FARMER OF THE WEEK MARK RYDER

26.4.2021

This week it's all eyes on Farm Manchester's Dubbing Mixer Mark Ryder.

On a day to day basis Mark is in his audio suite mixing programmes such as Ambulance and The Real Housewives, but what we want to know is, what really goes on in his head?

 

How did you become a Farmer?

 

I started as a runner in 2004. I had an interview and moved down from Manchester that weekend. I sofa surfed for a few months around London before renting a flat.

 

What is the best part of your job?

 

Having been freelance from 2010 - 2018, I wanted to be part of a team again. For me, being part of a team, having colleagues to talk to, and the general buzz of working in a busy facility makes it for me.

 

What have you missed most in Lockdown?

 

An obvious one but it has to be family. Having 2 young kids and not being able to spend time with grandparents has been tough all round. Our youngest was one when the first lockdown happened. She turns 3 on 28th March and she hardly knows her grandparents who have missed out on such a lovely age for kids. I've also really missed having mates in our house. Either for meals or a few drinks. It's something I can't wait to get started again.

 

What’s the one thing that most people do not know about you?

 

I have a Blue Peter badge. I played the cornet in a brass band when I was young and we were national champions and played live on Blue Peter. This was the Richard Bacon, Katy Hill era. I know, doesn't get much cooler than that...

 

What’s the last thing that made you smile?

 

My 6yr old son reading a book about the body and explaining to me how bogies and farts are made.

 

The funniest thing that’s happened to you at the Farm?

 

All the good times I spent in the Nellie Dean or Crown in Soho with so many great people.

 

How do you unwind and de stress after a busy day?


Running, cycling, drinking

What three words best describe you?

 

Positive (I hope)
Sociable (usually)
Hungry (always)

 

Your favourite Farm Animal?

 Got to be a border collie

 

 

 

 

 

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