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# Interview time. What should we ask?
Emma Clarke - she's the voice of "London Underground's Victoria, Bakerloo and Central lines." I think that's the coolest thing ever. Please add some questions below. (her site)
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 18:50, archived)
# question
do you mind the gap - or like me feel that you can cope with it (don't mind at all)?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 18:53, archived)
# do you mean
she's the recorded voice we hear on the tube and in the stations on those lines? if so, that's incredibly cool!
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 18:54, archived)
# Correct!
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 18:55, archived)
# I always have a childish chuckle when she says
"the next station is oval" :o)
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:01, archived)
# that's just made me chuckle too
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:02, archived)
# if your ever on the nervern line
and see some twat grinning like a possesed loon...then that's me
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:03, archived)
# I guess its not her
but the station before mmine is highgate and the voiceover always says : "the next station is highgut" sounds really odd.
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:03, archived)
# Some guy was
saying Mind The Gimp last time I was on...
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:16, archived)
# hahahahah!"
quick! fire up tatty shop for that one, i cant as its yours.
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:19, archived)
# Take it, dude.
I'm too fuckign tired and angry for creativity tonight - gonna sit back, watch and say stuff.
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:26, archived)
# Has this been asked?
"When you order out for chinese or Pizza or anything really do people recognize your voice and how do they respond?"
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 20:24, archived)
# In chicago
all the announces say: 'This is (insert station name)' in a pompous Kent Brockman style

it's all ok except for one station: 'This is Grand'
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 12:39, archived)
# The El
The El is screwy. Apparently the guy had to make a voice that was ethnically friendly.
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 17:10, archived)
# On the district line
We get Barking trains.

12 years, and still smiling.
Maybe I need help.
(, Tue 19 Nov 2002, 14:20, archived)
# oi!
i was born there
(, Wed 20 Nov 2002, 15:27, archived)
# Erm
I'm really not sure what I'm apologising for, but, well, erm, sorry.

Only been to Barking tube once, and that was to get to Ilford.
Later that night I ended up in a drunken argument with a couple of police officers over the location of Ilford tube station.
They said there wasn't one, I told them there was, because I'd used it to get there, etc, etc.
Once again, the wife saved me from a trip to the local nick.
(, Wed 20 Nov 2002, 15:50, archived)
# totally ace,
what a great subject for interview. I'd like to ask : does being the voice of (said Lines) ever embarass/turn you on/ or otherwise wamke you blush when your on the tube?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 18:56, archived)
# Do you
ever go to the tube station and mime to the announcements with a cap on the floor and a little dog curled up in a coat?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:01, archived)
# Who would win in a fight?
You or the voice of the picadilly line?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 18:56, archived)
# grr
the piccabloodydillyline
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:18, archived)
# will you record an answerphone message for me?
Although she's not as good as the Newcastle Metro bloke that sounds like he recorded it himself at home in the toilet.
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 18:56, archived)
# o lord yes,
please - be a great pay download for her site as well.
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 18:59, archived)
# He probably
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:15, archived)
# Does Bakerloo...
...make you giggle?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 18:57, archived)
# Bakerloo
How do you Bakerloo? (Or how do you Cockfosters whilst we're at it...)
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 13:09, archived)
# when she talks to strangers
do they recognise her voice - and ask her to say change here for buckingham palace.
edit: and ask for her autograph
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 18:57, archived)
# Question
If you could be the voice of any Metro System in the world, where would it be and why?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 18:58, archived)
# We know your most famous one line fact
what is the second one?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 18:58, archived)
# Ask her if
she's ever considered coming to New Zealand? Even tho we have no tubes?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:07, archived)
# when the fucks my train coming
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:00, archived)
# that
put me in hysterics!
though i don't think he should ask her it
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:03, archived)
# dearest,
as regards books, i too am particularly careful with book things, and I know how far yours have had to travel. So yes, I will guard your books dignity, and you write down the borrower in the little book of borrowings Im sure you also keep. :)
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:09, archived)
# que?
no comprende senor
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:13, archived)
# freshlegger fact.
book lending service she is not, but I shall prevail. How goes Bongo? coming to london fer weekend perchance?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:15, archived)
# nah
off to guildford this weekend to meet up with more of you weirdos, it's close to me.

I'm a bit borassic at the moment so don't know if I can afford london now till well after christmas and I need to find a new house to rent too and come up with a deposit for February, so unlikely.
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:20, archived)
# so you've finally
decided to rid yourself of trees visiting in the middle of the night? modems that mysteriosuly catch fire? and all that? or more because your tired of the ever present spectre of the possibility of anal rape with a mango?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:26, archived)
# you rang?
(, Mon 18 Nov 2002, 21:19, archived)
# woo!
it's a deal then. we are a veritable book club! i am also lending don quixote to popt_art!
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:16, archived)
# have you read any of the Ian M Banks?
or should I choose a favourite? also, are you up for bowling?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:18, archived)
# excession
is the only one i've read so far, so please do choose a favourite! i'm probably not up for bowling: a little bit ill and still heaps of homework to do.
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:21, archived)
# excession is OK...
but the original first three Culture books are awesome - Consider Phlebas, Use of Weapons and the Player of Games.

Genuinely special. Read immediately!
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:29, archived)
# as below,
I like the books about ships as they are a lot more morally ambiguous than the others. I guess sociologically, they seem to be a (accurate) extrapolation of our cultures, but I love the ships. Anything with a name like "fate amenable to change" and "ethics gradient" are friends of mine.
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:31, archived)
# i think you should both read
Bruce Sterling's Schismatrix. the whole time i was reading excession i was thinking, "this is good, but nowhere near as good as schismatrix"
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:47, archived)
# I love Sterling...
top man.

Returning to where this started... I loved Cryptonomicon. Really blew me away.
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 20:05, archived)
# excession
is by far my favourite, so you've got a good head start, I reckon you might enjoy look to windward then. i most love his books that centre on the ships, look to windward is really good, but a little slow, prehpas player of games... anyhoo, i shall choose some loveliness. can you drop me a flibz with your number again, I lost me phone friday party :(
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:29, archived)
# ok...
what do you have in your fridge?
most embarassing thing you've caught your parents doing
worst thing you ever did in front of your parents
has anyone famous ever recognised her voice?
where does she hope her career will go next?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:00, archived)
# What's the strangest thing you've said for money?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:01, archived)
# whats the strangest thing you've
paid for (with money) ?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:02, archived)
# ha
that's a good one
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:02, archived)
# Is it true
that there are certain secret phrases sent over the undergrounds tannoy systems in the event of a bombscare/nuclear threat, etc?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:02, archived)
# i can answer that
there's a recorded message that says "Would Ticket Inspector Sand report to the Control Room".

They played it over & over once at Victoria and then just as I got on a tube they announced it was closing due to a security scare.
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 20:04, archived)
# Proof?
How do you know that Inspector Sand isn't the guy that announces a security scare?
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 9:48, archived)
# ooh I know this one too..
Working on the trains, I've done underground fire training, and some major terminals use Inspector Sands as a euphemism. It means one of the fire call points has been broken, and can a member of staff go to the area mentioned to investigate, e.g. can Inspector Sands go to Platform 2.
If you want the alarms to go straight off, you have to break 2 fire call points.
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 11:33, archived)
# Ooh
I know that one. It's an old theatre trick, as shouting 'Fire!' in a theatre is a crime. So they make an announcement for Mr Sands instead, so all the staff can run away leaving the hapless theatre-goers to fend for themselves.

That recording seems to have been playing at West Ham non-stop for the last few days, for some reason.
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 18:20, archived)
# I can vouch for that...
...I used to work in a theatre.

It was "Mr.Sand" for a fire and "Mr.Gravel" for a bomb. So you'd hear things like "Mr.Gravel is in the foyer" and so on.

I can also vouch for the fact that, given the £2.60 an hour I was earning, I would be out of there like a shot!!

(, Mon 25 Nov 2002, 20:16, archived)
# On a similar note the Disney store in Bristol...
... says 'Peter Pan has just entered the building' when ever smack head crusty scum enter it...

Don't know why I shared that....
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 10:46, archived)
# Peter Pan?
I'm glad you did. I like that.
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 12:16, archived)
[challenge entry] Mr. Sand
Sand is a common code-phrase for evacuation in many places that have to manage crowds of people. Letting off a fire alarm or shouting "FIRE!" will generally induce panic and stampeding.

In the nightclub I used to work in, it was "Can Mr.Sand report to the front desk" at which point the bouncers would start evacuating the building. Same deal on the LU.
(, Fri 22 Nov 2002, 16:17, archived)
# Mr Sand
For a gig i recently did sound for, the following guests apeared.
Mr Ash - Fire
Mr Tyson - Crowd Disturbance
Mr England - Major Disturbance
Mr Germany - Stand Down
The Imps Rep - Suspect Package

Ohh how original!
(, Fri 22 Nov 2002, 16:46, archived)
be warned if ye hears 'this is an IKEA time check the time is....' run like hell theres a bomb in the building!
(, Fri 22 Nov 2002, 19:47, archived)
# Hindu Cows
If you hear the blue danube waltz played in a hotel lobby look around - all the staff are leaving and so should you be. The building is now on fire.

Check Chuck palahniuk novels for more, mostly true, anti-panic measures from the public service industry.

Oh and if you are ever in a dodgy situation (robbery, attacked whatever) yell fire - more people will come to help and your attacker will be confused. Police officers recomend it.
(, Sat 23 Nov 2002, 0:16, archived)
# Bad Elevator Music
If you are in a hotel lift and you hear some bad elevater music like synthesised piano versions of geri's latest hits, this means that there is a major emergency going on, press the red stop button immediately and insist that everyone in the lift sits on the floor of the lift until help arrives.
(, Tue 26 Nov 2002, 12:01, archived)
# Yell Fire
I once yelled "Fire!"...when I fell into that vat of chocolate.
La dee doo da la dee do da day.
(, Thu 28 Nov 2002, 0:47, archived)
# Here's a time check
I worked in John Lewis's Oxford Street store years ago and we were told during our induction meetings that in the event of a timecheck we were to start hunting for unattended packages...strange how many of us tried to look in the staff loos
(, Mon 25 Nov 2002, 10:10, archived)
# If you're in a Wetherspoons
and hear a staff member (sorry, "Associate") shout "Mr Jet is in the kitchen!", it means the grill's on fire and you should get out before you're trampled!
(, Sat 23 Nov 2002, 2:11, archived)
# South Yorkshire football grounds
The emergency message used to be "The attendence of Mr Meadows is required at stadium control".

This message changed a few seasons ago to "All stewards go to phase 5"
(, Sat 23 Nov 2002, 12:26, archived)
# Wetherspoons
inspector gadget = bomb too!
(, Sat 23 Nov 2002, 13:03, archived)
# Homebase
For some reason homebase used to have a policy when using the tannoy everything was called 'code **'
Code 10 was telephone call
Code 20 was to ask a member of staff to a partiucualr place
As if middle aged couples shopping for fucking paint on a sunday would freak out if they new the manager had a telephone call so they had to disguise it.
code 69 was a shoplifter i kid you not.
ps i was fired for throwing up on new years day whilst unpacking light bulbs
(, Sat 23 Nov 2002, 16:17, archived)
# Fantastic thread
Hope this goes in the right place this time ... I can't believe someone doesn't maintain a list somewhere of coded emergency announcements. But I just Googled "Inspector Sands" and I couldn't find one.
(, Sun 24 Nov 2002, 1:26, archived)
# Budgens
An announcement of 'code 2' across the tannoy in Budgens means there's a shoplifter in the store.
(, Sun 24 Nov 2002, 14:36, archived)
# In Currys..
a "customer service code 10" means theres a suspected shoplifter in the store. Should we really be revealing all these things?!

(, Sun 24 Nov 2002, 16:18, archived)
# Should we really be revealing all these things?
(, Mon 25 Nov 2002, 9:38, archived)
# Homebase
It's now "Service 100" for shoplifters (at which point "every able-bodied, male member of staff" legs it because nothing brightens up a dull day shelf-stacking than the opertunity to use "reasonable force" on some shoplifter!)

Oh and the "Time Check" thing applies to John Lewis to. If you hear it get out, there's been a bomb threat!
(, Sun 24 Nov 2002, 18:39, archived)
# Where I work..
I work in a trendy cafe/bar. We have codes for everything! If someone yells "50" behind the bar, all the bartenders have to lean forward, because '50' is the code for "i'm going to throw something to the skip-rat at the other end of the bar." saves time walking there, doesn't it?
(, Mon 25 Nov 2002, 19:31, archived)
# Inspector Sands
Can vouch for this too... I used to work at King's Cross station and the announcement went off at the same time the intermittent fire alarms did - rough translation "Get ready to scarper"!
(, Sun 24 Nov 2002, 15:12, archived)
# In Tesco...
Code 10 - Tills are fucked - all gone down together. Security staff to report immediately to frontend.

'Mr. Head to the front door' - All able-bodied members of staff RUN to the front door, someone has just chored something.

Code 99 - Bomb scare. All members of staff to report to conference room IMMEDIATELY with exception of till staff and till managers. NB. The company expects volunteers to actually LOOK for the fucking thing (if necessary) before calling in the cavalry.
(, Sun 24 Nov 2002, 19:40, archived)
# Message for Mr Robinson
Now in the good old days of Tescos when cashiers were positively encouraged to chuck everything down the checkout as fast as possible, you sometimes got a till message 'For Mr Robinson' which meant the card was nicked and you got 50 sheets if you held onto before the pikey realised. Kerching!
(, Mon 25 Nov 2002, 10:52, archived)
# Right,
So fill yer trolley with value beans, pull the plug out of the checkout and leg it out the back! Top!
(, Tue 26 Nov 2002, 17:15, archived)
# Code 500 in Sector X or A whatever
Is how they announce where a shoplifter is in Wilkinsons
(, Mon 25 Nov 2002, 10:31, archived)
# Security coes
Certain Dixons stores give tannoys like Janitor to software/tills ect because some scrag end looks like they cannot be trusted.
Security to zone 3,4 ect this is to scare above scrag end and Code 10 when the scrag end has pinched something and they want all staff to pile in give him a kicking.
(, Mon 25 Nov 2002, 10:39, archived)
# Budgens codes
I remember back in the day when I worked there, we abused the system.... the manager never figured out that "code 13 aisle one" was our way of telling the other lads about the fit lass by the mangoes....!!!
(, Mon 25 Nov 2002, 10:58, archived)
# Woolies
I once found a gramaphone record containing "this branch of Woolworth's is on fire, repeat, this branch etc etc" that was meant to be played automatically down the telephone to the fire brigade in the event of a fire.
(, Mon 25 Nov 2002, 17:56, archived)
# Fingys
when i worked in a brach of ''Athena'' a cardshop, the security codesfor the bentall centerit was in was
code alpha or something forabomb scare
fire alarms for a fire
and alpha alphafor our store assistance

the claver gits diddnthave anythingfor when someone killed themselves there though!!!

(, Wed 27 Nov 2002, 23:07, archived)
# secret?
It's not particularly secret, but they usually say "There has been a security scare". Must have taken some budding Oscar Wilde ages to come up with that piece of word-smithery.
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 13:19, archived)
# do you ever creep up behind people on the tube
and tell them that they're at a different station?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:02, archived)
# hahahaha
that one made me giggle
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:03, archived)
# hahahhahaha!
if she was a b3tan she would.
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:04, archived)
# tell us your favourite joke.
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:03, archived)
# have you ever been talkgin to someone...
..and they have recognised you, by voice!
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:03, archived)
# What would be
your dream voiceover job? Would Big Brother appeal?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:04, archived)
# Has anyone ever told you
to just STFU!
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:05, archived)
# Did you find it difficult sounding sincere
for the appologies for late services?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:05, archived)
# Is this you?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:06, archived)
# and if it is
what have you got in your eye?
(, Mon 18 Nov 2002, 11:16, archived)
# do you do
any impressions?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:06, archived)
# what, like
the DLR?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 20:07, archived)
# what's
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 5:03, archived)
Doclands Light Railway - like a tube/tram/thingy, but without drivers etc. You can sit at the front and pretend you're driving...
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 8:13, archived)
# and i can't resist...
*repost* clicky
(, Tue 19 Nov 2002, 20:41, archived)
# why are there so many
songs about rainbows?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:07, archived)
# why are there so many
songs about railroads?
(, Sun 17 Nov 2002, 19:36, archived)
# Was she ever tempted to say "This station dull boring dull"
obscure Manu Chao lyric, fact fans
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:08, archived)
# 100% kitten?
I hear a fact calling!
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:11, archived)
# verified
and stored in my big database of facts.
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:14, archived)
# proxima estacion!
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:14, archived)
# What was the biggest poo you've ever done
I always want to ask celebs that
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:11, archived)
# not a question
but her showreel is really quite good, in a random-sequence sort of way
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:13, archived)
# she swore!
it sounded especially wrong.
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:29, archived)
# why only three lines?
Are they all tendered as separate contracts? Did you only fancy Victoria, Bakerloo and Central, or did you lose out on the others to someone else? Planning to have a shot at, say, the Jubilee next time?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:16, archived)
# what inanimate object would you most like to be "the voice of..."?
in fact, I think everyone should answer that question.
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:17, archived)
# I want to be the voice of reason -
people will listen to me and I can tell them to do really stupid things...
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:38, archived)
# do you know the voices of the other lines?
Have you ever phoned up a friend at 5am and pretended to be an automated wake up call service?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:17, archived)
# Like your
first question...
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:35, archived)
# Does it freak you
out when you get on the train and hear your voice booming about?
That would give me a brain crease I'd never iron out.
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:23, archived)
# Why?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:29, archived)
# Are you genuinely sorry...
...for delayed trains, or do you really not care?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:36, archived)
# Heheh.
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:49, archived)
# Does Canada Suck?
Pop-Tarts or Baseball?
Moo or Oink?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:45, archived)
# how many fingers am i holding up?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:50, archived)
# what's the name of the book?
you know; that huge book of excuses the train companies use for when a train is cancelled or late.

we got a great one the other day; 'the train is being held up because the driver had to fill out a form...'
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 19:59, archived)
# Playdough
The subject of much debate:

Should Plaistow rhyme with "Playdough", "Fargo", or "Gibbon"

Locals tend to favour Fargo but LU don't seem to; discuss?

(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 20:01, archived)
# emma questiosn....
chunky soup, spoon or fork??
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 20:12, archived)
# hmmmm....
i never considered the spork!!! somehow i never do!
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 20:16, archived)
# Are you single
and living in the Liverpool area?
And do you like internet geeks?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 20:35, archived)
# Didn`t see this one...
Can you ask her if you can record her for a new Swearotron?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 21:05, archived)
# Will you be the voice in my head?
The other one is a bit too gruff and demonic.
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 21:55, archived)
# Now that
is THE question to ask.

If yes, can she do a timeshare?
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 9:02, archived)
# did you ever want to say
"gap the mind"
and see if anyone noticed?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 21:54, archived)
# What's yo flava?
Tell us, what's yo flava?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 21:54, archived)
# Haven't seen this old classic yet:
Daddy or chips? Mmmm... Chips!

Do you have do special voice excercises?
Have you ever been in a heavy metal band? You played the drums, right?
(, Thu 14 Nov 2002, 22:13, archived)
# .
Do you secretly covet the "Speaking Clock" gig?
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 0:46, archived)
# when does the
underground tour begin??? your fans are DYING WOMAN!!
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 5:10, archived)
# If you won £20 in a packet of
crisps, what would you buy?
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 8:06, archived)
# ask her to say:
do I make you horny baby?
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 8:32, archived)
# How do you get in to the whole "getting paid for talking" business?
I have a voice and am quite skilled in using it - how can I get paid for it?
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 8:37, archived)
# Me
Too. I have an incredibally cool voice - its like this guy called phil, just eviler.
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 10:19, archived)
# What else
Do you do?
Are you concerned about being typecast?
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 9:46, archived)
# .
when you're waiting for a delayed train, do you ever get annoyed with your own voice?

do you know the other people who do the railway voices?

have you ever been tempted to stand on the platform and announce loudly that the train has been cancelled / have you ever played any jokes using the fact that you are the voice of the underground?

what is the gap for?

is it easier to write topical comedy or sitcoms?

If you could only ever use one of the following again, which would you keep: books, radio, tv, the internet.

If you were head of light entertainment at the BBC, what changes would you make?
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 9:55, archived)
# Don't you get bored...
...saying the same things over and over again every day?

it is done live, isn't it?
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 10:24, archived)
# Question
Daddy or Chips? Which is better?
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 10:31, archived)
# Who is inspector sands?
And why is he in so much demand?
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 10:38, archived)
# Hello
So we can't blame you for "Highgut"? It drives me insane.

Soooooo... did they get you to record any special messages that you wouldn't normally hear? Maybe things like "Fire! Fire! Get the fuck out of here!". I'm sure you'd say it very nicely.
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 10:41, archived)
# How hard is it to be serious
reading out tube station names?

Would you like to do the busses as well? Things like 'The driver will not be stopping at the next stop as he's blind' and 'Careful on the stairs now, pothole coming up' would be great said in a cool calm female voice.

How 'studied' is your tube voice - do you really speak like that or is it a persona you put on to do tube announcements.
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 10:44, archived)
# method acting
for tube annoucements... Living on the underground for months in preparation.
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 10:50, archived)
# and another
did anyone buy you any of those hilari-arse "mind the gap" pants?
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 10:48, archived)
# Do you
have an answering machine at home, and do people actually leave messages on it?

Alternatively, do you charge people to hear your answering machine?
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 12:36, archived)
# How much would you get from a certain Clothes Co. ......
if you started saying "Fall into the Gap" Yeah!
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 12:42, archived)
# how did you end up doing this job?
are you an aspiring actress?
Do your friends ever ask you to announce things at dinner parties?
If you could make any announcement in the world what would it be?
What's the best underground system you've ever been on (Paris, Tokyo, Barcelona etc...)
A friend of mine used to do supermarket announcements, and when Joe Stummer went missing (a long time ago) used to ask if anyone has seen him - have you ever done joke announcements?
Can you ever see people on the platform? Have you ever shouted anything like 'you there! are you really wearing those shoes with THOSE trousers? You're kidding me you look terrible'...if not, you should
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 14:45, archived)
# i was going to post something on here
but i keep posting it in the wrong thread??
i am such a fuckwit.

im going now, to find out how to use this interweb thingy properly
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 16:42, archived)
# Is it weird
to go on the tube and hear your voice do you have any groupies besides all of us i mean and how often do people recognise you
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 18:32, archived)
Do you smoke? Does it help to do some voices?

Have you studied acting, or had elocution lessons, are are you just self-taught?

What voice-overs annoy you the most?
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 18:35, archived)
# what's you favourite station?
how often do you use the tube?
what tube lines do you use?
do you feel typecast - do you wish you could do topshop fm, orcommentary on romford dogs?
(, Fri 15 Nov 2002, 18:39, archived)
# Do you ever to talk in silly voices?
Do you work in a room with buttons? That can be pressed? Are any of them red?
(, Sat 16 Nov 2002, 1:02, archived)
# How much
is your mouth/head/larynx insured for?

Is there an 'r' in basket?

No, there isn't. Nor in bath, laugh or scone. There is one in bastard, but not where southerners think it is.
(, Sat 16 Nov 2002, 13:19, archived)
# Does she
have a cure for hangovers?
(, Sat 16 Nov 2002, 13:41, archived)
# do you prefer
doing posh voices or pretending to be erm provincial?

what does your real voice sound like?

do you resent all the voice overs John Peel seems to be getting these days?

how many fags a day do you smoke?

do you dream crap local radio ads?

how wide is Bell's wide selection of Easter Eggs? Did you get any free eggs for doing the ad? Or free cadbury's crunchys for doing the album chart thing?
(, Sat 16 Nov 2002, 16:59, archived)
# could you ask...
Could you ask if she would mind doing a simple recording in local radio stylee?
"Hi, I'm Emma Clarke, voice of the underground, and I subscribe to b3ta"

When you are forced to speak in your own time, do you invoice the listener for costs incurred? How much would you charge the chippy if you asked for "Steak and kidney pie, chips, gravy and ten onion rings please".
Or do you carry around a little notepad and write down notes to show people?

How about getting her to respond to the chosen questions by voice instead of text? Would be an interesting twist.
(, Sat 16 Nov 2002, 17:47, archived)
# Would you
consider doing voice-overs for porn, or dubbing Mexican soap-operas?
(, Sat 16 Nov 2002, 23:27, archived)
# How much
Does a Grecian earn?

The old ones are still the old ones
(, Sat 16 Nov 2002, 23:44, archived)
# Will you
be my mum?
(, Sun 17 Nov 2002, 8:47, archived)
# rob - an idea for presenting this one!
You can't do this in text... it has to be in sound!
(, Sun 17 Nov 2002, 14:08, archived)
# If i ate myself
would I be twice as big, or would I disappear?
(, Sun 17 Nov 2002, 19:56, archived)
# Question
Would you ever force a lover to shout out "Mind the Gap" at the height of passion?

Or better still, "This train is not for public use. Please stand well back from the platform."
(, Sun 17 Nov 2002, 22:27, archived)
# Sing Sing Sing us a song
and make it a good one!!
(, Sun 17 Nov 2002, 22:51, archived)
# question
What is the most sensual word in the english language?
With your wealth of radio experience can you tell me if the archers cast are all munters
(, Mon 18 Nov 2002, 8:52, archived)
# i
supposedly once met the daughter of the chap who invented the system which plays the annoucements (as i believe it was one of the first ever digital records, to allow it to be played again and again without losing quality), her name was penny, can you verify whether this was actually true please.
(, Mon 18 Nov 2002, 9:47, archived)
# Erm...
Do you do Pot Noodle?
(, Mon 18 Nov 2002, 11:24, archived)
# Prat or wally?
Whats you favourite nursery school insult?
(, Mon 18 Nov 2002, 12:25, archived)
# voice boxed
Are you pure energy or do you have a human form ?
(and if human do you work in the nude ? )
What pension scheme do you have ?
(, Mon 18 Nov 2002, 16:40, archived)
# And if you do
work in the nude, Calico wants a picture. Preferably pre-laminated.
(, Mon 18 Nov 2002, 19:55, archived)
# Drop in the ocean
Have you ever been handed THE ketchup and replied with "I'll take that as a condiment."?

No? good. Lets keep it that way.
(, Mon 18 Nov 2002, 17:03, archived)
# Were you the original voice of Lara Croft
from the first Tomb Raider game? You sound exactly like her. I know in subsequent games she's voiced by a Judith Gibbins, but the first one has no voice credit and no one seems to know.
(, Mon 18 Nov 2002, 23:36, archived)
# Have you ever sat on the tube, heard your announcement, and asked the person next to you
'does my voice really sound like that?!'

also, since you do the Victoria, Picadilly and Central lines, if you're on them can you say to ticket inspectors 'i don't need a ticket; this is my territory, bitch!'
(, Tue 19 Nov 2002, 20:44, archived)
# Are You ...
... hideously deformed ? Is that why you only take your voice out in public ?

(Hope you're not too sensitive about it)
(, Tue 19 Nov 2002, 21:11, archived)
# How much wood
would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
(, Wed 20 Nov 2002, 10:19, archived)
# Can you say something rude for us?
Or if not rude, then pseudo-rude. Like flange, or gibblets?
(, Wed 20 Nov 2002, 12:32, archived)
# Hmmm
Are your parents proud of you ?

Do cab drivers ever say "I had that Emma Clarke in the back of my cab the other day" ?

Is there any question you really hope people never ask you ?
(, Wed 20 Nov 2002, 16:00, archived)