John Waite


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  • A poll of Radio Times readers voted John Waite’s voice one of the top voices on Radio 4.
  • John’s voice has appeared on ALL the BBC radio networks, from Radio 1 to BBC 5 Live.
  • Presenter of Radio 4’s “You and Yours”, and “Face the Facts”.
  • Voice on The Orb’s – “Little Fluffy Clouds”.
  • Regular host on “Pick of the Week” and “It’s My Story”.
  • Voice on “The Economist” weekly Podcast (In November 2010 The Economist podcast was iTunes iPad app of the week).
  • Voice of The National Trust.
  • Presenter of many BBC World Service shows from BBC Bush House.
  • Narrator of children’s audio books.
  • Received several Awards and Sonys including Broadcaster of the Year.
  • To book John for voice over and narration work, documentaries, to host shows, for chat shows, after dinner speaking etc please contact MIG Management.

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John Waite has one of the most familiar voices on British radio. For over thirty years he has presented and narrated literally thousands of tv and radio programmes – from hard-hitting documentaries like Dispatches on Channel 4 and BBC2’s investigative sporting series, On the Line – to wildlife films and commercials.

BBC iPlayer recent repeats of John’s work are available to listen to here:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/programmes/people/QkJDL0Mvd2FpdGUsIGpvaG4

A poll of Radio Times readers voted John Waite’s voice one of the top voices on Radio 4.
John’s voice has appeared on all the BBC radio networks, from Radio 1 to BBC 5 Live, and most of the Corporations local radio stations.

Music fans will recognise John’s voice as the first voice you hear on The Orb’s “Little Fluffy Clouds” for the first 15 seconds. Click here to hear it

John is perhaps best known for presenting Radio 4’s popular lunchtime consumer affairs programme. You and Yours, as well as his long-running and multi-award winning investigative series Face the Facts.

He can also be heard as a regular host on Pick of the Week and It’s My Story. He teamed up with Rory Bremner for a series of spoof archive programmes called Some of our Pilots Are Missing.

John Waite is the voice on The Economist’s weekly Podcast (In November 2010 The Economist podcast was iTunes iPad app of the week); he is also the voice of the National Trust – whose magazine’s audio edition he has hosted since its inception.

John’s voice is also known worldwide as he has been presenter of many BBC World Service shows from BBC Bush House. His voice – described by one radio critic as “authoritative but warmly human” – is very versatile – for example this year he recorded the narration for a series off children’s audio books, plus a volume of Short Horror Stories: “Lovecraft’s short tales of terror”

However, according to the man himself, his greatest recognised achievement is presenting a wide range of documentaries including an exclusive interview with witness “Bromley”, the teenage girl whose outbursts during cross-questioning at the Old Bailey brought the Damilola Taylor murder trial to a halt. This particular broadcast led to “Bromley” being invited to 10 Downing Street to discuss ways of better protecting vulnerable young people giving evidence in court.

He says one of his best, and at the same time worst, moments was being so keen to get his microphone close to Prince Charles he stood heavily on his toe.

John was a spokesperson whilst his cousin, Terry Waite, was held hostage in Beirut in the 1990s. He remembers presenting a special programme for his cousin, which Terry managed to hear in his Lebanese cell – a special moment in his career.

John Waite has received dozens of awards for the programmes he has worked on, including several Sonys ( Radio’s “Oscars”) for himself, including Broadcaster of the Year.

To book John for voice over and narration work, documentaries, to host shows, for chat shows, after dinner speaking etc please contact MIG Management.


John Waite on iPad App of the week The Economist John Waite in the guardian John Waite and the Bodieian library