Chortle Award Winner Sony Nominee BBC Audio Awards Finalist
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“Superior stand-up skills – very, very funny” – The Guardian
“Likeable, self-deprecating and armed with impeccable timing” – The Dubliner
“A comedy genius” – Metro
LATEST UPDATES (June 2019)
I will be your host for the next three weekends on The 7th Dimension on BBC Radio 4 Extra at the usual times of 6-7pm and midnight-1am. There’s some good stuff on including the glorious Aliens in the Mind with Peter Cushing and Vincent Price and a play by Don Webb, who has given me a bit of insight into it which I’ll share with the listeners.
I was on hand to introduce some fantastic archive programming on The Golden Age of American Radio on BBC Radio 4 Extra. You’ve got until 22nd June to listen to three hours of super broadcasting and some fascinating context and documentary material. It’s a great show and I’m very proud of it. Have a listen here.
I had to write two Guardian obituaries in quick succession as we said goodbye to Avon himself, Paul Darrow, and a man with a voice that could move mountains and woo angels, Stephen Thorne. I had the privilege of spending time with both men and enjoyed their company a lot – the acting profession owes them both a great deal.
I also made an audio contribution to Obituariesville by being a guest on The Last Word, where I to the chance to tell listeners about the unpredictable genius of the above mentioned Ian Cognito. You can listen to the episode here.
The next Doctor Who Blu-Ray box set has been announced. It is Season 10, and this Jon Pertwee fest will feature a documentary fronted by me called Looking For Lennie in which I try to find out all I can about the late Australian director, who died in tragic circumstances and before Doctor Who fandom had a chance to get to know him. It’ll be released in July.
It’s Edinburgh Preview Season at XS Malarkey. I’ll be MCing them all and there are some really big names trying their fringe entries out before August: Tony Law, Sarah Kendall, Sara Barron, Rob Rouse and Catherine Bohart are among those taking part. Listings details are available at the XS Malarkey Website.
And finally … I’m delighted to announce that for writing work I will now be represented by the Independent Talent Group, an illustrious agency and no mistake. Onwards!