Chris Needs MBE
Chris Needs MBE - Presenter/Actor
Award winning presenter Chris Needs MBE, MA, D.Mus hosts the famous BBC Wales late show with listeners from all round the world tuning into his “friendly garden” - one of the largest on air fan clubs. Chris speaks five languages, is a best selling author and a talented musician.
Chris has appeared in various TV dramas and comedies including long running Welsh Language S4C production Pobol Y Cwm, and BBC's High Hopes.
He has presented and compared many events and is well known for his voice over work.
Chris figureheads the Chris Needs Hospital Appeal a registered charity that supports hospitals and good causes in Wales. He was recently awarded an MBE for services to broadcasting and his charity work.
Chris is well known for his flamboyant personality and his hilarious one man shows which regularly tour and sell out theatres around the country and he has produced a number of best selling music CD's.
After Dinner Speaking
Chris is an accomplished after dinner speaker with an armoury of amusing stories for every occasion.
If you are interested in booking Chris for an event please contact us any-time.
Experienced Television, Radio & Live Event presenter -
Co-hosted a nightly 2 hour live magazine programme on Made in Cardiff (Made Television Ltd.) 6pm - 8pm Monday to Friday (weekend repeats)
Co-hosted a nightly 1 hour live magazine programme on all Made Television channels across the UK 6.30pm - 7.30pm Monday to Friday (weekend repeats)
Both featured entertainment, events, culture with live guests utilizing a multi-camera studio set-up with autocue and direction from gallery through earpiece
Broadcast presentation involved both external locations and studio
Broadcast on Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media and online
VT segments also broadcast on 'Digital Nation' for BBC
Involved in all aspects of production including.
Kev F Sutherland
Kev F Sutherland is a writer and performer who works regularly as a stand up, comic strip artist, TV presenter, caricaturist, and the voice and hands behind the legendary Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre.
His TV and stage show The Sitcom Trials has been running since 1999 and has enjoyed its first TV series on ITV1, while his sitcoms have been made by BBC radio. As a stand up Kev has been seen nationally and internationally, most recently appearing as part of BBC 1's Comic Relief effort with his attempt to beat the world joke-telling record. (Not, admittedly, a successful attempt, but it raised a lot of money for the charity!)
Kev F's TV series have included The A-Z of Rude Health (ITV1) and Comedy Shuffle (BBC3), and he appears as an expert on comic strips on such shows as Battle Of The Books (BBC4) and Radio 4's front Row.
Kev works as a stand up, compere, presenter and voice over artist, and is a regular guest on TV and radio, both as a comedian and as an expert in sitcom and comic books. He is also available as a corporate caricaturist - he can draw 100 people in 2 hours, ideal for parties and exhibitions - and he currently writes and draws for The Beano.
Jem Roberts is a series of nouns: Author, Comedian, Actor, Storyteller, Reliable Compére, Editor, Comedy Historian, Songwriter, Veteran Games Journalist, Humanist, Voice Artist, Baritone, Ukulele Player, Kazoo Virtuoso, Recording Artist, Mythology Obsessive, Folklorist, Native Ludlovian, Adopted Bathonian, Large Fellow.
His work as a journalist has appeared in publications as diverse as The Guardian, Rolling Stone, BBC History, The Independent, Geeky Monkey, History Revealed, GamesMaster, The Telegraph, SFX, Xbox World, Disney & Me, Total Film, BBC News online, ImagineFX and many more, and he has appeared on BBC Radio 4 numerous times, including as an ‘expert’ on innuendo.
This last gig came courtesy of being the official chronicler of the nation’s favourite radio comedy, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue – and also, the nation’s favourite sitcom, Blackadder. These were followed by Douglas Adams: The Frood – the Very Official Story of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and then Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie agreed to him becoming their official biographer in the authorised Fry & Laurie biography, SOUPY TWISTS! His fourth comedy history book, FAB FOOLS, is the first ever exploration of The Beatles’ comedy, and The Rutles’ history.
He has performed comedy everywhere from Edinburgh Fringe to Glastonbury Festival to the Battersea Barge, compéred Burlesque and Variety shows all over the land, been a resident comedy maestro on BBC Radio Bristol, and acted in short films and in Shakespeare at Ludlow Castle.
Having written for children throughout his career, Jem is also Brother Bernard, leading the campaign for TALES OF BRITAIN – believe it or not, the first British folktale collection to be published in over 30 years, released in March 2019! Besides being a book containing 77 tales from Scotland, Wales, Kernow, England and the Isles, each refreshed for the 21st century, with tourist guides to every last one, it is a touring live show for all ages. Further volumes will follow, special editions, an audiobook/podcast, and above all, the live shows all over the UK, if not the world, all year long! Just get in touch to book your own TALES OF BRITAIN show today!
Sian is a professional presenter currently fronting Its On Cardiff. Her credits include two hour live magazine show ‘The Crunch’, Exit 7, Live At The Vaults, Weather Presenting, The Lowdown and several other shows for National station Made Television. She is competent and comfortable using autocue and talk back. Sian also has experience in radio drama, voice over and continuity.
Presenter, Director, Producer
Deborah established Queen Bee Films after a decade at the UK's top broadcaster ITV. She has written, directed and produced films which have screened and sold at Cannes Film Festival.
She has directed two feature films Perfect Woman and Nine Lives London, which are in post-production. Deborah's directed a series of international documentary films, including following billioniare John Caudwell from the Phones 4 U empire as he cycled across England and France to raise more £300,000.
Deborah has extensive experience in journalism and presenting working for over 10 years in ITV regional news.
Anthony has returned to the business after a 10-year break while he developed a career as a business and communications skills
Anthony has been both a presenter at numerous corporate events for many well known blue chips companies - as well as a continuity announcer on TV.
coach. Previously his casting varied between villain and dad. This hasn't changed and to that you can add, bloke next door, van man, factory worker etc... His passion is improvisation and physical comedy. He has a wealth of experience on camera via TV and commercials including The Bill, Casualty and Hale and Pace. Commercials include HSS Insurance, National Lottery and Several for Holland, Germany and Spain. His reason to work these days is to have fun, to have fun and... to have fun. .
Anthony has extensive voice over experience and was also continuity announcer.
Gabe is an experienced presenter and has worked on a number of radio programs including:Touch /Red Dragon. Chris Needs Show (BBC Radio Wales) and Terrier productions.
He was also responsible for Stage management of Chris Needs Live Shows and has compared various live shows.He also an actor experienced in TV,
Film and TheatreTV/Film includes : Pobol y Cwm(BBC) Dinas(S4C), The DollEncore.Theatre roles: West Side Story, Godspell, Mame, My Fair Lady, Jesus Chris Superstar - King Herod.