Tom Lopez, ZBS

Dirk Maggs' BBC Career included stints as a producer in BBC Television and a Senior Producer in BBC Radio Light Entertainment. He has won national and international awards including Sony Awards, Talkie Awards and Audie Awards and nominated for many more. Dirk was also among the first ever nominees for the Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Achievement in his field.

Dirk was responsible for writing and directing the hugely successful 2003-5 radio renaissance of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - its late author Douglas Adams having specifically asked Dirk to produce the conclusion to the saga in its original medium.

Dirk's Television work includes Bob The Builder and The Animated Mr Bean, in Film The Magic Roundabout Movie. For BBC Radio, Dirk created epic 'audio movies' featuring Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and Judge Dredd.

Dirk's Voice Directing for Games has included Revolution Software's Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon and Broken Sword: The Angel Of Death and SixToStart's award-winning Smokesecreen.

Dirk has directed many outstanding artists, including Leslie Nielsen, Christian Slater, Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley, Jonathan Pryce, Juliet Stevenson, Jim Broadbent, Maureen Lipman, Johnny Vegas, Ricky Tomlinson, Harry Enfield, Jim Carter, Steve Coogan, Alison Steadman and Spike Milligan.

Dirk has also moved into Stage Directing, with touring versions of certain of his "hits" in the works ... more details soon.

Dirk has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the University of Winchester for his work in the dramatic arts and is a Guest Lecturer at the Universities of Westminster, Bournemouth and Winchester. He has also been involved with creative and educational Native American projects at Native Voices at the Autry Center in Los Angeles, California and Native American Public Television in Lincoln, Nebraska.

"We put a lot of love into (our work) ... a subtle kind of healing energy that makes people feel good about life and about themselves."