Exclusive to KennethMore.com, acclaimed actor of stage and screen, Christopher Timothy, shares a few thoughts on Kenneth More.
On 12th August 1975, Anglia Television aired a one-off drama written by David Ambrose and adapted from a BBC radio play by Frederic Bradnum.
Directed by John Jacobs, ‘Goose with Pepper’ tells the story of retired Brigadier Salt Lumley (Kenneth More), and his shock at being confronted by his past in the form of former Sergeant-Major, CSM Goslett (played by Nigel Davenport).
This hour-long production not only starred Maria Aitken (Pat), Kenny’s wife and actress Angela Douglas (playing his daughter Sarah), Clive Morton (Sir George), but also the young and upcoming actor, Christopher Timothy (in the role of a Sergeant), who would shortly rise to fame on the BBC, playing celebrated Veterinary surgeon James Herriot, in the iconic television series ‘All Creatures Great and Small’.
For Christopher Timothy, ‘Goose with Pepper’ was a chance to meet and work with one of his screen heroes, and to this day he has fond memories of the experience.
“Kenneth More was very much a part of my youth, a proper British film star, and in the 70’s I played a small part in a play for Anglia TV starring the great Kenneth More!
He was a star alright, without being in the least bit starry!
As well as a serious talent, he was so easy and enjoyable to work with. Charming, jolly, patient and very generous of himself.
He was a true gent and a delight, I am glad I knew him, albeit briefly.”
Actor Christopher Timothy is currently on screen in another iconic BBC’s television series, EastEnders.