Tales From The Tannoy

Tales From The Tannoy

Even robots have a story to tell

Have you ever wondered about the lives behind the people who provide the soundtrack to your life? Probably not. Did you even realise they are real people? Perhaps.

Did you know that two of the voices on the London Underground are a married couple who work together all day long, even though one of them is dead?

Did you know that the voice in your SatNav has a broken heart?

Did you know that the calm, reassuring voice that accompanies your daily life has had a life punctuated by tragedy?

Tales from the Tannoy tells the true life stories behind the voices.

Episode 1 - Underground

Underground Love

Episode 1: The true story of the married couple still working together on London Underground, even though one of them is dead.

Episode 2 - Sat Nav

The Final Destination

Episode 2: The voice of Siri and Sat Nav talks about broken hearts and despatching bodies.

Episode 3 - News

The Year the News Broke

Episode 3: The smooth voice of the news, whose life became anything but.

Episode 4 - Tony the Tiger

The Tiger Who Came to Breakfast

Episode 4: When life was not so grrrrrrreat for Tony the Tiger.

Episode 5 - Trolley Dolly

May Contain Nuts

Episode 5: The tantalising voice of the aisles, whose life took a tragic turn.

In A World...

Episode 6: One man's meteoric rise from driving trains to voicing trailers.

Spliced and Sliced

Episode 7: The cool sound of music radio whose tattoos hide the hurt.

Unexpected Item

Episode 8: The voice of the self-checkouts who lived on the breadline.

Black Voices Matter

Episode 9: The sound of Capital Xtra gives a voice to black lives.

From Belfast to Bins

Episode 10: The life and times of the X Factor man.

The Food of Love

Episode 11: The dynamic voice of America who tried to starve herself happy.

Scooby Doo's Big Headache

Episode 12: The voice of Scooby Doo, Shaggy, Thunderbirds and more, whose big headache turned into a very good day.

Sleeping Beauty

Episode 13: Two well known voices, who experienced the same tragic loss from two very different perspectives.

Goats and Gay Bars

Episode 14: The voice of the BBC's World Service on life with HIV. (And goats.)

Showgirls, Springer, and Shepherd's Bush

Episode 15: The voice of London's buses who's come a long way from dancing in Mexico, and now says Barking for money.