(Screencaps from the Mr Selfridge trailer. Click for full size.)
Mr Selfridge premieres 6 January on ITV1 at 9pm (Sam's Twitter, @exitthelemming). The series' press pack contains an interview with Sam. Also, he can be briefly glimpsed in the trailer for the show.
Sam narrates two BBC documentaries this week: Moominland Tales (BBC4, 26 December) and Neil Armstrong - First Man on the Moon (BBC2, 30 December; via @exitthelemming).
He narrates Secrets of Highclere Castle, which will premiere 6 January on PBS (@exitthelemming).
Sam has done some readings from timpanist Charles Turner's diary for a film produced by Red Ted Films (@tommyrpearson).
AudioFile's review of A Possible Life focuses on the performamces of the narrators:
"Each part of this novel about success, spiritualism, mental health, and the soul is expertly delivered by a different narrator who perfectly projects the story's tone and energy. Samuel West's melancholic, refined air and emotional register reflect Geoffrey's experiences as a British schoolteacher turned concentration camp escapee..."
Sam has drawn a doodle for the 2013 National Doodle Day celebrity auction.
Ralph Fiennes, Joanna Lumley and Sam have contributed to an appeal to David Cameron regarding political prisoners in Belarus (the Guardian).