The Unfortunates: listen or download

If you were able to catch the re-run of the 1 and a half hour dramatisation of The Unfortunates today on BBC Radio 3, then that’s great. Being on BBC Radio means that anyone can listen, not just the lucky folks that are in the UK.

But if you weren’t able to then you can listen to it still:

  • Using the iplayer: go to the programme’s website and press play. You can listen to it for 29 days.
  • Since you could be reading this in the future, we’ve uploaded it here so you can download it.

The Unfortunates to air again on BBC Radio 3

In 2010, Martin starred in a dramatisation of “The Unfortunates” a novel by BS Johnson’s from the 1960s.

This dramatisation is an adaptation of BS Johnson’s ‘forgotten masterpiece’ in which a sports journalist’s memories of an old friend are triggered when he travels to a strange city to cover a football match.

You can listen to it live this Sunday, November 25th at 7:30 PM UK Time from this link or after it airs you can listen to it on the programme’s website.

Martin joins others for Stevie Wonder: a musical history

Next Friday (November 30) at 10PM (UK Time) BBC Four will broadcast “Stevie Wonder: a musical history” which will include a participation from Martin who as we all know is a big Stevie Wonder fan.

You can watch it live here or after it airs on the iplayer from the programme’s website. For either case, you will need to be in the UK or have an UK IP address.

Martin Freeman signed photograph for auction

There’s an ongoing auction to raise funds for photographer Sarah Dunn who has worked with Martin on many occassions. Martin and more than 20 actors have signed a limited print edition of photos that Sarah took. You can help by placing your bid here.

This is the photo that’s being auction, that’s been signed by Martin Freeman.

About the Charity: On the afternoon of April 3rd 2018 Sarah was struck by a speeding car as she crossed a street near her home in Los Angeles. While the impact spared most of her major organs, she suffered serious brain trauma. She now faces a long and difficult fight to return to the vibrant talent she was before the accident and needs extensive specialized care to recover fully and get back to making art.

Martin’s Vodafone’s “Christmas Covered” ad is finally here

As we mentioned before, Martin was seen shooting Vodafone’s new commercial some weeks ago. Finally it’s here!

Since the ad from Vodafone’s youtube page is geoblocked for UK visitors only, we’ve uploaded it here so everyone can watch it.

There is a longer version published by the director here. You can also watch it here:

New project: Martin Freeman to star as a lead detective in ITV Crime Drama “A Confession”

After receiving some great news with Breeders being finally picked up by Sky and Fx, more news arrived from Deadline. Martin is playing the lead detective in a new 6 episodes Crime Drama from ITV “A Confession” that is set to air next year.

Imelda Stauton – who will be playing the mother of a girl who disappeared a decade ago – is also signed to star in this 6 part drama series that was written by Jeff Pope that tells the story of DI Steve Fulcher (Martin Freeman’s character) and how he deliberately breached police procedure and protocol to catch a killer, a decision that ultimately cost him his career and reputation.

The series will be directed by none other than Broadchurch and The Eichmann Show director Paul Andrew Williams.

From Deadline we can know more about this interesting project:

Set in Swindon, Wiltshire, A Confession, details the disappearance of 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan in March 2011.  On a night out with girlfriends, Sian left a nightclub in Swindon Old Town to walk the 15 minutes home to boyfriend Kevin Reape, played by Charlie Cooper (This Country). Worried for her safety, Kevin reports Sian missing when she fails to come home in the early hours or respond to his increasingly frantic texts.

With the police investigation underway, officers arrive on the doorstep of Sian’s mother, Elaine O’Callaghan, played by Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley), who at first thinks her daughter must have stayed overnight with a girlfriend. Described as a family girl, it was uncharacteristic of Sian to be out of touch with her loved ones.

Senior Investigating Officer Steve Fulcher leads a team which begins to piece together Sian’s last movements, scouring CCTV footage from the club and re-tracing her steps home. Cell-site analysis reveals her mobile phone signal bouncing off a mast 14 miles away in Savernake Forest. With the missing person’s enquiry in full swing Fulcher, orders a full-scale search operation.

Meanwhile, Karen Edwards, played by Staunton, the mother of Becky Godden, a 20-year-old who disappeared a decade previously in 2003, is watching the investigation unfold on the local news and in the town centre. Reminded of Becky’s disappearance, she becomes gripped by fear that her daughter will somehow be involved in what is unfolding before her eyes as the search for Sian goes on.