Stephen has a wealth of experience in this area and enjoys the creative possibilities that drama and voice overs have to offer. You can hear samples from various BBC drama series & other audio work here with more samples further down the page…

Radio: Mostly recorded at the BBC studios in Birmingham, Manchester and London. Roles range from Roman general Caius Lucius in Shakespeare’s Cymbeline to the county coroner overseeing Nigel Pargetter’s inquest in The Archers (Clip 1Clip 2) an irascible Irish Priest in Ray Connolly’s romantic comedy God Bless Our Love, an oratorical David Lloyd George in Writing the Century and innocent abroad Fred Melthorpe in Don Haworth’s classic comedy series Oddballs. Leading parts include Cornish inventor Richard Trevethick in A Magnificent Prospect of the Works; Richard de Breto, one of the knights who killed Thomas a Beckett, in Assassins: Anglo Saxon hero Beowulf in Walker in the Night and Guy Montag in an adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Farenheit 451.

“I’ve a definite soft spot for adaptations of Thomas Hardy’s work, playing native ‘Wessex’ characters in Fiddler of the Reels, as well as Return of the Native, and Two on a Tower. In Neville Teller’s clever adaptation of Richard Adams Watership Down (directed by Peter Leslie Wild) I was part of a large acting ensemble as the militant bunny, Bigwig. A memorable dual role was the Minotaur & General Franco in Guernica, a sound exploration of Picasso’s anti-war masterpiece, by Liz Bond & Peter Warde, directed by Phillip Martin, for Radio 3, which won an International radio award for best drama at New York”.

Voiceover: A sample of Stephen’s work for Voice Overs UK… Highlights here include series narrator for the BBC GCSE Science schools interactive modules as well as various historical characters voiced for the companion BBC GCSE History schools interactive modules. Additional narrations for Vodaphone staff training programmes (as the voice of a robot) & The Co-operative Group as well as numerous business clients.

Stephen has also voiced various other narrations and historical characters for local authorities, UK museums and internet learning made by Fuzzy Duck, Audiotrails, Ric Mellis Productions, Centrescreen, Laurel North Productions, Mindwave Media & Peter Hughes Video.

“I’ve particularly enjoyed working with producer Dan Boyes at Audiotrails narrating and voicing character roles on free downloads that guide visitors around particular geographical locations – R.P. & native Devon accent (with Alison Darling) The Long Bridge, Barnstaple and Dorset Coast Smugglers Trail, as contraband gang leader Jake Diamond Meet Jake Diamond to eccentric ‘boffin’ Professor Dumbleberry, introducing younger visitors to Lancashire’s Martin Mere nature reserve. profdumbleberry 

Live Readings

Basil Bunting’s epic poem ‘Brigflatts’ in tandem with the recorded voice of the late poet; part of a specially commissioned soundscape for Sedbergh Book Festival. 2′ Music/Basil/Stephen: Descant On Rawtheys Madrigal_opening excerpt

For Demi-paradise Ghostly Tales at Lancaster Castle: ‘Markheim’ by R L Stevenson & ‘Three Miles Up’ by Elizabeth Jane Howard. Other live readings include The Apple Store, Stephen’s own pick of the crop of apple related literature, commissioned by Devon growers group Orchards Live.

Interact Reading Services at Manchester’s Wythenshawe Hospital Stroke Recovery Unit. Visiting reader on the wards.