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Roger Tilling – Awards Host | UK

Rogger Tilling

Roger Tilling is the legendary voice of BBC’s University Challenge. Roger Tilling is available to book for a variety of corporate events.

Hiring a speaker to endorse your brand, service or event is very simple.  Contraband is the UK’s top booking agent , with friendly, experienced account managers who guarantee you the best deal possible. We work in direct association with Roger Tilling’s representative.

University Challenge is the world’s longest-running TV quiz, and Roger Tilling has been the legendary voice of the show, pronouncing names like Singanayagam, Tyszczuk-Smith, Garčević, Bhattacharya, Warnakulasuriya, Drnovšek-Zorko and Papaphilippopulos at lightning speed and live in the studio. The show is watched by over 3 million viewers nationwide every week. With over 20 years of television and radio experience, the UK’s major television networks have made Roger their first port of call when a “Voice of God” delivery is needed for major television events and award-winning shows, from introducing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at The Royal Variety Performance to The British Soap Awards, and Never Mind The Buzzcocks to Top Gear.

Roger’s not just a one-voice wonder. His vocal acting range and versatility means that he is highly sought after for narrating documentaries, providing character voices for computer games, animated productions and movie trailers. His television commercials include everything from I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter to Shreddies to Peppa Pig.

Having originally graduated with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from university and subsequently becoming a private pilot, Roger continues to follow all aspects of science, technology and aviation. Roger is also has a passion for travelling and his globetrotting has taken him all over the world, including places off the beaten track such as North Korea.

Roger Tilling is available for awards hosting, presenting and Voice of God for awards ceremonies, corporate events and conferences.

20 years of experience as live voiceover and broadcaster – both in front of a live audience and live-to-air television and radio. I have been the voice of University Challenge since 1997 (around 1000 episodes) live in the studio, also presenting every rehearsal in place of Jeremy Paxman just prior to filming.

The voice of choice to announce major television events including The Royal Variety Performance and The British Soap Awards.

Ideal experience for:

– Live Voiceovers/”Voice of God” at corporate events
– Awards hosting & presenting
– Conference facilitating
– Hosting corporate quiz events

Contact us  today if you would like Roger Tilling to be the highlight of your event! We as your booking agent are happy to help you create the most memorable moments today!

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“Roger Tilling, I am happy to say, is the ultimate professional voice. I have known very few people with his ability to “get” the context immediately and adapt not just his style, but his tone and his delivery to order. He is, as they say in the classics, a “godsend” to the producer or director who knows what they want and doesn’t want to waste time auditioning or retaking. Roger provides everything you need in the one great package that he is. He is never less than reliable, completely professional and possesses total understanding of every media discipline. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him most highly for ANY job that requires a decent set of vocal chords and a willing and enthusiastic larynx to go with them!”
Danny GreenstoneInnovator, Creator, Writer, Producer, Director, TalkBackTHAMES

“As global creative director for NBC Universal, I consistently used Roger for global campaigns, sales reels and creative work and have always found him to be smart, courteous and professional. As well as having a great voice, Roger has a great, friendly attitude and I can heartily recommend him.”
TVC Group

“His performance both amazed and entertained us, and I look forward to working on future projects with Roger.”
– Barford Film & Television

“Roger has worked on many different voiceover projects for us, providing a range of excellent voices, including corporate, commercial and character voices. Roger is always highly professional and enthusiastic and a pleasure to work with.”
Running Frog Limited

“In all the time that I have worked with Roger, I have found him to be professional, on time and most importantly he has a wonderful adaptable voice that we used for the British Airways onboard inflight entertainment promotions, I would have no hesitation in recommending Roger.”

“I had the great pleasure of working with Roger at Sparrowhawk Media. Roger is the consummate professional and a joy to work with. I would recommend him most highly.”
Ravensbeck : The Media Industry Experts

“Roger has one of the finest voices I have ever worked with. Add to this his intelligence when delivering a script. He provides any director the complete package. I have used Roger’s talents on a variety of projects ranging from central heating through exhibition training.”
– Two Productions

“In Roger one finds a unique and winning combination of both talent and hard work.. He delivered whenever the channel needed him…..and more. Roger is quite simply first class.”

“Roger’s talent as a performer is unquestionably extraordinary. Versatile, imaginative, witty and professional; Roger is head and shoulders above the typical bland, soulless rent-a-gobs. But I think what really puts Roger in a league of his own is the wider array of broadcasting skills, know-how and insight that he offers. He’s a genuinely creative writer, an exemplary project manager and universally well loved team player. Working with Mr Tilling is a real joy. I highly recommend him. Personally and professionally, he is a very special chap.”

Previous Clients Include:

ITV Studios
McCann Erickson
Entertainment One
Channel 4
NBC Universal

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