Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Christopher Biggins Interview Dame Pantomime Aladdin….
Christopher Biggins and Belfield are old pals. There’s always trouble when they get together!
Biggins has been best known as a comedy actor, appearing as the regular character Lukewarm in the sitcom Porridge (1974–77) starring Ronnie Barker.
He started on kids TV, presented ‘Surprise Surprise’ with Cilla and won ‘I’m A Celebrity’ for ITV 8 years ago.
Most famously Biggins is the longest serving Dame in the business having Starred in Pantomime for 40 years.
In another rare, in-depth and exclusive interview, Biggins & Belfield discuss whether this will be his last Christmas season with 13 costume changes twice a day….
They also talk about his toughest year following the loss of Linda Bellingham, Cilla Black & Jackie Collins – all very dear friends.
Biggins is Starring in the Nottingham Theatre Royal pantomime in Aladdin until Jan 10th 2016.
Here’s Belfield & Biggins in Nottingham 13th December 2015:
Biggins has a remarkable 13 costume changes this year with the “best costumes of my life”.
Aladdin also Stars Simon Webb & the brilliantly funny Ben Nickless.
There’s amazing scenery, a wonderful band, strong cast and some hysterical comedy bits!
Don’t miss Aladdin at the Theatre Royal Nottingham through Jan 10th 2016.
In 1976 he played Nero in the BBC dramatisation of I, Claudius by Robert Graves, having been selected for the role partly on the strength of a television commercial in which he had played a Roman emperor presiding over the games.
Other comedy shows he appeared in include Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973) and Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em (1973, 1978).
Here’s Alex & Chris’ BBC hour special from 2008:
Chris is the darling of TV and a guaranteed hit on chat shows for all of the major networks. He’s a regular on Loose Women @ ITV.
He also appeared in the BBC’s Poldark in 1977, and the TV miniseries Masada in 1981. Despite these serious roles, his co-hosting of Surprise Surprise and hosting children’s gameshow On Safari (1982–1985) for TVS led to him being typecast as a “bubbly personality”.
Search ‘Biggins’ in the top right hand corner for 2 more chats celebration of Biggins’ remarkable life and career!
Recorded Dec 13th 2015 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio.