Andrew Telling
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.

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.

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

Entries by Andrew Telling

25 Rules for Using a Website Comments Section

(3) Comments | Posted 27 January 2016 | (23:00)

Having spent more time than I would have liked landing on website comment sections, I realise that there are some essential rules on how to conduct oneself when posting. Of course, there are many balanced, intelligent humans who add positively to a conversation. But these rules are for the less-enlightened...

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They Say We Want A Resolution?

(0) Comments | Posted 31 December 2015 | (07:37)

As 2016 clicks in to place across the globe, so does the multi-billion dollar 'resolution' franchise. Less weight, more exercise, fewer cigarettes, better job...they'll all feature heavily as self-esteem and personal satisfaction rule the first few weeks of January. But, as February follows, those positive intentions go the same-way as...

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Elderly Loneliness and an Amazing Story Almost Never Told

(0) Comments | Posted 24 September 2015 | (12:34)

The world is a busy place right now - there's a lot going on. And we're all just human so it's an insurmountable task to mentally absorb everything that's happening; good and bad. However, there's a UK wide issue affecting over 1 million people which never ceases to shock me....

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Big Game Hunters: Let's Make a Walter Palmer Out of the Lot of Them

(4) Comments | Posted 30 July 2015 | (12:28)

I don't care what the law says - I DO NOT recognise big game hunting as 'legal'. Laws maintain peace and order and shooting a lion for fun does not fall in to that category. In fact, I cannot believe such laws exist in the first place other than to...

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Pro Fox Hunting? It's Misinformation, Poor Logic and Contradiction.

(0) Comments | Posted 11 July 2015 | (14:42)

There is little more emotive right now that the potential repeal of the fox hunting ban. My position is simple. I'm 100% against fox hunting. But, in the interests of understanding I've tried, with an open mind, to look at the pro-hunting lobby with a view to appreciate their stance....

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The Yulin Festival - Welcome to the Worst Place on Earth

(5) Comments | Posted 22 June 2015 | (11:00)

As the Yulin Dog Meat Festival continues to mark the Summer Solstice, so does international condemnation. For a number of years, I've worked with Animals Asia who, as well as working to end Bear Bile Farming, strive to end the cat and dog meat trade. I've been witness to countless...

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BBC - Turning a Fracas in to a Crisis

(5) Comments | Posted 11 March 2015 | (11:38)

At the time of writing this, I don't know what happened. Was it a fracas? Was it a punch? Who knows. What I do know is that 300,000 have signed the petition and that #BringBackClarkson is trending. So, what does all that say?

Well, it says that Jeremy Clarkson...

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Is ANYBODY Going to Sort Out the Traffic Jams?

(1) Comments | Posted 13 November 2014 | (13:13)

This country has the mother of all problems. Actually, it has a few but for the sake of this piece, I'll stick to just one. And boy, it's sprawling behemoth of an issue. And such is its potency that there's not a person alive who can't deny its existence and...

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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

(57) 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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