No Slow News Days With Simon McCoy!
Monday October 16 2017: All you need to know on politics, entertainment, weather, business and sport - join Simon McCoy daily for Afternoon Live!
An old hand at the BBC, Simon McCoy is no stranger to delivering top stories and breaking news - making the conception of his new show Afternoon Live on the BBC News Channel perfect sense! Now you can join him every afternoon, where he will have free reign to deliver hot topics of the day across politics, entertainment, weather, business and sport!
Whether it's dissecting racial inequality with MP David Lammy or sitting down with actor Andy Garcia to discuss the horror film 'Exorcist's' journey to the stage, the segments are as investigative as they are versatile. Alongside this, are finger-on-the-pulse updates such as the reopening of the Tate St. Ives and the recent unveiling of Tracey Emin's signature 'Unmade Bed' at the Turner Contemporary in Margate.
Simon's career has spanned decades and continents. Working as a Royal correspondent through most of the 90’s, in 2003 he co-anchored Sky's coverage of the Iraq war on location in Kuwait and Basra. Simon is now a permanent and much-loved fixture on the BBC. Hand him a slow news day and he'll offer up broadcasting gold! A case in point was his hilariously lackluster reporting of the World dog surfing championships, naturally going viral. It's this dry wit coupled with hard-hitting reporting which makes our Simon McCoy one to watch!
King of Comedy takes on The Windsors series 2!
Tuesday July 25 2017: Harry Enfield's right royal impression.
The ‘best thing on the telly’, says The Independent, and if the first glimpses are anything to go by, the new series is set to live up to the hype!
Our comedy legend Harry Enfield is back with an uncanny impersonation of Prince Charles in this amusingly farfetched look through the royal keyhole. Harry will have you in stitches, with stiff upper lip caricature a-plenty! Highlights include Harry’s incarnation as Prince Charles’s empath twin brother back for unfinished business after being mysteriously locked in the attic for 69 years! And look out for him apologising to dead heads as he cuts them off his roses in a perfect display of British politeness gone mad.
The key Windsors from series one are all back, alongside some topical additions such as Kathryn Drysdale as Harry’s new girlfriend Megan Markel and Gillian Bevan’s eerily convincing Theresa May. Bursting with even more satire than before, Camilla and Theresa May’s epic Brexit clash, which comes to blows at a Royal event is already being tipped as the TV moment of 2017!
Fresh from voicing the highly-acclaimed "Asterix: Mansion of the Gods”, and a successful stint of "Once in a Lifetime" at the Young Vic, Harry is back on our screens doing what he does best. Once again, charming the nation with his unparalleled comic timing and grasp of character, it’s fair to say he is stealing the show in this deliciously close-to-the-bone new series!
Big Brother's Voice of Reason
Friday June 30 2017: Our Big Brother legend is back on our screens for the 18th series!
Our Big Brother legend is guiding us through what seems to be one of the most explosive series yet! Gracing millions of homes across the country over these past decades, he has gripped the nation as the heartbeat to one of the best loved and longest running reality shows!
With its inception on Channel 4 way back in 2000 to its new home on Channel 5, Marcus’s iconic narration has had a strong grip on the public consciousness. Marcus says ‘I'm immensely proud that I've become ingrained into British culture in such a unique way. Because of my association with Big Brother, everywhere I go I just open my mouth and people recognise my voice. I was once in a queue for a ride at Sea-world in Florida and my voice got recognised by some American BB fans!’
The voice has unwittingly taken on a life of his own in countless parodies and impersonations alike. Appearing on comedies with Ricky Gervais, being the subject of Rory Bremner impressions, a sketch with Jack Whitehouse for Comic Relief and his own game show Dirty Money on Sky One, it seems everyone wants a piece of one of the nation’s most recognisable voices. ‘Big Brother has also helped push my voice into realms that I'd never even thought of - I've opened Garden Fetes and Xmas shows, Hospital Radio Stations and even drew the half time raffle at a Premiere League Ground. I've advertised Cheese live at Asda in Dunstable and produced major campaigns for the NHS about Stopping Smoking and Diabetes Awareness’ That’s just the tip of the iceberg!
When he’s not making sense of the BB house pandemonium, he’s proved his versatility lending his tones to campaigns for British Airways, British Telecom and Birdseye, countless promos for Have I Got News for You and a modern day rerun of the Children's favourite, Bill and Ben! You can now catch Marcus navigating the nonstop drama of the Big Brother house in the 18th series! After all this time, the housemate’s antics still never fail to shock, so we thank god for Marcus – Big Brother’s ever trusty voice of reason!
Check out Marcus's reels here!
Rio Attoh-Wood has Voiceovers all "rapped" up
Wednesday June 7 2017: Rapper and Voiceover is a born performer
In this episode of the Excellent Talent Voiceover Podcast, hip hop artist, rapper, producer and voice-over Rio Attoh-Wood tells us how being a musician has tuned his ear to voice-overs, and how he can't quite seem to get over the acting bug.
Breathing new life into the Jungle!
Thursday April 6 2017: Carol Bolt takes the lead in kids' game.
Carol says “It’s great to work on TIGEROPOLIS which has really endearing characters! The game endorses a great cause!”
A performance that gets under your skin...
Monday March 27 2017: Sian Polhill Thomas joins all-star cast in National Theatre's Ugly Lies the Bone!
Our Sian Polhill Thomas is turning heads in Ugly Lies the Bone, the National Theatre's new play that's won the hearts of critics since it opened!
The UK debut from American playwright Lindsey Ferrentino takes you on an immersive journey charting the homecoming of war in a production Sian says, "is an experience I will grow from and one I will treasure." The play follows war veteran Jess's return home to Florida in a bid to heal the mental and physical traumas of war in Afganistan. As she embarks on her 'virtual reality therapy', the audience is led into an astonishing new world where anything seems possible.
Sian says, "working on Ugly Lies the Bone has given me a unique chance to work on many different aspects of theatre from new wriitng to physical exploration, the wonders of virtual reality in theatre and the experience of facial distortion."
Sian's acting career in Theatre and TV has gone from strength to strength and it's no suprise to see her hold her own in all-star cast. She joins the likes of Ralph Little and Kate Fleetwood to deliver a note perfect performance.
This unique story is not one to be missed, get your tickets here if you haven't already!
Listen to Sian's reels here!
The Nation's Favourite Weather Presenter Comes Out Shining Again...
Tuesday March 14 2017: Celebrating the best in the world of radio and television, the TRIC awards are back!
Celebrating the best in the world of radio and television, the TRIC awards are back! Winning her 9th (yes her 9th!) best weather presenter award, it's fair to say the TRIC awards love Carol as much as the nation does! The feeling is certainly mutual, Carol says "I LOVE the TRIC awards. They are in fact the only Awards that recognise weather presenters!"
Along with bagging the much deserved best weather presenter award and with the BBC Breakfast in the running for best daytime show, it was an exciting Awards for Excellent's Early Bird.
We're not suprised our Carol has come out shining again, Go Carol!!
The Bright Spell of Good Morning Britain Is In The Running
Tuesday March 14 2017: It's the TRIC awards today and for an awards ceremony championing the very best in Radio and Television, we're not surprised our much loved meteorologist, Laura Tobin, is in the running'
Laura's dynamism for the job never fails her, "I'm so passionate about the weather and love being an important part of our Good Morning Britain viewers morning routine, come rain or shine!
The bright spell of Good Morning Britain has also been winning awards already this year bagging a Guinness world record for filling and folding as many pancakes as she could in one minute!
Laura is up against CAROL KIRKWOOD and NAZANEEN GHAFFAR for the best weather presenter gong and it couldn't be more deserved in our opinion! Laura says, "I'm so excited to be nominated for the TRIC award for the Weather presenter category. It's the second time I've been nominated which is an honour. The competition is tough and we are all rooting for each other but it would be amazing to win."
Our fingers are crossed for you Laura!
The Perfect Backbone to a Dazzling Story
Thursday March 9 2017: Lucianne McEvoy's stunning narration of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time is not to be missed!
Lucianne McEvoy has been guiding audiences through the dazzling story; "Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time" with a stunning play narration, as the show embarks on it's UK & Ireland tour!
With seven 2013 Olivier Awards and five 2015 Tony Awards under it's belt, Mark Haddon's bestseller has taken on a life of it's own since the book captured the nation's imagination way back in 2003.
An experienced actress, Lucianne has a soft yet edgy voice, which has made her the perfect backbone to this unique and quirky story.
Click here to buy tickets and hear a narration that almost steals the show!
And click this link for Lucianne McEvoy's narration showreels.