Saturday, 30th July
Born in West Ham, London, Richard Digance is a BAFTA Nominated entertainer and a recipient of The Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He is also one of the few folksingers listed in The Virgin Anthology of Songwriters.
Along with award-winning radio documentaries he also composed and performed the music for the audio book version of work written by one of the world's best selling authors, Bill Bryson.
On his own ITV TV show in the 1980s and 90s he played a guitar duet with Queen's Brian May as well as joining Status Quo and The Moody Blues for cameo appearances.
Richard has made nearly 200 appearances on Channel 4s Countdown, released over 40 albums and published 18 books, including The Animal Alphabet, serialised by The BBC.
Off stage he has ghost-written autobiographies for many celebrities and is a sought after writer of after-dinner speeches.
Although a concert performer in his own right, Richard has also supported Steve Martin in The USA and both the late comedy genius Robin Williams and Roy Orbison at The London Palladium as well as Tom Jones at The Royal Albert Hall.
'Richard Digance was a big influence, his stories are so imaginative' - Ross Noble, top British comedian
'Richard Digance is brilliant' - Bill Bryson, the world's best-selling travel author
'Richard Digance is a National Treasure' Bob Harris, BBC radio presenter