air  a Seven crony rocks up with a portfolio of crimes that Richard Hannah and companions purportedly committed.  They included the  7/7, Charlie Hebdo and more recently Grenfell Tower. Seven had  even tried to pursue the matter through the courts - it was struck out.  Once exposed the story it was quickly debunked but not before Charles had garnered support from over 50,000 people in the conspiracy community.  Deluded theorists who handed over to Seven hard earned cash so she could 'fight' me and others she accused.  Later in the series we will feature a conspiracy that took nearly two decades to end and explore the world of the conspiracy theorist.  Have your say on!

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29Nov

A Topic for coming shows

The BLM movement has attracted a lot of attention on an issue that has been largely swept under the carpet.    Instead people debate those issues around racism, deny history, claim the empire was benign or equate other topics to being of equal importance - all so the actual issue should not be tackled. The greatest aide to the racist is apathy.  

I do not believe that the UK , Spain or Ireland are particularly racist countries, however, the majority of the populations just does not care.  It does not impact them and you are talking about something that directly effects just 6% of the UK population.  

However, In England there is a nasty underbelly of people who consider the impacts of slavery and empire an irrelevance and that through sheer accident of birth, they have inherited the 'Great' in Great Britain but on closer examination of their lives their contribution to the condition of the human family is negligible.  The keyboard warriors who want to talk about your roots or proclaim the country was better in the 1950s, 60s, 70s etc. any day have been emboldened.  Its a fascinating topic.  

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29Nov

Covid denial a new post fact Phenomenon

Covid denial is a thing!  A minority of normally positive individuals irrationally explaining away an illness that has traversed the world in three months killing thousands.  Its not the usual  fantasists either, which is fascinating.  Even as logic deserts their claims  they claim the right to infect others and not self edit.  Slamming what they call mainstream media, but not holding their own commentary to any standard save "its my opinion" or " Something doesn't add up"

A normally a sane Mum from revealed the extent of the new phenomenon that is the Facebook keyboard warrior.  Not a virologist and normally non controversial she and her friends seemed to be suffering from some form of cognitive dissonance as they deny that Covid was 'as serious as the mainstream media claimed'.  The tired claim that flu kills more ( but refused to say what number of people dying would be enough for her to close the country) despite the fact we have a flu jab.  She claimed lock down killed more people than the disease without providing any evidence - in fact real evidence is alwas conspicuously absent.  This is effectively trolling people with misinformation dressed up as 'opinion'.  This is a thing - facts and experts are dismissed - opinion is king - Have your say on 'Don't be Afraid of the Dark" - Https://bigh-productions.com

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29Nov

Hypocrisy explored

We live in a world that increasingly lacks authenticity. We vote for politicians who lie continuously like Trump or Johnson.  The posed selfies suggesting we are living the life, pithy facebook posts suggesting we have a hotline to heaven, exaggerated mental conditions, nativism and gesture politics - its not real but we claim it is.  The Vicar and his wife that harbour racist views and lack any warmth towards their fellow humans, the unifying figure rushing to close the door on charity. Would we rather deal with the uncomplicated and insensitive or the duplicitous and insincere?  Have your say on 'Don't be Afraid of the Dark" - Https://bigh-productions.com

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Our Host


Our Host
Richard J Hannah is a multi talented broadcaster and award winning producer.  Uniquely he holds down a responsible job for management Consultancy, Making Travel Work as well as producing and presenting a string of Radio Hits:

  • The AM Show:  Featuring Mike Groth & Adrian Mills: Executive Producer - Global Radio 1
  • The Big H Radio Show: 11 seasons as Presenter : Syndicated
  • The Sunday Supplement: Global City Radio: Producer/Presenter
  • Your Future Your Call: Writer/Co Producer of award winning Radio Ad campaign 2001
  • The Magic of the Musicals - Co Producer of 8 show syndicated Series that transferred to TV

He was a Sky TV Voice Over to Extreme Sports Channels that included The Snowboarding Report and Voiced Documentaries such as 'The Board Brothers'. He has written , produced and directed hundreds of hours of Corporate TV for Allied Irish Bank, Sony, Sainsbury's Group and Direct Line and created TV ads for Insurance Companies and the Finance Sector.

Hannah enjoys ringing the changes Radio, TV, production , writing or directing - whilst also supporting transformation in big business. He has served as a special adviser in government and volunteered as an advocate to a child protection charity.

Son of a West African Airman, born in the UK, raised in Ireland and the Far East, Hannah has lived and worked in over a dozen country and today is a resident of Spain where he lives with wife Lorraine.  He has three grown up children, three grown up step children and ten grand children. If Broadcasting and consulting were not enough, Hannah can also be found  performing live and on stage as a Comedy Compere and vocalist.