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 Freeman voices a VR experience for GOSH fundraiser

Great Ormond Street Hospital has launched a virtual reality (VR) Christmas campaign (aimed at companies) that explores life on the ward for children, narrated by Martin.

When asked about this new fundraiser, Martin said:

Christmas is a precious time for families to be together, but some children at GOSH won’t be well enough to go home. Staff at this fantastic hospital will make it as special as they can for all their patients, and watching this film really helps you feel like you are there in the moment with these brave children and young people. Having visited GOSH myself, as well as having been a patient there, it’s an honour for me to help share this story and I hope lots of companies will dig deep to support such a brilliant cause this Christmas.

Click on the images to go to the album to view them in full size.

For more information about this campaign click here.