The Hard Agree podcast team have announced their latest annual Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol charity podcast, this year in support of the BINC Foundation‘s Comic Book United Fund.
A Hard Agree Christmas Carol is the Christmas 2021 edition of Hard Agree’s annual yuletide charity podcast, featuring host Andrew Sumner and an all-star line-up from comics, movies, TV and theatre performing Charles Dickens’ live recitation of A Christmas Carol in support of the Book Industry Foundation’s Comic Book United Fund.
Joining Sumner on the podcast are author, actor and MCU star Evangeline Lilly (Lost, The Hobbit, Ant-Man and The Wasp), comic book legend Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, Kingsman, The Originals), wine expert and BBC presenter Olly Smith (BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, Olly Smith’s Home Cocktail Bible) and West End theatre star Julie Stark (Company, Les Misérables, We Will Rock You).
Sumner commented: “we’re coming to the end of another wildly-turbulent ad damaging pandemic year, during which the comics industry’s all-important network of individually-owned comic book stores – the temples of pop culture in which we all worship – have remained hard hit & struggling to survive.
“The BINC Foundation have dedicated themselves to helping bookstore owners, booksellers and comic store employees/owners who encounter unforeseen emergency financial needs. Their mission of community support reminded myself and my co-producers John Horsley and Kenric Regan of Dickens’ own seasonal message of empathy and civic responsibility, so we thought “what better way to underline and amplify the BINC Foundation’s mission than to return to the words of Charles Dickens himself, the great believer in human society pulling together?”
• A Hard Agree Christmas Carol is live now, available at this direct link and wherever you listen to your podcasts
• More about the BINC Foundation – or make a direct donation – here
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