118 118 is a directory service in the UK. The “men with moustaches” featured in the commercials are based on the 1970’s record breaking runner David Bedford.
I recorded a series of about 7 commercials, where the men played different sports and it tied in nicely with the London 2012 Olympics which was about to happen. It was a real thrill to voice the 118 118 tv adverts.
These adverts were aired in extremely high profile spots in the advert breaks of some of the biggest shows on ITV and other leading channels in the UK such as X Factor, Coronation Street and the Britain’s Got Talent Final. The voiceover style that was required was a parody of a sports commentator and ended up sounding quite Alan Partridge! It was great fun to record. We laughed a lot during the sessions!
Get Your Own 118 118 Style Voiceover
If you’d like your very own 118 118 style voiceover, I’d be happy to do so. Just drop me a line and let me know what you require and I’d be happy to help. To check out more characters and impressions, visit my soundboards and have a play!
I’m passionate about delivering the very best voiceover and working with clients to ensure that they receive the style of voice that best represents their brand. If you need me to demo for you, I’ll be more than happy to read for you and if you need characters, then get in touch and we can discuss what you have in mind.
FAQ About My TV Commercial Voiceover Service
Q: What am i getting for my money?
A: When you book me to voice for you, you’re not just paying for my voiceover, but the reassurance that it will be broadcast quality with no erroneous room noises for you to have to worry about.
Q: Will I have to edit or do anything to the voiceover?
A: Unless you’re a producer or prefer me to send you the raw file, you can be assured that I’ll edit my read for you, so you receive a finished, high quality file.
Q: How long will my voiceover take?
A: I pride myself on a fast turnaround and will always endeavour to send you back your file within 24 hours.
Q: I’m not entirely sure how to explain the voice, character or style I need, can you help?
A: Of course! I’m more than happy to chat over the phone with you your requirements and won’t hit record until we’re both happy that I’ll be voicing in the style that suits your read or character.
Q: Can I be directed during the recording?
A: Yes! If you prefer to listen in to the recording process and direct me, then I’m available on Skype, ISDN, ipDTL and Source Connect. I’m also happy to travel to studios for sessions.
Q: Do you charge for revisions?
A: Any mistakes made by myself will be corrected free of charge. Any script changes that occur after I have sent my recording will have to be charged. The fee will depend on the length of the read and number of changes.
Q: What are your charges?
A: If you are buying air time in the UK, then you will know the TVRs. When you give me that information, I’ll be happy to quote accurately for you. Any foreign TV commercials will be subject to the international rates on www.usefee.tv
Q: What are your payment terms?
A: Upon receiving your voiceover, you’ll also receive my invoice. My terms are 30 days net and all my payment are on the bottom and as well as cheque and direct bank transfer, I can also be paid via Paypal.