Recorded for release W/C 18th Oct 2021
This week Darren Day chats about his role in Chicago at the Wolverhampton Grand, we hear from the Brownhills Musical Theatre Company about their production of Legally Blonde, we have music from Dom Ingle and also hear about the Krazy Races coming to Wolverhampton.
Recorded for release W/C 11th October 2021
This week Tito Jackson chats about his latest Single and Album, we find out how Children today have helped a Bilston Family, we find out about Food History and our daily Rituals.
Recorded for release W/C 4th Oct 2021
This week Denice Pearson, Evie Pickerill and Tam Ryan chat about Cinderella at The Wolverhampton Grand, we find out about Mystical Productions 2 festive events at the Codsall Village Hall, we have music from Linda Lamon and chat with Countdown's Susie Dent.
Recorded for release w/c 27th Sept 2021
This week George Sampson chats about Everybody's talking about Jamie, Beverley Callard talks about the links between Mental and Financial health, we catch up with Poets in Motion as they prepare to welcome the Women's Round Britain Cycle race to Walsall with verse and we chat with the Mayor of Wolverhampton on the Wild Islands that are coming to the city.
Recorded for release W/C 20th Sept 2021
This week we meet the cast of the Lichfield Garrick Panto Peter Pan, Dr Ranj chats about sleep, Kimberley Wyatt from the Pussy Cat Dolls tells us how she is getting kids dancing, Codsall Dramatic Society let us know about their fringe event and LGBT+ Sparkle update us on the return of face-to-face meetings.
Recorded for release 13th Sept 2021
This week we chat with Jake Sharp about School of rock at the Wolverhampton Grand from the 21st through 25th September, Slim & Blade share some music and chat about recent gigs, we hear about the Codsall Christmas Fayre, Carol Smillie talks fashion, Gareth Thomas chats about men's health and Big Zuu lets us know how there is help for young adults hit by the pandemic.
Recorded for release W/C 6th September 2021
This Week Chaser Shaun Wallace talks friendship and Odd Fellows, Dr Hillary Jones advises event the mildest of Cancer Symptoms should be checked, Bethan-Wyn Davies shares some music and tales of being on TV, Thomas J.R. Dearn tells us about his series of books and we hear how house moves can cause usually recycled items to end up in landfill.
Recorded for release W/C 30th Aug 2021
This week YOS tell us about their production of KIPPS, Zoe Turner lets us now about a charity challenge she is doing, we have music from Creation Medfia with Ange Lloyd and Zeromancer with Kim from the band joining us on the line from Norway, Plus Pride Wreath Making with LGBT+ Sparkle and Jayne Jones.
Recorded for release w/c 23rd Aug 2021
This week Shaun Hartman tells us about Blackadder II at the Crescent, we talk wedding dresses with David Emanuel, Shereen Murphy from Emerdale chats about Frozen food and we have music from Harper and Hubble and Mostly Autumn.
Recorded for release W/C 16th August
This week Kem Cetinay chats about food with Family and Friends, we have music from Barbra Stretch with Tribes of Europe and award winning Duo Gareth and Haley, we find out about the Compton Care Living Well team and Kinver Light Operatic Society tell us about their show in early September.
Recorded for release W/C 9th Aug 2021
On The Milk Bar this week - Dean Friedman talks about his forthcoming album American Lullaby, we chat with 2 of the cast of Rent from Creators Theatre Company, Bodalia chats about the importance of 19-24 years olds getting vaccinated, Kyle Finn and PJ Taylor share their Summer anthem, and Adam Millichip looks back at the first season of the TWS Sports Podcast.
Recorded for release w/c 2nd August 2021
This week Journalist and former Loose Woman Andrea Mclean talks about how we should have a Mid-Life Celebration rather than crisis, Brendan from Coach Trip tells us about life on the road, New Old Friends chat about their show Murder in Egypt which is at The Stafford Gatehouse soon and we find out about One Night with Marilyn from some of the cast.
Recorded for release W/C 26th July 2021
This week on The Milk Bar Lazar Vuković chats about his latest book and forthcoming TV projects, DJ BBQ gives us some outdoor cooking tips, Kelly Jeffs of the Light House Cinema & Cafe Bar updates us on their new phone number and film screenings and we have music from James Zada and Cassie Pearl.
This week Dr Alex tells us how to avoid Hangsiety, the fear of the Hangover, we hear about the latest books from 2 children's authors (Anita Stone & Chris white), we have music from Dinky Music, Adrian Jacks and AJ and Curtis Pritchard tell us about panto at The Wolverhampton Grand and we find out about Fromage and Fiction from Cheese Cuisine.
Recorded for release w/C 12th July 2021
This week Cheryl Hole tells us where to go to bust some moves, we hear fromGazebo theatre on their recruitment drive, Birmingham Youth Theatre let us know about their show Disco Inferno, Gary A. Wales talks about his latest filming project, we find out about the programme of events at The Stafford Gatehouse, and Rob Kemp lets us know about his latest comedy work.
Recorded for release W/C 5th Juky 2021
This week Mugs and Music from Weak13, Stage Door Johnny talks Tik Tok, Ian Billings on Books and his Audible play on the life of Peter Sellers, Piano Tuner Wolverhampton Matthew James Richards is along, MedicAlert UK tell us about their work with the help of Dr Hillary Jones, Mark Lane gives us some gardening tips and we hear how to avoid holiday scams with Jasmine Harman.
In the last show of June Michael Armstrong shares his latest single and news of his album release, Serious Child and Andy Ruddy have a single out now and an album on the way with Andy letting us know all about their collaboration, William Stafford chats about his Hardback release of Space Pickle, Paul Pennington tells us about his guide to being interviewed in the media and Jeff Brazier tells us howe parents are prepared to earn less to spend more time with their kids in research from PGL Adventure Holidays for 7-17 year olds.
Recorded for release w/c 21st June 2021
This week we chat to George Windsor about his latest work, Lazar Vuković about Boycie in Belgrade, Christopher Commander who is a Bard in the Yard, Marius Ioanid talks fitness, Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE updates us on the success of the Vaccine roll out, and we find out about the Three Counties Midsummer Garden Life Festival.
Recorded for release W/C 14th June 2021
This week we have music from Ryan Evans and Peter Kater, we hear from Konnie Huq about a project from musicMagpie rasing awareness on eWaste, we find out about the latest roller coaster at Universal Orlando Resort and Burts Snacks Ltd let us know about a new partnership with the RNLI.
Recorded for release w/c 7th June 2021
This week we visit Wolverhampton Grand to chat about their return and Spot Light their new free magazine with Scott Bird, we have music from Duane AJ and Axiom, Martin Kemp tells us how to avoid scams, we talk about how we are more neighbourly since lockdown started with Bake Off's Briony, James Morris updates us on his work with Strawberry Moon records, Heather Wastie shares the release of an audio guide from Alarum Productions and LGBT+ Sparkle update us on thier talk this week on Domestic Abuse.
Recorded for release w/c 31st May 2021
This week Henry Blofeld and Dame Zandra Rhodes chat about keeping the mind busy in our older age, Andrew Collins chats about Great! films, Peter Chant lets us know about the Festival at the edge, Suresh Bawa talks about the work of Promise Dreams, we hear about the reopening of Scare attractions from Scare Tracks Mickey Stuart and we find out about Tettenhall Wood School's TWS Sports podcast from teacher Adam Millichip.
Recorded for release W/C 24th May 2021
This week Certain Media are back for a chat now thier video for Sunshine has been released, we chat with John Huddles about the film The Philosophers, Craig Halford lets us know about Maet Live and The Never Neverland Express - Tribute to Meat Loaf including their gig at The Robin, Olly Corpe from The King's Parade tells us about their debut album and we hear about a national event featuring LGBT+ Sparkle talking about Fostering.
recorded for release W/C 17th May 2021
This Week Miss Beth Belle - 1940s & Vintage Singer lets us know about her care home tour with the Dementia Cafe from Wolverhampton Grand, Steve Heathcock lets us know about the England Together track release for EURO 2020, Eddie Johnson updates us on his trilogy of books, Beyond the Barricade let us know about their live shows and we also chat with Codsall Dramatic Society CDS about their forthcoming productions.
Recorded for release W/C 3rd May 2021
On the first Milk Bar of May - Jean Martyn is along with some music and conversation on the line from The Netherlands, we also have music from Sam Lambeth, The Andrew Eborn is with us to talk about his 2nd Book of Failures, Tom Morgan of TPM Health & Fitness tells us about online PT and what it has been like being back in the gym and Joshua Griffiths bring us the latest on his film projects.
Recorded for release W/C 26th April 2021
This week racing driver Jodie Kidd talks about having confidence as we get back on the road post lockdown, Corey Jones shares news of an open air tour of The Jungle Book, Ian Henery lets us know about a poetry night fighting racism, we have music form David Lazarus, Skye Stuart brings the latest news from Black Country Fusion and Paul Ryder lets us know what it is like being a community champion.
Recorded for release w/c 19th April 2021
On this Week's Milk Bar Jeff Brazier chats about the Nationwide Building Society R.E.S.P.E.C.T. campaign, we hear about Oscar's Book Prize, we find out about a life saving app from The Hollie Gazzard Trust, Chloe Rose tells us about her music and appearance at Trentham Live, I take a look round the Duncan Edwards Foundation & Museum site in Dudley with Rose Cook Monk and Ewan Baggott of EABskills and we hear about a documentary that looks at Sudden Adult Death Syndrome and the work being done to avoid this loss of life.
Recorded for release W/C 12th April 2021
This week's episode of The Milk Bar. Featuring Wills and the Willing, 3 of the cast of You Are My Sunshine chat about the film and it’s newly released trailer, we hear about Separated Shakespeare from Christopher Commander, Chris White Charles about his latest work in bold, poetry & art, we hear from Jon Wood tells us about Walks on the Chase and we find out about the new venue for PQA Wolverhampton.
Recorded for release w/c 5th April 2021
This week Ewan Baggott of EABskills chats about EABskills Freestyle Academy, Frankie and David Seaman talk about the work of Cats Protection, Lottie from Bake off talks about love and Bumble, we hear from Dudley Mind, Rach Chadwick of Funtime Theatre lets us know about Fairy Flo's latest book and we have music from Reed Waddle.
Recorded for release W/C 29th March 2021
On this week's Milk Bar we have Oscar winner John DeNicola, independent chart success RJ Thompson and music maestro Michael Armstrong all sharing their latest music releases, Paul Pennington chats about Word On Health's 21st anniversary, Sophie-Louise Johnson lets us know about her 10k run fundraising for Lymphoma Action, Will Dorrell shares news of the new attractions at Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World and we hear about the latest 'free at point of use' online Chair Yoga sessions from Wild Wolf Movement.
Recorded for release w/c 22nd March 2021
On Episode 613 of The Milk Bar Suzi Quatro chats about her latest single and album, we also have music from Sun King Rising, Dinky Music and Creation. Phil Butler is along to talk about the Cromer Pier summer season, Paul Binkhorn tells us about his latest online comedy short and LGBT+ Sparkle let us know about this week's talk.
Recorded for release W/C 15th March 2021
This week we have music from Tom Ciurczak Music, Kari Kirkland Music, Betty Harper, Bailey Tomkinson and Roadside MUSIC plus Rico Jacob Chace talking ahead of his appearance LGBT+ Sparkles get together on Thursday 18th March.
Recorded for release W/C 8th March 2021\
Music Galore on this week’s show with Adam Douglas, Double Strings, Jack Cattell, KyleFinn and Duane AJ Barrett-Johns. Also Heather Wastie chats about the latest from Alarum Productions, Xanthe Gresham talks about the Goddess Lounge events online, Lucy Porter tells us about her dream car and we find out about a campaign from Wells Pharmacy with Radzi Chinyanganya.
Recorded for release W/C 1st March 2021
This week - Right Said Fred with their new single - Pamela Sue Mann and her new music - Jerome Arab and one of his recent releases - The Greatest Show - Rupi Lal on the Cucumber Writers - LGBT+ Sparkle on LGBT+ AdoptionWeek
Recorded for release W/C 22nd Feb 2021
Epsiode 609 brings us Collabro, Susan Murray on the Red Imp Comedy Club, JP Riley, Tom Withers, Arran Page, Fired Up Theatre with Simon Quinn, LGBT+ Sparkle on their talk with the Samaritans and Wayne from That is Beyond.
Recorded for release w/c 15th Feb 2021
This week we chat with Troy Dennison and Brett Dewsbury about the release on Amazon Prime Video of Sustain, Tom Morgan of TPM Health & Fitness gives us more tips for a fitter life, Gareth Pask and Chris Rowley of BlueByrd share some of their music and let us know about their latest album releases, Jp Haslam chats about his musical colabortations as part of Jade and JP Live (online) and we hear about the latest group chat for LGBT+ Sparkle.
Recorded for release w/c 8th Feb 2021
Coming up on the show Eddie Mooney shares the new single from The Fortunes (Official), Steve Heathcock lets us know about England Together, Katie Neeves talks about her Journey to Womanhood, Robin Shelby chats Ghostbusters for Science Of Cinema, Jonny McClean tells us about Theatre Club at The Lichfield Garrick and we also have music from Angus Crowne.
Recorded for release W/C 1st Feb 2021
This week it is a Wolverhampton Literature Festival special with Dave Pitt on the Wolves Lit Fest Poetry Slam, Ian Henery ahead of the The Kates Hill Press launch event and charity fundraiser and news on the Memories Of The Market Tavern, Kidderminster event. We are also joined by Paul Ryder and Zenlita to talk about Trans awareness.
Recorded for release W/C 25th Jan 2021
Wolverhampton Literature Festival is along in February so we hear about the latest events to be announced, Susan Murray shares news on the February Red Imp Comedy Club gig, we have a chat with and a tune from Dan Haynes, Wild Wolf Movement tell us about a series of free Chair Yoga sessions and Barry Smith joins us from the The Black Country Accordion Club.
Recorded for release W/C 18th Jan 2021
This week we chat with Missy Rosas from The Mandalorian on behalf of Science Of Cinema, Jake Jones about his Scare and Horror work, Alex Woolliscroft from Walsall Operatic Society, Olly Corpe of The King’s Parade, Gary Wales about GAW Clothing's new range and his additional projects for 2021 & LGBT+ sparkle social group Wolverhampton on their latest online gathering.
Recorded for release W/C 11th Jan 2021
This week we have music from ChriSophie and Jack Cattell, Our Trace chats about the Our Trace Fan Club and her recent goings on, we find out about KLMs Prize Box and Richard Poynton tells us about Break A Leg Sweetheart's range of Musical Theatre Art Prints.
Recorded on the 3rd of January 2020
This week on the Milk Bar Tom Morgan of TPM Health & Fitness talks about how to reach your 2021 body goals, Caroline Ranwell of Hugs & Kisses chats about their online offering and we hear about the new Facebook Galleries and click and collect with the Shop in the Square. Plus music from Jean Martyn and Robert Lane Music, Improv, Guitar lessons and Workshops.
The End of the Year is Nigh!
As 2020 draws to a close we look back with questions on local news, Gargle songs out of tune, share hidden skills, Guess at a top ten of names and have a General Knowledge round too.
Our teams are:-
Cllr Claire Darke – Mayor of Wolverhampton
Paul Darke - Consort
Claire Dickens – Chair of Suicide Prevention Forum
Heidi Brown - Musician
Kelly Ward – Lighthouse Media Centre
Susan Murray - Comedian
Rupi Lal – Actor/Drama Coach/Workshop lead
Chris Commander – Actor/Magician
All happening over Zoom.
Happy New Year!
Welcome to EPISODE 600 of The Milk Bar. Recorded for release W/C 21st Dec 2020
On this week's show Nick J. Townsend from Weak13 tells us about their planned releases, Simon Gross shares his Christmas single, we chat with Jai McDowall about Trentham Live presents Alfie Boe, Rob Kemp talks about his VHS release of The Elvis Dead, Aggie from ‘How clean is your House’ tells us how to clean the air in our home with Fog Fan and we chat with Edward Chilvers about Excerpts from 31 Pieces.
Recorded for release W/C 14th Dec 2020
We chat to Ryan Evans about his latest gigs and Single, Rock Choir tell us about their festive release and how you too could join up to sing, we find out about Better Times magazine and how to sign up to be a seller at the Mander Centre this week, Alex McDonald-Smith chats about his work as an actor and the Tesco instore panto experience coming soon and Kriss Marco and Shaun Moore let us know about Singers United and their Christmas Album featuring Brian Harvey Official.
Recorded for release w/c 7th Dec 2020
It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas with Festive tunes from Suzi Quatro, Limahl, Piano Tuner Wolverhampton Matthew James Richards, Robert Lane Music, Improv, Guitar lessons and Workshops and Joshua Griffiths plus poetry from Ian Henery, the opening of MouseBench in the Mander Centre with Liam Stiv Bagnall and we find out about how you can visit Santa's Grotton on the 12th of December at Codsall Village Hall with Dan Harper of Mystical Productions.
Recorded for release w/c 30th Nov 2020
This week Paul Woodman from LoveCars.com chats about their show on ITV4, we hear about Gazebo Theatre's Mindful projects, Neil Reading from the Arena Theatre tells us about their Christmas programme starting this weekend, Nick Ralf from All Creatures Great and Small joins us as the series is now available on DVD and Digital Download, poet Chris Meredith brings us his musical colaboration with Kelan, we hear about the song Ghost Light that is rasing funds for charity and Neil Curtis pops by for news on his rather different Advent Calendar
Recorded for release W/C 23rd November 2020
This week Abigail Reynolds tells us about an event taking place at Whitmore Reans Library in 2021, Dan Peach of peach's & cream bakery products chats about his work, Paul Ryder of LGBT+ Sparkle lets us know about a fund-raising Drag show, Julie Gorman from Pear Town Ukes - Perton Library Ukulele Group shares news of their charity Single and Matt Elson updates us on Act 3 of An Evening at Joe's.
Recorded for release W/C 16th Nov 2020
This week EABskills Ewan Baggott chats about hitting the 100k subscribers on Instagram, we hear about the Digital Dodo Pad, Iain Ash chats about the big toys this Christmas, Lucy-Ellen Parker tells us about the current work of Live Theatre Arts, we hear about the making of Dawn of the Dead from Scott Reiniger (Roger) and we have music from Jean Martyn.
Recorded for release W/C 9th Nov 2020
This week we chat with the Panto cast from the Lichfield Garrick, Ian Prowse about his Lockdown shows, Olly Corpe from The King's Parade as they release their latest Single, Robert Bowers on both his and Hannah Broadhead Art and Graham Harris about his book and music release to coincide with Anti Bullying Week.