Most of the voices we hear every day are completely anonymous, and the people behind them are a mystery... but every now and again, a voice is so familiar that it becomes a celebrity in its own right. In a lighthearted look back at his career, Elinor Hamilton hears Peter Dickson's journey to becoming the voice of the X Factor - beginning in Belfast, via Bolton. Produced by Karl Svenson at Tadah Media.
Elinor Hamilton talks to Rio Attoh-Wood - the voice of Capital Xtra - about the Black Lives Matter movement. He describes his experiences of growing up as a young black man in the UK, his feelings in the wake of George Floyd's death, and his hopes for the future. Recorded in June 2020. Produced by Karl Svenson at Tadah Media.
We've all shouted at that voice at the checkout when she tells us there's an unexpected item in the bagging area. But did you know there's a real person behind the voice? Her life began in Hollywood and ended up on the breadline. She knows how it feels to be embarrassed at the checkout because she's been there before, unable to pay. Elinor Hamilton talks to the voice of Morrisons, Posy Brewer. Recorded in June 2020....
Rik Scott is the man behind the cool but anonymous voice heard on many of the UK's hottest radio stations. But behind that super-hip sound is a guy who has fallen apart on air and off. Elinor Hamilton talks to him about his mental health, multiple marriages and more. Recorded in May 2020. Produced by Karl Svenson at Tadah Media.
Elinor Hamilton talks to Redd Pepper, whose voice is heard worldwide on movie trailers, video games, and on a whole range of adverts you'll almost certainly be familiar with. But while Elinor's husband is remembered as the voice of the London Underground, Redd's career began there... when he suddenly moved from driving trains to voicing trailers. Recorded in April 2020. Produced by Karl Svenson at Tadah Media.
Elinor Hamilton talks to Katy Maw, whose voice guides shoppers to the latest offers in the supermarket - and elsewhere. She sounds perfectly composed and tantalisingly persuasive... but it hasn't always been this way. Recorded in March 2020. Produced by Karl Svenson at Tadah Media.
Elinor Hamilton talks to Tom Clarke-Hill, the voice of Tony the Tiger, whose catchphrase on the Kellogg's Frosties TV commercials ("they're grrrreat!") delighted a generation of children. At home, though, his family life was not so easy. Recorded in April 2020. Produced by Karl Svenson at Tadah Media.
Every night across the UK, the evening news is introduced by the same voice. She has always sounded calm, composed, and confident. That delivery has never wavered, even when life away from the microphone left her feeling quite the opposite. Elinor Hamilton talks to Gayanne Potter. Recorded in February 2020, and produced by Karl Svenson at Tadah Media.
Elinor Hamilton talks to Jon Briggs - the original voice of Siri in the UK, and the voice inside many sat navs - about the psychological impact of his heart attack, and his "other" job... sending people to their final destination. Recorded at Jukebox Studios, London, in March 2020. Produced by Karl Svenson at Tadah Media.
The true life love story of the married couple who announce the trains together on London Underground. Phil Sayer is the man behind the iconic "Mind the Gap" announcement on many of the London Underground lines, and although he died in 2016 his recordings are still being used. His wife, Elinor Hamilton, still accompanies him as they safely guide Londoners to their destination, but - even in death - it seems as if Phil is st...