Timothy West is held in high regard and great affection for his versatility and his reliability. He has played roles as diverse as Edward VII and Thomas Beecham, Falstaff and Uncle Vanya, Stalin and Churchill, and he became a household name in the TV series Brass. He has played in the West End, joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, toured the country doing the classics, performed Dickens and Dostoyevsky on television, has had a stint running the Old Vic, and married an actress called Prunella Scales. But, as he tells it, it all seems to happen a bit by accident, a bit by surprise. The modesty is engaging. The humour is irresistible. Now in his 60s, his autobiography reveals him as a natural writer, a brilliant raconteur, and a man deeply concerned about the health of his profession. Download and start listening now!