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Father Earth + Graham Fellows Q&A

Comedian Graham Fellows embarks on a one-man attempt to save the planet—by converting a derelict church in the Orkney Isles into an eco-friendly recording studio.

As well as a fascinating study of a psychological power struggle between Fellows and his long-standing comedy creation John Shuttleworth, Father Earth is also about family relationships and how personal issues distract us from the pressing issue of the planet’s future.

Filmed mainly in the Orkney Isles over a 10-year period, Father Earth is a hilarious and thoughtful documentary, with guest appearances from Sooty and Sweep and a virtuoso performance from Graham’s mathematically driven elderly father Derek.

About Graham Fellows:

Actor/musician Graham Fellows has a long history of creating lovable characters and his first—Jilted John—reached number 4 in the UK charts in 1978, selling half a million copies. Graham was also behind the "Forrest Gump of rock" Brian Appleton, who appeared in a variety of stage and TV shows and enjoyed two series on BBC Radio 4.

Graham recently appeared as himself on BBC TV's Celebrity Mastermind, toured the UK in his stage show Completely Out Of Character and subsequently turned it into a series for BBC Radio 4 last December, while releasing a critically acclaimed album of heartfelt indie-folk songs, Weird Town.

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