The Crown

The Crown
Alex as the Duke of Windsor

Friday, April 25, 2008

The Week on BBC Radio 7

A few chances to catch Alex again on BBC 7 this week.

First, on Saturday he can be heard in "Small Gods", which is part of the mini-season celebrating Terry Pratchett’s 60th birthday. Small Gods is dramatised in 4 parts by Robin Brooks and the cast features Anton Lesser, Patrick Barlow, Carl Prekopp, Alex and Michael Kilgarriff. It will be broadcast on Saturday at 6.30pm and 00.30am

Then, he can be heard in "Stolen" by Ray Jenkins. The short play is about a German archaeologist who gets involved in a race to steal Buddhist treasures from ancient lost towns along the Silk Road. With Siobhan Redmond, Sean Baker and David Tse, it was directed by Janet Whitaker and first heard in 1999. The programme will be broadcast on Monday at 10.15am, 9.15pm and 2.15am

As usual the programmes can be heard for seven days after the original broadcast on the "Listen Again" page at

Torture Team

On May 18 Alex will appear at the Tricycle Theatre in London in TORTURE TEAM: the people who brought cruelty and criminality to Guantanamo. Vanessa Redgrave, Philippe Sands, Joanna Lumley, Bill Hoyland, Clive Stafford-Smith and Paul Bhattarchargee will also appear. Proceeds from the event, which has been devised by Redgrave,Sands, and Nicholas Kent, will benefit the Medical Foundation for the Victims of Torture and Reprieve.

For more information see the Tricycle Theatre.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Disappeared Website

Alex appears in a film called "The Disappeared". The website for the film is at: The Disappeared.

Apart from some background information you can see the trailer for the film there. The film is due to be released later this year.

Book at Bedtime

Alex is one of the readers of the Book At Bedtime from Monday 28 April to Friday 9 May from 10.45-11.00 pm on BBC RADIO 4. The book is The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry. The BBC press release gives the following information:

"As she nears her 100th birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital, where she has spent the best part of her adult life, is soon to close. In the weeks leading up to this upheaval, Roseanne talks with her psychiatrist, Dr Grene, and their relationship intensifies and becomes increasingly complicated.

The story is told through Roseanne and Dr Grene's fictional journals, and it is at once both shocking and deeply beautiful. Refracted through a haze of memory and retelling, Roseanne's story becomes an alternative, secret history of Ireland's changing character and the story of a life blighted by terrible mistreatment and ignorance, and yet marked still by love, passion and hope.

Roseanne's journal is read by Doreen Keogh and Dr Grene's by Alex Jennings."

Monday, April 14, 2008

A Dance to the Music of Time

Alex is appearing in the BBC Radio 4's classic serial "A Dance to the Music of Time", the first episode was broadcast on 6 April. You can listen to each episode for seven days after the original broadcast. To listen to the latest episode go to the Classic Serial webpage.

Thanks to Penny for all the radio news!


Alex appeared on the Archers all of last week, playing a barrister in the trial. The trial isn't over yet, so he might appear again this week. Last week's episodes can be downloaded as podcasts from the BBC Archers webpage.