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Billy Marsh Associates is one of the most highly respected names in the entertainment industry. As top television agents with a unique balance of clients, the company represents some of the nation’s most talented young artists, as well as being famous for representing a prestigious and select list of the longest established names in television, musical theatre and the media.


Following the fine traditions of its remarkable founder, Billy Marsh, the Agency continues its proud reputation over years of positive, practical success, through genuine care and absolute commitment to its clients and to the industry which it actively serves. Billy Marsh Associates is a dynamic, progressive and creative Agency. Our dedicated team handles all aspects of business with enthusiasm and proven ability.


Billy Marsh was one of the leading Theatrical Agents for over 30 years, from the earliest days of commercial television. The success and enduring popularity of some of his best-known clients, including Morecambe & Wise, Norman Wisdom and Bruce Forsyth, to name but a few – is possibly the greatest testament to his talent and the esteem with which he is held. Billy was the only Agent ever to be the subject of ‘This is Your Life’.

Respected and as loved as he was, it was agreed that Billy’s final resting place would be in The London Palladium, befitting “The Doyen of Theatrical Agents” who launched the careers of many stars at this wonderful theatre. His ashes were interred close to the stage where today’s performers can see the blue plaque placed in his honour.

Billy Marsh Associates proudly continues to bear his name and we were delighted that Billy was chosen to be the subject of ‘Great Lives’ on BBC Radio 4.  To listen to the programme click here.


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Sam and Mark’s BAFTA Win!

Sam and Mark won a BAFTA for best children’s presenter 2015 at the Children’s BAFTA’s on Sunday the 22nd November.


Julie Goodyear MBE Receives a Legends of Industry Award

Julie received the Variety “Legends of Industry Award” for her outstanding achievements in the The theatrical/televison Industry, recognising her as one of the finest and leading examples in her industry.

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Sam & Mark present CBBC’s Junior Bake-Off

Junior Bake-Off, the series which won a Bafta for Children’s Entertainment in 2014, returns to CBBC this autumn with brand new presenters Sam and Mark (Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes). It is made by Love Productions, producers of hit format The Great British Bake Off.

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Michelle Ackerley joins the presenting team on BBC One’s Watchdog

Watchdog is back with a new presenting team!  Sophie Raworth and Michelle Ackerley join Matt Allwright and Chris Hollins.

The new series goes out on BBC One, 8 October at 8pm.


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Fiona Phillips – The Truth About Sugar

Fiona sifted fact from fiction in her new BBC One documentary: The Truth About Sugar as she asks what sugar really does to our bodies, why some people crave it more than others, & why it is often a hidden ingredient in some seemingly healthy foods. This transmitted on 19th March and captivated audiences pulling in 3.6 million viewers. Catch it here on BBC iPlayer.

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Dickinson’s Real Deal

David’s new series of Dickinson’s Real Deal can be seen every Monday at 3pm on ITV1. This is series 11 and is looking great with lots of new graphics and changes.

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Dame Esther Rantzen DBE

We are proud to announce that Esther Rantzen was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to children and older people through ChildLine and The Silver Line.

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Sam & Mark – The Adventures of Long Arm

Presenter duo Sam and Mark have secured a 2 book deal with publishers Scholastic, and have recently released their first children’s book The Adventures of Long Arm. They are currently doing signings and school visits across the country.

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Ross King’s new book published

Ross King has teamed up with Scottish author Shari Low to write “Taking Hollywood” together as Shari King, published by Pan Macmillan on 14 August 2014.

1993 – In front of a galaxy of stars, three young film makers accept their Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Davie Johnston, Zander Leith & Mirren McLean, childhood friends from a rough housing estate in Glasgow, have taken Hollywood by storm. Only they know what they did to get there…

2013 – Twenty years later Davie Johnston is the top host & reality show producer in town. Mirren McLean is a respected writer & movie director & Zander Leith is box office gold. But they haven’t spoken to each other in twenty years, their relationships devastated by one horrific secret.

For more info or to purchase click here

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Louise Hulland joins BMA

We are delighted to announce the addition of award winning journalist, documentary maker & presenter Louise Hulland to the Billy Marsh Associates roster. Louise has over 10 years of experience working as a reporter in news & current affairs & can be seen reporting regularly for London Live. She also has a strong presence on various radio channels & was named an Up & Coming Radio Star by The Independent when her first documentary, Missing the Message won her a Gold Sony Radio Academy Award. She has produced a wealth of content for both radio & television & has recently launched a series of documentaries for London Live, making four programmes for the documentary strand Platform 8. It is for this channel that she has made her directorial debut as a film maker with her first programme, The Wrong Way Home which uncovers the truth about unlicensed minicabs in London.

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Dr James Logan joins BMA

We are very happy to announce that Dr James Logan, a presenter, expert & senior lecturer at the Department of Disease Control at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has joined our client list at Billy Marsh Associates. In addition to conducting internationally renowned research, including self-experimentation with parasites, James regularly appears as an expert on shows such as Embarrassing Bodies, The One Show, Bang Goes the Theory & The Discovery Channel’s Weird Connections to name but a few. His knowledge & passions span many areas, including travel, health & biology. He is also a massive health & fitness enthusiast.

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Sky at Night Magazine

We are delighted to announce that the much loved Impressionist & space enthusiast Jon Culshaw has joined The Sky at Night Magazine as a columnist. His column will be entitled Exoplanet Excursions & this off-world travelogue will take readers on a tour of the Kepler 62e system. It will be a voyage of awe & discovery through the beautiful yet hostile environments that make up space.

Jon said “each month in our Exoplanet Excursions I shall bring these exotic other worlds to life as our human senses might perceive them, imagining such alien experiences as what it would feel like to watch four suns of varying hues set after a blizzard of raining glass”.

To catch up on Jon’s latest column, click here

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Sam & Mark

Listen to Sam & Mark’s Radio Show, 96.4 Free Radio every Sunday at 11am.

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