Wellington Boot Theatre

Hosted by BBC Hereford and Worcester radio presenter Andrew Easton, take a seat and listen to fun informative talks and interviews on all things outdoors. 

Experts joining us at Royal Three Counties Show

Adam Henson

Every Day

Born into a farming family, Adam gained experience with animals and farming from an early age.  Adam achieved a HND in Agriculture at Seale-Hayne Agricultural College in Devon, where he met his business partner Duncan Andrews.

Having succeeded Bemborough Farm tenancy from his father, Adam now runs the 650-hectare estate with Duncan Andrews,  growing wheat, spring barley and oilseed rape, alongside a flock of 350 commercial ewes.  They also run the Cotswold Farm Park which pioneers rare breed conservation.  Set up in 1971 by Adam’s father, this award-winning tourist attraction now welcomes over 130,000 visitors a year.

Adam started in television in 2001 when he was chosen, from 3,500 applicants, to be a presenter for BBC Countryfile, and has since put his farming knowledge to good use, broadcasting on a wide range of programmes for both radio and TV.

Adam Henson Adam Henson Every Day

Charles Campion

Friday

After a successful career in advertising Charles sold up in London and bought a ruined mansion in Buxton, Derbyshire. with his wife he set about turning it into a luxury hotel and restaurant and took on the role of self-taught chef proprietor.

His best efforts were not enough to save the enterprise in the recession of the early 1990's. Charles then reinvented himself as a food writer. He wrote about food and restaurants in the London Evening Standard for over a decade. He has also written for numerous national publications.

He featured on the BBC Materchef critics table for 12 years. He is a member of the Guild of Beer Writers and usually judges at several cheese shows and the Great Taste Awards,

Charles now lives just outside Worcester with his wife and two elderly cats and a pair of geriatric ducks!

 

 

Charles Campion Charles Campion Friday

Philip Serrell

Friday & Saturday

Philip was born in the county and educated at Worcester Royal Grammar School. His first contact with the Museum came when as a 13 year old boy he met Henry Sandon. Sport then took over Philips life and he went on to qualify as a PE teacher at Loughborogh College of Physical Education.

This dalliance with academia didn't last long and in less than a year he had retired gracefully to join a firm of auctioneers and valuers.

He re-qualified and became a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is now a Fellow of the National Association of Auctioneers and Valuers.

For nearly 25 years Philip had been at the helm of his own form of auctioneers and valuers in the county and not unnaturally has specialised in the sale of Worcester Porcelains.

He is a published author and for the last 20 years has appeared on numerous antique related programmes on BBC1 and BBC2.

Philip Serrell Philip Serrell Friday & Saturday

Sophie Carrigill

Saturday

At 16 Sophie was in a car accident that left her paralysed. But Sophie didn't let it stop her and she started playing wheelchair basket at 17.

After the Paralympics in 2012, Sophie decided to do everything she could to make the GB team. She moved to Worcester to go to University and trained full time. 

Finally she made the team and became captain of the GM Woman's wheelchair basketball team. They competed in Rio Paralympics in 2016 and the team came fourth, which is the best the team has ever done.

Sophie now lives in Sheffield where the wheelchair basketball programme has moved from Worcester, ready for the next season. 

Sophie Carrigill Sophie Carrigill Saturday

Chris Pennell

Saturday

Son of England legend, Graham Dilley, Chris lives in Worcester with his wife and two children. Chris has spent his career at Worcester Warriors, his local team and graduated through the academy after representing England U19. He made his first team debut in 2006 and has gone on to play over 13,000 minutes of first team rugby.

In 2014, Chris was capped by England against the All Blacks at Eden Park and became the first type 1 diabetic to score for England in the midweek win over the Canterbury Crusaders.

Chris holds the record for the most Premiership meters made (1,796) in a season since OPTA records began.

Chris Pennell Chris Pennell Saturday

Jonny Arr

Saturday

Warrior's centurion Jonny Arr has become a key figure at Sixways and has played more matches for his debut hometown club than any other current player.

A former Royal Grammar School student in Worcester, the scrum half made his first team debut in 2007 having initially started playing rugby in the club's successful mini junior set up.

Arr won international honours when he was selected for the England Under 20 side that achieved the Grand Slam in the 2008 Six Nations.

Arr became a Warriors centurion against Leicester Tigers in September 2012 and signed a new contract to extend his stay at Sixways in January 2014. After injury hit seasons during 2015 -2017 Arr looked to return to action during the 2017 / 2018 Premiership campaign to compete with others for a place in the starting line-up.

 

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Claire Cashmore

Sunday

Claire Cashmore MBE is a seasoned gold medal winning Paralympian, competing as a swimmer in the last four Paralympic games. She entered the world stage at 16 years old, qualifying for the Athens Paralympics in 2004 and going on to achieve: two Bronze medals in Athens 2004, one Bronze in Beijing, two Silvers and one Bronze in London 2012 and one Gold and one Silver in Rio 2016.

Claire was awarded an MBE by the Queen as part of the 2017 New Year’s Honours List and in 2017 was selected as part of a talent transfer programme to transition to the sport of Triathlon and has had a very successful first year with a 1st in a World Cup event (Spain) and 1st at British Championships.

Claire Cashmore Claire Cashmore Sunday

Ollie Farr

Sunday

Oliver, PGA Golfer, was born in Worcestershire and now lives in Hereford with his wife and young son.

He first turned pro in 2011, but golf has been in his life since he could walk as his father is a professional golfer too. 

He is now back on the PGA European Tour after his win on the Challenge Tour at the Foscha Open in China last September. He travels the world with his competitions but his favourite is Wenworth in the UK, the flagship event of the European Tour.

Oliver has represented Wales at every level he has played and he was awarded Best Welsh touring Player of 2017.

Ollie Farr Ollie Farr Sunday

Libby Henson

Sunday

Daughter of the late Joe Henson, Libby works with over 100 pedigree breeds throughout her company Grassroots Systems. She carried out the first national census of rare breeds in the USA and worked for the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation in sustainable agriculture and the use of indigenous breeds. She recently retired as a member of the Government's Expert Committee on Farm Animal genetics Resources and is closely involved with the National Breed Monitoring program. 

Passionate about livestock breeds she will talk about livestock breeding from biblical Jacob to modern day gene editing, and the role of our native, heritage and rare breeds in the past, present and future of British agriculture. 

Libby Henson Libby Henson Sunday

The Archers Actors at Royal Three Counties Show

Carole Boyd

Friday

Carole Boyd has played Lynda Snell in BBC Radio 4’s The Archers since 1986.

Carole has also appeared in theatre including playing Lady Wishfort in The Way Of The World (York Theatre Royal), Maggie in Outside Edge (Mill at Sonning), June in Way Upstream (Stephen Joseph Theatre) and Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (St Andrews Byre Theatre). As well as television and films including Mrs S. Melly in Bodger & Badger BBC and Mrs Ashby Hettie Wainthropp Investigates BBC and Thief Lord, Deluxe Films.

Her Audio Credits Include: Queen Bees (Cast Iron), Atonement Talkie Winner (BBC Audiobooks), Middlemarch Talkie Winner (Naxos Audio Books), The God Of Small Things - Talkie Winner and Landgirls Audi Award of America (ISIS).

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Trevor Harrison

Friday

Trevor plays Eddie Grundy in The Archers

Trevor Harrison was born in Stourbridge in 1957 and now lives with his wife Annette and their two dogs Ollie and Oscar in Worcestershire. He trained at the Birmingham Theatre School.

It was in 1979 that he joined The Archers as Eddie Grundy, a role he still very much enjoys playing. 

In theatre he has appeared in rep, pantomime and theatre tours. On radio and television he has worked in both drama and light entertainment including having a radio show for a while on BBC Hereford and Worcester.

In 2001 he received him MBE.

Trevor Harrison Trevor Harrison Friday

Sunny Ormonde

Friday

Sunny has been playing the 'outrageous and naughty' Lillian Bellamy in Radio 4's The Archers for the past 18 years and has become one of the listeners favourite characters.

Sunny is also a seasoned theatre performer appearing in everything from pantomime to Shakespeare. One of her favourite roles being Shirley Valentine. She has appeared extensively on television, most recently in Doctors.  

Sunny adores the spoken word and as a Radio Actress recorded well over 100 plays and short stories for the BBC. She tours two 'One Woman Shows' - An evening with Dorothy and The Airing of an Archers Actors Aunt.

She also appears regularly with fellow Archers cast member John Telfer (Rev. Alan Franks) in the stage show Larkin About. 

Sunny Ormonde Sunny Ormonde Friday

Kim Durham

Saturday

In a long acting career Kim has been heard in a huge number of Radio dramas, classic serials and voice overs and, of course, as Matt Crawford in The Archers. 

Theatre work has taken him all over the UK and Europe as well as Ireland, Australia and India. His TV appearances have included New Tricks, Morse and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

Aside from acting, Kim has written and directed numerous corporate videos and been a full time Acting Tutor at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. A confirmed towny his knowledge and understanding of the country extends as far as Ambridge plus numerous visits to an ex brother in law's dairy farm in South Wales. 

Kim Durham Kim Durham Saturday

Felicity Finch

Saturday

Felicity comes from the North-East and has played Ruth Archer in Radio 4's The Archers for 30 years.

She also makes radio documentaries and features for BBC Radio 4 and The World Service. Her programme making has taken her to many countries including Rwanda and Afghanistan, covering their long running popular radio dramas inspired by The Archers, which communicate vital information to millions of listeners. 

Felicity Finch Felicity Finch Saturday

Charles Collingwood

Sunday

Charles is currently celebrating 44 years of starring as Brian Aldridge in the BBC Radio 4 drama The Archers. In a long and illustrious career in Light Entertainment for both TV and radio, Charles was the eccentric scorer on Noel Edmond's Telly Addicts, and he has guested on many shows including Celebrity Weakest Link (which he won!), Call My Bluff, Countdown, and Fifteen to One, and for Radio 4 Just a Minute, Quote Unquote, Whispers and That Reminds Me, to name but a few.

In recent years Charles entertained audiences with his one man show Playing Away and last year he compered The Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Albert Hall.

Charles Collingwood Charles Collingwood Sunday

Andrew Wincott

Sunday

Andrew plays Adam Macy in The Archers.

Andrew was born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, where his grandfather and uncle were farmers at Home Farm, Sibford Ferris. His mother grew up on the farm and went to the same village school as Godfrey Baseley, who created The Archers.

After gaining an English degree at Oxford University, Andrew trained at Webber Douglas, and has many theatre credits to his name.

Andrew's television credits include New Tricks, Thief Takers and The Nanny. He has twice been a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company and has recorded countless dramas, serials, comedies and readings, including Book at Bedtime and the Afternoon Story.

 

Andrew Wincott Andrew Wincott Sunday