At TalkTalk, we believe that communication is one of the most important aspects of modern life. This is why we launched TalkTalk Tales, the nationwide hunt for the UK’s best amateur narrator.
As a result, we consider reading and storytelling to be important communicative tools, whether it’s parents reading stories to their children at bedtime or kids telling their parents about their day at school. Unfortunately our busy lives nowadays mean such traditions get squeezed out because of a lack of time.
However, this may not necessarily be the case as the feedback we received after launching TalkTalk Tales was amazing. It was fantastic to see that so many of the Great British public not only still read bedtime stories to their children, but were keen to showcase their talents by entering the competition too!
After thousands of votes, the top ten entries were finalised and put before our celebrity judge Bernard Cribbins, who called upon his vast experience in the art of storytelling to select one lucky and talented narrator as the overall winner and recipient of the grand prize of £2,000.
So, without further ado, here are the winners of TalkTalk Tales:
The great Bernard Cribbins commented that he was impressed by the calibre of entrants but chose Julie Brain as the overall winner due to her entertaining, emotive and fun rendition of Alice In Wonderland, which he admitted was one of his favourite bedtime stories.
Well done, Julie, and everyone else who it made to the final of TalkTalk Tales. We’d also like to thank everyone who took part and we hope you continue to enjoy storytelling! In the meantime, you can hear all of the entries on www.talktalktales.co.uk