Peter Hoare has built Pier Productions into a major supplier of Factual and Drama programmes for BBC Radio, and has been the Executive Producer for award winning productions such as ‘The Red’ written by Marcus Brigstocke and Directed by Caroline Raphael (Best Drama, BBC Audio Drama Awards 2018), and Long Day’s Journey Into Night directed by Celia De Wolff (Best Supporting Actor, BBC Audio Drama Awards 2018).
His career began in BBC Local Radio and he then went on to produce for the Radio 4 Archive Features department where he made a wide range of documentaries including the Sony Gold winning Hopping Down in Kent. He has also produced numerous TV programmes for the BBC working alongside Annie Nightingale, Penelope Keith and Tom Holland.
Peter acts as Executive Producer on a wide range of Pier’s output and is responsible for development across radio and television and the strategic management of the company.
Sarah Wright is responsible for the practical running of all Pier’s audio output across drama, comedy, readings and factual. A highly experienced media professional she sets up productions, manages budgets and ensures that the company’s slate of projects are run in a timely and financially efficient way.
She has previously worked at the BBC in a variety of roles including Department Manager, Radio Comedy, a job in which she was responsible for the staffing and operational matters around the productions.
Nina is Pier’s Researcher who works across our radio and TV departments.
Nina cut her media teeth while working on Amazon's ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ series, where she worked on set and on location.
Her background is in English Literature and Theatre, though she has a continual passion for audio and media which has followed through to her work at Pier Productions.
Now, you can find her specialising in factual, working across the development of Pier's BBC radio and TV output, and following through production. She is a productive and positive member of the Pier team.
Tolly's research has been used on digital platforms such as VICE media and LADbible, as well as feature film scripts and non-fiction books. He also has a background in location scouting, photography and film making. He has worked with various organisations including The Frontline Club, One World Media, International Broadcasting Trust and Crocus Nurseries on both stills and video projects. Tolly supports Pier’s radio department with a focus on documentary and factual development.