Laurie got his start in radio as a film industry contributor for BBC Oxford & BBC Berkshire, having impressed editors with his podcast & column in The Oxford Paper. Within a year he became BBC Oxford’s ‘in-house’ film critic, travelling to London each week to attend press screenings, interviews and premieres.
This led to the launch of his own self-produced arts & culture shows every week on BBC Oxford, and regular cover work on the Early Breakfast and Drivetime programmes. In September 2019, Laurie successfully pitched two new programmes covering live music & new media. He was invited to be the name & face for BBC Oxford’s edition of national brand ‘BBC Upload’ in January 2020.