There are two so-called ornithologists in this hotel, and they see a rare bird on the cliffs, and the man wants to ring up, which means that the next day, all the twitchers will arrive and they will completely over-run the place.
There's a line drawn between my character and this bird which they see. It's a marvellous play. I don't want to say too much because it will give away something that Peter tackles so delicately and wonderfully. You laugh, and at the same time you have a little dart to the heart. He has such wit ... that facility of being able to write two things alongside each other, which is what great writers are about. So whereas you might laugh, you feel the pain of the person too.
I can't tell until I hear it, but when you open one of his scripts you cannot put it down; you have to read it to the end. I'm an avid radio listener ... one's imagination is so fired by radio, and Peter is just a past master of being able to do that.
I'm amazed to hear that people don't bother to do radio because I love it so much. I listen to the radio much more than I watch television. I rarely watch television. It's because when you are listening to the radio, you can be doing anything. .. I sew a lot, and my idea of bliss is to have an afternoon where I can sew and listen to a play on the radio, becauseyour imagination works for you; those people can be anything for you and look like anything for you, whereas on TV it's done for you.
My husband Michael Williams is a radio actor and he loves it, and although I think I did radio before he started doing it, I've caught his enthusiasm. I can be a very tall, slim girl on radio!
I would want it to be something I thought was good; I wouldn't do it just for the sake of it. I would do it if I believed in it, but when I see Peter Tinniswood and Judi Dench, I'd start running then, and I would barely read the play.
Yes, and in those two people.
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