Ric Michael

  • MediaCityUK Room 2.14
  • T: +44 (0)161 295 0141
  • E: r.michael@salford.ac.uk
  • Linkedin: @Ric Michael
  • Twitter: @Ricmichael

Office Times

“Please contact me via email for an appointment”


I have a successful track record of ground breaking work in Music, Live Literature, Poetry and Comedy across Multi-platform, Radio and TV.

I began my career as manager of legendary Manchester club The International 1, before establishing Manchester Roadhouse as a key live venue in the North of England. I launched Manchester Poetry Festival in 1994 with Henry Normal and produced events and programmes for Granada TV based around The Boddingtons Manchester Festival and live performance.

I have written for Channel 4 and added a range of additional material and appeared in front of the camera in a range of shows. I have presented across a range of regional and RSL radio stations. I was commissioned to make a range of live poetry programmes for multi-award winning Baby Cow Productions and went on to become Head of Development for the award-winning Baby Cow Manchester, establishing a reputation for bringing through and nurturing new talent.

In a varied career so far I have written, produced and presented online, on television and on radio. Currently script editing and co-producing a Sci-Fi feature film "Persona", which has a taster app launch in November 2014 and developing a radio series.

I am a partner in Puma Events and Training which deliver CPD and training packages for Channel 4, BBC Academy and Creative Skillset.

I completed my PGCAP in 2011 and have been teaching at Salford as an HPL and now part-time since 2007 and can usually be side-tracked by talking about football or asking to see pictures of my children.


Masters Film Environments

BA Television and Radio – Content Creation, Research and Pre-Production, Radio Drama, Radio Production, Production Management.

Research Interests

The influence of Ashkenazi writers and comics on the development of comedy.

The changing role of live literature in a multi-platform environment.

Qualifications and Memberships

Fellow, HEA