About Colin

Colin BabbI describe myself as a ‘BBC,’ a British Born Caribbean. My family are from around the Caribbean region including Guyana, Guadeloupe and Barbados.

I’ve worked for the BBC as a radio producer, website producer, broadcast journalist; and as a photographer in Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, St.Lucia and Trinidad for an education book publishing company.

I’ve also worked for the National Health Service (NHS), the Further Education Development Agency (FEDA), as a librarian for law firms and public libraries, an English language teacher in Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan and Thailand, as a website editor for schools, universities and the public health sector, and co-owned an independent music company called Waaaah!/Bring on Bull.

In 2012, I completed an MA in Caribbean Studies at the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick.

I’ve contributed to a number of books including Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation by Colin Grant (Jonathan Cape), and The Bowling was Superfine: West Indian Writing and West Indian Cricket authored by Stewart Brown and Ian McDonald (Peepal Tree).

I’ve made three appearances as a guest with the BBC Test Match Special (TMS) radio commentary team:

With Jonathan Agnew. England v West Indies, 2020 Test at The Ageas Bowl, Hampshire. 

With Jonathan Agnew. England v New Zealand, 2015 One Day International at The Riverside Ground, Durham.

With Tony Cozier and Simon Mann. West Indies v Pakistan, 2013 ICC Champions Trophy group match at The Oval.  

Colin Babb on BBC TMS

With Simon Mann on BBC TMS, The Oval, 2013

I’ve also been a guest on a variety of TV and radio shows in the UK, Caribbean and Australia including:

On Early Mornings show with Barry Nicholls, ABC Radio Perth, Australia.

With Andrew Mizner on The Broken Wicket podcast (from 13’02”).

Captain of the Seamers team on BBC Two’s Eggheads quiz programme.

NCN TV’s Oral Tradition Show with Petamber Persaud, Guyana.

HBTV’s Wake Up Guyana Breakfast Show with Basil Bradshaw.

The George Grant Show on Grenada Broadcast.

With Reza Abasali on TAJ 92.3 FM radio, Trinidad.

BBC World Service radio, and the BBC local radio network including Birmingham, Derby, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Nottingham and Three Counties.

Dotun Adebayo’s Up All Night Show on BBC Radio 5 Live.