Highlights of Sam Downie’s Audio Showreels – Radio Interviews and Podcasts
Sam Downie is totally at ease in a studio live or pre-recorded, on location and he particularly thrives in a live environment. Sam’s extremely professional and experienced, his down to earth attitude and infectious personality have contributed to his success and he has an instant natural rapport with people from all walks of life.
Sam Downie’s warm and friendly character, combined with a pleasing broadcasting voice and engaging personality means he is often invited to contribute to various national, international and local radio programmes and television daytime shows, who wish to draw upon his expertise.
Experienced in presenting a variety of programme genres – technology and gadget news, music news, entertainment (factual/soaps/show), local current affairs (including welfare and disability), and lifestyle.
From behind the Mic on radio, presenting items on screen, being a talking head to speaking on stage – he makes the most of the moment.
Sam Downie has received acclaim for his contributions to Lorraine (ITV Studios) and other TV and Radio shows broadcast in the UK and internationally.
Currently, Sam is ‘Talent’ for ITV / ITV Studios, the BBC, BBC Radio, BBC World Service Radio, BBC News, BCFM Radio, TWiT TV, and has featured on Made In Bristol TV, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, Sony Pictures and many others.
For charity work, Sam Downie is honoured to be an Ambassador for Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland, California ( www.epilepsyawarenessday.org ), raising much needed valued awareness for Epilepsy and Brain conditions.
Below, take a listen to a sample of Sam Downie’s Showreels – a ‘Packed’ selection of Radio interviews, Radio Promos and Podcasts.
ACH SMITH : JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH
(Podcast Interview Duration: 55 Minutes)
David Bowie accomplished many things during his long career, but it’s impossible to discuss that career without a nod to his bizarre but unforgettable role as the Goblin King in Jim Henson’s movie Labyrinth. The film, which turns 30 years old this June (in 2016), has somewhat improbably become one of David Bowie’s most memorable projects.
So in honor of the artist, who passed away Sunday 11th January 2016, at the age of 69, let’s look back at the glorious weirdness that began its life as box office flop and has since become a beloved cult classic.
In August, 2011 the Jim Henson Company celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the cult Jim Henson film “Labyrinth”. In this exclusive audio interview, listen to Sam Downie interviewing novelist A.C.H Smith who wrote the novelisation to the movie.
In this interview, listen to the original songs from ‘Labyrinth’ performed by David Bowie, plus hear an extract from the ‘Labyrinth’ novel read by the author himself!
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STORY about the interview , and how Sam Downie got involved with the re-telling of the cult Jim Henson movie.
Labyrinth is NOW AVAILABLE in hardback from www.archaia.com , with supplementary material, including many pages of notes and illustrations from Jim Henson himself.
Listen to a selection of the Bristol Sounds radio documentary’s, interviews with musicians and DJ’s that make up the world famous Bristol Music scene. The series was first broadcast on Ujima Radio in 2005 and then BCFM in Bristol, and interviews were picked up by BBC 6Music. The shows are now archived on www.mixcloud.com/bristolsounds
MASSIVE ATTACK AND PORTISHEAD - (Episode 2 - the beginning of the Bristol Sound)
ROB SMITH AND RAY MIGHTY - The Dub Roots sounds of Bristol
WAY OUT WEST ( DJ NICK WARREN AND JODY W ) - PART 1
WAY OUT WEST ( DJ NICK WARREN AND JODY ) - PART 2
BOCA45 - Interview with DJ and Musician Scott HendyVisit BOCA45 on Soundcloud for new releases
SI JOHN - Jazz n Drum and Bass . Roni Size and The Federation
FAT FREDDY'S DROP - (New Zealand band, not from Bristol) exclusive interview from their Bristol performance in 2006