Michael Berkeley welcomes the distinguished stage and TV actor Trevor Peacock, whose most famous TV role is Jim Trott in The Vicar of Dibley. He has appeared in many other TV programmes, from Madame Bovary and The Old Curiosity Shop to EastEnders, Jonathan Creek, Hotel Babylon and Last of the Summer Wine; and has had starring roles in BBC Shakespeare adaptations, including the title-role in Titus Andronicus and Feste in Twelfth Night. During his long stage career he has been particularly asociated with the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester. A noted songwriter, he wrote the 1960s pop classic 'Mrs Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter', as well as other hits.
His private musical tastes are wide-ranging, from English classics such as Walton's Belshazzar's Feast and Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis to Dvorak's Symphony No.8, Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin and Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony, as well as music by Gershwin and Ernest Tomlinson.