Gareth Jones (presenter)
Jones with partner Violet Berlin in 2003
5 July 1961 |
St Asaph, Wales, United Kingdom
|Other names||Gaz Top|
|Occupation||Television presenter & podcaster|
|Years active||1985-present day|
Best known for his work as a presenter of children's television and science programmes such as How 2 and Get Fresh, he has more recently moved to presenting motorsport podcasts and directing and producing programmes.
|2015-present day||Actor (as Miff Ferrie)||The Tommy Cooper Show|
|2015||Actor (as "Gaz Top")||Caryl A'r Lleill (Caryl & The Others) S4C|
|2015||Interviewee||Wales In The 70s|
|2014||Interviewee||50 Greatest Kids TV Shows|
|2014||Actor (as "Gaz Top")||Caryl (S4C)|
|2012||Interviewee||30 Years of CITV|
|2006||Guest||Holly and Stephen's Saturday Showdown|
|2005||Guest||Ministry of Mayhem (ITV50 Special)|
|2005 – present||Presenter/Producer||Gareth Jones On Speed (Podcast)|
|2005–2006||Pit Lane reporter||A1 Grand Prix worldwide TV feed|
|2004||Presenter||Speed Sunday ITV1|
|2002–2004||Director||Gamepad on Bravo|
|1996||Presenter||It's Not Just Saturday|
|1996–2001||Presenter||The Big Bang|
|1990–1991||Presenter||The Children's Channel|
|1986 (as Gaz Top)||Presenter||BMX BEAT|
|1986 - 1988 (as Gaz Top)||Presenter||Get Fresh|
|1985 - 1986 (as Gaz Top)||Presenter||Music Box|
|1979-1985 (as Gaz Top)||Roadie||The Alarm|
Gareth Jones On Speed podcast
Hosted by Jones, the show has an irreverent style and features a regular cast of Zog (AKA musician and journalist Paul Ireson) Richard Porter (creator of cult web-site Sniff Petrol and Script Editor of BBC's Top Gear) and TV presenter and writer Violet Berlin. The show began in August 2005 after a visit to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Whilst chiefly an audio podcast there are occasional video episodes such as the London Grand Prix and Don't Call Me Carface.
GJOS distinguishes itself from other motor sport podcasts with a lively mix of serious chat, comedy sketches, and bespoke music. The original and witty songs deal with the world of cars and motor sport and are often recorded in the style of some well-known artists. Titles have included:
- U2-2 - Guidance from above (about Sat Nav)
- Dexy's Midnight Racers - "Come On Eddie" (tribute to Eddie Jordan's F1 team)
- Amy Wineglass - "Back To Black" (about the use of Carbon Fibre in motorsport)
- 'Barry Numan - "My Car's Electric"
- Kräftwurst - "Autobahn UK"
Many major British and international motor sport stars have appeared on the show, such as Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Robert Kubica. New editions are published roughly every 12 days and over 100 episodes in total have appeared to date.
- Gareth 'Gaz Top' Jones Archived 16 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine., BBC
- Gareth Jones, The Right Address.
- B3TA : INTERVIEWS : GARETH JONES AKA GAZ TOP b3ta.com, "Gareth Jones, better known as Gaz Top"
- Gaz Top to present ECTS awards ceremony gamesindustry.biz, "partner and co-presenter Violet Berlin", "from HOW 2 to a stint as an MTV VJ"
- WhizzBang - Independent Media Production
- Biography at the IMDb
- FAQ at Jones's official web site
- Growing up: Gareth Jones BBC, "my old school, Ysgol Gwenffrwd in Holywell"
- Alan Moore interviewed on Get Fresh YouTube video clip of Gareth Jones interviewing
- Gareth Jones' official website
- Gareth Jones at the Internet Movie Database
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