Christmas No.1

The week before Christmas I directed a Top Secret recording for Audible – a new reading of Charles Dickens’s beloved classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ by the legend that is Mr. Hugh Grant. We had a great time working on it together, even though Covid meant that he was in a Soho studio (Heavy Entertainment) and I was in my study at home. Remote-recording is truly a marvellous – if slightly surreal – thing! In what must be the speediest turnaround in audiobook history, the production was edited on the fly by the team at Heavy, and was launched a week later, on 23rd December, as a Christmas gift from Audible to their subscribers. On Christmas Eve we found ourselves at the top of Audible’s Bestseller Chart – two places above Barak Obama! And so, I can now legitimately claim to have a Christmas No.1 hit under my belt!