An Actor's Life For Me

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0106May The Farce Be With You1989022419900325
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Robert is all set for a West End stage romp, but the farce occurs before the curtain rises

Robert is all set for a new West End stage romp, but the real farce occurs before the curtain rises. Stars John Gordon-sinclair.

Robert's all set for a new West End stage romp, but the real farce occurs before the curtain rises.

Stars John Gordon-sinclair.

Robert's all set for a West End stage romp, but the farce occurs before the curtain rises.

Recorded on 1989-02-11.

0107 LASTPantomime Cows1989030320050419 (BBC7)
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Robert lands a festive stage role, but ends up drinking too much before a show.

Robert lands a festive stage role, but ends up drinking too much before a show. Stars John Gordon Sinclair and Caroline Quentin. From March 1989.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair and Caroline Quentin.

Actor Robert lands a part as a pantomime cow, but then drinks too much.

0201The Scottish Play1990021119900216
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Observing the theatrical superstition, Robert Wilson multi-tasks in Macbeth.

Observing the theatrical superstition, Robert Wilson multi-tasks in Macbeth. Stars John Gordon Sinclair. From February 1990.

Observing the theatrical superstition, Robert has to multi-task in 'Macbeth'.

Robert gets not one, but two parts in Macbeth.

What could possibly go wrong?

0202Fathers And Sons1990021819900223
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Desperate to work, devious Robert digs his way out of a holiday with Sue.

Desperate to work, devious Robert digs his way out of a holiday with Sue. Stars John Gordon Sinclair. From February 1990.

Robert excels when he gets a job on the sly playing a gravedigger, and to hide it, decides to fake the death of a parent.

0203Heart Throbs1990022519900302
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Robert Wilson lands a romantic lead role, but will it all go to his head?

Robert Wilson lands a romantic lead role, but will it all go to his head? Stars John Gordon Sinclair. From February 1990.

Robert lands a romantic lead role, but will it all go to his head? From February 1990.

Robert lands a romantic lead role, but will it all go to his head? Stars John Gordon Sinclair.

From February 1990.

Robert lands a romantic lead role, but will it all go to his head?

Robert has landed a romantic lead.

Or has he? Old rivalries, embarrassing deodorant commercials and garlic thwart it.

At last Robert (John Gordon-sinclair) is up for a part.

He's about to play

Contributors

Sally Grace (Actor)

Caroline Quentin (Actor)

Michael Fenton-stevens (Actor)

Gary Waldhorn (Actor)

John Gordon-sinclair (Actor)

Jane Slavin (Actor)

Paul Archer (Author)

Paul Spencer (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-01-14.

- HEART THROBS

Producer: P.

SPENCER

Next in series: EP 4 - UP ON THE ROOF

Previous in series: EP 2 - FATHERS AND SONS

Description

Episode Three: Heart Throbs.

Subject Categories

situation comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

25 Feb 1990 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

02 Mar 1990 22:32-23:00 (RADIO 2)

Robert Wilson lands a romantic lead role, but will it all go to his head? From 1990.

0204Up On The Roof1990030419900309
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Landing a job performing in a prison, will Robert finally get a captive audience?

Landing a job performing in a prison, will Robert finally get a captive audience? Stars John Gordon Sinclair. From March 1990.

Robert gets work performing in a prison.

Will this be the first time he's had a captive audience?]

0205Puppets1990031119900316
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Robert discovers the pitfalls of working with hypnotists and ventriloquists.

Robert discovers the pitfalls of working with hypnotists and ventriloquists. Stars John Gordon Sinclair. From March 1990.

When his agent finally gets him a job, Robert soon learns that working with hypnotists or ventriloquists is not a good idea.

0206 LASTRead All About It1990031819900323
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After his disastrous children's TV appearance, Robert battles to avoid the press.

After his disastrous children's TV appearance, Robert battles to avoid the press. Stars John Gordon Sinclair. From March 1990.

Following his disastrous appearance on children's TV, Robert goes to extraordinary lengths to avoid the press.

Following his disastrous appearance on children's TV, Robert goes to great lengths to avoid the press.

Next in series:

A KISS IS JUST A KISS

Previous in series: EP 5 - PUPPETS

Description

Episode Six:

In this final episode, Robert (John Gordon-sinclair) finds his flat surrounded by the press.

An actor's dream or an actor's nightmare?

Subject Categories

situation comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

18 Mar 1990 19:02-19:30 (RADIO 2)

23 Mar 1990 22:32-23:00 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

Jane Whittenshaw (Actor)

Donald Gee (Actor)

Caroline Quentin (Actor)

Nicky Henson (Actor)

Gary Waldhorn (Actor)

John Gordon-sinclair (Actor)

Rosemary Martin (Actor)

David Goodge (Actor)

Paul Archer (Author)

Paul Spencer (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-03-04.

First broadcast on 1990-03-18

0301Here's Looking At You, Kid1993010520100406 (BBC7)
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Robert Wilson discovers acting isn't everything it appears to be.

Robert Wilson discovers acting isn't everything it appears to be. Stars John Gordon Sinclair. From January 1993.

Robert Wilson discovers acting isn't everything it appears to be. From January 1993.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair, Gary Waldhorn, and Gina Mckee.

0302Prat On A Hot Tin Roof1993011220121227 (BBC7)
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Colours nailed to the mast, Robert Wilson gets his party politicals in a pickle.

Colours nailed to the mast, Robert Wilson gets his party politicals in a pickle. Stars John Gordon Sinclair. From January 1993.

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Robert Wilson is acting in a disorderly manner.

Robert Wilson is acting in a disorderly manner. Stars John Gordon Sinclair and Gina McKee. From January 1993.

Robert Wilson is acting in a disorderly manner. Stars John Gordon Sinclair. From 1993.

0304Madness In His Method1993012620100420 (BBC7)
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Robert Wilson devotes his life to someone's art.

Robert Wilson devotes his life to someone's art. Stars John Gordon Sinclair and Gina McKee. From January 1993.

Robert Wilson devotes his life to someone's art. Stars John Gordon Sinclair. From 1993.

0305Fatal Distraction1993020220100427 (BBC7)
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Robert Wilson encounters a young flame.

0306 LASTNeighbours1993020920100504 (BBC7)
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Robert discovers that not everybody needs good neighbours.