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Victor Canning is best known as a thriller writer, though he also wrote historical romances and books for children. Over a writing career spanning 50 years, he wrote more than 60 books and over 80 short stories. Many of his books have been filmed. Everyman’s England is a collection of travel articles which were published in book form in 1936.
Charles Collingwood began his career in repertory theatre and has also toured Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok. He has appeared in a number of productions on the London stage and in many TV and radio shows. In 1975 he joined the cast of The Archers where he created the character of Brian Aldridge – the J.R. of Ambridge. He met his wife, Judy Bennett, who is also in The Archers, while they were recording the voices for a TV puppet series. Charles has appeared in a number of TV and radio game shows, including Celebrity Weakest Link which he won. In 2003 he was the subject of This is Your Life for the BBC. Charles continues to entertain audiences with his one man show Playing Away.
Michael Bartlett is a writer with many radio, television and stage plays to his credit, though perhaps he is best known for writing The Archers for Radio 4 and Rainbow for Thames Television. He is also a producer and has directed plays, readings and documentaries for BBC and commercial radio and for audio publication.