Doreen Tipton launches Sunday Morning Lie-in radio show

By Diane Davies | Theatre & Comedy | Published:

Somewhere on the 'Tipton Cut', a canal boat is broadcasting what is believed to be the world's first pirate podcast - starring none other than Queen of the Black Country Doreen Tipton.

Doreen Tipton

Radio Doreen has taken to the airwaves with the debut of Doreen's Sunday Morning Lie-in, broadcast in the spirit of the old pirate radio ships.

Sunday saw the maiden voyage and her first show which featured special guest Debbie McGee, who will be starring in panto with Doreen at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this year. And the 'Lovely Debbie McGee' is clearly picking up the Black Country lingo describing our Doreen as 'a bostin' wench' in the show.

In her unique and irreverent way, and with a pirate crew of Rosie and Jim (two Alexa-style robots) and Captain Clint, the rescue parrot, Doreen will be quizzing a different celebrity guest each show and also feature original music. The first episode saw a performance by local singer Jess Silk.

With her Black Country humour, competitions and more, Doreen promises: "I promise you'll hear a few things on the show that you won't hear on any other station . . . "

Radio Doreen will also be broadcasting, fortnightly, The Tiptons – a comedy drama about the adventures of Doreen and her daughter Trojan as they try and repay a massive debt by setting up a business – which turns out to be their very own detective agency.

Beginning on Sunday, the drama starts when the family have to repay almost £2 million from a lottery win a judge says they weren't entitled to.

Doreen is looking for people to be part of the show whether as a musician, for a business to be featured or for listeners to send a message to the Lazy Cow herself.

Anyone interested can email her at

To listen to the podcast go to

Diane Davies

By Diane Davies

MNA Group head of weekly titles, and former deputy editor of the Express & Star. Specialist interest in music and theatre scene with regular reviews from our wealth of top venues.


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