Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Musical London Palladium….
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Musical premiered in the West End at the London Palladium on April 16, 2002 with six new songs by the Sherman Brothers who wrote the original Academy Award-nominated title and song score as well.
The West End production, directed by Adrian Noble with musical staging and choreography by Gillian Lynne, closed in September 2005. It was the longest running show ever at the London Palladium, taking in over £70 million in its three and a half year run.
Belfield went to meet Biggins at the world famous London Palladium…..
Christopher Biggins has been best known as a comedy actor, appearing as the regular character Lukewarm in the popular situation comedy Porridge (1974–77) starring Ronnie Barker.
Other comedy shows he appeared in include Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973) and Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em (1973, 1978).
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.
He also appeared in the BBC’s Poldark in 1977. 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”;
Recorded 2005 by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio.