From 1972 to 1984 I was a member of the British Psychological Society Standing Press Committee. The remit of this committee was to interface with the media, getting publicity for work we thought should be brought to the attention of the general public, and countering what seemed like bad publicity. Among other things, we would write press releases for papers being given at conferences.

I was chair of the committee from 1984 to 1988. One my responsibilities was to report to the membership on what we were doing and on the coverage of psychology in the media. I continued with the latter for two or three years in a light-hearted monthly column in The Psychologist, the house magazine for the British Psychological Society. The producer of All in the Mind, Matt Thompson, noticed these columns and thought the style might be suitable for radio. As a result, I did three series, between January 1990 and May 1991, broadcasting every other week with the wonderful presenter, Anthony Clare.  I find these historically interesting and quite amusing from time to time.