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.