Clive started out as a barrister in 1986 working in both crime and civil law, for prosecution and defence. His television comedy credits include Spitting Image, Dead Ringers, and Chambers, his Radio 4 and BBC1 sitcom about barristers starring John Bird and Sarah Lancashire
In 1992, Clive won the prestigious BBC Radio Light Entertainment Contract Writers Award. In 1998, he won the BBC’s inaugural ‘Frank Muir Award’, for outstanding comedy writing. He has also written regularly on The Times comment pages and for The Guardian and The Independent.
Clive works across television news and radio, appearing regularly on the Today programme, Five Live, Breakfast, The News Channel and BBC news bulletins. From 2004 –2010 he presented the BBC’s flagship legal analysis programme ‘Law In Action’ on Radio 4, a role for which, in 2009, he won the Bar Council’s Legal Broadcasting Award. Clive has presented many other television and radio programmes for the BBC including Panorama (BBC1), Profile (R4), Pick of the Week (R4), The Cases That Changed Our World (R4).
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- Chairman of the England Selectors and regarded as the country's finest cricketing speaker with a wonderfully dry northern humour.
- Presenter of the aptly titled Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2. Conference Faciliator and After Dinner Speaker.
- Sir Alan Sugar's right-hand man on The Apprentice and presenter of C4 Countdown.