Shot in 16mm with no-frills sets and no-frills acting – the film only cost £11,500, mostly supplied by the Welsh Arts Council – Voice Over depicts the world of late-night radio show host “Fats” Bannerman (Ian McNeice) who has developed a cult following by reading his own romance novellas over the airwaves.
His life changes when he discovers a woman in a red dress (Bish Nethercote) on the side of a road who has been stabbed and beaten to the point of catatonia. He decides to takes her into his flat and cleans and dresses her.
He gets a doctor to look at her and is advised to take her to an institution for professional help. However, Fats dismisses the advice and keeps the woman. Eventually, he buys a respectable, middle-class house and moves there with the woman, whose only name – the name Fats has given her – is Bitch.
Meanwhile, Fats’ radio demeanour begins to give way. He stammers on the air, broadcasts multiple tapes of his voice simultaneously and in general suffers a collapse.
At the film’s end, Fats hacks his housemate to death in a rhythmic, sexual manner and crouches vacantly over her corpse. She never says a word.