Gary Whitford

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Gary Whitford is a television director, producer and voice artist, specialising in live and pre-recorded television programmes.

Early career[edit]

Gary's career started in Cornwall working for the local BBC Radio Station before moving on to read the news on BBC Network Radio and British Forces Radio (BFBS).
In 1991 Gary presented for Melody Radio London. He also produced David Jacobs brief stint with Melody. Gary took charge of the commercial production department (as small as it was) for a couple of years and worked closely with the presenters and the programme director Peter Black. During this time Gary also provided the voices for some of the characters in the Channel 4 series Eurotrash. In fact, Gary's first word on the programme and consequently on air was a four letter word!

Career[edit]

Gary left Melody Radio to become an announcer with British Television network - Channel 4 and was the first live voice heard from their new headquarters in Horseferry Road.
Gary moved from voicing live television to directing it and has directed News 24 and Sky News over the past few years.
In 2007 Gary provided 30 different voices for a new Luc Besson animation Valerian et Lauraline.
Gary directed live analysis programmes for British EuroSport in 2007 and 2008, including Tour de France and Africa Cup of Nations.
Gary has also been working with Peter Simon and other auctioneers, directing live programmes for Bid-TV and Price Drop TV.
In 2008 Gary has been directing for Al Jazeera English, working with David Frost on his programme Frost Around the World.
Gary helped etv productions on the re-launch of Gala TV and over-saw the production and crew for a couple of years, working with Ben Hull and Chris Parker[disambiguation needed].
KidsCoTV is a global children's television network and Gary is the voice of the English service of KidsCoTV.
In 2011 Gary started a campaign to prove that radio doesn't have to be boring and personality radio is not dead, with new videos released on YouTube.

Behind the scenes[edit]

Gary was closely linked to the late Kenny Everett
He was also a close friend of Alan Freeman after Alan 'goosed' him at BFBS Radio on his first day
He was also implicated with an MP's son in the late 90's but still won't tell
And in 2005 was seen in an embrace with a chart icon outside a London nightclub

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