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Roy Hudd

December 25th, 2015

Episode 1072 of 1303 episodes

Samira Ahmed talks to the comedian, actor and music hall veteran Roy Hudd, whose career spans seven decades. Starting out as a redcoat at Butlins in the 1950s, Roy became one the UK's best-loved entertainers. His show The News Huddlines ran for 26 years on Radio 2. As he approaches his 80th birthday, Hudd is playing a Dame for the first time in Panto, in Dick Whittington at Wilton's Music Hall. He talks about his close relationship with Dennis Potter, who left Hudd a role in his will, and his grandmother, who raised him, and to whom he owes his passion for variety and music hall. Producer: Timothy Prosser.

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