To Orwell Today,

Hi Jackie,

I came across your website as I was researching a project on Orwell for British television.

I was wondering if you know of any celebrity Orwell fans? I'm looking for someone with a strong connection to/love of Orwell to front a documentary programme. They'd ideally be British and known for television presenting.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Best regards,
Nigel Hilditch

Greetings Nigel,

Actually, I DO know someone with a strong connection to and love of Orwell who is a celebrity and well known in the entertainment world and on top of that he's British!

His name is Peter Powell and he lives in the flat next door to where Orwell once lived at 27b CANONBURY SQUARE. We met there during my HOMAGE TO ORWELL in 2003, and afterwards he showed us ORWELL'S LOCAL PUB.

Peter Powell conducts literary tours of Orwell's Islington neighbourhood and you can contact him through his website at ANGEL WALKS.

Perhaps Peter himself can front your Orwell documentary, or if not, I'm sure he'll be able to help you with ideas or recommendations as to who can.

All the best,
Jackie Jura


Jackie Jura
~ an independent researcher monitoring local, national and international events ~