An Actor's Life For Me

Sitcom staring John Gordon-Sinclair as actor Robert Wilson, and Caroline Quentin as his girlfriend Sue.

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Programme Catalogue - Details: Ep 219900223

- FATHERS AND SONS

First broadcast on 1990-02-18

Producer: P. SPENCER

Next in series: EP 3 - HEART THROBS

Previous in series: EP 1 - THE SCOTTISH PLAY

Description

Episode Two: Fathers And Sons. Yet again, Robert (John GORDON-SINCLAIR) is

Subject Categories

situation comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

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

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

Contributors

Jo Kendall (Actor)

Joe Dunlop (Actor)

Danny Schiller (Actor)

Jennifer Piercey (Actor)

Gary Waldhorn (Actor)

John Gordon-Sinclair (Actor)

Phil Nice (Actor)

Paul Archer (Author)

Paul Spencer (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-01-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ep 619900323

- READ ALL ABOUT IT

First broadcast on 1990-03-18

Producer: P. SPENCER

Next in series: A KISS IS JUST A KISS

Previous in series: EP 5 - PUPPETS

Description

Episode Six: Read All About It. 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.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ep 619900325

- MAY THE FARCE BE WITH YOU

First broadcast on 1989-02-24

Producer: P. SPENCER

Next in series: EP 7 - PANTOMIME COWS

Previous in series: EP 5 - EDUCATING ROBERT

Description

Episode Six: May The Farce By With You.

Episode Six: May The Farce Be With You Robert (John GORDON-SINCLAIR) is about to appear in a new West End farce, but the real farce is what happens in the half hour before the curtain rises.

Subject Categories

situation comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

24 Feb 1989 22:30-23:00 (RADIO 2)

08 Aug 1989 22:02-22:32 (RADIO 2)

09 Aug 1989 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

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

08 Nov 1993 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alison Steadman (Actor)

Caroline Quentin (Actor)

Jonathan Kydd (Actor)

Gary Waldhorn (Actor)

John Gordon-Sinclair (Actor)

Paul Archer (Author)

Paul Spencer (Producer)

Recorded on 1989-02-11.

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Always on the look-out for work, Robert lands a rather sedentary role.

Stars John Gordon-Sinclair.

From January 1989.

Robert has a disastrous audition, but still ends up getting the part - of a corpse.

Stars John Gordon-Sinclair and Caroline Quentin.

Robert has a disastrous audition but ends up getting the part...

of a corpse.

With John Gordon Sinclair and Caroline Quentin.

When an audition comes up for actor Robert Wilson, he doesn't have to rigidly stick to the script, just be rigid.

Robert has a disastrous audition, but ends up getting the part of a corpse.

Sitcom staring John Gordon-sinclair as actor Robert Wilson, and Caroline Quentin as his girlfriend Sue.

Always on the lookout for work, Robert lands a rather sedentary role. Stars John Gordon-sinclair. From January 1989.

Sitcom staring John Gordon-sinclair as actor Robert Wilson, and Caroline Quentin as his girlfriend Sue.Always on the lookout for work, Robert lands a rather sedentary role.

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Robert gets the role of chauffeur in a film.

Shame that he can't drive.

Robert gets a role as a chauffeur, except he can't drive.

Robert gets a role as a chauffeur, except he can't drive. Stars John Gordon-sinclair and Caroline Quentin. From January 1989.

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Robert is in a seedy sex farce, and Sue's prudish parents want to see him.

Robert is in a seedy sex farce, and Sue's prudish parents want to see him. Stars John Gordon Sinclair. From February 1989.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair.

From February 1989.

Robert is in a tacky sex farce and his girlfriend's mum and dad want to see him in a show.

Robert is in a tacky sex farce - and his girlfriend's parents want to see him in a show.

John Gordon Sinclair stars.

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Sue's thrown actor Robert out - what could possibly bring them together again? Stars John Gordon-Sinclair and Caroline Quentin.

Sue's thrown actor Robert out - what could possibly bring them together again?

Robert and Sue have fallen out.

Robert has been chucked out.

Will they sort themselves out? What could possibly bring them together again?

Sue has thrown actor Robert out. What could possibly bring them together again?

Sue has thrown actor Robert out. What could possibly bring them together again? Stars John Gordon-sinclair and Caroline Quentin.

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The thespian goes back to school and upsets the Entente Cordiale.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair and Caroline Quentin.

From February 1989.

Robert goes back to school and upsets the 'Entente Cordiale'.

Sue manages to Robert get some work teaching drama at her school - is he a natural teacher or a natural disaster?

The thespian goes back to school and upsets the Entente Cordiale. Stars John Gordon Sinclair and Caroline Quentin. From February 1989.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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?

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.

- THE SCOTTISH PLAY

Producer: P. SPENCER

Next in series: EP 2 - FATHERS AND SONS

Previous in series: EP 7 - PANTOMIME COWS

Description

Episode One: The Scottish Play. Robert (John GORDON-SINCLAIR) gets involved

Subject Categories

situation comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

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

16 Feb 1990 22:32-23:00 (RADIO 2)

Contributors

Jo Kendall (Actor)

Caroline Quentin (Actor)

Joe Dunlop (Actor)

Jonathan Kydd (Actor)

Danny Schiller (Actor)

Gary Waldhorn (Actor)

John Gordon-Sinclair (Actor)

Paul Archer (Author)

Paul Spencer (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-01-07.

First broadcast on 1990-02-11

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

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.

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

"Yet again, Robert (John GORDON-SINCLAIR) is

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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.

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

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

Producer: P. SPENCER

Episode Three: Heart Throbs. At last Robert (John GORDON-SINCLAIR) is up for a part. He's about to play

At last Robert (John GORDON-SINCLAIR) is up for a part. He's about to play

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Landing a job performing in a prison, will Robert finally get a captive audience?

Robert gets work performing in a prison.

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

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

- UP ON THE ROOF

Producer: P. SPENCER

Next in series: EP 5 - PUPPETS

Previous in series: EP 3 - HEART THROBS

Description

Episode Four: Up On The Roof.

Subject Categories

situation comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

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

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

Contributors

Donald Gee (Actor)

Caroline Quentin (Actor)

Stephen Garlick (Actor)

David Ryall (Actor)

Gary Waldhorn (Actor)

John Gordon-Sinclair (Actor)

Marcia Warren (Actor)

Moray Watson (Actor)

Charlie Simpson (Actor)

Jane Slavin (Actor)

Paul Archer (Author)

Paul Spencer (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-01-14.

First broadcast on 1990-03-04

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

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.

- PUPPETS

Producer: P. SPENCER

Next in series: EP 6 - READ ALL ABOUT IT

Previous in series: EP 4 - UP ON THE ROOF

Description

Written by Paul MAYHEW-ARCHER and produced by Paul SPENCER. Starring John

Subject Categories

situation comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

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

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

Contributors

John Baddeley (Actor)

Caroline Quentin (Actor)

Jonathan Kydd (Actor)

Gary Waldhorn (Actor)

John Gordon-Sinclair (Actor)

David Gooderson (Actor)

Jane Wittenshaw (Actor)

Paul Mayhew-Archer (Author)

Paul Spencer (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-03-04.

First broadcast on 1990-03-11

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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

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.

- READ ALL ABOUT IT

Producer: P. SPENCER

Next in series: A KISS IS JUST A KISS

Episode Six: Read All About It. In this final episode, Robert (John GORDON-SINCLAIR) finds his flat surrounded by the press. An actor's dream or an actor's nightmare?

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

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.

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

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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. Stars John Gordon Sinclair. From 1993.

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.

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

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.

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Robert Wilson encounters a young flame.

Robert Wilson encounters a young flame.

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Robert discovers that not everybody needs good neighbours.

Stars John Gordon Sinclair and Gina Mckee.

From February 1993.

Robert discovers that not everybody needs good neighbours.