Disclaimer: We have chosen to illustrate this slightly-breaking story with a picture that includes Lee off-of Blue, because we always found him the hottest. It’s the visceral scally, see.
Who doesn’t love Potato Actress Elaine Paige’s tip-top wireless show on Her Majesty’s BBC that takes place almost every single Sunday? It’s a rollercoaster of classic songs from London’s glittering West End, Broadway and Hollywood, alongside some shite that would make Michael Buble wince, finished off with mad people putting on accents and rambling about designer-imposter productions of Pippin in sheds in Norfolk. It holds us hostage till 3pm, it does.
If you’re fizzing your panties at just the thought of the above, then you’ll be popping your front bottom at news that Encore, a station dedicated to musical theatre, has launched *checks notes* today! Hooray! Hurrah if you’re that way inclined!
Running seven days a week for 24 hours a day – 24/7 in old money – Dolly Duncan James has the mid-morning Sunday slot, from 10am, which must be a relief for Elaine.
‘I can’t wait to get to share three hours every Sunday morning on Encore Radio from 10am with other musical theatre fans across the country,’ says DD. ‘I’ll be playing my favourite tracks – Miss Saigon has to be my all-time favourite show, it was probably the first musical I saw live – and I’ll have lots of my showbiz friends dropping it to chat. It’s going to be great fun!’
He had us at ‘showbiz’.