There’s a chance to enjoy a rarely-heard interview with the late Jon Pertwee, courtesy of a new upload to BBC iPlayer.
On the BBC Radio 4 Extra service, An Hour With Jon Pertwee has been made available, and will be there for the next four weeks too. It’s a fascinating listen, where he talks about his career from his early days through to his more prominent roles, Doctor Who included.
The full description reads…
“The star of ‘Doctor Who’, ‘The Navy Lark’ and ‘Worzel Gummidge’, actor Jon Pertwee entertains an audience with his one-man biographical show – sharing tales from his very early days through to his career highlights.
Jon recalls life at school and in the navy during the war. Staying afloat, he moves onto working on popular BBC radio comedy The Navy Lark – and reveals how one of his co-stars was instrumental in him taking over from Patrick Troughton as Doctor Who for BBC TV in the 1970s.
Later when playing Worzel Gummidge for Southern TV, Jon loved being able to change heads – and he also reveals how he stood up to Kenneth Williams on a ‘Carry On’ film!”
You can find the interview on the BBC iPlayer site, here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00bdjh3
Thanks to Blogtor Who for the heads up.