Derek likes communicating in crazy ways - the crazier the better. And he also likes communicating in crazy places! So, he's worked on radio soap operas in Tanzania, busked public service announcements in Bangladesh, and of course taken part in numerous science experiments in kitchens across the East of England. While Dave is the brains of the kitchen science feature, Derek holds the mic and asks stupid questions - which is one of his strengths. In his spare time, he plays musical instruments (the crazier the better - he's a wizard on the Jew's Harp) and volunteers for community radio.