As an unusual birthday present today, March 20, Mike Grey arranged for star of the stage and screen, Miriam Margolyes, to record a special message for Bill Livingstone on his 81st birthday — and got so much more than he hoped for.
In the heart-warming video below, Miriam reveals her father was a doctor from the Gorbals in Glasgow and from that Scottish connection she gained a love of the bagpipes. Miriam speaks with such fondness for the sound of the pipes, and passes on a lovely, touching, birthday tribute to Bill. As for her favourite pipe tune, she has great taste — but no spoilers, watch it below. Happy Birthday Bill!