From Peep Show to Proust: Paterson Joseph on why now’s a great time for ethnic minority actors

Paterson Joseph
Paterson Joseph Credit: Steve Double

Paterson Joseph seems to have been involved in every epic radio drama event in recent years bar Lynda Snell’s annual pantomimes in The Archers.

He has played the lead roles in Marlowe’s Dr Faustus and Ibsen’s The Wild Duck for Radio 3, and on New Year’s Day in 2015 he made Radio 4 listeners forget their hangovers in a 10-hour dramatisation of War and Peace, beautifully capturing the mixture of naivety and nobility of the central character, Pierre Bezukhov.

The same team behind the Tolstoy adaptation – writer Timberlake Wertenbaker and director Celia de Wolff – have now collaborated on a radio version of another European doorstopper, Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu or In Search of Lost...

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