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For more than 30 years, Edward Kelsey’s voice was one of the most familiar and best-loved on radio. As The Archers’ workshy Joe Grundy,...

On her website, Jennie Buckman described herself as “acting coach, playwright, activator”, that last epithet pointing to her increasing engagement with political and social...

Although born in Vancouver, Canada, Carolyn Jones worked for a range of British institutions from the National Theatre to iconic television soaps Crossroads and...

Marianne Elliott has admitted she has considered giving up being a director, because she does not “find it easy”. Elliott, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s...

Sian Phillips has been given a lifetime achievement accolade by the BBC Audio Drama Awards, in celebration of her 73-year acting career. Phillips began her...

Emma Rice has claimed the board of Shakespeare’s Globe made a “mistake” in appointing her and that her working-class background went against her in...

Pirate King, Conjoined Gnome Left and, in real life, the Earl of Portland: Tim Bentinck has had many roles, but he’s known to millions...

The BBC’s overall cultural output has often been impressive in recent years. But its coverage of contemporary arts and culture, particularly theatre, has often...

BBC Radio 4 arts programme Front Row will be broadcast weekly on television, the Corporation has announced. It will air weekly on BBC2 alongside the...
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