Andrew Telling
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After graduating from Portsmouth University with a degree in Biology, Andrew spent six years producing a Sony Radio Award winning radio breakfast show and presented a weekend show on London's Xfm.

His first novel, 'The Potted History of Paulo Seville' was published in February 2011 and has been described as an original and gloriously funny read. www.pauloseville.com

Andrew is also a professional voice over artist netting over 12 years' experience working with numerous high profile brands, companies, radio and television stations. He has voiced for Microsoft, launched the iPhone in Europe, narrated the entire Highway Code and recently played Will Turner in the Lego 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Xbox game. www.andrewtelling.com

In addition, Andrew co-owns Telling Creations, a multimedia production company that focuses on audio production and film making. www.tellingcreations.com

Entries by Andrew Telling

Up the Amazon Without a Paddle - A Bad Reviewers Review

(0) Comments | Posted 6 August 2014 | (22:49)

Companies placing responsibility in the hands of the public is both bold and precarious. Nowhere is this more evident than in the review sections that gild the product pages of Amazon. Of course, the majority serve as a valuable steer for would-be customers. Many, however, fail to reach even the...

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Animals Asia - From Farm to Freedom, Peace by Piece

(3) Comments | Posted 15 April 2014 | (13:29)

The thought of a magnificent Moon Bear caged and tortured for its bile is simply heart-breaking. To witness suffering for the demands of outdated traditional Chinese medicine is incomprehensible, especially as synthetic alternatives are available.

Animals Asia was founded in 1998 by Jill Robinson MBE and their contribution towards ending...

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Does Anyone Else Like the Sound of F1?

(0) Comments | Posted 27 March 2014 | (11:21)

As the smoke settles on the Clegg / Farage discussion, so begins the next big 'Yes' / 'No' debate. I am, of course, referring to the sound of the new 2014 Formula One engines. I admit, for those who show little or no interest in this sport you would be...

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Surely the Death of BBC3 Is a Good Thing for New Talent?

(0) Comments | Posted 5 March 2014 | (15:55)

Naturally, the demise of BBC3 has caused a mini-furore among certain elements of the entertainment community. A blow to original comedy. The death of new talent. A victory for the men in suits. All statements I've heard in the last thirty-minutes from fractious BBC3 comedians and pundits who are all...

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Economy, Environment and What Nobody Will Say

(0) Comments | Posted 14 January 2014 | (13:36)

When Mr Osborne announced the need to bring the UK's financial deficit under control for the sake of future generations, it was a principle few could disagree with. Of course, the strategy of his endeavours have been the foundation of much public discourse, the bones of which depend on where...

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Sinead, Cyrus and One BIG Wrecking Ball

(6) Comments | Posted 4 October 2013 | (12:27)

Reading the open letter from Sinead O'Connor to Miley Cyrus was, for me anyway, pretty engaging. I didn't find it 'whoreishly moralistic', as many Tweeters suggested. Nor did I feel it was undermined by Sinead's previous mental health woes or the ripping up of the Pope's image on Saturday Night...

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Is There Any Hope for Politics?

(0) Comments | Posted 11 September 2013 | (15:31)

Every Budget I have ever lived through successfully achieves one thing; it annoys a lot of people. It doesn't matter who's in power, what they believe in or how much they're trying to grease the wheels of a system creaking under the weight of public disapproval. People will still be...

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A Culture That Bred the Fatal Prank

(59) Comments | Posted 11 December 2012 | (23:00)

I wonder what the public at large think of Mel Greig and Michael Christian following their first public appearance after the death of the Jacintha Saldanha? Anger? Pity? Disbelief? Empathy? I know the outpouring of condemnation on Twitter was as vitriolic as it was vast; 'blood on their hands' cited...

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Achievement Anxiety - A By-Product Of Modern Mankind

(0) Comments | Posted 23 October 2012 | (12:01)

A few thousand years ago, life was pretty simple. It certainly wasn't easy, but its purpose was straightforward enough; stay warm, sheltered and well fed and think, 'yeah, that was a good day. I'm still alive.' These basic primary endeavours would keep the typical Homo sapien busy for a lifetime...

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Music and Social Media - The 'Artful' Approach

(0) Comments | Posted 30 June 2012 | (00:00)

In recent months I've blogged about some irrevocable changes to the music industry and the increasingly important role of social media. It forms a free outlet for any musician in an otherwise heavily fortified business and offers exposure to new artists on a previously unattainable scale. But it's not just...

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Animal Allies - The 'Bear' Reality of China

(5) Comments | Posted 15 June 2012 | (00:00)

The thought of an intelligent, sentient Moon Bear being locked in a cage no bigger than itself for 20 years with a dirty, metal catheter crudely inserted in to the gall bladder while bile is endlessly and painfully extracted sounds like a torturous experience beyond the capabilities of any living...

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Canine Love in Conflict...Protecting the Bonds of War

(7) Comments | Posted 20 April 2012 | (00:00)

In 2006, while serving as a Royal Marine Commando in Helmand Province, Sergeant Pen Farthing encountered a battle just outside their operating base of Nowzad. It wasn't a typical show of combat between men; this was a rough and brutal organised dog fight. Pen stepped in without hesitation to end...

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TwitMusic - Welcome to the Music Industry's New Order

(1) Comments | Posted 9 February 2012 | (23:00)

The music industry is changing. The old guard and a new order are curiously juxtaposed as one attempts to survive and adapt while the other evolves confidently on the periphery of an inevitable future. I am, of course, talking about the rise of social media and its continuing stronghold on...

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Can My Next Door Neighbour Really Save the Music Industry?

(0) Comments | Posted 8 January 2012 | (16:14)

Trying to get anybody to agree on a hard and fast way to 'save' the music industry is like herding cats. Simon Cowell, for example, won't necessarily share the views of John Lydon for the issues, it seems, very much depend on your place within the industry itself.

Personally, I...

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MasterChef The Professionals - TV That Looks As Good As It Tastes

(0) Comments | Posted 16 December 2011 | (18:00)

This year, MasterChef The Professionals really took hold of me. I found myself oddly obsessed by a group of people I didn't know cooking food I was never going to eat. In fact, I tweeted that I was looking forward to the final more than Christmas day; a fact that...

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Clarkson V. Unison - But it Was the One Show's Grenade That Started the War

(0) Comments | Posted 8 December 2011 | (11:23)

I don't think it's unfair or misplaced to label the One Show as whimsical television. It's on at seven o'clock in the evening which immediately restricts its editorial content to soft and unthreatening matters. Even the 'harder-hitting' pieces are so constrained by time and water-shed rules that they barely cause...

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You Are The Greatest People That Ever Walked The Earth

(0) Comments | Posted 1 November 2011 | (17:51)

A couple of months ago, I received an e-mail from the World Wildlife Foundation letting me know that they were running a competition to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The premise was simple; to produce an original film, up to a maximum of two minutes on the theme: "Life. Nature. You....

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Recession Singers - The Voice of Media in a Difficult Economy

(1) Comments | Posted 20 October 2011 | (00:00)

It won't have escaped your attention that we are teetering on the brink of another recession. At the very least we are trudging through 'difficult financial times.' So, what does one do when faced with such a stark reality? Well, if you're the Government, you strive to make a series...

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What Spot Does X Actually Mark?

(0) Comments | Posted 3 October 2011 | (15:14)

In the wake of last week's X Factor, I found myself deliberating on the genre in to which this televisual behemoth should be placed. Mr Cowell would undoubtedly defend its right to be in the 'entertainment' category. The problem, however, is that Dad's Army technically falls in to the same...

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Terry Wogan, a Korean Air Disaster and the Art of Management

(0) Comments | Posted 13 September 2011 | (18:05)

Terry Wogan was right. Nobody knows anything in our business. Of course, he was referring to the radio industry and, having worked in it for many years, I would absolutely concur. But I think that observation can be applied further afield.

I find management a curious thing. Humans are...

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