Friday, 4 May 2012

Robert Daws Recreates Arthur Lowe For Radio Drama

Robert Daws - IMDB
Actor Robert Daws has played many challenging roles on television over the last few decades including recurring appearances in classic series such as Jeeves & Wooster, The Royal, Casualty, Roger Roger and Outside Edge.

Yet Robert will have the task of been the first actor to recreate the persona of Dad’s Army’s Arthur Lowe when the comedy drama “Dear Arthur, Love John” by Roy Smiles is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Bank Holiday Monday.

“To tell the truth I was quite intimidated at the thought of playing the great Mr Lowe,” reveals Robert. “Fortunately I was helped by having a terrific script by Roy Smiles and a lovely cast and production team. I was a huge fan of Dad's Army and remain so to this day, tuning in to BBC2 on a Saturday.”

Dear Arthur, Love John will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4
Robert who stars opposite Anton Lesser who portrays the unflappable John Le Mesurier in the play continues: “I did some research looking at the few documentaries about Arthur Lowe, but fortunately a lot of what I needed was in the script already.”

“The play is an affectionate look at the relationship between Arthur and John Le Mesurier told through John's letters to Arthur and through the recreation of scenes from their time working together.”

“It was a huge honour to get to play Lowe/Mainwaring and I very much hope you enjoy the play.”
  • I’d like to thank Robert Daws for talking to Walmington-On-Sea 333. You can find out more about Robert and his work at his official website 

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