Location Sound Services

Based in East Anglia, UK, production sound mixer and location sound recordist Jonathan Blagrove has been working in the film and broadcast industries for the past 18 years and trading as Coda Films since 2015.

Passionate about capturing sound for picture, Jonathan understands how important it is to get it right on location first time and how good production sound can help drive a narrative.

Experienced at working across different genres and at various budget levels in features, Jonathan has also worked in broadcast factual entertainment and documentary, working on BAFTA nominated network projects all over the globe – sometimes working in extreme environments and on some highly sensitive subjects.

No matter what the shoot, Jonathan will bring a professional but easy going approach to any production.

I have worked with Jonathan on a number of projects and he has always been a delight to work with. The majority of our work together has been on observational documentary, often with vulnerable contributors and not only does he always deliver great sound, he works around any issues that may arise with a calmness that puts both crew and contributors at ease.

Peter Coventry | Series Producer ‘Our Dementia Choir’

Feature films

‘Good Luck To You Leo Grande’ Official International Trailer
‘Good Luck To You Leo Grande’Genesius PicturesDir: Sophie Hyde
Prod: Debbie Gray
‘Chicken Town’Nodge FilmsDir: Richard Bracewell
Prod: Patrick Dalton & Richard Bracewell
‘Girl in The Video’
(TV Movie)
ITN / LifetimeDir: Neil Rawles
Prod: Sue White
‘The Undertaker’RRB Films / Susceptor FilmsDir: Michael White
Prod: Roger Barclay
‘Breaking Infinity’Eli Films / EQ FilmsDir: Mariana Dean
Prod: Paul Desira
‘The Ghost of Peter Sellers’
(Feature Documentary)
Vegas MediaDir: Peter Medak
Prod: Paul Iacovou
‘Chick Lit’Capriol FilmsDir: Tony Britten
Prod: Phil Partridge
‘Draw on Sweet Night’Capriol FilmsDir: Tony Britten
Prod: Katja Mordaunt
‘The Power’The Cult FilmsDir: Paul Hills
Prod: Mark Forstater
‘The Flight of Bryan’
(Feature Documentary)
New Black FilmsDir: James Erskine
Prod: Victoria Gregory
‘Benjamin Britten:
Peace & Conflict’
Capriol FilmsDir: Tony Britten
Prod: Katja Mordaunt / Anwen Rees-Myers
‘In Love With Alma Cogman’Capriol FilmsDir: Tony Britten
Prod: Katja Mordaunt

Drama / documentary

‘The Color of Victory: Heroes of WW2’Green Door Pictures / Nat Geo
‘The Toys That Built America’ Series: 3Six West Media / History Channel
‘Alexander’Lion TV / Netflix
‘The Man Who Stole The Scream’Curve / Sky Documentaries
‘The Toys That Built America’ Series: 2Six West Media / History Channel
‘The Machines That Built America’ Series: 2Six West Media / History Channel

Recent broadcast credits

Queen of The UniverseWorld of Wonder / Paramount +
Extraordinary PortraitsChatterbox / BBC
Anyone Can Sing: OperaFactory Films / Sky Arts
War In Europe: Drama In UkraineLooks Film / ARTE
‘Paul O’Grady’s Great British Escape: Kent’Olga TV / ITV
‘Vicky McClure: Our Dementia Choir’Curve / BBC
Promotional poster for Paul O'Grady's Great British Escape: Kent
Paul O’Grady’s Great British Escape: Kent

Examples of work

Promotional poster for 'The Ghost of Peter Sellers' documentary film by Peter Medak.
‘The Ghost of Peter Sellers’, a documentary film by Peter Medak
'Good Luck to You, Leo Grande' official film poster.
‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’, directed by Sophie Hyde
Emma Thompson and Darryl McCormack in 'Good Luck To You Leo Grande', © Cornerstone 2021.
Emma Thompson and Darryl McCormack in ‘Good Luck To You Leo Grande’ © Cornerstone 2021
Queen of the Universe, hosted by Graham Norton.
Queen of the Universe, hosted by Graham Norton

I’ve worked with Jon all over the world, in extreme weather, with extreme people, wild animals – every potentially disastrous shoot you can imagine. He is always the one you can rely on to keep calm and just get the job done.

He takes his work seriously while seeming entirely relaxed, and knows exactly when to stop and push for better sound, and when to make the best of a difficult situation without interrupting the sync. Editors love his work, because he always goes the extra mile to get atmos, and he makes sure everything is organised and labelled for the edit. He’s the first person I call when I need a sound person, who’s a sound person.

Jill Worsley | Director

Location sound equipment

We have a wealth of location audio equipment for all your production needs; whether it’s a simple sit-down interview, a full narrative feature or a multiple contributor reality show we have you covered.

We primarily use Sound Devices mixers and recorders with a selection of Wisycom and Audio Ltd. A10 (with recordable transmitters) radio mics, along with Sennheiser and DPA microphones.

Email sound@codafilms.co.uk to discuss your requirements.

Other services

  • Field recording – bespoke sound library recording
  • Mobile voice over recording
  • Full clean UK driving license and van
  • Valid I-Visa (until 2025)


Our rates are industry standard, based on 10 hour and 12 hour days labour. Equipment package rates are agreed in advance, please feel free to email sound@codafilms.co.uk for our recent rate card.

Sound – the bedrock to all great films! Jonathan Blagrove is one of the best sound recordists you will find. Nerdy to the point of perfection. We love it.

Adam Giles | Cambridge FilmWorks

Covid-19 guidelines

Safety and well-being of all crew and contributors on location is our priority. Download our best practice PDF guidelines: