Caroline and David Stafford

David and Caroline Stafford have collaborated on scores of dramas, documentaries, and comedy series for radio and TV over the years, as well as writing biographies of Randy Newman, Adam Faith, and Kenny Everett.

Their first book together, Fings Aint Wot They Used T'Be, about the composer Lionel Bart was chosen as BBC Radio 4's Book of The Week, nominated for a Sheridan Morley Award, and adapted for the BBC4 television documentary Reviewing The Situation. David Stafford is a writer, broadcaster, and occasional musician born in Birmingham, England. David began his career in fringe and community theatre in the 1970s. For ten years he wrote a weekly column for the Saturday Guardian, eventually called Staffordshire Bull. During the 1990s, he presented Tracks for BBC2, Going Places for BBC Radio 4, and was a regular panellist on Radio 4's literary parody game Booked. David frequently stood in for John Peel as the presenter of Home Truths (BBC Radio 4). David has written numerous plays and series for Radio 4.

David and Caroline Stafford's books with Omnibus Press include Fings Ain't Wot They Used T' Be: The Lionel Bart StoryCupid Stunts: The Life and Radio Times of Kenny EverettMaybe I'm Doing It Wrong: The Life and Music of Randy NewmanThe Police: Every Little Thing; Halfway to Paradise: The Life of Billy Fury; and Big Time: The Life of Adam Faith