Stuart Manning has co-produced a forthcoming radio documentary celebrating what would have been Jon Pertwee’s hundredth birthday. It’s broadcast in July so set the date in your diary.
The Jon Pertwee Files is an hour-long programme presented by Jon’s son, Sean Pertwee, gathering rare archive material, never-before-broadcast backstage interviews, vintage radio appearances and newly discovered audio from the very first Doctor Who convention in 1977.
The Jon Pertwee Files will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Saturday July 6 at 8:00am, repeated at 3:00pm and will be available on BBC Sounds after broadcast.
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Talk about synchronicity. I’m a long time fan of Jon Pertwee (JP). I’d just listened to the latest broadcast of
‘The Navy Lark’ with the thought of: I suppose JP would have been 100 years old soon, if he’d lived. Unsure of JP’s birth date, (I’m not obsessive) I did a simple web search for ‘Jon Pertwee’. This page was within the top five results.
I’m very much looking forward to this new documentary, especially since Sean Pertwee is narrating. Presumably, (hopefully) Sean has been involved with the content, too. Lovely to see him looking so happy and healthy in the photo.
Many thanks for publishing this information alongside the broadcast time and dates. One of BBC speech radio foibles; the better, more desirable programmes, receive the least volume of publicity. Consequently, despite being a daily Four Extra listener, I have yet to hear a trailer for the documentary. Were it not for this information here, I probably would have missed the programme altogether.
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