Top 5: Authors You'll Have Seen on Telly
- Brian Donaldson
- 21 August 2009
This article is from 2009.
Now where have I seen that writer before? Chances are on the gogglebox. Here’s a bunch of Charlotte Square TV types
It’s probably the kind of thing that really irks an author trying to break out from the shell of their most recognisable role, but with McLynn, all you can really think about is Mrs Doyle determinedly offering a cup of tea with the words: ‘go on, go on, go on’. Yet here she is with some crime novels to her name plus Missing You Already, an Alzheimer’s-based drama. 30 Aug, 8.30pm, £9 (£7).
Ewan McGregor’s intrepid buddy puts the brakes on his hectic life for an hour to chat about his many madcap adventures, the most recent of which took him from Ireland to Australia using ‘local transport’ only. 27 Aug, 6.30pm, £9 (£7).
The nasally legend of The South Bank Show reflects on the nature of love in this event featuring his latest work, Remember Me, a story spanning four decades. 29 Aug, 11.30am, £9 (£7).
She set the pulse of many a red-blooded 80s man racing with those round coloured specs and curly hair while keeping guests from killing each other on The Late Show but she’s put all that frippery behind her to open some highly successful crime novels and historical dramas. 29 Aug, 10.30am, £9 (£7).
He may be stridently right wing, but that hasn’t stopped Roberts from giving us some pretty compelling history documentary series primarily Beeb2’s The Secrets of Leadership which focussed on the varying styles of Churchill, Hitler, JFK and MLK. 31 Aug, 2pm, £9 (£7).