Media

"Johnny Vaughan's World Cup Extra" feature, Tuesday 18 June 2002

David Collings recorded a featurette about his dubbing work on Monkey, and it was shown on the "Johnny Vaughan's World Cup Extra" TV show on BBC1, 23:35 - 00:05, on Tuesday 18 June 2002.
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"RI:SE" feature, Tuesday 27 August 2002

On Tuesday 27 August 2002's RI:SE TV show, it was a big Monkey day. It included presenter Colin Murray driving around on the pink cloud go-ped, and was very amusing. David Collings was there too, and was plugging the DVDs heavily. Especially enjoyed the footage of the presenter dressed as Monkey with David Collings overdubbing it as he watched it!
David Collings (the guy who did Monkey's English-dubbed voice) appeared on RI:SE TV on Tuesday 27 August 2002. This great little Monkey feature was around 6 minutes long, and included a short interview with David Collings. He talked about how much fun it was to work on Monkey, how he never actually watched it when it went out on BBC2 - he only saw it in the dubbing suite. He says that when he was on the way to the dubbing sessions on the train, just after Monkey first started airing, he'd look out of the window and see schoolchildren all doing impressions of Monkey :)
He then did a few examples of the Monkey voice, and it was still spot-on, even after all these years. Then, they showed some footage from Monkey episode 25 "The Country Of Nightmares", and replaced the close-ups from the show with footage of the RI:SE TV show presenter Colin Murray dressed as Monkey, flying around on his cloud, and David Collings overdubbed it live, there and then!
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BBC Breakfast interview, Monday 29 March 2004

David Collings (English voice of Monkey) and Andrew Sachs (English voice of Yu-Lung) appeared on BBC Breakfast between 9am - 9.30am on Monday 29 March 2004, talking about the redubbing of the 13 unseen Monkey episodes and promoting the UK Monkey DVD boxset release.
See the following related news article:
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Unseen episodes of Monkey found
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"Monkey: The Final Dub" article for SFX magazine, May 2004 (UK)

This article was written by Danny Graydon for the UK's SFX magazine, all about the redubbing the 13 "unseen" Monkey episodes using the original dubbing cast. Go to the Monkey: The Final Dub article for SFX magazine, May 2004 (UK) page to read the text of the article, or click on the image below to see a scan of the article as it actually appeared:
Monkey: The Final Dub article for SFX magazine, May 2004 (UK)


Related web sites:

  • Monkey Dubbing - Cast / Crew - Details of the English dubbing cast (and crew) who worked on the English dubbing Monkey in both the late 1970s and 2004.
  • Monkey Dubbing - Dubbing The 13 Unseen Episodes in 2004 - Contains details of the dubbing of the 13 unseen Monkey episodes in 2004.
  • Monkey Undubbed Episodes - Details of the 13 unseen Monkey episodes that were not dubbed into English in the late 1970s with the other 39 episodes.
  • Monkey Dubbing - The Day I Met Monkey's English Voice! - The full account and photos from my visit to the 2004 Monkey dubbing sessions.
  • Monkey Dubbing - Gallery 2004 - photos from the 2004 dubbing sessions.
  • Monkey Autographs - Dubbing Cast - autographs of the dubbing cast actors.


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