Tim Bentinck has played the part of David Archer in BBC Radio 4's THE ARCHERS since 1982. He is also the Earl of Portland - without an estate or riches - and the voice of 'Mind the Gap' on the Piccadilly Line. Timothy takes the reader behind the scenes of THE ARCHERS, the longest-running drama series in the world. With wry self-deprecating humour, he recounts his enormously varied life - a successful actor in TV, film and theatre; an HGV truck driver; a US tour guide; an inventor with UK patents; a farm worker; and a crossbencher in the House of Lords. BEING DAVID ARCHER is a dual memoir: of one of the country's most established farmers, and of a jobbing actor on the lookout for unusual ways to earn a living.