Michael Palmer took an apprenticeship with British Airways in 1980. Once completed, he took up a position with a flight simulation company. In the mid-1980s the opportunity arose for him to work as a technician in the printing industry. Throughout the 1990s he wrote short sketches and one-lines for a variety of shows on BBC Radio and ITV, before concentrating on other writing projects. Michael has had a lifelong interest in cars - Alvis, Bentley, Jaguar and Morgan are particular areas of interest, in addition to Bristol.