Recorded at The Lighthouse and 101.8 WCR FM for release W/C 22nd July 2019
This week we chat with Dr Alex former Love Island Contestant, Amer Chadha-Patel from ITV's Beecham House, Jonny McClean tells us about the Garrick's Community Musical 'The lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe', Hans Hess shares some of his movie Music and Ryan Evans shares tracks from his current EP and a live track too.
Recorded for release Monday 15th July 2019
This week George Windsor shares his new single, Ore Oduba lets us know about EDF's Electric Adventures and dancing at Buckingham Palace, Diana Moran aka The Green Goddess chats about fitness coaching for the over 55's, we fins out about Micheal Messers Mitra and their forthcoming appearance at The Stafford Gate House and actor Craig Gallivan tells us who his favourite teachers were as he plays an educator in School of Rock in the west end.
Recorded at The Grand and The Lighthouse for release W/C 8th July 2019
This week Stephen Tompkinson talks about his role in Educating Rita at The Grand, we chat with some of the cast or Sprint Awakening from Let me in, Simon Archer tells us about Bilson in Bloom and we find out about The Story of the Guitar Heroes at The Gatehouse.
Recorded for release w/c 1st July 2019
This week Jessica Johnson tells us about her role in Educating Rita at The Wolverhampton Grand from the 8th of July, Vicky Wright lets us know about the Kickstarter she is running to allow her to go out on the road with a talk about her dad - Wolves and England legend Billy Wright, Shappi Khorsandi talks toys and how as adults we still love them, we find out about the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award exhibition at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery and we talk to Kenton Hall from ist who shares some of the band's music and news of his book 'Bisection'.
Recorded at The Lighthouse for release w/c 24th June 2019
This week Jennlee Shallow tells us about her role in The Bodyguard, Helen Millward chats about her work as a medium, Aeron James shares his story and how West End Picnic was created, we find out the latest on the film Sustain, WYMT let us know about auditions for their production of Rock of Ages and we have music from ChriSophie.
Recorded for release Monday 17th June 2019
This week we meet some of the team at The Royal Three Counties Show including Ambassador Adam Henson, Scott Bird tells us about the new season at The Grand, we find out about Mr Herbaceous at the Stafford Gate House and talk Game of Thrones with Actor Toby Osmond. Music comes from Erica Papillion Posey and we chat about her current album.
Recorded on the 10th anniversary of The Milk Bar at The Lighthouse.
We find out about Aladdin from Mystical Productions, 14/48 Wolverhampton 2019, an art exhibition in the city and the current screenings at The Lighthouse.
Recorded for release w/c 3rd June 2019
This week Judith Durham of The Seekers tells us about their Farewell CD & DVD, David Love joins us to bring some Folk Music to the show, BMOS perform the title song from their production of Half a Sixpence which is at The Alexandra Theatre next week, QBMTS tell us about Singing in the Rain which is on now and Compton Care let us know about their summer campaign.
Recorded for release Bank Holiday weekend Monday 27th May 2019
This week Backstreet Theatre tell us about their production of The Wedding Singer, Robert Llewellyn and Dan Caesar let us know about Fully Charged Live, Dr Hillary Jones warns us about the perils of not keeping the garden eating area clean, we hear about a new coffee table book "the People's Beatles', chef Genevieve Taylor brings BBQ tips, we find out about the Wolverhampton food bank The Well and we have some fantastic new music.
Recorded Monday 20th May 2019
This week we find out about Chimerica as it arrives on DVD from one of the stars of the show David Tse, Ruth Brill lets us know about the Birmingham Royal Ballet productions that are at The Wolverhampton Grand this week, Walsall Operatic's Dolly from Hello Dolly! tells us about their show, we hear about Orlando at The Stafford Gatehouse MET Studio and Sam Lambeth sings a song live as he prepares for his show 'Ten Years on Four Chords'
Recorded for Release Monday 13th May 2019
This week Danny Wallace talks about overlooked holiday locations, Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt tries to coax us onto the dance floor, Starstruck theatre tell us about their production of Oliver!, Geoff Tristram lets us know about his autobiography and we catch up with the team who are taking the Lady Boys of Bangkok to the Stafford Gatehouse.
Recorded for release Monday 6th May 2019
This week Jake Quickenden, Marcus Collins Daisy Wood Davis and Paul Wilkins tell me about the 50th anniversary production of hair at The Grand in July, Rochenda Sandall talks about season 5 of 'Line of Duty' as it arrives on DVD, Sinitta chats about the latest top 10 songs selected for peoples funerals and Michelin Starred ChefTheo Randall lets us know about 'The Europhiles Cookbook' he features in as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Chanel Tunnel. Also we hear music from Jimmys Cousin with Astor & 8th.
Recorded for release w/c 29th April 2019
This week Sandy Batchelor lets us know about his staring role in the film 'Rupert, Rupert and Rupert', Musical Theatre Stafford tells us about their production of The Full Monty, The 3rd Year Musical Theatre Students at The University of Wolverhampton bring us news of their end of year show 'Chess', Craig Joiner shares his forthcoming single and we find out about The Undertones midlands gig on the 3rd of May.
Recorded for release W/C 22nd April 2019
This week we visit Circus Sallai as they are at Wolverhampton racecourse until the 28th April, Birmingham Youth Theatre tell us about Guys and Dolls, we find out about The Summer of Love at The Stafford Gate House, an open day for Big Arena Performing Arts and Mike Dixon of HugglePets tells us about an appeal for funds to Wolverhampton's first Community Aquarium and Sensory Play Room. also wee have Retro Music from Robert Lane.
Recorded at The Light House Media Centre, Dudley Zoo and The Grand Theatre for release W/C 15th April 2019
This week Matt Terry and The Penguins from Madagascar - The Musical tell us about the show, we meet the cast of The Wedding Singer from Lollipop Theatre Arts, Alastair Winning tells us how his show Twistory has a funny take on history when it previews in Birmingham before going to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, WBOS Youth tell us about their production of 'Bring it on' and we find out about the extension of the Friends of the Grand scheme that now means members also get discounts across the city as well as at the theatre.
Recorded for release W/C 8th April 2019
This week Kerry Ellis tells us about her appearance alongside Collabro at The Grand, also we find out about Rotterdam appearing on the same stage from Ellie Morris who plays Lelani, Rustie Lee lets us know about her appearance at Bilston Market as part of the councils resident's programme, we chat with some of the Staff and Students about the Pauline Quirk Accademy and we meet the cast of The Sound of Music from Brownhills Musical Theatre. Music comes from Gedina ahead of the release of her latest single.
Recorded for release W/C 1st April 2019
This week we hear from Lori Haley Fox about Dirty Dancing at The Grand also Kate Robbins lets us know more about Club Tropicana - The Musical at the same venue, we find out about The Showstoppers and Marilyn both at The Stafford Gatehouse this week and we have a chat with and music from The Ollie West Band.
Recorded for release W/C 25th March 2019
This Week Joe McElderry chats about Club Tropicana The Musical which is at The Grand at the end of April into May, Victoria Pendleton lets us know about Bikeabillity, the New Old Friends are on tour with Crimes on the Nile so we meet up to find out about the show and we have music from For King and Country with Luke Smallbone on the line from the US for a chat and Dave Lawrence from Kornastone shares tracks from their new EP and news of their Newhampton Arts Centre Gig.
Recorded for release W/C 18th March 2019
This week Antony Costa tells us about life in Rock of Ages ahead of it's run at the Wolverhampton Grand, we find out about the Sky Nekton Mission to save our Oceans from Plastic waste, Child Safe is a new charity raising awareness with kids on how to avoid danger so we hear about their work, we have news of two events at Stafford Gatehouse and new music from several upcoming artists.
Recorded for release W/C 11th March 2019 at The Light House Media Centre.
This week Samantha Womack tells us about her role in The Girl on the Train at The Wolverhampton Grand, Quintin Wilson talks about the troubles faced by young drivers, Anglo-German duo 'Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer share their music ahead of appearing at The MET studio at the Stafford Gatehouse this weekend, we hear from 3 of the walkers raising funds for charity Ava's Angels, Beth Berwick Lowe and Carl Cook join us to talk about MitchFest 2019 in memory of Mitch Bastable, we find out about the movie Snarl and we find out about the latest donation to The Haven Women's Refuge by the former workers of Goodyear.
Recorded for release W/C 4th March 2019
This week we find out about Avenue Q ahead of it's arrival at the Grand, we chat about International Women's Day and the single Twenty First Century Woman, we have mouth hygiene tips from The Singing Dentist and Lost Dog tell us about Juliet and Romeo. Binky calls in to share some of her music too.
Recorded for release Monday 25th Feb 2019
This week we find out how you could be on The Voice in 2020, James Collins of The Grand lets us know about free Stand Up sessions for youngsters aged 11-16, Codsall Dramatic Society tell us about their production of The Vicar of Dibley and we hear from Lupin Theatre Co. about return to the forbidden planet. Music comes from The Voice - Kids former contestant Lucy Thomas.
Released Monday 18th February 2019
This week Dom Joly talks the Save The Children campaign to protect youngster in conflict zones, Gloria Hunniford tells us not to Cut Corners with Gas Safety, Harry Fabulous Brown of The Band chats about the show ahead of arriving at The Grand, we find out about the latest Wolverhampton performance of The Band of the West Midlands Fire Service and Pipeline Theatre let us know about 'Drip, Drip, Drip' at The Arena Theatre. Music comes from The Southern Companion with Darren Hodson joining us on the phone for a chat.
Recorded for release Monday 11th February 2019
This week Lucy Alexander chats about what kids look for in a home, Michael Smithan lets us know about The Sounds of TheFortunes gig at The Theatre on the Steps, we find out about the 2019 Stafford Shakespear Festival, Kelly Jeffs of the light house lets us know about their latest events, we find out about the massive refurbishment of the Red Lion in Wednesfield and hear of the success of the Animated series Masha and the Bear.
Recorded at The Light Hose Media Centre for release W/C 4th Feb 2019
This week we talk to Author Sophea Saroay about her book Animal Alphabet, Nic Swann chats about the Helen O'Grady Drama Accademy, we find out anout the National Geographic campaign to save Lions Habitat, Melanie Greggain shares her new single and Josh Griffiths and Nathan Walters pop in for a chat.
Recorded for release Monday 28th January 2019
This week Barry 'Bean' Whitwam from Herman' Hermits charts about the Sensational 60's Experience at The Grand in February, Phil Spence talks about what we want when buying a new home, we hear from Tanya Reynolds about series 3 of Delicious, Katie Goldfinch tells us about 'The Crucible of the Vampire' in it's release week in cinemas across the UK, we hear more about the Beyond Music Festival raising funds for The Haven and we have music from Molly Tuttle, Arkansas Dave and Lyna Galiara.
Episode 500 of The Milk Bar recorded LIVE in The Spotlight Lounge at The Grand Theatre Wolverhampton.
Megan Reece (The Voice) , Robert Bowers (Artist), Jamie Russon (Moose's Music Hole) , Alex Vann (Singer/Songwriter/Artist) , Phil Turner (Wolverhampton Lit Fest), Scott Bird (Wolverhampton Grand), MIke Horton (Nordic Walking UK) and Jann Brookfield (Producer) join us to celebrate the 500th Episode.
Recorded at Wolverhampton Racecourse and WCR FM for release on the 14th January 2019
This week we hear from Muscom about their Production of The Producers, Black Country Triathletes let us know about their open sessions, Mystical productions have a casting call for their summer panto Aladdin and we meet 5 of the Poets from Poets against racism which is part of the Wolverhampton Literature Festival this year. Music comes from Asta Bria and she joins us on the phone for a chat.
Recorded for Release W/C 7th January 2019
This week Mark Williams, Vicky Entwistle, Adèle Anderson and Brian Capron tell me all about Doctor Dolittle ahead of it's appearance at The Wolverhampton Grand from the 29th of January, Birmingham Youth Theatre let us know about Snow White this week at the Birmingham Old Rep, we find out about a coffee morning organised by Crohn's and Colitis UK that takes place at The Lighthouse in Wolverhampton on the 12th of January and Donna Dawson chats about how not to fail with our New Years Resolutions. Music comes from Michael Armstrong with tracks from his latest album 'Looking for the World'.
The 2018 End of Year Quiz - recorded at Wolverhampton Racecourse
Our two teams battle to be crowned winners of our 2018 Quiz.
Quizmaster - Jason Forrest
Wolverhampton Deputy Mayor - Claire Darke
Wolverhampton Deputy Mayor Consort - Dr Paul Darke
Ian Billings - Writer, Director, Comedian and Actor
Grace Lee - Compton Care
Jade Secker - The Haven
Tracey Rhodes - Our Trace
Music from Joe James Thomas
Score keeper - Ian Burt - 101.8 WCR FM
Engineered by Andy Walters
Producer - Jan Brookfield
Released Christmas Day 2018
This week we have music from Ian Wills (Wills and The Willing) , Geoff Carne and the Hatz and Rebecca Promitzer.
Recorded for release Monday 17th December 2018
This week Ruby from The Great British Bake Off lets us know how to get our Festive food together with minimum Fuss, we find out how to avoid problems in the Office when we end up borrowing money off a colleague at the Christmas do with Big Keith from the office (aka Ewan Macintosh), we chat with Charlotte Davies from The Grand about the Bikeathon last weekend and you can hear the audio from their Facebook live with Julie Paton, Doreen, Richard Cadell and sooty, Gloria Hunniford tells us how to get the best broad band deal, Velinski share their Christmas release and we have the new single from Mee and the band.
Released W/C 10th December 2018
This week Stacey Solomon celebrates the 60th birthday of Lego, Tommy Walsh suggest we get a home M.O.T., New old Friends chat about Crimes of the Christmas Pudding at The Garrick in Lichfield, Lucy Alexander chats about the things we will forget for entertaining at Christmas and we find out about the most watched You Tube videos of 2018.
Recorded for release week commencing 3rd Dec 2019
This week we meet two more of the Grand's panto cast with Sleeping Beauty and their Prince (Bethan-Wyn Davies and Oliver Ormson) as well as chatting with Scott Bird about the theatres 125th anniversary. We meet celebrated Wolverhampton apprentice Susan Gough and find out about the apprentice awards that took place last week, Codsall Dramatic Society's whole cast of Cinderella share details of the last few performances of their children's play and we hear about how our home will be helped by the addition of more robots, including Vector who would make a great Christmas gift this year!
Recorded for release Monday 26th November 2018
This week Doreen Chats about being back in Panto at The Grand for Sleeping Beauty, We find out about life on Mars with colonisation not being too far away, Decembeard is raising funds for Bowel Cancer UK and we hear how you can help, WBOS tell us about their production of West Side Story, we find out about how Engineering Entrepreneurs can get help with their start ups and we have some fantastic festive tunes to put is in a Chrsitmassy mood!
Week Commencing the 19th November 2018
This week Daley Thompson talks about what people Dream to Achieve, Dr Miriam Stoppard chats about the younger generation's respect for the elderly, Joe Wicks coaches us on our nutritional intake, the West Midlands Fire Service band tell us about a Christmas event in Wolverhampton and WBOS talk West Side Story. Music comes from Jesse Kinch who is on the line for a chat from the US.
Recorded at Molineux for release w/c 12th November 2018
This week we meet two of the cast of Dirty Dancing that is at The Grand in April 2019, Simon Weston CBE chats about the Gibraltar Literary Festival, Mike Coope lets us know about the Pattingham Panto, Trinity Musical Theatre pop in to talk about The Wizard of Oz and we find out about the November Health and Happiness show. Music comes from The West Coast Feed with Jesse joining us on the phone from the US.
Recorded at The Lighthouse & The Mount Hotel, Wolverhampton
This week Spence Matthews talks dating, Debbie McGee chats about Sleeping Beauty, Sarah Eyden sings along to Black Beauty, We hear from Ruth Godber about the Military Wives single for Armistice, Paul Darke lets us know about a crowd funder to refurbish WW1 Memorials in Wolverhampton, Codsall Dramatic tell us about their Panto and we have music from Deep Pocket Theives.
Recorded at Molineux Monday 29th October 2018
This week Tony Christie tells us about his gig at The Grand, Yvette Fielding tells us what scares her, we hear from WBOS Youthatre about their production of Hairspray, Brownhills Musical Theatre chat about Bag Girls at The Prince of Wales Cannock, the ladies of Bilston Operatic 's production of The Full Monty lets us know their thoughts on the show and we hear from Dan Haynes of Mystical Productions about the fundraising events in Codsall they have in December. Music comes from Joanna Eden with a chat and tracks from her latest album.
Recorded at Molineux for release w/c 22nd October 2018
This week Sooty and Richard Cadell joined me at the Grand Theatre Panto Launch for Sleeping Beauty, City Lightz performed one of their tracks live, we hear from Frank Allen about The Searches on the 60's Gold Tour, Rich Kreuger shares his latest single, The Boys from Bilston Operatic's production of The Full Monty talk about taking their clothes off for the show and we find out about the Stafford Literature Festival.
Recorded In Vegas and 101.8 WCR FM
This week Alexis chats about her latest album, we find out about the October Health and Happiness show from Clint Bradley, DRUM tell us about their latest charity event, we hear how there is a prize for the best Young Imagineers and Rob Bowers talks about his latest art projects.
Recorded At the National Theatre rehearsal rooms London, Las Vegas and WCR FM for release W/C 8th October 2018.
This week we meet Lord and Lady Macbeth from the National Theatre's Tour production that arrives at The Grand in spring 2019, Kate Garraway and Dr Sarah Jarvis talk about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Josh Griffiths chats about being on a T-Shirt and Tote bag and we have music from Steve Young.
Recorded for release Monday 1st October 2018
This week we talk to Peter Purves at the RHS Malvern Autumn Show, find out about a charity gig featuring the Free Wheelin' Band, chat with the CEO of The Way Youth Zone, learn more about the Lichfield Garrick Panto Dick Whittington from Katrina Bryan and get the latest from Graham Parker on his gigging an new album.
Recorded at Molineux for release W/C 24th September 2018
This week we chat with 2 of the stars of the Lichfield Garrick Panto, meet the MD and one of the members of Wolverhampton's Rock Choir, find out about a new youth scheme for fundraising at Compton Care and get Powerpoint imprtovment tips from John Claire. We also have music from Superdrone with their front man on the phione for a chat about their latest work.
Recorded for release W/C 17th September 2018
This week we find out about Awful Auntie at The Grand from Aunt Alberta, the team behind South Staffs Musical Theatre share their excitement for Top Hat in October, The Iprolectuals tells us about their improv. comedy show at The Arena and the British Library let us know about an Audio book release for fans of the Magic of Harry Potter. Sam Callahan is on the line to bring us news of his latest music release.
Recorded for release w/c 10th September 2018
This week we find out about Duet for One at the Wolverhampton grand from Belinda Lang and Jonathon Coy, Katrina Bryan, Sam and Pove from The Arena let us know about their September to December activities, Sam Rabone and Ben Thornton launch the Lichfield Garrick Panto Dick Whittington and we have Music from The South and a chat with Alison Wheeler ahead of their October gig in Brum.
Recorded at Molineux Monday 3rd September 2018
This week David Emanuel chats about his new show on TLC 'Say Yes to the Vegas Dress', we find out about the Quarry Bank Musical Theatre Youth Society production of Phantom of the Opera, Cannock Chase Drama Society tell us about 'All Shook up' and Lisa Faulkner share news of the national Take Away awards for your favourite food outlets. Liv Austen shares her new single 'Window Shopping' and talks about her forthcoming album planned for release in October.
Recorded for release Monday 27th Auguist 2018
This week Mel Masey of DIY SOS talks about the evolution of the TV in your front room , we find out how people are finding love in the air, Rob Halligan shares his music and news of a gig at the Beacon Centre in September and we chat with Eddie Johnson all about his three areas of work.
Recorded at Molineux and The Lighthouse Monday 20th August 2018
This week Codsall Dramatic Socierty chat about their production of Blithe Spirit, Stephen from Blake lets us know about thier show at The Garrick, Kelly Jeffs tells us about the latest screenings at The Lighthouse and we talk to Carol Mcgiffin about a survey on grief.
Recorded for release Monday 13th August 2018
This week Skully from Razorlight talks about their appearance as Solihull Fest, we find out about the tour of an exhibition featuring Tim Peak's Soyuz capsule, The Black Country Living Museum appeal for memories of a Wolverhampton Infant Clinic in the run up to its move to the site, we find out how well The Lord Bilston Big Challenge did raising funds for Compton Care and hear how brits are returning clothes after doing social media photo shoots.