Ethel Jane Cain (1 May 1909 – 19 September 1996) was a British telephonist and the original voice of the speaking clock in the United Kingdom. She was appointed in 1936 following a "search for the girl with the golden voice". Her voice was used from 1936 until 1963, when it was replaced by Pat Simmons. She also made a record for the GPO helping other staff improve their speaking voice and went on to become announcer for Henry Hall during one of his broadcast concerts. She was later offered a film part by Columbia Pictures under the name of Jane Cain. Originally the speaking clock was accessed by dialling 846, spelling out the letters T-I-M, on the telephone dial in 'Director Area' (London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool & Manchester) and 952 as it was introduced elsewhere in the

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  • Ethel May Cain, auch bekannt als Jane Cain (* 1. Mai 1909; † 19. September 1996) war eine britische Zeitansagerin und Filmschauspielerin. Ethel Cain gewann 1935 im Alter von 26 Jahren einen Wettbewerb, in dem Telefonistinnen um die Auszeichnung als „Golden Voice“ für die Zeitansage des UK Speaking Clock Service konkurrierten. Von 1936 bis zum 8. Mai 1963 wurden die Aufnahmen ihrer Stimme für die Zeitansage genutzt. Ihre Nachfolger in diesem Amt waren Pat Simmons, Brian Cobby, Sara Medes da Costa und kurzfristig auch Lenny Henry und Alicia Roland. (de)
  • Ethel Jane Cain (1 May 1909 – 19 September 1996) was a British telephonist and the original voice of the speaking clock in the United Kingdom. She was appointed in 1936 following a "search for the girl with the golden voice". Her voice was used from 1936 until 1963, when it was replaced by Pat Simmons. She also made a record for the GPO helping other staff improve their speaking voice and went on to become announcer for Henry Hall during one of his broadcast concerts. She was later offered a film part by Columbia Pictures under the name of Jane Cain. Originally the speaking clock was accessed by dialling 846, spelling out the letters T-I-M, on the telephone dial in 'Director Area' (London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool & Manchester) and 952 as it was introduced elsewhere in the UK. . In the mid to late 1950s, she was a member of Perth Repertory Theatre Company. Her only known screen role was the lead in the 1935 film, Vanity. Her voice lives on as the voice of the 'operator' (in UK) on CNet, a Worldwide network of old telephone exchanges preserved by collectors which uses a voice recognition system when you dial '0' or '100' for the 'operator' ! (en)
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  • 1909-5-1
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  • 1996-9-19
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  • Permanent voice of the British Speaking clock
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  • British speaking clock voice (en)
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  • Ethel May Cain, auch bekannt als Jane Cain (* 1. Mai 1909; † 19. September 1996) war eine britische Zeitansagerin und Filmschauspielerin. Ethel Cain gewann 1935 im Alter von 26 Jahren einen Wettbewerb, in dem Telefonistinnen um die Auszeichnung als „Golden Voice“ für die Zeitansage des UK Speaking Clock Service konkurrierten. Von 1936 bis zum 8. Mai 1963 wurden die Aufnahmen ihrer Stimme für die Zeitansage genutzt. Ihre Nachfolger in diesem Amt waren Pat Simmons, Brian Cobby, Sara Medes da Costa und kurzfristig auch Lenny Henry und Alicia Roland. (de)
  • Ethel Jane Cain (1 May 1909 – 19 September 1996) was a British telephonist and the original voice of the speaking clock in the United Kingdom. She was appointed in 1936 following a "search for the girl with the golden voice". Her voice was used from 1936 until 1963, when it was replaced by Pat Simmons. She also made a record for the GPO helping other staff improve their speaking voice and went on to become announcer for Henry Hall during one of his broadcast concerts. She was later offered a film part by Columbia Pictures under the name of Jane Cain. Originally the speaking clock was accessed by dialling 846, spelling out the letters T-I-M, on the telephone dial in 'Director Area' (London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool & Manchester) and 952 as it was introduced elsewhere in the (en)
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  • Ethel Cain (de)
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