Paul Topping’s voice is the one that tens of thousands of Isle of Wight people wake up to every weekday morning. Paul is presenter of the Breakfast Show on Isle of Wight Radio, and his is the most listened-to programme on what is the most listened-to radio station on the Island.
A BEACON SPECIAL INTERVIEW
After graduating from the world- renowned Laine Theatre Arts College in Epsom, Millie, from Shanklin, not only won a place in the ensemble of ‘42nd Street’ in a top Paris theatre, but was also given the role of understudy to leading lady Peggy Sawyer
THE JOHN HANNAM INTERVIEW
During the 26 years of my Isle of Wight Radio chat show, two people created the biggest impact – Cliff Richard and the late Military Road farmer Sylvia Jones. Sir Cliff was perhaps expected, but Sylvia, making her radio debut at the age of 74, brought in phone calls from all along the south coast, and she came back several times by popular demand. I still think of her every time I drive past Sutton Farm. She was always full of fun and once told me: “What I’ve got left is either wrinkled, shrivelled up or dropping off.