Actor, comedian, author and former singer Charlie Higson is to host a new series entitled ‘The Playlists’ on Scala Radio.
Known widely as one the creators, writers and actors of The Fast Show, Charlie co-produced BBC Radio 4’s spoof series Down the Line, has also appeared in ITV’s Broadchurch, and in the 1980s featured in band, The Higsons.
For his new five-part series, Charlie will be sharing samples of curated classical music playlists that have helped him find the right words and set the atmosphere for writing over the years.
Playlists will include Mystery & Horror, Chill Out and Action & Adventure.
Charlie says: “As a writer who always enjoyed listening to music, I decided that I needed to find a way to enjoy it while I worked, so that rather than being a distraction it might help me in my writing.
“I went about creating various playlists for the different projects I was working on, and I’m excited to share them with the Scala Radio audience. They really helped me get my head into the right place whenever I sat down to work so I hope they bring something for the listeners too.”
Scala Radio Music & Content Director, Ric Blaxill added: “Charlie’s rich history of comedy, writing and passion for music enables us to share wonderful classical curation with listeners that they won’t hear anywhere else.
“It is a real pleasure having Charlie on board and each episode of the series has a distinct theme personally crafted to open the door wide to listeners so they can enjoy the music from a wonderful storyteller giving it a Scala twist!”
Charlie Higson – The Playlists will be on-air from Sunday 7th July 1pm-3pm and each Sunday after through to 4th August, with another chance to listen on Tuesdays at 7pm.