The Lonely Arts Club

Series 4, Episode 4: Mal Young

March 09, 2022 Mal Young Season 4 Episode 4
The Lonely Arts Club
Series 4, Episode 4: Mal Young
Show Notes

This week on The Lonely Arts Club, Martin McQuillan is joined by Mal Young. 

Mal, who was born and bred in Huyton, Liverpool admits that growing up, he didn't know much about working in media but as he looks back on his childhood and his love for television, it seems he was always destined for a life behind the lens. 

Reminiscing about his home life, Mal laughs as he confesses to pretending to be a programme scheduler when he had control of the family television and VHS, however this isn't a million miles away from the path that his career was about to take. 

A sequence of serendipitous moments perhaps, or through sheer determination and passion, Mal career in television has been hugely successful. Working his way up in Brookside, Mal played a huge part in some of the soap opera's biggest storylines, which opened up a multitude of avenues for him. We hear about Mal's time working for the BBC and how he's ended up crossing the pond, spending half of his time in America. 

With some great tips for those wishing to follow in his footsteps, hear Mal's story during the episode, available to download on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and many more podcasting platforms. 

This podcast is brought to you by the Institute for Creative Enterprise at Edge Hill University.

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The podcast is edited by Roz DiCaprio who is the producer alongside Karen Appleton and Carl Hunter.

Audio production is by Sam Auguste of Onomatopoeia Studios in Liverpool.

Music is by Joseph McDade.

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