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These radio productions could help inspire you to start a business. From corsets to Nuns to beer for punks and even Levi Roots - all feature and provide some hints and tips.


BBC Radio 4 'A Small Business - Time to Start a Small Business' Liz Barclay talks all things small business with help from Fran Cotton, Professor Francis Chittenden and contributions from myself.

Produced by Adam Fowler now at Overtone Productions


Allan Esler Smith

In addition to my 'day job' I enjoy promoting the life and films of Brian Desmond Hurst, Irelands most prolific film director of the 20th century noted for the Christmas classic Scrooge. The links below take you to some promotional work I am involved with:

RTE Documentary on Hurst's life, to listen please click here

Brian Desmond Hurst Legacy website


The Book Programme - The War Zone

‘War Zone’ includes a detailed profile of my book Theirs is the Glory: Arnhem, Hurst and Conflict on Film. Listen again at the link below Jane Dismore hosts myself and and Hugh Bicheno author of Razor’s Edge: The Unofficial History of the Falklands War and many other books on battles and war and we discuss war and our book work, combining it with music that underlines the themes. This thought-provoking hour looks in detail at Arnhem and Theirs is the Glory on the the 75th anniversary of the battle and dips into many of Hurst’s other war films like Dangerous Moonlight and The Lion Has Wings as well as his Ministry of Information output.

To listen just scroll down to the end of the page on the link below and click play.


Email allan@allaneslersmith.com or call me on 07775 696052