Marcos Young

Associate Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism


Marcos has presented over thirty programmes for BBC Radio 3. He is based at BBC Radio Oxford where he works for news, programmes and sport. He currently produces the Saturday breakfast programme and presents a programme devoted to world music. Marcos also specialises in researching and broadcasting off diary stories.

In 2007 his first book, ‘Flamenco Legend’, was published by the History Press and launched at the Instituto Cervantes in London. Since the publication of his account of the life of the flamenco artist, Camarón de la Isla, Marcos has appeared at several literary festivals including Warwick Words where he will be performing again in autumn of 2011.

Marcos made his solo debut as a flamenco artist at the 1974 Edinburgh Festival and went on to make two albums and record sessions for BBC Radio 2. His first album ‘Flamenco Horizons’ was featured by the late John Peel.

In May 2011 he made the ninth series of ‘Global Echoes’ for BBC Radio Oxford.

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