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Stars join Five Live's Phil Williams on Christmas Day

Category: Five Live

Date: 10.12.2004
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BBC Radio Five Live's entertainment specialist Phil Williams will be presenting a special Christmas Day programme... from his local pub.


Phil Williams' Christmas Special is 90-minutes of festive frivolity in which Phil will be joined by a host of celebrity mates from the world of comedy and music.

There will be a comedy panel game as part of the show in which comedians will pit their wits against each other.


Dead Ringers star Jan Ravens and Bafta award winner Lee Mack take on the might of Terry Alderton and stand-up comedian Lucy Porter.


Joining Phil to provide the music will be jazz funk group Brand New Heavies who will play a selection of their best songs and join in the festive celebrations.


There will also be a two new up and coming singers on the programme – Cassandra Fox and Corinne Bailey Rae, both of whom are tipped for big things in the New Year.


Des Lynam is recording a special one off interview in addition to his successful series Des Meets for the programme.


Des - who has been joined over the past year by sporting greats such as David Beckham, George Foreman and Frankie Dettori - will be moving his thoughts away from sport and in keeping with the festive season his guest will be none other than Father Christmas himself.


Christian O'Connell will be dropping in to do a pub-themed version of Fighting Talk and the rest of the Five Live team will be taking part in a very special rendition of Band Aid's number one hit Do They Know It's Christmas?




Category: Five Live

Date: 10.12.2004
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