May 15, 2020
Celebrating 50 years in the business, legendary Pantomime Dame, comedy historian and radio presenter Paul Harris is my guest for this episode. We chat about his famous book (that should be gracing your shelves), the feedback he was given by his science teacher at an after dinner speech and why you should never ask Paul for help with a chandelier.
You can buy a copy of The Pantomime Book on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0720613191/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_TE5GEb6ZCPTMX
April 24, 2020
World renowned ukulele player and pantomime star Andy Eastwood is my guest for this episode.
He tells me how he was first introduced to this wonderful little instrument, being taught to self edit from the master of comedy and his love of performing pantomime.
You can find more about Andy at his website http://www.andyeastwood.com
You can follow him https://twitter.com/AndyEastwoodUK
And you can watch him in action at his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr2MLpiwysLPmD3E5rNLrLw
This episode contains a clip of Leaning On A Lamppost written by Noel Gay, performed by Andy Eastwood GBDJL0700004 under licence.
April 16, 2020
Actor, impersonator, writer, historian, Pantomime Dame, West End star, Small Screen star and Movie Star (it's a long list) the very amusing David Benson is my guest for this weeks episode.
We talk about his long career, what it was like to perform for Her Majesty and writing pantomime.
We do talk about some adult themes in this episode, so whilst not explicit, I would not recommend this episode to listeners under the age of 18.
You can see The Dad's Army Radio Show by following this link https://www.dadsarmyradioshow.co.uk/tour-dates/
And to see Cato Street 1820 https://www.catostreet1820.co.uk
April 2, 2020
Scottish character actor and Dame Alex Robertson is my guest for this weeks episode. He tells me about the transition from pit to performing on stage, his friendship with a previous guest and how he behaved when he was a child attending pantomimes.
You can follow Alex at his Twitter account https://twitter.com/alexrcomedy
March 20, 2020
Award winning Pantomime producer Paul Hendy is my guest for this episode.
He tells me about his first role in pantomime, which was playing King Rat at the age of 18, how he helped Ant & Dec to stage one of TV's biggest wind ups during a pantomime and I can promise you'll never watch a blockbuster Hollywood film in the same way again.
I would also like to thank Paul for his valuable time and support with the project.
Here's a link for Evolution and the shows they produce https://www.evolution-productions.co.uk
And you can watch the short film The Last Laugh for free here https://vimeo.com/210409977
February 21, 2020
Pantomime stalwart, comedy and Crackerjack (CRACKERJACK!!!) legend Stu Francis is my guest for this weeks episode. I find out all about his pantomime career, working with monkeys and how that famous catchphrase came about.