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Boxing Day 2013 10:00 BBC Radio 2

Duration:
1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 26 December 2013

You are cordially invited to join housewife gigastar Dame Edna Everage as she throws open her portals to the Radio 2 audience for a very special at home for Boxing Day -Dame Edna's Christmas Leftovers.
It's the day after the big day before and taking time off from her farewell tour of the nation - the great Dame Edna will be offering help and advice on how to cope with the ordeal of... Boxing Day. She's come a long way from the antipodean Christmases she spent with her late husband Norm and children - Bruce, Kenny and Valmai at Moonee Ponds in Melbourne. Little did Mrs Everage know that in years to come she would count Queens, Kings, Presidents, Pop Stars and Prime Ministers on her Christmas Card list. A simple housewife, journalist, talk show host, swami, spin doctor, megastar and icon she is surely along with Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue and Nicole Kidman one of a remarkable succession of female stars to emerge from Australia.

So if your spruce is droopy and your berries have shrivelled Dame Edna is on hand of offer help and advice plus culinary tips for a few Christmas bites. She'll be joined by visiting guests Gino D'Acampo, Frank Ilfield, Shane Warne and Laurence Llewellyn Bowen. Plus there will be the Dame's personal selection of festive music - from the likes of Perry Como, Gracie Fields and Lady Gaga.

So Possums just don't sit at home staring at a dead old turkey carcass or nut roast join the Dame chez Edna for the ideal Boxing Day Brunch .

Music Played

20 items
  • Image for City of Prague Philharmonic / Bateman

    City of Prague Philharmonic / Bateman and Crouch End Festival Chorus It's the Most Wonderful Time Of the Year

    CHRISTMAS CHORAL CLASSICS, Silva Screen Records, B0022SIY7Y

  • Image for Shirley Bassey

    Shirley Bassey GET THE PARTY STARTED

    CD Single, Lock Stock & Barrel, CDREF-1

  • Image for The Andrews Sisters

    The Andrews Sisters SLEIGH RIDE

  • Image for Perry Como

    Perry Como THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

    PERRY-GO-ROUND, JASMINE, JASCD-344

  • Image for Angela Lansbury

    Angela Lansbury We Need A Little Christmas

    MAME (BROADWAY CAST RECORDING), COLUMBIA, CK-3000

  • Image for MINOGUE, KYLIE & JASON DONOVAN

    MINOGUE, KYLIE & JASON DONOVAN ESPECIALLY FOR YOU

    ULTIMATE KYLIE, PARLOPHONE, ULTIMATE-01

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Step Into Christmas

    The Best Christmas Album In The World Ever, This Record Co Ltd, 7243-8 42320 23

  • Image for Brenda Lee

    Brenda Lee ROCKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

    THE VERY BEST OF BRENDA LEE, MCA RECORDS, DMCL-1714

  • Image for Dame Edna Everage

    Dame Edna Everage Spooky Christmas

    Theme From Neighbours -Vinyl Single, Epic, Edna 1

  • Image for Mariah Carey

    Mariah Carey ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU

    THIS IS CHRISTMAS, COLUMBIA/SONY MUSIC TV, STVCD-130

  • Image for Charles Williams and his Concert Orchestra

    Charles Williams and his Concert Orchestra In Party Mood

    Memories of the Light Programme, EMI, CDEM-1506/A&B

  • Image for Frank Ifield

    Frank Ifield I REMEMBER YOU

    25 YEARS OF ROCK 'N' ROLL, CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION, YRNR CD-62

  • Image for Frank Ifield

    Frank Ifield SHE TAUGHT ME HOW TO YODEL

    THE BEST OF THE EMI YEARS, COLUMBIA, DB-4913

  • Image for MANCHESTER CHILDREN'S CHOIR C.B. SIR HAMILTON HAR

    MANCHESTER CHILDREN'S CHOIR C.B. SIR HAMILTON HAR NYMPHS AND SHEPHERDS

    HELLO CHILDREN .. EVERYWHERE, EMI, CDS-7 93253 2

  • Image for Beyoncé

    Beyoncé Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

    Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), MUSIC WORLD MUSIC, 88697475032-NA

  • Image for Gracie Fields

    Gracie Fields THE FAIRY ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE

    Merry Christmas Children...Everywhere, K-Tel, GBAYEO200135

  • Image for London Philharmonic Orchestra

    London Philharmonic Orchestra Troika

    That's Christmas, EMI, 7243 8-3645121

  • Image for Eartha Kitt

    Eartha Kitt SANTA BABY

    CHRISTMAS TIME AGAIN, HALFMOON, HNNCD-103

  • Image for Bing Crosby

    Bing Crosby I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

    The Best Christmas Album in the World...Ever, Virgin, BCP-3025/6

  • Image for Dame Edna Everage

    Dame Edna Everage I WILL SURVIVE

    COLOR ME EDNA, TAMARIN, TAM-206

  • Gino D'Acampo's Tribute to Dame Edna

    Gino D'Acampo

    Peach Edna Recipe

    1 Panettone
    A splash of Amaretto 
    The whites from 3 eggs
    1/2 tsp of pure vanilla extract
    2 ripe peaches, skins removed and sliced
    100 grams of caster sugar


    1 Cut the top off the Panettone, place top down on a plate and pour the Amaretto on top of it.
    2 Place sliced peaches in a pile on top of the Panettone slice
    3 In a clean, medium-sized metal bowl, mix the egg whites with a clean electric mixer on  medium speed. Whip until the whites form soft peaks.
    4 Gently sprinkle the sugar into the egg whites, one tablespoon at a time. Don't just lump the sugar in the bowl and never stop whipping until you finish the sugar. Your egg whites should now be glossy stiff peaks.
    5 Add the vanilla extract and blend into the mixture.
    6 Spoon the meringue over the Panettone and peaches and then using a fork draw up the mixture to form a volcano shape with a peak at the top.
    7 If you have a chef's blow torch gently heat the dessert until it goes a light shade of brown, alternatively put under the grill until browned.

    Serve and enjoy!

     

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