BBC ONE TO CELEBRATE THE BEST OF THE WESTEND IN COLLABORATION WITH BBC RADIO 2

Musicals: The Greatest Show is a celebration of the nation’s favourite songs and performers from the world of musical theatre.



Hosted by Sheridan Smith, it puts the songs, the shows, and the stars, back on stage at the world famous London Palladium.


It will be broadcast from 7pm - 9pm on Sunday 31 January on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds, and as a 75-minute show in February on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. It will be available on BBC iPlayer for a year after broadcast.


Sheridan Smith says: “I’m thrilled to be hosting this wonderful show from The London Palladium for Radio 2 and BBC One. With so many amazing performers we’re going to hopefully bring some joy to all those at home, with the best songs to help lift the spirits in these very difficult times.”


Kate Phillips, Channel Controller, BBC One, says: “We’re delighted to be collaborating with Radio 2 to bring a fantastic array of talented artists to BBC One. Viewers will get the chance to see and hear many iconic songs from some of the best of musicals at a time when visiting theatres just isn’t possible.”


In Musicals: The Greatest Show, Sheridan introduces spectacular performances from West End and Broadway favourites.


Highlights include:

  • Amanda Holden and Sheridan Smith perform I Know Him So Well, from Chess. The song, originally performed by Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson, reached Number 1 in the UK Pop Charts in 1985 remains the best-selling song by a female duo

  • Nicole Scherzinger with Never Enough from The Greatest Showman - with her performance recorded in Los Angeles

  • Gavin Spokes, from the West End production of Hamilton, performs You’ll Be Back

  • Michael Ball performs You Can’t Stop The Beat from Hairspray

  • Ramin Karimloo sings The Music Of The Night from The Phantom Of The Opera

  • The three West End lead actors of MAMMA MIA! perform Dancing Queen

  • Aisha Jawando of the West End production of TINA, The Tina Turner Musical performs The Best

  • Lea Salonga performs I Dreamed A Dream from Les Misérables - with her performance recorded in Manila

  • Layton Williams of Everybody's Talking About Jamie performs The Wall In My Head

  • Jac Yarrow, with the public, performing Any Dream Will Do from Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat

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