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An Actor’s Life for Me: The Complete Series 1-3

A BBC Radio 4 Comedy Drama
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
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All 19 episodes of the BBC radio comedy about an aspiring actor with dreams of stardom.

Young actor Robert Wilson is desperately seeking work – and he’s prepared to do almost anything for his big break. He’s convinced that he’s only one audition away from fame and fortune: but while he builds castles in the air, his agent Desmond and girlfriend Sue try their best to bring him back down to earth.

In these three series, Robert gets a part as a chauffeur (except he can’t drive), gets carried away in a romantic leading role and gets his party politicals in a bit of a pickle. Plus, his role in a seedy sex farce leads to a sticky situation with Sue’s parents, his job performing in a prison means he finally has a captive audience and his appearance on children’s TV causes his flat to be surrounded by press – but is that an actor’s dream, or an actor’s nightmare?

Written by Paul Mayhew-Archer, who went on to co-write The Vicar of Dibley and Mrs Brown’s Boys, this lively comedy was a huge success on radio and transferred to TV in 1991 for one series. John Gordon Sinclair plays Robert, with Caroline Quentin and Gina McKee as Sue.

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This is an extremely funny show from the pen of Paul Mayhew-Archer. A great cast and a great script. This one would have transfered to TV and been a great hit I'm sure. John Gordon Sinclair and Caroline Quentin play their parts so well with great support form the other cast members.

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very good listen

I really enjoyed this book it was funny and had me giggling along. Great characters very entertaining