Terry Molloy and Monty

Introduce Yourself

Terry says ...

I am Terry Molloy, Actor, Dreamer and Villain. The voice of Mike Tucker in BBC R4’s The Archers since 1973 and the whole persona of Davros creator of The Daleks and nemesis of The Doctor in Doctor Who since 1983.

Monty says ...

I amd Montmorency Montgomery Bear and I try and keep a sanity watch on him above! 

Can you describe your book Montmorency Montgomery Bear – A Bear with a Ginormous Heart?

Terry says ...

It’s all about the loving relationship between a boy and a bear as they grow up together.

Monty says ...

It's all about ME! Ignore what he says!

When did you first discover you wanted to be a writer?

Terry says ...

I always wanted to write, but for my whole life I have always been terrified of a blank sheet of paper.

Monty says ...

I’m a Bear! I can’t physically write, my claws don’t hold a pen very well … but I do tell great stories!

What is your favourite part of the writing process?

Terry says ...

I love it when an idea begins to bubble and froth with life, capturing that moment in my mind and on paper.

Monty says ...

Watching him struggle!

Typed or handwritten?

Terry says ...

Both, as well as audio dictation.

Monty says ...

I told you already … I CAN’T PHYSICALLY WRITE!

What inspires you?

Terry says ...

Sleep! ‘Perchance to dream.’ ‘We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.’ And that way, stories lie.

Monty says ...

Did you get any of that? No, me neither!

Tea or coffee?

Terry says ...

Hot, strong, sweet, milky TEA!

Monty says ...

Hot, strong, runny, yummy HONEY!

What is your favourite song?

Terry says ...

The Teddy Bear's Picnic.

Monty says ...

The Teddy Bear's Picnic

Do you have a favourite book?

Terry says ...

When we were very Young by A.A. Milne. The first book I remember reading myself.

Monty says ... 

I’m a Bear … I can’t read! Which part of this are you not getting?

Is there a book you wish you had written?

Terry says ...

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. It has always spoken to my soul, and I never tire of it!

Monty says ...

In terms of ideas … well, BEARWULF?

What are you currently working on?

Terry says ... 

A lot of ideas swirling around ... I need to sleep on it. 

Monty says ...

Trying to get him to include my bear chums, Maxamillian, Squishface, Plato and Suckathumb in his next book!

What next for Terry Molloy and Monty?

Terry says ... 

Fielding the work that comes in and trying to get Monty to behave on our trips abroad.

Monty says ...

ME behave? Where's that pot and kettle?

LINKS

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