Acting Strangely

One of Britain's most versatile and distinguished actors, Martin Jarvis, reads his autobiography in five parts.

He assumes many different guises and voices of great performers and directors he encountered throughout his acting career.

Produced by Pete Atkin in September 1999.

Martin Jarvis reads five extracts from his autobiography in which he reveals some of the more bizarre things that have happened to him in his varied life as an actor.

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LB01Look, Move, Speak1999091320000425
20040223 (BBC7)
20041108 (BBC7)
20041109 (BBC7)
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20060313 (BBC7)
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20070122 (BBC7)
20070123 (BBC7)
20090810 (BBC7)
20090811 (BBC7)
20110425 (BBC7)
20110808 (BBC7)

One of Britain's most versatile and distinguished actors, Martin Jarvis, reads his autobiography in five parts.

He assumes many different guises and voices of great performers and directors he encountered throughout his acting career.

Produced by Pete Atkin in September 1999.

Martin Jarvis reads five extracts from his autobiography in which he reveals some of the more bizarre things that have happened to him in his varied life as an actor.Martin Jarvis reads from his own book on how he became an actor.

Martin Jarvis talks about his life as a performer.

Here he talks about seeing Tommy Trinder as Widow Twanky.

Martin Jarvis recounts tales from his career as a performer.

Martin Jarvis reveals some of the more bizarre events from Tommy Trinder's life on stage.

Recalling the influence of Tommy Trinder, actor Martin Jarvis reveals some of the more bizarre events from his life on stage.

Recalling the influence of Tommy Trinder, the actor reveals some of the more bizarre events from his life on stage.

LB02Try To Look Scared1999091420000426
20040224 (BBC7)
20041109 (BBC7)
20041110 (BBC7)
20050712 (BBC7)
20050713 (BBC7)
20060314 (BBC7)
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20070123 (BBC7)
20070124 (BBC7)
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It is 1966 and Martin Jarvis performs on stage with Sian Phillips.

He also begins to experience some frightening blackouts.

Performing with Sian Phillips, the budding actor gets frightening blackouts.

More stage recollections read by the author.

LB03Good Luck, Please!1999091520000427
20040225 (BBC7)
20041110 (BBC7)
20041111 (BBC7)
20050713 (BBC7)
20050714 (BBC7)
20060315 (BBC7)
20060316 (BBC7)
20070124 (BBC7)
20070125 (BBC7)
20090812 (BBC7)
20090813 (BBC7)
20110427 (BBC7)
20110810 (BBC7)

He talks about making films and his passion for radio.

Martin Jarvis recalls working in BBC radio at Broadcasting House, and in particular working with Margery Westbury.

Martin Jarvis talks about making films and his passion for radio.

Martin Jarvis continues his autobiography.

He talks about making films, his passion for radio and working with Marjorie Westbury.

From making films to his passion for working in radio, Martin Jarvis recalls his career.

From making films to his passion for working in radio, Martin Jarvis recalls the highlights of his acting career.

From making films to his passion for working in radio, the actor recalls the highlights of his career.

From making films to working in radio, the actor recalls the highlights of his career.

LB04National Curriculum1999091620000428
20040226 (BBC7)
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20041111 (BBC7)
20041112 (BBC7)
20050714 (BBC7)
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20060316 (BBC7)
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20070125 (BBC7)
20070126 (BBC7)
20090813 (BBC7)
20090814 (BBC7)
20110428 (BBC7)
20110811 (BBC7)

Today he recalls being on stage with Judi Dench and working with Harold Pinter.

Martin Jarvis recalls acting with Judi Dench for Peter Hall and working with Harold Pinter

Acting with Judi Dench for Peter Hall and working with Harold Pinter, Martin Jarvis recalls more career highlights.

Acting with Judi Dench for Peter Hall and working with Harold Pinter, the actor recalls more career highlights.

The actor recalls acting with Judi Dench for Peter Hall and working with Harold Pinter.

LB05 LASTSwimming With Sharks1999091720000429
20040227 (BBC7)
20040228 (BBC7)
20041112 (BBC7)
20041113 (BBC7)
20050715 (BBC7)
20050716 (BBC7)
20060317 (BBC7)
20060318 (BBC7)
20070126 (BBC7)
20070127 (BBC7)
20090814 (BBC7)
20090815 (BBC7)
20110429 (BBC7)
20110812 (BBC7)

Martin recalls his move to Hollywood, his personal assistant and Hollywood hairdressers.

Still involved in radio, television and stage work, Martin Jarvis now branches out to the bright lights of Tinseltown.

Established on stage, TV and radio, the bright lights of Tinsel Town beckon Martin Jarvis.

Established on stage, TV and radio, the bright lights of Tinsel Town beckon.

Martin Jarvis concludes his career highlights.

The actor concludes his career highlights.

Established on stage, TV and radio, the actor is drawn to the bright lights of Tinsel Town