Malcolm Prince

Malcolm Prince is an English radio producer.

Born in Solihull, West Midlands, he attended The University of Warwick.

He is a Producer at the BBC radio channels. He specialises in feature documentaries and music entertainment shows. He began his radio career aged 13 working at BRMB Radio in Birmingham. His mentor was Ed Doolan who took Prince with him to the local BBC Radio station in 1981. At Radio WM, Prince developed his radio skills while continuing his education. In the mid 1990s, Prince sold an idea to BBC World Service which became the series 'Ain't No Mickey Mouse Business'. This was the beginning of a long and successful partnership with the writer and broadcaster, Brian Sibley. In 2000, Prince became a staff producer at BBC Radio 2 producing a variety of weekly programmes and documentaries. Today, he produces:

  • Paul O'Grady - Sundays from 5pm (Producer/Executive Producer)
  • Graham Norton - Saturdays from 10am, (Producer/Executive Producer)

Other notable productions include: 2012

  • Clare Balding presents 2012 - The Year To Remember (Producer)
  • Sixty Amazing Years - The Diamond Jubilee Weekend (Producer/Executive Producer)


  • Michael Grade On The Box - a history of popular television for March 2012 (Producer)


  • The Musical - a landmark eight-part series for September 2010, written by Brian Sibley, telling the story of Broadway and London's West End (Producer)
  • The London Palladium Story - a two-part documentary celebrating 100 years of the famous West End theatre (Producer)
  • David Puttnam's Century of Cinema, The Sequel with Brian Sibley - a revised repeat of the acclaimed series (Producer)
  • The Paul O'Grady Christmas Show - Christmas Day 2010


  • Who on Who? David Tennant interviews Russell T Davies about his work on Doctor Who
  • Cilla's Sunday Love Songs: two special programmes
  • The Beatles, Covered presented by Cilla Black
  • The Paul O'Grady Christmas Show - Christmas Day 2009


  • Bill Cotton - a tribute to the late Bill Cotton
  • The Bette Midler Christmas Show - Christmas Day 2008, repeated 2010
  • The Paul O'Grady Christmas Show - Christmas Day 2008
  • Icons - a season of music documentaries (2008)
  • Happy New Year - The Ultimate Abba Chart (New Year's Day 2008) and repeated in May 2008


  • Re-X-amining Kylie (Boxing Day 2007)
  • Alan Carr's Christmas Box (Christmas Day 2007)
  • X-amining Kylie - David Tennant interviews Kylie Minogue (November 2007)
  • Dale's Groovy 60s - hosted by Dale Winton (2007)
  • Shadowlands, read by Ian Richardson (2007) and repeated in 2008
  • Carly Simon: Stage and Screen (2007)


  • The Natalie Cole Christmas Show (2006)
  • My Life - The Music and Story of Billy Joel (2006, 2002)
  • Cliff Richard - Take Another Look (2006), repeated 2010
  • Ain’t No Mickey Mouse Music (2006)


  • Liza With a ‘Z’ and All That Jazz (2005), starring Liza Minnelli
  • Project: Who? (2005), with Christopher Eccleston
  • Doctor Who: Regeneration (2005)


  • Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Man Behind The Music (2004)
  • The Language of Kylie - The Kylie Minogue Story (2003)
  • Cilla, What’s It All About? (2003), starring Cilla Black
  • The Music Never Ends - The Michel Legrand Story (2003)
  • Real Songs - The Diane Warren Story (2003)
  • Barbra Streisand Special (2003)


  • The Rolling Stones Story (2002)
  • Clouds In My Coffee, The Carly Simon Story (2002)
  • He’s Playing Our Song - The Marvin Hamlisch Story (2002)
  • Thank You For The Music - The Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus Story (2001)
  • Never Miss An Angle - The Real Walt Disney (2001)
  • Manilow In The Spotlight (2000), starring Barry Manilow
  • The Nina Simone Show (2000)
  • Country Roads with Johnny Cash (2000)
  • A Day At The Races (2000)
  • Keep The Music Playing - The Alan and Marilyn Bergman Story (2000)

Prior to 2000

  • The Rodgers and Hammerstein Story (1999)
  • David Puttnam’s Century of Cinema (1999), starring David Puttnam and Robert Redford and presented by Brian Sibley
  • Disney’s Women (1998)
  • Ain’t No Mickey Mouse Business (1995, 1998)
  • To Be Continued (1998)
  • Starring Julie - The Julie Andrews Story (1998)

He also produced The Russell Davies Song Show from 2002-2004. In September 2004, he created Elaine Paige on Sunday which he produced until 2010.

In 2003, he produced Radio 2’s Great British Music Debate and later executive-produced the two follow-ups in 2004.

In 2005 he produced Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s first Radio 2 programmes as well as the Network debuts of Paul O'Grady and John Barrowman.

In 2006 he became an Executive Producer at Radio 2.

His key collaborator is writer and broadcaster Brian Sibley, with whom Prince has created many programmes for the BBC.

Famous quotes containing the words prince and/or malcolm:

    A wholly materialistic city is nothing but a dream incarnate. Venice is the world’s unconscious, a miser’s glittering hoard, guarded by a Beast whose eyes are made of white agate, and by a saint who is really a prince who has just slain a dragon.
    Mary McCarthy (1912–1989)

    Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible. He is a kind of confidence man, preying on people’s vanity, ignorance, or loneliness, gaining their trust and betraying them without remorse.
    —Janet Malcolm (b. 1934)