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Being David Archer

Tim Bentinck Interviewed by Stephen Dunk

Saturday, 24 March 2018

12:00pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Actor Tim Bentinck takes a behind the scenes look at the hugely successful radio series The Archers, where he has played David Archer for 35 years, and looks back at a varied life that has seen him be the voice of ‘mind the gap’ on the Piccadilly Line and sit in the House of Lords.

The Archers is the world’s longest-running radio soap opera with more than 18,000 episodes. It has around five million regular listeners. Bentinck plays David Archer, who manages the family farm, Brookfield. He is also in real life the Earl of Portland and sat for three years in the House of Lords as a crossbencher. He is a successful actor in television, film and theatre and has worked as a tour guide, truck driver, computer programmer, website designer, farm worker and house renovator. Here he gives an insight into surviving an insecure career in conversation with Stephen Dunk, a senior executive at online travel deals publisher Travelzoo who grew up on a large dairy farm in Dorset and has been a big fan of The Archers since he was a boy.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine