Classic FM launches brand new podcast for children

11 February 2019
By Ellie Palmer
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Actor David Walliams' 'Marvellous Music Podcast' has been created to introduce young people to classical music.

Classic FM, the UK’s most popular classical music station, has released a new, free podcast aimed at introducing children to classical music in a fun and accessible way. The 10-episode series is narrated by the bestselling children’s author and TV personality David Walliams.


The series launched on Monday, February 4th, and each episode consists of listeners being taken on a weird and wonderful journey into the world of classical music. Nine more fantastic episodes still await!


As well as discovering what some of the greatest composers such as Mozart and Beethoven were really like, Walliams travels inside a piano, investigates the strangest instruments on the planet, and meets the mavericks and divas who took the classical music world by storm. Having sold more than 25 million children’s books, Walliams’ sense of humour, fun and enthusiasm make him the perfect host of the podcast.



David Walliams’ Marvellous Musical Podcast - available on the Global Player App

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Aimed at children aged 7 to 12 years old, as well as their families, David Walliams’ Marvellous Musical Podcast has been created by Classic FM to demonstrate that classical music is as relevant to young people as it is to adults. Currently, 680,000 under-25-year-olds tune in to Classic FM each week and in November last year, the station launched the third series of its popular programme dedicated entirely to video game music.


David Walliams said: “I’m incredibly happy to be working with Classic FM on a brand new venture, bringing the fascinating stories and the works of iconic composers to life, through fun and insightful storytelling. It’s wonderful to be able to bring a whole genre of music to a new generation of children, whilst getting the rest of the family listening and enjoying at the same time.”


David Walliams’ Marvellous Musical Podcast is available to download from the Global Player inside the Global Player App and other major podcast platforms.


What is the Global Player?

The Global Player is Global’s entertainment hub, which allows listeners worldwide to enjoy all Global’s radio brands, Heart, Capital, Smooth, Classic FM, Radio X, LBC, Capital XTRA and Gold, all in one place. You can find the Global Player App on your device's relevant app store.