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 is an award-nominated podcast, telling the true life stories behind the voices.

Episode 1 - Underground

Underground Love

Series 1, 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

Series 1, Episode 2: The voice of Siri and Sat Nav talks about broken hearts and despatching bodies.

Episode 3 - News

The Year the News Broke

Series 1, Episode 3: The smooth voice of the news, whose life became anything but.

Episode 4 - Tony the Tiger

The Tiger Who Came to Breakfast

Series 1, Episode 4: When life was not so grrrrrrreat for Tony the Tiger.

Episode 5 - Trolley Dolly

May Contain Nuts

Series 1, Episode 5: The tantalising voice of the aisles, whose life took a tragic turn.

In A World...

Series 1, Episode 6: One man's meteoric rise from driving trains to voicing trailers.

Spliced and Sliced

Series 1, Episode 7: The cool sound of music radio whose tattoos hide the hurt.

Unexpected Item

Series 1, Episode 8: The voice of the self-checkouts who lived on the breadline.

Black Voices Matter

Series 1, Episode 9: The sound of Capital Xtra gives a voice to black lives.

From Belfast to Bins

Series 1, Episode 10: The life and times of the X Factor man.

The Food of Love

Series 1, Episode 11: The dynamic voice of America who tried to starve herself happy.

Scooby Doo's Big Headache

Series 1, Episode 12: The voice of Scooby Doo, Shaggy, Thunderbirds and more, whose big headache turned into a very good day.

Sleeping Beauty

Series 1, Episode 13: Two well known voices, who experienced the same tragic loss from two very different perspectives.

Goats and Gay Bars

Series 1, Episode 14: The voice of the BBC's World Service on life with HIV. (And goats.)

Showgirls, Springer, and Shepherd's Bush

Series 1, Episode 15: The voice of London's buses who's come a long way from dancing in Mexico, and now says Barking for money.

Turns Out, I Was Right

Series 2, Episode 1: The accidental voice of lockdown, telling her story in her own - very sweary - words.

Barra Fitzgibbon

Critically Speaking

Series 2, Episode 2: The voice of Channel 4, whose conversation was cut short by Covid-19.

Tanya Rich

Anarchy Descending

Series 2, Episode 3: The voice inside a lift, who's had her share of ups and downs.

Available from 9th March

Alan Dedicoat

Balls to Buses

Series 2, Episode 4: Life beyond the lottery with the voice of the balls.

Available from 23rd March

Janine Cooper Marshall

Almost Derailed

Series 2, Episode 5: The voice of the railways, whose childhood turned into a bit of a bumpy ride.

Available from 6th April

Andy Turvey

Not Checking Out

Series 2, Episode 6: The voice inside Tesco's checkouts, who's narrowly avoided death. Twice.

Available from 20th April

Trish Bertram

A Winning Comeback

Series 2, Episode 7: The Olympics announcer who beat the men at their own game.

Available from 4th May

Radio Ga Ga

Series 2, Episode 8: The upbeat and confident voice on the radio, who struggled to pick up the pieces.

Available from 18th May

Keeping it Zipped

Series 2, Episode 9: The loudmouthed voice that shouted over a lifetime of secrets.

Available from 1st June