Wikipedia entry for Tony Robinson wrote:Robinson and his former wife Mary Shepherd were active in Bristol Labour politics from the early 1980s.
From 1996 to 2000, he was vice-president of the actors' union Equity, helping with a huge restructuring programme which turned a £500,000 deficit into a small surplus. He continues to work within Equity. In 2000 he was elected to the Labour Party's National Executive Committee, a position he held to 2004.
He was also active in the "Make Poverty History" campaign during early 2005, in the lead-up to the G8 summit in Scotland, and is the patron for UK-based charity Street Child Africa.
In March 2011, Robinson participated in the 'March for the Alternative' protests in Central London, which opposed the Conservative led Coalition UK Government's spending cuts programme
Tonyblack wrote:The best part is that he got this honour during the Coalition Government he protested against.
Thanks for that, Mad. I hadn't known that about him, and now I like the guy even more than before. Just wish he'd stop reading the audiobooks though.
"I agree with you. Planer can do Captain (Sir) Vime like no other, and Nanny Ogg! Perfect! Corporal Detritus also. I don't know. I guess it is just a matter of getting used to Briggs."
TheAnts wrote:Thank you for the warning!
We used to listen in the car a lot while travelling, and it was very noticeable that Tony Robinson's volume veered all over the place. I thought this was because he wasn't an actor, but Celia Imrie is, isn't she? Anyway, it's not a good style for a talking book. Nigel Planer was better on every front, I'm sorry to hear he's stopped doing it. I haven't neard Stephen Briggs except at the last TP Con we went to - he sounded good, but I haven't heard him do a book.
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