“They’re behind you.” “Oh no they’re not.” “Oh yes they are.....” Listen out for Seven Little People who will be accompanying Snow White on Uckfield FM’s own radio pantomime this year.
The team of volunteer presenters got together last week to take on the various characters in this pantomime and had a lot of fun recording it. They hope listeners will enjoy the antics over the airwaves on Christmas Day at 1pm and New Year’s Eve at 5pm.
Following last year’s record-breaking panto, UFM has announced this year’s show...the follow-up to its successful Christmas-time tradition set in 2011. They believe this is the most exciting to date. It’s called Snow White and the Seven Little People and stars Kortnie French as Snow White and Michelle Lamb as The Wicked queen, Belladonna.
The pair are joined by Cam Osmand as Fairy Twilight and Steve Watson as Prince Bradley-Cum-Hardy. Mike Mitchell and Martyn Grenfell play Rancid and Puerile and Philip Garland is Butch. The Little People are Doc (Mike Skinner,) Grumpy (Terence John,) Happy (Lynn Briggs,) Sleepy (Lyn Buckingham,) Bashful (Emma Clowsley,) Sneezy (Chris Smith) and Dopey (Martin Jones).
Ian Smith is the Town Crier, Jerry Miller plays The Magic Mirror and the show is narrated by Christine Skinner, produced and directed by Gary King and written by Linda Wishart,
Other special broadcasts this year will include a recording of the acclaimed Jive Aces and also the band Harmony Glen.
The station will broadcast 24 hours every day over Christmas and New Year and promises to provide local content over the festive period. Uckfield FM was founded during the 2002 Uckfield Festival. In 2006 Uckfield Community Radio was formed and an application submitted to OFCOM two years later for a station to broadcast 24 hours a day every day. Full time broadcasting started in July 2010.