Mike Bird



Mike started his career at the BBC in Bristol as part of the Audio Unit and he covered all sound operations involved in radio and video/film programme making, working on a variety of programmes ranging from natural history to radio drama and generally being involved in all stages of program making from the rehearsal room to the final dub.

Quick to learn new disciplines and equipment and with a deep understanding of the underlying skills involved in audio and video production, whether that be on a small documentary shoot or a large OB like Springwatch where he ran the video, sound, mini cams and comms operation for a location.

As a BBC Sound Supervisor/Recordist, Sound Assistant or Boom Op, his experience covered all types of sound operations and recordist work, across all genres. Inside and outside of the studio or on OBs and single camera operations (including film drama), this experience has included Sound Mixing and Sound Supervision, Pole/Boom and Fisher Boom work, news gathering, radio mics, comms and also music PA systems.


COP 28 & 26
Host Broadcaster
(World feeds)
EventsSound Supervisor
Formula E (Various Rounds)

Fly away rig and broadcast.
(Comms. and Audio)

Host Broadcaster
(International Liaison)
SportSound - Flyaway Kit
Wimbledon (9 years now)
Host Broadcaster
(Wimbledon - World feeds)
SportCourt Sound
Women’s World Tour Tennis
Host Broadcaster
SportSound Supervisor
G7 Conference
Host Broadcaster
(World feeds)
EventsSound Assistant/Supervisor
Dubai Gold Cup
Host Broadcaster
(Dubai TV)
SportSound - Flyaway Kit
PGA European Golf Tours (numerous)
Host (Sky/Golf Channel)SportSound - Field Supervisor
International Gymnastics
Host Broadcaster (BBC)SportSound Assistant
Rugby World Cup 2019

Fly away rig and broadcast (Comms. and Audio)

Host BroadcasterSportSound/Comms Supervisor
Football World Cup - Japan

Studio and Compound Technical Liaison (Comms, Audio and Camera feeds)

Host BroadcasterSportSound Supervisor
Commonwealth Games 2010
Host BroadcasterSportSound Assistant
Maundy Service
BBCMusicSound Supervisor
Glastonbury - Jazz Stage
Glastonbury - Jazz StageMusicSound Assistant
Pobol y Cwm
BBCDramaSound Assistant
Mercury Awards
BBCMusicSound Assistant
Reading Festival
BBCMusicSound Assistant
The Open
Host BroadcasterSportSound Assistant
Bill Oddie’s – Spring Watch
BBCFactual EntertainmentSound Audio, Comms + mini cams
BBC News & Sports
BBCCurrent AffairsSound Supervisor
BBCDramaSound Recordist
Royal Ascot
BBCSportSound Assistant
Olympics London 2012
Host BroadcasterSportSound
Rugby Union and League

Internationals, Six Nations & Club

60 Minute Makeover
C4Factual EntertainmentSound Recordist

All Leagues/FA Cup

BBCFactual EntertainmentSound Recordist
Middle Classes
BBCDocumentarySound Recordist
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
French TVSportSound
Eastbourne International Tennis
CountryfileFactual EntertainmentSound Recordist
The Clothes Show
BBCFactual EntertainmentSound Recordist
Liquid Assets
Channel 4DocumentarySound Recordist
So you think you’re a Good Driver

Sound & Mini Cams

BBCDocumentarySound Recordist
On Safari
ITVChildrensSound Recordist
British Touring Cars
Host BroadcasterSportSound Recordist
The Speed Academy - Le Mans
ITVSportSound Recordist

For all bookings please call (+44) 020 7287 6110 or email hello@tovs.co.uk

EXPERIENCE: Employment
1982 -
Audio Unit
BBC Bristol
In my ten years at BBC Bristol, my continual training in broadcasting covered a very wide area of experience in Radio and Film/Television sound, in the studio, on location and on OB’s. It gave me the platform to continually acquire new skills and knowledge, in technique and the technology connected with broadcasting as well as the artistic side of program making.