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Express FM present: a preview of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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Portsmouth’s very own radio station, Express FM, offers an in-depth look at this week’s biggest release, courtesy of movie critic Jon Brown: Disney’s latest animation-to-live action adaptation, Beauty and the Beast.

Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, and Josh Gad take on the roles of Belle, Beast, Gaston, and LeFou in this fresh take on the classic tale, supported by the likes of Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who inject their voice acting talents into the characters of Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Lumière, and Featherduster.

As the renowned story goes, Belle (Emma Watson), a bright and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, Belle befriends the castle’s enchanted staff, and learns to look beyond the beast’s horrifying exterior, recognising the kind heart and soul of the prince hidden on the inside.

Listen to the segment above, and then find out more about Express FM on their website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and listen in live by loading up the online player or tuning into the 93.7 FM frequency.

Catch Love Southsea on Express FM every Thursday afternoon from 4:30pm, talking about all the good stuff that’s happening in Portsmouth!

Photo courtesy of Disney • Clips courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures • Music: Alan Menken featuring Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson, John Legend, and Ariana Grande. Used courtesy of Walt Disney Records.