Liv Facey

Freelance Journalist, Researcher & Producer

About Me

Multimedia Journalist and Producer.

Currently, freelance in the UK and available for work worldwide.

My Services

Writer: I write news stories, features, interviews, opinions and reviews for both print and digital publications as well as radio scripts.

Researcher: I manage projects: create comprehensive research notes and assist in the development of program ideas. Provide support to producers, presenters and contributors in various radio programs for BBC Radio Wales and Bengo Media productions, such as: ‘Five Lessons From Lockdown’ with Catrin Nye and season 2 of ‘We Are Family’ with Suzanne Packer.

Producer: I help developing program content: pitching timely stories, constructing briefs and sourcing guests that are interesting for the target audience and furthers the vision of the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2. As well as supervising calls and comments during live broadcasts and processing contestants for Ken Bruce’s Popmaster


Love Is Blind made one key change in season 4

Marshall Glaze supporting Jackelina in Mexico and Zack Goytowski being able to have open and candid conversations with Irina led us all to the same conclusion – there are emotionally mature men here.

From accusations of gaslighting and controlling behaviour on Love Island to the shameful past ways of other Love Is Blind contestants, the men cast on these heteronormative reality dating formats often get a bad name. But despite their toxic behaviour and the discourse that follows, similar men por

Transatlantic: The Real Story Behind the Netflix WWII Series

This article contains spoilers for Transatlantic. Netflix’s new period drama Transatlantic tells the story of Journalist Varian Fry (Cory Michael Smith), and American expatriate and heiress Mary Jayne Gold (Gillian Jacobs) who founded the Emergency Rescue Committee (ERC) that helped over 2,000 people flee the Nazis during World War II, without government support. The series, created by Anna Winger and Daniel Hendler, is a fictional representation of true events in which people did whatever was n

What's next for Joe Goldberg? Author Caroline Kepnes gives us an update on the 'You' killer

When You first arrived on Netflix in 2018, Joe Goldberg took the world in his clutches and he hasn't let go since.

In the streamer's adaptation of author Caroline Kepnes' You novel series, Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley plays the bookstore manager-turned-bloody murderer who disposes of any obstacle that stands in the way of his latest obsession. Five years later, You season 4 part 2 just dropped on Netflix on Thursday, March 9, with rumors of a season 5 of You already swirling amid fans wonderin

'UnPrisoned' Taught Me How To Forgive My Father

There is a point in the final episode, “It’s About Who You Want To Be,” when Edwin’s parole officer and Paige’s love interest Mal ( Marque Richardson ) summarizes the profound effects an absent father can have on a child. Mal tells Edwin that abandoning Paige at three years old after he was incarcerated contributed to her inability to find love. She “doesn’t recognize it walking down the street,” Mal says. The realization that Paige’s behaviors in adulthood were based on her father’s actions thr

'Sex/Life' star Margaret Odette spills on season 2 of the steamy Netflix hit

Sex/Life got social media talking with its first season, giving us the love triangles, steamy sex scenes and incredible female empowerment storylines we were desperate for after the pandemic.

The Netflix show, which is very much a reflection on whether or not women can have it all, follows suburban mom Billie Connelly (Sarah Shahi) as she begins to realize that the life she’s currently living may not be the life she wants. It leads to her getting caught up in a love triangle between her husband

Who does Chloe from 'Perfect Match' end up with? The reality star speaks out

Chloe from Perfect Match is no stranger to using reality TV to find "the one," having starred in both Too Hot to Handle and The Circle season 2. But her two failed previous attempts at televised love won’t stop her from trying to find her "perfect match" one last time. The third time is a charm, after all!

Chloe Veitch is one of the 23 contestants in Netflix’s latest dating show Perfect Match, which has been airing on the streamer every Tuesday since Valentine's Day 2023. With only 10 singles a

The cast of 'Perfect Match' spills on how filming the Netflix show was different than other reality series

To pad out the cast of Perfect Match, Netflix's newest reality dating show, the streamer pulled personalities from all across its unscripted shows—Love Is Blind, Too Hot to Handle, The Circle and more—for a match-making show with a twist.

At face value, the new series is very much The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor, packing in all of our favorite stars into one house to see who can pair up and find their perfect match.

But really, how different is it from all the other dating shows we know so

Why Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 Is a Not-So-Secret Reboot

Since Grey’s Anatomy first premiered in 2005, it has aired 19 seasons, 406 episodes, and birthed 3 spinoffs. Naturally the show has had to adapt as cast members come and go throughout the years. This sometimes makes it hard to recall what exactly went on in season 1. Although who can forget Addison Montgomery (then Shepherd) saying the iconic line, “I’m Addison Shepherd … and you must be the woman who’s been screwing my husband.” With every new intern class that Grey’s introduces viewers to, it

‘We want our fees back’: how students really feel about the university strikes

Liv Facey, 21, feels like she’s been robbed. After two years of Covid disruption, ‘prison-like’ living conditions and Zoom lecture misery, she and fellow students were relieved to finally return to in-person teaching last term — only for staff to start cancelling lectures to go on strike over pay, pensions and working conditions.

Little did Facey and her peers know it then, but that was to be just the beginning of yet another academic year of campus chaos: starting with a mass strike on ‘walkou

Books in the Media: newspapers reveal their best books of the year

In the lead up to Christmas, many publications, including the Guardian, Times, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Financial Times, New York Times and iNews, have released their best book of the year articles.

Six books dominated the lists: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (Faber), Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout (Viking), The Promise by Damon Galgut (Chatto), No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood (Bloomsbury), Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen (Fourth Estate) and Detransition

Lessons from Black publishing pioneers must catalyse lasting change in the trade

October is the time of year in which people seek to educate themselves on the history of Black British people. They seek to learn about the contributions Black people have made to the UK, including to the cultural scene. Black British figures in UK publishing are rare, and those that are here can often be rendered invisible. The reality is the UK publishing industry has seen many great Black people who continue to inspire those aiming to further diversify the industry today. The Bookseller asked

Why Criminal Minds Shuffles its Cast So Frequently

The police procedural drama, Criminal Minds, which centers around a team of FBI profilers as they study the worst criminals the U.S. has to offer, dominated network television on CBS before it moved to the streaming service Paramount +, under its new name Criminal Minds: Evolution. Criminal Minds’ perfect mix of celebrity guest stars, (including Sheryl Lee Ralph, Amber Heard, Mark Hamill, and Luke Perry) and the show’s characters having strong chemistry kept fans hooked for 16 seasons. However,

How 'That’s So Raven' Raised A Generation Of Black Girls Like Me

I grew up in the golden age of the Disney Channel . I watched the hits: Hannah Montana, The Cheetah Girls, Wizards of Waverly Place. And if it was a Friday night, I’d settle in to devour the latest Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM). I watched it all. Now, as an adult, I’m part of that very specific Gen-Z Twitter and Instagram community who constantly reshares their favorite scenes from the shows, and whose childhoods can very much be defined by those Disney Channel programs. Everyone has thei

“Ginny & Georgia” Giving Us More Bracia Is Season 2's Best Change

In this op-ed, writer Liv Facey argues that the most important change in Ginny & Georgia season 2 is the increased screen time and improved character development of Ginny's Black friend, Bracia.

Through young and adult drama, Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia explores the dynamic between Georgia Miller (played by Brianne Howey) and her teenage daughter Ginny (Antonia Gentry). However, over the course of two seasons, one facet of that dynamic becomes more and more pervasive: the racial differences betwe

The 10 Best Episodes of Criminal Minds

This article contains spoilers for Criminal Minds. Criminal Minds had us hooked on the F.B.I.’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.) for 15 incredible seasons. The team had their wheels up for 324 episodes as they profiled some of the world’s worst serial killers, while also giving viewers a glimpse into the show’s main characters’ lives and gifting them with some incredible celebrity guest stars along the way. The series has been full of ups and downs as fans saw many characters come and go and co

How Ginny & Georgia Season 2 Fixes Two Major Season 1 Issues

Despite that, the first season does also allow us to learn about Marcus’ own struggles with depression after the loss of his friend. While this is also relatively glossed over in the first batch of episodes, the show rectifies this with season two as it shows Marcus turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with his descent into depression. The differences in Marcus are shown across the whole season but particularly in episode eight which is a Marcus-centered story as he walks us through his feelings
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