Alan Fletcher is best known to Australians (and Britons) as an actor, having spent several decades playing Dr Karl Kennedy on the TV series Neighbours, but for almost as long he’s had a parallel existence as a performing artist, in a band and, lately, solo. Now he has released an EP, Dispatches, produced by Lachlan Bryan and Damian Cafarella, as a precursor to an album and whet audience appetites with a show at this year’s Tamworth Country Music Festival. We spoke recently on the eve of the EP’s release and what a pleasure it was to find out more about Fletcher’s work and creative pursuits – he is truly someone who makes the most of every day and his zest is infectious. You can watch our chat on YouTube or listen to it in Soundcloud.