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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:20 am    Post subject: Celebrity Sat-Nav Reply with quote

We may have touched on this before, but the Telegraph listed at the weekend ten of the most popular celebritites' voices which people download for their Sat Nav.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/7931441/Ten-of-the-best-celebrity-sat-nav-voices.html?utm_source=tmg&utm_medium=TD_motoprobs&utm_campaign=motoring0908pm

Can't imagine why anyone would want to have the likes of Brian Blessed and Victor Meldrew barking at them to "take the fourth exit at the roundabout... the FOURTH you idiot!" And as for Kim Catrall Rolling Eyes (I must be getting old...)

Anyway, apart from the obvious, who would you like to have on your sat nav?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stanley Unwin! can you imagine it? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like Mariella Frostrup for some days and Alex Lester for others.

although for long trips on my own I have a CD of one of Alex's shows from September 2005 - I know every word to every song and every word Alex says for the entire three hours. At the roundabout, giggle- at the traffic lights, turn it up to number eleven... it's so funny I can't breathe ......turn blue at the next junction... etc etc...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If we needed a sat nav to get around (much prefer a map!) then I would like Johnnie Walker's voice to guide us!
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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer a map as well, and I like the Philips' 1.5in to the mile road atlas.

Not very practical when you're driving on your own, and the directions you can print off your pc from google or the AA can confuse more than help.

Stanley Unwin! - Good one, Santa - I'd love to put that in all those people who slavishly follow their sat nav onto raliway lines, into rivers and under hedgehog tunnels.

Although, having said that...

We had a sat nav in the people-carrier we hired in France. I called her Doreen, after an insistent and cantankerous old c.. woman I used to work near (fortunately not under). At one point, in order to avoid a town centre, she took us down a road that was 2.1 metres wide, measured with precision, with a wall one side and a drop into what looked like oblivion the other. Our car measured 2.09 metres and I can still hear everyone breathing in, and holding it.

Anyway, the experience hasn't put my wife off, and she'd rather like one. Her favourite bloke is Patrick Swayze, but I'm not sure if I'd be happy with a ghost. Mariella would be my choice as well, if I couldn't have the obvious, or the girl with the husky voice on BBC2. Don't think my wife would agree; we'd have to compromise... Kermit the Frog!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love the Brian Blessed voice Embarassed I think he's hilarious.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael Holding the cricket commentater,with his deep jamican tones and a laugh to kill for
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have just heard a little of The War Of The Worlds with Richard Burton.....made me think of this thread.....what a voice to be navigated by.... Embarassed ... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes Richard Burton had a gorgeous voice.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any takers for Chris Evans as the "voice of the sat-nav"?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:38 am    Post subject: Celebrity Sat-Nav Reply with quote

This also reminds me of Johnnie Walker playing 'Old Dan Tucker' from Bruce Springsteen's 'Seeger Sessions' on air - one listener thought the chorus was about road rage!

Then again, my sister does tend to scream 'Get out the way, you old damn ****er' if a driver dares to get in front of her. We had a Victor Meldrew moment on the way back from Whitby last Sunday - a coach full of pensioners was in front of us for most of the way back.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those of you from N Ireland you can now download Hugo Duncan to your satnav..... Laughing
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