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Evening Podcasters’ Rate

Glossy desk photo As from 20th March 2017, we are delighted to be offering a special EVENING PODCASTERS’ RATE of £150 + VAT. You will get a three hour session (until 9pm) with our producer/ studio manager Oliver Morris.

Ollie will set up and record your podcast session – max 4 mikes – with full studio, mixing and post production facilities.  If you require it, he can also help with editorial and podcast production throughout the session making your

podcast polished, engaging and sounding lovely. The studio is a great space to record in, and our mini-bar is always well stocked.

This offer is available for weekday evenings, and at weekends (on special request).

To book, contact Ollie:

Phone: 0207 407 8001
Email: info@whistledown.net

For full studio specifications, check out the “STUDIO” tab.

Heroic tales from American GIs

martha_kearneyThis week, Martha Kearney, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The World at One, came by the Whistledown studios to record interviews and links for the forthcoming BBC Radio 4 series GI Britain.

Martha was in the studio to record new interviews with surviving GI’s and the people who were affected by their presence in Britain. We heard powerful stories of love, friendship, and bravery. This was an amazing opportunity to capture first-person memories of an extraordinary period in British History.

This two-part series, starting on Saturday 3rd November, explores the story of the wartime GI years and their social and cultural impact.  The programmes will also feature interviews with GI brides and over 150 archive interviews from both the Imperial War Museum and the National Library of Congress.

Semtex in the studio

DJ SemtexBBC Radio 1Xtra’s DJ Semtex dropped by Whistledown Studios to record links for forthcoming 1Xtra documentary The Story of Odd Future.  The hip hop aficionado was recording with Whistledown producer Dave Dodd who snapped this shot post-recording.

Amazing stories from a Somali refugee

Whistledown Studios was pleased to open its doors to record an amazing story with a Somali journalist earlier today for a forthcoming production.  The Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya is home to around 750,000 refugees and is the largest refugee camp in the world.  Our interviewee grew up in the camp and has now moved to London, leaving behind relatives in the camp, which is becoming ever more dangerous. When it was set up in the early 1990s as a home to those fleeing conflicts in Eastern Africa, especially the civil war in Somalia, the camp was meant to be temporary but now it has become a refugee city.  We heard about the transformation of the camp from a short-term solution into a place where, says our interviewee, there is no hope of getting out.

Octavia Hill and Whistledown Studios

Whistledown studios

Whistledown studios feature in this week’s Radio 4 documentary about Octavia Hill, the founder of the National Trust, whose centenary is being marked this year.  As presenter Tristram Hunt revealed, when he dropped in to record his links for the programme, our chapel was actually designed and built by Octavia …and her spirit still looms over us!

Listen to the programme here

Great news

Whistledown have been named INDIE OF THE YEAR at the Radio Academy RPA awards.

Sizzling Summer Studio Offer

Sizzling Summer Studio Offer

Need a recording studio?

Need an edit or mix?

Want to work with one of the UK’s leading sound engineers and Award Winning producers?

25% off your first hour.

Discounts for block bookings and mates rates if you become a regular client!

We’re ready to tackle the most devious of audio challenges. So get in touch and tell us what you need. No job is too big or too small.

Bob Dylan Tribute

We were lucky enough to have the lovely Cerys Matthews drop in to the Whistledown Studio last week to record a tribute to Bob Dylan for Radio 4’s Archive Hour which goes out on May 21st at 8pm.Cerys Matthews

Lemn Sissay

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Whistledown was lucky enough to welcome Lemn Sissay into our small but perfectly formed voice booth recently, to record the script for World Service Programme One Love, a tribute to the music of Bob Marley, produced by Dilly Barlow.
Also coming up soon on BBC Radio 4 is ‘Lebanon the Next Generation’ – it’s 20 years since John Mccarthy went to Beirut, in this documentary and in light of recent events, he returns to gauge the attitude of the young people of Lebanon.

Congrats to our MD David Prest on being nominated for Best Factual Producer of the Year at the recent Radio Production Awards. David is series producer of Radio 4’s “The Reunion”. Also nominated in the same category was one of our freelance producers Adam Fowler for amongst other things his 2009 Whistledown series A Small Business. The awards, organised by The Radio Academy and the Radio Independents Group recognise and celebrate the work of UK-based radio and audio producers.