Stephen Mangan is the voice of Olobob Top’s narrator.
But that’s not all… He also provides voices for new characters the Olobobs create on the Olobob Top – and there are 52 stories, so we asked Stephen to provide 52 original character voices for the series! That’s a whole lot of voices!
Stephen has been a comic actor for many years, and he loves to improvise, which really shows! On stage and screen Stephen has brought us lots of memorable characters, from Guy Secretan in the seminal comedy Green Wing to Sean Lincoln in Episodes, via Dan Moody in I’m Alan Partridge, Dirk Gently in, er, Dirk Gently, and Bertie Wooster in Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense. He’s also a sometime host on Have I Got News For You, and rules the roost at The Fake News Show.
We loved working with Stephen. Possibly because it gave us the opportunity to watch him invent voices for a flamenco dancing crab, a two-headed dog called Sausages, an uptight Major… and a slug.