Children in Need: Olivia Colman to sing Portishead song for starry album

Olivia Colman and Beth Gibbons of Portishead
Image caption Olivia Colman [L] will cover Glory Box, sung by Beth Gibbons [R], a story of a doomed romance

Olivia Colman has covered Portishead’s brooding classic Glory Box in aid of Children In Need.

The Oscar winner is just one of several stars who has lent their voice to a covers album, recorded at Abbey Road, in aid of the charity.

It also features two Doctor Whos: David Tennant, singing The Proclaimers’ Sunshine on Leith; and Jodie Whittaker, who covered Coldplay’s Yellow.

Whittaker’s track is out now, with the full album due next month.

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Colman’s appreciation of mid-90s trip-hop was hitherto unknown, but Portishead’s debut album Dummy would have been a fixture in student digs while she studied at Cambridge University and the Bristol Old Vic theatre school.