Meet The Team

Graham Benge is a motoring and motor sport journalist, author and broadcaster. Books include “Get Home Safely”, “Buying a Used Car” and “Buy and Run a Banger”. He has been a newspaper columnist for 20 years, 15 years as a contributor to BBC radio and 10 years as dual presenter of a syndicated motoring show on commercial radio. He is a former lecturer on road safety and President of the Chichester branch of the IAM.

Graham Benge talks to Nico Rosberg

He has road tested almost every car on the road, career highlights being a Jaguar C Type, a Porsche 962 Le Mans car, the Mustang from the movie Bullit and Lady Penelope’s FAB1 from the recent Thunderbirds movie. He has completed numerous high performance driving courses including 2 days with Sir Jackie Stewart at Oulton Park, racing or performance road car courses at most racing circuits in the UK and several skid control courses.


Mike is a fanatical “Petrol Head” suffering from the three C’s syndrome, i.e. mad about Cameras, Computers & cars in the same order. He adores all things of a deep technical nature relating to these three C’s  in so far as achieving optimum image quality from today’s high end professional cameras and computers.

Mike Jones – The Pixel Painter

Mike is responsible for capturing all still images at “First Take Media” events, and he as a wealth of knowledge concerning high-end digital image capture for press publication and for print or web.

Mike’s own website, The Pixel Painter, is now online, and it is through this that he organises practical photographic workshops and seminars for photographers, both fellow professionals and keen amateurs.


First Take Media Ltd is a multi-media company active in a variety of media genres from print journalism to publishing, film to television.

In our specialist area – radio broadcasting – we present live programmes for a large number of stations, produce radio programmes and have become experts in radio presentation of motor sport events, specialising for over a decade in outside broadcasts to multiple radio clients.

First Take Media team at Goodwood Revival

Our world-wide list of radio contacts includes strong concentrations in the UK across both BBC and commercial networks. We also have extensive contacts with English speaking stations all over the globe, particularly in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.


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