Alec Guinness was gossipy, nervous and greedy - and ticked off Madeline Smith for drinking when they starred together in Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus. But he was a genius, as Madeline explains in the Oldie podcast. She talks to Harry Bucknall about Alec Guinness – and Roger Moore taking her dress off with a magnetic watch in Live and Let Die
Actor Robert Bathurst is best known as David Marsden in Cold Feet. But he is no stranger to theatre, from his early days in the Cambridge Footlights to starring in Keith Waterhouse’s "Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell", and Noel Coward’s "Blithe Spirit", In this month’s podcast, he talks to Harry Bucknall about Toast of London, his love of National Hunt racing and his latest Oldie piece – Dying on stage - a survivor's guide.
At 85, Hunter Davies has been a leading journalist for over 60 years. The only official biographer of the Beatles, he has written more than 100 books. Buoyed by his younger girlfriend Clare, he has received his two Covid jabs and is raring to go. The writer and Fleet Street legend tells Harry Bucknall what fuels him in this month’s podcast. The key ingredient is boredom: Hunter confesses that if he has even thirty minutes between projects, he goes mad.