Celebrity Interviews

In addition to documentaries my archive includes numerous interviews recorded for radio features and programmes over the last two decades, including Anthony Quayle, Peter Cushing and Patrick Moore. Here’s a selection of my favourites.

Adrian Love:
Legendary radio presenter whose broadcasting career began in the North Sea on pirate radio in the early 1960s and soon moved to the BBC when he joined Radio 1 and later presented on Radio 2.

Anthony Quayle:
Internationally renowned actor with credits that range from Shakespeare’s Falstaff on BBC television to Hollywood blockbusters that include Lawrence of Arabia and The Battle of the River Plate.

Ava Astaire MacKenzie:
Daughter of the legendary Hollywood singer, actor and dancer, who talks openly about growing up in Beverley Hills with Charlie Chaplin and Judy Garland as neighbours.

Dave Allen:
The very popular Irish comedian, whose BBC television series became compulsive viewing in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, discusses his life and career. Recorded in his dressing room at the Haymarket Theatre in London.

David Dimbleby:
Broadcast journalist and presenter of BBC television’s Question Time talks about his career, his brother and fellow journalist Jonathan and his father, the ground breaking broadcaster, Richard Dimbleby.

Davy Jones:
Lead singer of The Monkees reflects on a career at the forefront of the music business and his life long passion to become a jockey and ride the winner at The Grand National.

Donald Sinden:
One of Britain’s favourite actors and star of ITV’s Two’s Company, as well as a wealth of classic British films, including The Cruel Sea and The Day of the Jackal.

John Dunn:
The popular radio presenter who started his career as a continuity announcer on the Home Service, served with the BBC for over 30 years, 23 of them as the presenter of Radio 2’s early evening programme.

Johnnie Walker:
The urbane radio presenter, who started his career on the pirate ships of the 1960s and has worked on national and local radio in the UK ever since. Currently he presents Sounds of the Seventies on BBC Radio 2.

Michael Hordern:
The wonderful British character actor who appeared in over 160 features films, including Passport to Pimlico, Sink the Bismarck, Where Eagles Dare, Up Pompeii and Gandhi.

Nicholas Smith:
The popular actor whose trademark ears made him  memorable as Mr. Rumbold in the classic BBC television comedy series Are You Being Served? set in the fictional department store, Grace Brothers.

Patrick Moore:
Acclaimed astronomer and author of 70 books who presented the BBC’s The Sky at Night since 24 April 1957, making it the world’s longest-running television programme with a single presenter.

PD James:
Best-selling crime writer most famous for a series of detective novels starring policeman and poet Adam Dalgliesh. Her first book, Cover Her Face, was published in 1962 when she was 42 years of age.

Peter Cushing:
One of the kindest people anyone could wish to meet, a personality that’s at odds with the horror characters that he has played in numerous Hammer Films since The Curse of Frankenstein in 1958.

Richard Baker:
Broadcaster who became the face of BBC television news for nearly thirty years between 1954 and 1982. His career also included cameo appearances in two episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Roy Kinnear:
The much-loved comedy actor who appeared in The Beatles film Hard Day’s Night and The Three Musketeers. Roy died tragically following a riding accident while filming The Return of the Musketeers in 1989.

Terry Scott:
The comedy actor who appeared in seven Carry On films and two St. Trinian’s films. He later starred opposite June Whitfield in the hit BBC television sitcom series Terry and June.

Tommy Vance:
Legendary radio presenter who started his career in America before moving to pirate radio in the UK and Radio Luxembourg. Later he presented The Friday Rock Show on BBC Radio 1.