In which I grumble about being an extra in Great Expectations (BBC, 1999), and reflect upon the uses of television history

(This one has nothing to do with zoom lenses…)

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This is a picture of me – far left – and four of my schoolmates. It was taken in November 1998 in Market Place, Oakham, Rutland. In the background – and, indeed, the foreground – are some of the cast and crew of the 1999 BBC adaptation of Great Expectations. I was 13 years old when this photo was taken.

This is the only surviving evidence of my one-day career as a television actor. Continue reading