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Christopher Biggins To Narrate Pantomime On Union JACK

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National digital radio station Union JACK has announced a special, on-air Christmas pantomime that will be narrated by actor and pantomime veteran Christopher Biggins, with Union JACK's listeners featuring in the starring roles.

Union JACK and the Beanstalk will be broadcast on Union JACK Radio's Breakfast Show, The Full English, on Friday 20 December, at 9am. Union JACK's listeners will be invited to audition for the chance to play one of the different characters in the performance over the next few weeks. Auditions will take place during The Full English, which is broadcast daily on Union JACK Radio, Monday to Friday from 7am to 9am.

Union JACK Radio has been cementing its comedy credentials over the past year, adding a number of unique and entertaining programmes to the mix and working with both established and up-and-coming comedians to create a schedule that is quite unlike any other commercial radio station in the country.

Speaking of the pantomime, Biggins said: "I've been asked to do many things, but never to narrate a pantomime on the radio and with a load of listeners playing the characters. It's going to be like herding sheep – bravo Union JACK Radio!"

Giles Gear, Programme Manager for Union JACK Radio, said: "This exciting performance tops off an incredible year for us at Union JACK Radio, which saw us brilliantly become the fastest growing commercial radio station in the UK. We love to bring our listeners on the journey with us, so what better than providing an opportunity for them to perform in a Christmas panto, narrated by Christopher Biggins and broadcast to the nation?! Listeners need to get in touch quickly for their chance to get involved!"

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