Profile

Co founder of BLACKBURN SACHS ASSOCIATES, John Sachs has been working closely with the media for the past 25 years. For 17 years John has been successful as a top radio and television broadcaster 12 of those years spent on London's world famous Capital Radio, where he won numerous awards, namely Variety Club ILR Presenter of the years and Silver at the World Radio awards in New York. Other radio stations include JAZZ FM (breakfast show), BBC Radio 2, and Y100 in Florida, USA. His television credits include GLADIATORS, INTERNATIONAL GLADIATORS, TRAINED II WIN, TAKE YOUR PICK, THE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS, THE BAFTA AWARDS, FOUR SQUARE and THE BRIAN CONELY SHOW.

His writing credits include author of two best sellers (co - written with Piers Morgan, Editor of the News Of The World), hundreds of features and columns for many newspapers and periodicals, including The People, Sunday Magazine, The Sun, and The Evening Standard. Having written and produced numerous sketches and live performances, John has had the pleasure of working with many of Entertainment's top writers and performers his production credits include Rory Bremner (" N-N-Nineteen Not Out", Oval records, which reached top 15 in the Gallup national charts) plus numerous comedy sketches for Rory. He wrote and produced many character sketches with Harry Enfield, Julian Clary, Jonathan Ross (who can forget the infamous "Blues Brothers sketch"), Jessica Martin (Holiday Rap" produced and written by John was a hit right across Europe), Little and Large, Brian Conely and Kenny Everett.

John founded TALKING HEADS PRODUCTIONS in 1993, making television and radio commercials for such blue chip clients as the Sunday Express, the Daily Express, Peugeot, Brands Hatch, MCA Records, HDC and Laross Hair Products. More recently he has been developing up Television projects such as a spin of Fawlty Towers starring his father Andrew Sachs for ITV, a documentary series for United, a big budget game show for ITV and a light entertainment series based around television chefs the Nosh Brothers also for ITV. His casting skills have been utilised most recently by Telstar Records for the highly successful Talking books series. His wide knowledge and contact file of sponsors has been successful in putting together a number of large sponsorship deals for radio networks including "Select - A -Call", "Lets Talk About Sex" and "The Buzz" for the GWR Group.

John's reknown musical knowledge and contacts means his service as a top consultant to many large advertising agencies has made him the first choice to the industry's premier creative teams. Most recently John's music biz skills have been in demand by the world of films, most recently he was asked to be music supervisor for the new Marlon Brando epic "Divine Rapture".

John started TALKING HEADS VOICE AGENCY in 1992 and now boasts the most comprehensive selection of top voices in the UK including the legendary Patsy Kensit, Fenella Fielding, Gary Martin and of course himself.

John's highly successful management company, Blackburn Sachs Associates, boasts a roster ranging from such diverse talents as Steve Rider, Lisa I'Anson, David Jensen, Jonathan Pearce, Chris Eubank, Lauren Booth and Sonia.

As a result of his continued successful media career and as Vice President of Variety Club and Chairman of the celebrities committee for three years, John enjoys very special and privileged contact with most of the worlds top show business and sports personalities, and is often involved with the organisation of Gala Tribute televised luncheons and award ceremonies throughout the world.


C.V.

Radio:

1979 - BBC Radio 1, Radio Hallam (Sheffield), Tees (Stockton) and Swansea Sound as Presenter.

1991 - Joined Capital Radio. Presented the Breakfast Show, Late Show, Afternoon Show and for 4 years the Morning Show achieving greatest ratings ever.

1991 - Presented weekday Breakfast show for Jazz FM.

1993 - Presenter of 'Much More Music' BBC Radio 2. Presenter of 'John Sachs Presents' a concert series on BBC Radio 2.

 

Television:

Thames & LWT - Continuity (on vision)

LWT - 'Six O'clock Show' Presenter

ITV - Barbara Dixon Special. Thames 'Thames Reports' Presenter

BBC 1 - Quizmaster for 3 years on 'Four Square'

Thames - Voice on 'Take Your Pick'

LWT - 8 series of 'Gladiators' LWT 1 series of 'International Gladiators'

LWT - 3rd series of 'The Brian Conley Show'

LWT - 'Trained II Win'

LWT - 2 series of 'Audience with Freddie Star'

 

Voice-Overs:

Voice range 20s-70s, Deep Brown, Warm, Sensual, Weighty, Fast read, Energy, Versatile, Characters' voices

Commercials - Newspapers Daily Mail, The Express, The Sun, The People, Sunday Mirror, Star, News Of The World.

Products - Bio Dreft, Pedigree Chum, Martini, Pepsi Cola, Coca-Cola, Kit-e-Kat, St Ivel Butter, Batchelors Cup-a-soup, 555, Allied Carpets, Schwarzkopf hair colours, Harmony hairspray, Aquafresh, Duracel batteries, Stansted Airport, MFI, Texas Homestores

Services & Retailers - Virgin Atlantic, Blockbuster Video, ITV Drama Production, WH Smith, Woolworths, Thomson Directories, Tower Records

Film, Video & TV Commercials - Disney, Buena Vista, "Beauty & The Beast" - "Winnie The Pooh", "Aladdin", "Peter Pan", and 100's more.

Other film distributors (including Warner Brothers) - Home Video, Dr Seuss - Deep Blue Sea, Space Jam, Magic Sword, Fairy tale a true story, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Clockwork Orange, Iron Giant, Xmen, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Sleepless in Seattle, Friends on video, Batman of the future, Scooby Doo, Beethoven 3, Golden Eye

Trailers & Front of video - Bond 007, SAS Story, Pokemon, Shiloh, Thomas and The Magic Railroad, Joseph - King & I, Jackfrost etc

Broadcaster Trails - ITV, Sky TV, BBC1, BBC2, BBC2 Network, LWT, Capital Radio, BBC Radio 1 & 2, also 100s of Independent radio stations all over the world, CNN & Emirates

Broadcast - Gladiators ITV, 5 Royal Variety shows, World Music Awards, BAFTA & BAFTA CRAFT Awards, Evening Standard Awards, Good Food Guide Awards, British Soap Awards, Take your pick, ITV, Rory Bremner Who Else, Channel 4, The Birds, Channel 4, Trained to win, ITV, Surprise Surprise, ITV, An Audience with Freddie Star, Shows 2 & 3, Brian Conley show, 3 series, AXN, Action TV, Sky One, Equinox, CNN, Emirates TV

Inflight - B.A., Emirates Sports Channel, Sri Lankan, Continental Airline

Corporate - Mitsubishi- Cunard QE2, Focus Music International, CNN, World Cup 2006 bid -Emirates Airlines, BMW, 7-UP

Conferences - Sony, EMI, Universal etc

Radio IDS & Zippers - Capital Radio, Radio 2 - Y100, Florida, KROQ, Los Angeles, Kick FM, Hallam FM, Red Rose Radio - Essex FM

Music CDs - Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross 100s of Love Albums & Compilations, Titanic, Maria Callas, The Three Tenors, Kire te Kanawa, The Beatles, Genesis etc

Talking Books - The Twits, Horrid Henry's Haunted House, Horror Short Stories

Documentaries - Equinox, Posers, That's Rich

Animation/Characters - The Birds, Spitting Image, Road Block - James Bomb

Telephony - Warner Village Cinemas

CD ROM - "Who wants to be a Millionaire", Disney Warner Home Entertainment, Buena Vista, SEGA

Dot Com - Shopsmart.com

 

Writing:

Books - 'Private Files of the Stars'. Reached number 15 in the Best Sellers list and number 1 in HMV and Tower Records charts. 'Secret Files' Blake Publishing 26th September 1991.

Newspapers - Written articles and done interviews for Sunday People, Star and Sun. Series of Celebrity interviews for 'Sunday Magazine' readership 15 million.

Written and co-produced new spin off series around Manuel of Fawlty Towers for world television.

 

Records:

'Holiday Rap' - Wrote and produced Monty MC's single, which reached Top 60 In Gallup chart.

'N-N-Nineteen Not Out' - The Commentators featuring Rory Bremner reached Top 15.

'Pack Jammed with the Party Posse' - reached Top 30.

Compiled various compilation albums for major compilation Labels in Europe.