Actor from Radio 4’s The Archers set to come Sidmouth for talk

PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 October 2017

The Archer's star Tim Bentinck will be speaking at Kennaway House's Meet the Author talks in November.

The Archer's star Tim Bentinck will be speaking at Kennaway House's Meet the Author talks in November.


The man behind the voice of one of characters in Radio 4’s The Archers is coming to Sidmouth.

Tim Bentinck landed the part of David Archer in the world’s longest running radio show in 1982.

The actor, from London, will be taking to the stage at Kennaway House on November 3, as part of the venue’s latest Meet the Author event.

Tim will be using the opportunity to speak about the release of his book - Being David Archer and Other Ways of Earning a Living.

Born in Tasmania, Tim was educated at Harrow and the University of East Anglia - where he read History of Art and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School - where he won the Carleton Hobbs Radio Award.

He is a successful actor in TV, film and theatre, a voice specialist working in every vocal medium as well as a HGV truck driver, a US tour guide, a computer programmer, website designer, farm worker, house renovator and a former crossbencher in the House of Lords.

Tim has written a children’s book - Colin the Campervan - and a book of spoof Dada French poems - Avant Garde a Clue - that when spoken are actually well-known modern songs.

He has also written a number of travel articles for the Mail on Sunday. As well as all of this, Tim is also the Earl of Portland, a title inherited from a distant cousin and the ‘Mind the Gap’ voice on the Piccadilly Line.

During his talk Tim will be talking about his life and giving the audience an insight of what it is like behind the scenes.

Being David Archer and Other Ways of Earning a Living is £20 in hardback and is also available as an eBook.

Doors will open at 7pm ready for a 7.30pm start and tickets are £12 and this will include a glass of wine. Call 01395 515551 to book your ticket.

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