No-one would accuse actor Brian Blessed of being softly, softly spoken (besides which, if we’re referencing TV cop shows of yesteryear, it was Z Cars he was in). But imagine that booming voice echoing in a disused railway tunnel on a popular cycling route?
Well, imagine no more. Here he is in a tunnel on the Monsal Trail in the Peak District National Park teaching BBC Radio Derbyshire’s Tom Ingall how to project his voice.
The phrase? Well, it could only be “Gordon’s alive!” from the cult 1980 movie Flash Gordon ...
Brian Blessed teaches BBC reporter Tom Ingall how to project his voice in a tunnel on the Monsal Trail.The actor was visiting Derbyshire to help launch a fundraising campaign to maintain the area.Posted by BBC Radio Derby on Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.