Paul O'Grady

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Paul O’Grady – A Musical Celebration

For fourteen years, Paul O’Grady presented his legendary Christmas Day radio show. Whilst he joked about the songs he played, Paul loved music - from show tunes to Northern Soul, Motown to classical, jazz to Old Time Music Hall.

Now, for the first time his friend, Julian Clary, introduces some of Paul’s favourite music and celebrates his life, accompanied by those who knew Paul best: his friends, fans and family.

The programme features personal memories and tributes from some of Paul’s favourite singers including Elkie Brooks, Michael Buble, Barbara Dickson and Madeline Bell. Dawn French offers her words - and actor and director Amanda Mealing recalls an infamous trip to a theme park in Paris with Paul, while Brenda Gilhooly (Gayle Tuesday), Sonia and Hazell Dean all share their memories of working with Paul’s alter ego Lily Savage.

Plus, Julian uncovers a special phone message from a singing legend that Paul treasured for more than ten years.

Joan Marshrons – who worked alongside Paul for over thirty years - speaks about her friendship, as does lifelong pal “Vera”, and we hear from Paul’s only child, his daughter Sharyn. The programme also features contributions from Dawn French, and Paul’s long-time radio producer Malcolm Prince.

This Christmas Day programme is now available on our Catch-Up service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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