Corrie cabbie Charles in charge

Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show
Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show

Perhaps best known now as Corrie’s coolest cabbie Craig Charles will be spinning wheels of a different kind in Preston later this month.

The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show hits 53 Degrees Saturday after next (October 18).

The former Red Dwarf star has carved out a successful broadcasting and DJing career, presenting BBC 6 Music’s Funk & Soul Show.

Craig’s career began when he won The Guardian Poetry Award aged 12. He performed as a warm-up for bands in his native Liverpool, and made his TV debut performing his poetry on Wogan.

Craig is recognised the world over as Dave Lister – the curry-loving, last-surviving human in sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf.

He has also been seen and heard as a performer or presenter on programmes as diverse as Through The Keyhole, The Bill and Robot Wars. In the past Craig has also been a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has toured his stand-up and even done panto.

He is at 53 Degrees October 18, tickets £10, for more details see www.53degrees.net/