Meet the actors
Janice Acquah, Stephen Critchlow, Colleen Prendergast, Laurence Dobiesz, Graham Seed, Rachel Atkins, Frances Jeater and Liza Sadovy.
Janice Acquah has worked extensively as a radio actor, with three stints on the BBC Radio Drama Company. Some of her favourite recent radio credits include The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, The Lady in the Van, The Talented Mr Ripley, Call for the Dead and Statement of Regret.
Rachel Atkins has worked extensively in theatre and television with credits ranging from EastEnders to BBC One's Doctors. She has also been a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company. A veteran Radio 4 actor, Rachel can currently be heard as the voice of Vicky Tucker on The Archers.
Stephen Critchlow has been in over three hundred productions as a member of The BBC Radio Drama Company. As well as playing Stephen Chalkman in The Archers, Stephen can be heard voicing readings and stories for Front Row, Saturday Review, You And Yours, Feedback, Book At Bedtime and The Late Book.
Laurence Dobiesz makes his radio debut in What the Papers Say. Having graduated from The Oxford School of Drama in 2008, Laurence has built up a portfolio of theatre credits including 'Twelfth Night' with the Royal Shakespeare Company, 'Mad Forest' and 'Paradise Lost' at Southwark Playhouse. His TV credits include 'The Bill'.
Frances Jeater’s long and varied career has included performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre, as well as theatres across the UK and USA. Her television credits include roles in Where the Heart Is, Wycliffe and A Wing and A Prayer. She has a solid background in radio and is a past member of the BBC Radio Drama Company.
Colleen Prendergast studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and spent a year on the Radio Drama Company after graduating. She has since recorded hundreds of radio plays, audio books and voiceovers in every conceivable accent, playing everything from a three year old child to a talking teacake.
Liza Sadovy works extensively on BBC Radio, she is a regular contributor to Radio 4’s Something Understood and has recorded over 100 dramas. Most recent theatre includes ‘Catherine’ in La Bete (London, West End and Broadway, New York) and ‘Dolly Tate’ in Annie Get Your Gun (Young Vic).
Most recent television includes, Midsomer Murders, Casualty, Eastenders and Prime Suspect III. Films include: Sweeney Todd and Topsy Turvy.
Graham Seed played Nigel Pargetter in The Archers for thirty years until his dramatic exit at the beginning of 2011. He is the recipient of the Broadcaster of the Year Awards 2010 from the Broadcasting Press Guild and the Voice of Listener & Viewer Special Award 2010. He trained at RADA and made his professional debut with Sir John Clements’ Company at The Chichester Festival in 1971 and since then has had an extensive career in all areas of the business.
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