The Crown

The Crown
Hansard, from 22 August at the National Theatre!

Thursday, December 27, 2007


The BBC have announced that "Rapunzel", one of a series of Fairy Tales to be shown on BBC1 will be broadcast on January 10 at 9 pm. The story has been transferred to the world of tennis and Alex plays an ex-tennis player turned pundit.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Cranford - part 3

Penny has put up episode three, so have a look at Penny For Your Dreams

And she's provided some more screen caps:

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Nine Tailors

After reading the Ashenden stories for BBC7 last week, Alex will be back reading the Book at Bedtime on Radio 4 from December 24. It's Dorothy L. Sayers this time, "The Nine Tailors". As far as I can gather there will be ten episodes. The programme is on at 22.45 on weeknights, and can be heard for a week after the original broadcast through the website.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Cranford - part 2

Penny has put the story of Cranford part 2 up on her weblog, and she has some pictures of Alex in there.

A few more from Penny here:

See Penny For Your Dreams

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Cranford in the USA

"Cranford" is to be broadcast as a three-part miniseries early next year on PBS in the USA. It will be part of the Masterpiece Theatre Classic season to be broadcast in the winter and spring. More details will be given on a new PBS website in January.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Reverend Hutton

The Radio Times Website has a special section on Cranford, with a picture of the Reverend Hutton in there somewhere, as well as episode guides, video clips and pictures.

Radio Times Cranford section

Penny has the story of the first episode and a nice series of screen caps up on her weblog, including a couple of the reverend.

Penny for Your Dreams

Return to Ashenden

Alex will be reading five Ashenden stories on BBC7 radio next week. This is a new commission for BBC7, so different from the 1991 television adaptation. The stories can be heard Monday to Friday at 9.30am, 8.30pm and 1.30am, and will be available on "Listen Again" for a week after the initial broadcast.


Monday, December 03, 2007

Coward Readings

The National Theatre will present readings of two short Coward plays in January: The Astonished Heart and Still Life. The plays were originally written by Noël Coward for himself and Gertrude Lawrence and performed in 1936 as part of Tonight at 8.30.

Alex will play Christian Faber in "The Astonished Heart" on Wednesday 16 January and Alec Harvey in "Still Life" on Wednesday 23 January. The readings start at 6 p.m. and will take place in the Lyttelton Theatre.

For more information and tickets check the National Theatre Website at: National Theatre

Thanks to Amber!