Branches in all parts!

July 10, 2014 7:49 pm

One of the things I really enjoy about my Voice-over work is the variety of styles, subjects, characters, challenges, territories……in fact, let’s just settle on Variety! This week has seen my first foray into Heavy Metal music. In Finland! Don’t worry, I’m not performing, just narrating a series of videos... View Article


Let them kiddies breathe!

February 1, 2014 5:47 pm

I’m following with interest the campaign to ban smoking in cars in which children are being carried.  (The House of Lords likes the look of it, apparently – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25939908 ) Instinctively, I’m cautious about governments banning things, but this is one restriction I’d find it hard to oppose. When I... View Article


Wakey Waaaaakey!

January 22, 2014 11:16 am

Doing the night shift throws the body “into chaos” and could cause long-term damage, warn researchers. BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25812422 Shift work has been linked to higher rates of type 2 diabetes, heart attacks and cancer. Now scientists at the Sleep Research Centre in Surrey have uncovered the disruption shift work... View Article


Lockerbie. Where has 25 years gone?!

December 21, 2013 8:52 pm

Today’s the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing. I realise that I blogged about this on the 20th anniversary, but I thought I might just revisit those words for this anniversary. So here it is again, with just the 20s updated to 25s. It’s 25 years today since the dreadful... View Article


Squeakiest interview of the year…

September 9, 2013 12:31 pm

As I enjoyed a week of covering the afternoon show on BBC Radio Derby, an interesting opportunity arose: to interview two great stalwarts of kiddies tv. Sooty and Sweep were due for an appearance in Buxton and, what with that and a new ITV series of Sooty Shows to …... View Article