Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

For more than fifty years, Gyles Brandreth has been a dedicated diarist. This series recalls some of the famous and notorious people he met in a long and varied career.

The second programme in the series looks at actors. Gyles has long experience as an avid theatre goer, producer and performer. At university and later he had many dealings with Sir Michael Redgrave, a generous, nervous and tragic figure. He wrote Sir John Gielgud's biography, and organised Sir John's 80th birthday party featuring Superman. And his best friend from schooldays was the Hi-De-Hi star Simon Cadell who died tragically young.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 2 Oct 2012 13:45