Category Archive: Audio/Video

    BBC Radio 4, Midweek with Libby Purves

    Last week’s Toast talk at the Notting Hill Waterstones went tremendously well, now to this week…

    Tune in tomorrow at 9am – or via the iPlayer for the following week, to hear me being interviewed on Midweek, BBC Radio 4, by Libby Purves, with international art dealer Philip Mould, the amazing sitar player Baluji Shrivastav, and the author and Times columnist Stefanie Marsh… The show will be repeated at 9.30pm…

    Listen to the clip here, or Listen Again to the full interview here

    Toast on CNN – Watch it here…

    CNN segment on YouTube:

    CNN – Tonight at 9pm!

    I’m appearing on CNN tonight, in celebration of Will’s birthday, talking about all things Shakespeare.

    Do tune in if you can. The show is Connect the World: With Becky Anderson and is on 9pm-10pm GMT.

    Best – and Happy Birthday Will!



    After selling out at The Bath Literature Festival, The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival and the Shakespeare Bookshop Literary Lunch, a quick note to give the heads up to:

    * The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival on May 1st, at 6.30pm, where I’ll be speaking with Jonathan Bates and Christopher Rush

    * The Hay-on-Wye Literature Festival on May 31st, at 9am (Toast will be served)

    * The first London Toast talk, at the Notting Hill Waterstones, on June 4th, at 7pm…

    More details of these events – and links to their websites – can be found here

    * And hot on their heels, fresh from the oven, the paperback edition of Shakespeare on Toast will be published on 4th June by Icon Books…

    In the meantime, a write-up of Toast and growing discussion at Lizzy’s Literary Life:

    This is a fascinating read – Shakespeare toasted lightly and buttered, slice by slice, by an author/actor whose passion for the subject shines through.

    BBC Radio Wales interview – TODAY at 5.30pm

    A radio interview recorded last Sunday with BBC Wales at the Hay-on-Wye Winter Weekend, will be broadcast at 5.30pm today, on Phil Rickman’s show Phil The Shelf.

    The author and broadcaster Libby Purves was also interviewed, and I read a small extract from her writer-poet son’s book, Silence At The Song’s End.

    Listen Live at

    If you miss it, you can Listen Again here.

    Guildford & Peak Lit Fests, Phoenix FM…

    Over the next few days, it’s all a bit busy…

    Thurs 23rd, 12.30pmGuildford Literature Festival, Electric Theatre

    Fri 24th, 7-8pm – Phoenix FM Book Club – hour long radio interview with Muthamma Prasad – Click here to Listen Now

    Sat 25th, 3pmPeak Festival of Books, Countrybookshop, Hassop Station, Nr Bakewell, Derbyshire

    TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE for both Guildford and the Peak Festival. Come one, come all…

    BBC Southern Counties Radio Interview

    I’m being interviewed on Gordon Astley’s mid-morning show about Shakespeare on Wednesday 22nd, at 11.40am.

    You can Listen Live here…

    BBC Radio Shropshire

    Clare Ashford interviewed me recently for BBC Radio Shropshire, and the record is going out today (Monday 13th October) at around 2.40pm GMT.

    Click here to listen live…


    An interviews page has been added, with details of past and upcoming Shakespeare on Toast radio interviews, a clip of a radio interview with chat show host Trisha Goddard recorded for CityTalk FM, and a TV clip from when I was interviewed on Richard & Judy’s chat show, are all to be found…