Saturday 12th May
John Nettles has been a familiar face on British and International television screens for over thirty years. His early beginnings in the UK was in the hit comedy The Liver Birds (1969), then in 1976 he was recruited by the RSC, under the wonderful leadership of Trevor Nunn and John Barton. In Stratford and in London, John played key parts in major productions such as Merchant of Venice, Troilus and Cressida and Measure for Measure. His polished Shakesperean performances have won him critical acclaim and invited comparison with the best of his generation. In 1981, he became a household name overnight playing the Jersey detective Jim Bergerac. The series, Bergerac, was a huge hit in Britain and exported to many countries across the world. Subsequently, he has enjoyed continued success playing the straightforward DCI Tom Barnaby in ITV's Midsomer Murders, which is shown in nearly every country in the world. John left Midsomer Murders in 2011. Since then he has pursued his interest in the troublesome experience of our near neighbours, the Channel Islanders, during World War 2. His book on the subject Jewels and Jackboots was published in 2012 to great acclaim. Join John tonight as he talks candidly about his outstanding career now in its fourth decade. Wine and soft drinks available.