You can find the interview on http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00xh5pj at 3 :30) hurry as you have four days to listen. If there’s a fan who would like to make the transcription, we’ll be all extremely grateful!
|Robert as Jeffrey Bernard|
However, I didn’t find anything about it in Holby City sites, so maybe Robert is considering leaving but has not confirmed it as in the interview he says that normally 6 months before the end of the contract he will be asked if he’s staying or leaving. Even if I’m not fond of the show, it was nice to know that he was on TV and that a new generation knows his work. But Robert is above all an actor, and he needs to do something else. Of course Robert, we wish you all the best! And now I wonder how his character will leave the show. Oh please, I don't want him to die! I would like him to find a new love and move away very far!
Back to the play, if you want to know more information I found this (Wikipedia) :
Bernard wrote the "Low Life" column in The Spectator. The play's title refers to the magazine's habit of printing a one-line apology on a blank page when he was too drunk or hung-over to produce the required copy and a substitute article could not be found before the deadline for publication. Its premise is that Bernard has found himself locked in overnight at his favourite public house, the Coach and Horses, Soho, and uses the occasion to share anecdotes from his life with the audience. A highlight of the play is an exhibition of sleight of hand involving a glass of water, a matchbox, and an egg which must remain unbroken at the end of the trick. This trick is more fully described in an obituary of Keith Waterhouse in The Guardian.
Often remembered as a one-man show, but in fact packed with characters performed by a versatile supporting cast of four, Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell was a highly successful vehicle for its original star Peter O'Toole. The show opened in Brighton in September 1989, moved to Bath and made its triumphant London debut at the Apollo Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue in October. O'Toole also appeared in a later revival at the Old Vic. A filmed version of the stage play was shot at the Apollo Theatre with a live audience and was released in both full and abridged versions.