Mr Turner star Timothy Spall to narrate BBC1 drama Cider with Rosie

Oscar-tipped actor will voice Laurie Lee in new adaptation of the much-loved book due next year, can reveal

Mr Turner star Timothy Spall is to narrate Cider with Rosie, BBC1’s adaptation of Laurie Lee’s much-loved memoir for 2015, can reveal.


“Cider with Rosie was one of the first books I ever read and I’m delighted and charmed to be involved in the production playing the author himself,” he says.

Minority Report star Samantha Morton will play the mother of the author Laurie Lee in the dramatisation of his memories of childhood in an idyllic Cotswold village around the time of the First World War.


W1A and Spaced star Jessica Hynes who plays drama teacher Miss Crabby while veteran actress June Whitfield has been cast as the colourful Granny Wallon. Not a bad cast that.

What was the best TV show of 2014? 

Vote now!