VOICE OVERS and VOICE TRAINING
I am an award-winning broadcaster and social media producer with 30 years' experience in national and regional radio and TV,
for the BBC and commercial companies.
Hello! I'm Peter.
I've been around voice and audio all my working life.
Trained by the BBC and London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, my 'on-air miles' on radio, TV and podcasts add up to thousands of hours.
I've coached hundreds of broadcasters in all styles of radio (from pop music stations such as Capital FM and BBC Radio 1, to Heart FM and the classical music station BBC Radio 3), and TV presenters on the BBC News Channel.
MORE ABOUT PETER
Peter is the winner of a prestigious New York Radio Award for his radio news presentations. He was the off-screen voice of the daily video news bulletins on Virgin Atlantic flights for several years, co-host of the Telewest Cable show “Get A New Life” for three seasons, and he voice for a series of radio commercials for a chain of electrical superstores.
Peter has studied on the “Voice for Performance” course with London’s prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and is also “Vocal Health First Aid” certified.
He has written a number of books on audio and video presentation and production and has written on voice and presentation skills in the BBC’s in-house newspaper “Ariel”.
He has read several thousand news bulletins (you may have heard him on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, Virgin Radio or Kiss, as well as BBC regional radio) and hosted nearly 2,000 podcast episodes. He is a vocal image consultant advising in all aspects of voice and speech training for presenters on radio and TV, podcasts and YouTube , voiceovers and videocalls.
His voice-style is middle aged, male, RP, and friendly-authoritative.
CLIENTS & EMPLOYERS
THE LIVE-STREAMING HANDBOOK
This Handbook will show you how to present live-video from your phone and stream to Facebook and Twitter. With this book and your favourite social media apps, you will be able to run your own TV station for home or work. Foreword: Al Roker, NBC Today.
The basics of TV and radio news production and presentation from finding and verifying sources, putting together a programme, news writing, reporting and interviewing, editing, working in the studio, conducting live reports, and more. (Two translations)
ESSENTIAL RADIO SKILLS
A practical, how-to guide to producing and presenting radio to a professional standard, for network and commercial, music and talk formats. Featuring advice from industry professionals and industry-wide best practice. Foreword: Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2
ESSENTIAL RADIO JOURNALISM
A comprehensive manual for radio journalists and journalism students with practical advice for gathering, reporting, writing, editing and presenting news, media law and ethics. There is a wealth of 'inside' information including checklists and on-the-job advice. Foreword: Jon Snow, Channel 4 News
BASIC RADIO JOURNALISM
A working manual and practical guide to the tools and techniques necessary to succeed in radio journalism. It will be useful both to students starting a broadcasting career as well as experienced journalists wishing to develop and expand their skills.
Foreword: Lord Ryder of Wensum, Vice Chair, BBC (Two translations)
Radio and video voiceovers
Friendly and authoritative
Muture, male voice
Formal or conversational reading
I'M BBC TRAINED
I was trained by the BBC in news reading, programme presentation and voice, and then went on to train some of the biggest household names in the skills I'd gone on to develop myself.
But more than that, I've also been trained by the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
I'VE GOT THE T-SHIRT!
Not only have I been trained, and trained others, but I've done the job they're doing: TV and radio voiceovers, commercials, news bulletins... as well as presenting programmes as diverse as sports, phone-ins, Top 40, interviews, gardening... and even a soul and disco show!
Add in my thousands of podcasts and Flash Briefings on Alexa devices, webinars, lectures and keynotes at prestigious events such as Reuters in London, and the books on audio and video presentation and production... Phew!