'...In Quarantine', hosted by Alexandra Evans (actor) and Jimmy Walters (director & and producer), is a weekly podcast exploring a different historical literary hero each season. Join our book club with a new play/book and fascinating guest each week as we rediscover stories we loved, hated and forgot all about and step inside the written world . We hope you will join us as we read, watch and learn some surprising facts each week!
Little Dorrit with John Mullan
For the final episode of season 2, Alex and Jimmy chat to renowned author and journalist John Mullan all about Little Dorrit. They discuss Dickens' own childhood in Marshalsea Prison, delusions of grandeur and how to get revenge on your ex through the power of words.
Nicholas Nickleby with Lisa Chiu
This week Alex and Jimmy discuss Nicholas Nickleby. They talk about Dickens' literary revenge against his own mother, his strange affections towards his sister and his visit to appalling Yorkshire boarding school Bowes.
Bleak House with Olivia Mace
This week Alex and Jimmy take on Bleak House. They chat to writer and composer Olivia Mace about Dickens’ only female protagonist, how music can enhance a story and the joys you can have from performing the story in a bookshop with just 5 actors.
David Copperfield with Ruby Bentall
Alex and Jimmy explore Dickens’ ‘favourite child’ David Copperfield with Poldark star Ruby Bentall. They discuss which famous author ended up stalking Dickens in real life, the recent Hollywood film and why David Copperfield was his favourite novel he ever wrote
Great Expectations with Ben Lloyd Hughes
To kick of 2021 Alex and Jimmy explore one of Charles Dickens’ most beloved stories of all time ‘Great Expectations’. They discuss Dickens’ love life, how it influenced the novel, their own expectations for 2021 and probably the most exciting spoiler in literature history.
A Christmas Carol with Tim Bentinck
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Alex and Jimmy get all festive this week with David Archer himself, Tim Bentinck. They chat about kindness in the festive season, their favourite Christmas songs and whether or not Donald Trump could be redeemed by three spirits, as well as casting The Archers characters in an alternative Ambridge Christmas show of 'A Christmas Carol'
Fantastic informative and interesting. Perfect quarantine listening with great hosts. Highly recommended!
Love it! Already feel like I’m learning a lot - so well thought out and easy and fun to listen to!
Great podcast while we live in strange times. Haven’t read much of the bard for a long time and these are fantastic booster sessions. Great presenters and really good guests. Thoroughly recommended.