A chance to look back at some of the items about our artists that have made the news page.
Tanya Franks plays the Title role in The Good Person Of Sichuan. Directed by Nikolai Foster at The Mercury Theatre Colchester. Runs until Oct 19th For more info and tickets click here
Several of Hobsons voices are in Oscar winning director Juan Jose Campanella's animation 'Foosball' which is being screened at the BFI London Film Festival. Listen out for Rob Brydon, Alistair McGowan, Lewis Macleod and kids Oscar Leonard and Jack Maison-Hayman in this beautiful family film.
At the Odeon West End. Saturday 19th October at 3.30.
Steve Lee narrates a 3 part series for Channel 5 all about people who are proud of what they do. But wait for it, it's about scroungers and thieving gits. (Outraged of Tunbridge Wells) You can still watch 'On Benefits and Proud' and 'Shoplifters and Proud' on Demand5 and the final episode, 'Pickpockets and Proud' is on Monday 28th October at 9pm.
Anita has been to Manila, the crowded capital of the Philippines. On a busy day, 100 babies can be born at Jose Fabella hospital. But amid all the babies and everyday struggles, Anita discovered economic growth and stories of hope.
On Thursday 31st October, 9pm BBC2
The show that anyone can write for is back on Radio 4 starring our very own Lewis Macleod. Click here to listen to a clip from the first episode.
Thursdays at 22.30 on BBC Radio 4.
BBC 2's latest period drama, Peaky Blinders, is set in 1920's Birmingham. The Peaky Blinders were a gang lead by Thomas Shelby who attempts to get in with one of the country's most powerful gangsters; racecourse kingpin Billy Kimber, played by Charlie. (Good luck with that one!) Still available on BBC iPlayer.
Mae Martin's Slumber Party is on at the Soho Theatre. Canadian comedian Mae, relives the traumas of her teenage years in melodramatic style.
9-12 October at 9.15
Get your dancing shoes on and cast your inhibitions to one side. The Globe presents The Lightning Child; a modern version of The Bacchae by Ché Walker and Arthur Darvill. There's sex, drugs, politics, crossdressing, sex, addiction, tragedy and more sex. However, Clifford plays Pentheus, a woman hating stick in the mud who does his best to stop all the fun.
At the Globe from 14th September until 12th October
Fringe First winner Mr Bob Golding is returning to the festival this year, making his directorial debut with the premiere of 'No Direction' by Albert Welling.
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Assembly George Square runs until August 25
WAGS are so last season. This year it’s all about the DWAGS! Meet the Beckhams and the Rooneys of the Darts world in this hilarious no-holds-barred exposé of this passionate, competitive and dramatic world, where what matters more than anything is finishing on a double.
Anita Rani presents this programme on India's growing obesity problem. Here's what she said about it:
Fat Indian kids are no longer cute or 'healthy'; they're part of a diabetes and obesity pandemic hitting a traditionally skinny nation and all because they love a burger.....or 12.
Watch what I discovered when I travelled to Mumbai and Pune to investigate this first world problem in a developing nation.
India's Supersize Kids
Tuesday. August 13, 9pm BBC2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038lw6z
Al Weaver plays Oliver, one of three caught up in a love triangle spanning 50 years. The story switches between past and present and looks at changing attitudes towards homosexuality.
'The Pride' is at Trafalgar Studios 8th August - 9th November.
Starlings is back for a 2nd series on Sky1 and John Dagleish plays the Starling's eldest son, Gravy. Lover of all things 8 legged and alcoholic. Starts Tuesday 2nd July, 9pm.
Karl is in a new play by Lucy Kirkwood. Chimerica follows the photographer (Joe) who captured the moment when the unknown man stepped in front of the tank in Tiananmen Square. Joe is determined to track down the mysterious hero.
At the Harold Pinter Theatre from 6th August - 26th October.
Dave Skinner will be narrating major new cooking competition The Roux Scholarship on UKTV’s Watch channel, weeknights at 7pm from next Monday 10th – 21st June. But if that doesn’t satisfy your appetite for high-end cooking, you can also hear Dave voicing the show’s companion series, The Roux Master Class – in which the star judges cook all the recipes featured in the competition – on UKTV’s Good Food channel, at 8pm over 7 nights from the Tuesday 11th June.
After its sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Private Lives is coming to the West End. Toby plays Elyot Chase divorced from his first wife, Amanda and now married to Sybil. However, Elyot and Amanda are reunited when they stay at the same hotel when on honeymoon with their new spouses...
At the Geilgud until 21st September.
Incase you're haven't read the entire list of the Queen's Birthday Honours, let us be the first to tell you that the talented Mr Brydon has been awarded an MBE. Our hearty congratulations go out to him!
We're pleased to announce that we now look after Reza Mahammad. Flamboyant chef Reza is sure to bring a spicy something to your voiceover. Click here for his showreel.
Larry Lamb is reunited with Alison Steadman in a new 6 part series called Love & Marriage. The story follows the Paradise family and when Pauline Paradise retires from her job as a lollipop lady hardly anyone in the family cares. Larry plays Tommy Sutherland, 'special friend' of Pauline's sister....
On ITV 9pm starting Wednesday 5th June
Sky Arts is showing a new 6 part comedy series starring some of the biggest names in comedy. It features some of the most iconic women from history opening up to their psychiatrist. Selina plays a confused Beatrix Potter who is convinced that the animals are talking to her.
Starts Thursday 30th May.
Dean's dulcet tones can currently be heard narrating the 20 part cookery school series 'The Chef's Protege'. Follow 3 well known chefs as they tour round the country visiting different catering colleges on the look out for promising talent.
Weekdays at 6.30pm on BBC2.
Anita Rani is back presenting another series of Channel 4's popular 4 Rooms. With some new dealers putting the hopeful sellers through the dilemma of choosing the best offer, before they've necessarily had all the offers....
Fridays at 8pm on Channel 4.
Massive congratulations to the talented Mr Whitnall for winning Breakthrough Talent for 2013 at last night's BAFTAs. Incase you didn't know, Tim wrote 'Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story' which was shown on BBC Four last year.
Dean plays PC Ian Hargrave in a new 6 part series. Ian is the often ignored husband of community nurse 'Frankie' who is more passionate about her career than her husband.
Starts Tuesday 14th May at 9pm on BBC1.
Weekdays at 9.25 a.m. on CBeebies.
Well done to Dermot who won 'Best Music Programme' for his show on BBC Radio 2. Dermot's dulcets can be heard on the airwaves presenting new and emerging bands. 3pm on Saturdays.
Tanya Franks stars as Irene 'The Woman' Adler in the new hit West Yorkshire Playhouse production of 'Sherlock Holmes The Best Kept Secret'. Also touring to Woking, Cardiff, and Manchester throughout June prior to the West End.
Amanda Abbington returns as DC Louise Munroe in a second series of Case Histories.
Part one of three is this Sunday 19th May at 8.30 on BBC1.
Owen stars as James, one half of comfortably married couple of 25 years, in this revival of Peter Nichols' Passion Play. However, the comfort part gets the elbow when James starts an affair with the couple's young friend Kate.
Runs from 1st May - 3rd August at Duke of York's Theatre
Kitten Chic tells the tale of a plump, vivacious 17-year-old who will do anything to bag the man of her dreams, even if she’s just not into girls.
Tanya plays eBay-addicted Mum, Denise, who goes out with boys closer to her daughter’s age!
Sky Living Thursday April 11th 9:30pm
This second series looks further into the lives of Thailand's ladyboys and also the Brits who have become involved one way or another...narrated by the mellifluous Kate McEnery.
Starts Thursday 25th April at 9pm on Sky Living.
Toby stars as master thief 'Riley' in All Things to All Men. Riley signs up for a heist but unbeknownst to him he's being shadowed by the cops. Now on general release.
Peter Dickson, Lewis Macleod and Julie Berry were all on Jeremy Vine's Radio 2 programme last Friday 19th. Radio 2 had a week long look at the world of the voiceover, culminating in the Radio 2 Voice Party.
Take a look at this behind the scenes clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJLxEvL6eCo
Dave Skinner is voicing several characters in this week's Dr Who, including the Crooked Man. Listen out for him from behind the sofa if you're too scared to watch!!
This Saturday 20th at 6.45 on BBC1.
Peter plays Brendan, landlord of the pub isolated above the town. The men are meeting for their daily pint and when a woman comes into the bar, they all try to impress her with their tales; stories of souls past and of spirits present. But one story is more real and chilling than any of them could have known...
At the Donmar Warehouse 18th April - 8th June 2013.
John plays several characters including a cameo appearance as Cameron Makintosh in the UK premiere of Obie Award winning 'Yellowface' by Daid Henry Hwang. The play explores the impact that race has had on the East Asian experience in America.
Showing at the
21st May - 16th June.
Gordon Kennedy is on this week's Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation on Thursday 7th, 6.30pm on Radio 4. And more exciting news; Gordon's short film 'Holding On' is on at the St Alban's Film Festival this weekend and has also been selected for Cannes! We're keeping our fingers crossed for Gordon and all involved.
Owen Teale plays gynaecologist Jan in this play by Anna Wakulik. Jan has made a small fortune from performing illegal abortions and he is who Marysia turns to when she becomes pregnant by a priest at a Catholic summer camp.
At the Royal Court until March 23rd.
Terry plays Martin Hurdle, unfulfilled maintenance man with a penchant for impersonations but he has always hidden his light under a bushel....until now that is.
Starts 13th March then Wednesdays at 10pm on Channel 4.
The talented Miss Murray is in 2 animations currently on our screens:
Dude, that's my ghost: Larissa plays several characters including Shanila, Ms X, Soapies and Ms Rumsfeld. The show follows the adventures of 14-year-old Spencer who moves to Hollywood with his family and has to adjust to life with his new friend, the ghost of famous pop star Billy Joe Cobra. Every morning on Disney XD.
Matt Hatter Chronicles: Larissa plays Roxie, one of Matt's friends who help him defeat the villains On ITV1 every morning.
Anthony plays Arnold Hankin in Episode 1 of The Village. The drama follows the life and times of a village across the whole of the 20th century. Starts BBC 1 9pm Sunday 31st March.
Our congratulations go out to Chris who has just won Best Supporting Actor at the Manchester Theatre Awards for his role of Sir Robert Morton QC in the Winslow Boy.
Martin has won Best Actor at this year's Empire Awards. Incase you've been on Mars for the past few months, Martin stars as Bilbo Baggins in the hugely popular 'The Hobbit'. High fives to Martin!
Marcel plays Gomez, friend of young Matt Hatter who has to battle against villains from movies, myths and legends. On ITV1 every morning.
Karl plays middleclass Richard, dad of Davina. He despairs of her fraternising with her raggamuffin friends, although they're really alright kids but he just can't see through the hoodies. Youngers is on E4 Wednesdays at 7.30pm.
Multi talented voice over, Anthony Green has rightly been nominated for Best Director at this years Off West End Awards for his production of Othello.
Playing until 22nd Feb, it's been picking up some great reviews along the way, you can book tickets right here.
Alistair McGowan returns as Lord Darkness in this 4th series of the popular comedy fantasy Elvenquest. Lord Darkness, Lord of Evil, tries ever so hard to dominate Lower Earth, but it's not easy when your staff are a bunch of dimwits.
Tuesdays at 6.30 on Radio 4
Anna Crilly and Katy Wix have been creating a raft of comedy characters for their new sketch show; Anna & Katy. As well as these new creations, look out for a host of well known faces making cameo appearances.
Starts March 6th, 10.30 Channel 4.
Peter McDonald and Richard Hawley are back on our screens as PC Alan Hill and Richard Sutton - father of disappeared daughter in BBC 1's Mayday. When local May Queen Hattie fails to appear at this year's May Day parade, it sends the town into a complete spin knowing that one of the locals has taken her. A bit like Midsomer Murders' evil twin...
Starts Sunday 3rd March at 9.00 then the following 4 nights at the same time.
Lewis is back in Series 8 of Newsjack; the topical sketch show written by everyone! Tune in to hear Lewis' brilliant impressions of various characters who have been in the week's news.
Thursdays at 10.30 on Radio 4 Extra
Lightfields is a spooky new drama set in an old Suffolk farmhouse. It follows three families who have been its inhabitants at different periods; 1944, 1975 and 2012. Something tragic happened to the 1940s family and somehow this starts a chain of events that repeats through the ages, with subsequent families experiencing equally terrible happenings......Peter de Jersey plays John, dad of the 70's family. Starts Thursday 27th February, 9pm ITV1.
Rebekah Staton plays Kath in Great Night Out. The series follows four mid-thirties mates as they enjoy a weekly boys' get-together in Stockport. As they help each other through romantic, work and family crises, they invariably create much bigger problems to solve.
Starts Friday 11th January on ITV1.
He's back...this time squaring up to John Humphrys on Mastermind! See how he gets on this Saturday 5th January, 17.30 BBC1.
We’re proud to announce that the winner of our Voice Search 2012 is Sefa Nkyi.
In our most popular competition to date, Sefa was the judges favourite thanks to her uncomplicated delivery, down to earth approach and fresh vocal sound.
Donna Lampton MD said:
“Hobsons takes new talent seriously. We need to have one eye on the future and be fully aware of new voices and trends within our industry, the Voice Search provides us with the perfect opportunity to do this”.
Once again we’d like to thank the everyone involved especially the Competition Judges:
Clare Bowen, Head Of Creative, RAB.
Jo McCrostie, Creative Director, Global Radio.
Steve Martin, Editor, Earshot Creative Review.
James Barriscale narrates the new 15 part BBC1 series, "The Sheriffs Are Coming". Starting Monday 14th January at 11 a.m., the programme follows High Court Enforcement Officers, often known as ‘Sheriffs’, as they travel across the country attempting to recover debts on behalf of their clients.
Bryony Hannah is back as nurse Cynthia Miller in this second series of the popular Call the Midwife. Follow the adventures of Cynthia and the rest of the gang. Sundays at 8pm on BBC1.
Starting on Monday 4 February, Sky Atlantic have a season of short films called Common Ground and lots of our artists are involved:
February 11th - 'Sunshine Simon' written by and starring Tom Davis. Tom plays south London crook Simon 'Sunshine' Wilson trying hard to be good for the sake of his family, but things go a bit Pete Tong when old pal Mad Mickey Quinn escapes from a prison van.
February 18th - 'Fergus and Crispin' Tom Palmer and Tom Stourton play posh boys Fergus and Crispin - really awful entrepreneurs. Their business is going down the tubes and they're up to their necks in debt.
We're very happy to announce that Charlie Creed Miles is now represented by Hobsons. Celebrated for his hard hitting roles in films from Wild Bill to Nil by Mouth, we can let you into a secret; he's a lovely bloke with bags of voiceover talent.
See Tanya Franks in her guest appearance as the professional-but-put-upon Fiona in the BBC3 hit comedy series 'Pramface' on Tuesday 22nd January at 10pm.
Angel plays Jessie, a singer in the Louis Lester Band who have just been signed by music journalist Stanley. Set between the wars just as jazz was taking the world by storm, the series follows the fortunes of the band as they experience upper class english society.
Dancing on the Edge starts Monday 4th February, 9.00 p.m., BBC2