HRB Christmas Programme Highlights – Week Two
Vinyl Impressions Christmas Special
Sunday 21 December 6pm
Martyn Brown plays some Christmas tunes in a special festive edition of his regular show – and they’re all on vinyl!
Christmas Totally 80s
Sunday 21 December 7 – 9pm
Totally 80s comes to HRB for one week only with a special Christmas edition. Join Gary King and very special 80's guests for a Christmas version of the award winning show. With Christmas songs and hits from the decade that brought us The Snowman, Aled Jones and the Domino Rally Action Alley, celebrate the 1980's at Christmas.
Looking Back with Terry Firth – Christmas 1984
Sunday 21 December 9 – 10pm
Terry Firth and his time machine go back to the time when the very first Band Aid single was top of the charts.
The Wolfman Jack Radio Show
Monday 22 December 6 – 8am
Tuesday 23 December 6 – 8am
Christmas Eve 6 – 8am
Boxing Day 6 – 8pm
Tuesday 30 December 4 – 6pm
Wolfman Jack is the most famous US radio personality of all time. He was immortalised in the movie 'American Graffiti' and was also the host of the long running NBC music series 'The Midnight Special'. Millions of people listened to him every night on radio for the howling sounds and great music he played.
When the Wolfman went to Rock & Roll Heaven in 1995, the tapes of all his shows had been locked in a vault and hidden away. Some months ago, those tapes were found, digitally remastered and started to appear on the radio all over again.
There was only one radio legend like Wolfman Jack and he's on HRB this Christmas throughout Christmas week.
Alton College Jazz Band Live
Monday 22 December 9am
Recorded at Alton’s Classic Car Show, Paul Le Feuvre introduces a special performance from this local band.
Goodbye TV Centre The Final Tour
Monday 22 December 9.30am
Another chance to hear this programme recorded during the final tour of the BBC’s Television Centre in London. It was recorded in March 2013 and nominated for an award at the National Hospital Radio Awards 2014.
Looking Back with Terry Firth
Monday 22 December 11am
This morning, Terry takes you back to the new and music of Christmas 1993.
Odiham’s Christmas Extravaganza
Monday 22 December 4pm
The start of Christmas in Odiham with stalls and entertainment all the way up the High Street.
Non Stop 90s Christmas Special
Monday 22 December 5 – 6pm
Paul Baker plays an hour of festive 90s tunes.
Andy McCormick’s Big Slice of Kiwi
Tuesday 23 December 2014 9 – 11am
Andy plays two hours of music from artists who come from New Zealand. All the tracks were first played during his monthly Postcard from New Zealand.
The Christmas Quiz
Tuesday 23 December 3pm
Christmas Eve 3pm
Carl Richards tests your knowledge of the Festive season in this two part Christmas quiz show you can play along with.
Paul Baker’s Mystery Top 40 Christmas Countdown
Tuesday 23 December 4 – 6pm
Paul Baker presents a special 2 hour edition of the Mystery Top 40, counting down the top 40 best selling Christmas songs of all time.
I’m Waiting for Father Christmas
Tuesday 23 December 10pm
It’s Christmas Eve. Ellen has wrapped the presents, done the tree, survived the supermarket mayhem and organised Christmas Lunch. She should be relaxing in the bosom of her family so why is she on the roof?
Best of British Classical Music for Christmas
Tuesday 23 December 11pm
Peter Grogan presents some festive classical music to relax to.
Ray Oxley’s Christmas Comedy Hour
Monday 22 December 8am
Tuesday 23 December 8am
Christmas Eve 8am
Christmas Day 6am
A collection of classic comedy clips, mixed with music all with a Christmas theme throughout Christmas week.
Pick A Word Christmas Special
Christmas Eve 9am
Paul Le Feuvre presents a Christmas-themed edition of his regular show with lots of festive favourites and probably one or two you might not have heard for a while.
Matt Monro's Christmas Box
Christmas Eve 2pm
Matt Monro's daughter Michelle presents this special show produced especially for hospital radio, which contains some of Matt's favourite festive songs.
Vernon Pearce’s Christmas Postcard from Spain
Christmas Eve 4pm
A taste of sunshine as Vernon brings you Christmas in sunny Spain including some Spanish Christmassy music.
Totally 90s Christmas
Christmas Eve 10pm
Gary King looks back at the best of the Christmas music from the decade before last.
Christmas Carol Service
As Christmas Eve turns to Christmas Day, HRB takes you to the Milborne Chapel in Northumberland to join Dave Nicholson for a carol service recorded especially for hospital radio listeners.
The A to Z of Your Traditional Christmas
Christmas Day 1am
An hour of more traditional Christmas music to celebrate the start of Christmas Day.
Christmas Morning Live
Christmas Day 11am – 12pm
Dave Warren presents requests and other festive features live for Christmas Day
It wouldn't be Christmas without Her Majesty's message to the Commonwealth on Christmas Day at 3pm.
Postcard From New Zealand
Christmas Day 3.05pm
Andy McCormick is here on Christmas Eve to give listeners a taste of Christmas down under where the temperature is about 25 degrees and shorts on Christmas Day are normal!
HRB Out and About: Yuletide in Alton 2013
Christmas Day 4.30pm
Another chance to hear our coverage of this popular annual event in Alton from last Christmas
The Vintage Years for Christmas Day
Christmas Day 8pm
Vintage Jim Simpson with the show that plays classic songs from the roaring 20s to the swinging 60s, all of course with a Christmas theme.
G Floor Jukebox: A Christmas Carol
Boxing Day 12pm
A Storynory Pantomime – A dramatic audio presentation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens adapted by Mike Betteridge of The Working Space Theatre Company.
He was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching covetous old sinner! Nobody ever stopped him in the street to say, with gladsome looks, My dear Scrooge, how are you? When will you come to see me? Even dogs appeared to know him, and then they saw him, would tug their owners into doorways and up courts.
Bertie and Storynory are pleased to present their first mini-play. Natasha plays many parts, including several ghosts who come to haunt the old miser Scrooge. She is joined by Robert Maloney, who performs as Scrooge with a wonderful snarling voice.
G Floor Jukebox: The Nutcracker
Boxing Day 1pm
A Storynory production of the classic story with music by Tchaikovsky from his famous ballet.
Clara and Fritz have a very special godfather who makes inventions out of clockwork (or perhaps they are magical) and his Christmas presents are always amazing and wonderful. This year he gives them something rather small and simple – a nutcracker-doll in the form of a soldier. It’s rather ugly, and soon it is broken, but Clara loves it all the same. And then it comes to life and proves himself to be a true hero.
The original book in German, “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” was by ETA Hoffmann, who wrote it in 1816. This is a Storynory adaptation, with music and magic.
Roger Scott's Boxing Day Bash
Boxing Day 4pm
It's Live. It's Party Time with this Boxing Day edition of Music the Way You Like It with golden classics, regular features, sports updates, requests plus some Christmas Greats and all time Party Favourites. So switch on, tune in and enjoy the festivities.
The Story of Disco
Boxing Day 6pm
Saturday 27 December 7 – 9pm
Saturday 3 January 8 – 10pm
Sunday 4 January 8 – 10pm
Keith Graham tells the story of disco music in 4 parts.
It was 30 Years Ago
Saturday 27 December 9am
Dave Leonard along with Steve Fox and those who were members of the station in 1984 remember the start of HRB in a revised repeat of this special show first broadcast live in March 2014.
We are Not the BBC
Saturday 27 December 12pm
A light-hearted look at the radio drama production process as seen by the members of an amateur dramatics society in a sleepy suburb of Swansea.
It can’t be difficult to make your own play for radio can’t it? And with a LAMDA-trained professional actor at the helm, surely nothing could go wrong? After their attempt at Mike Leigh-inspired improvisation doesn’t exactly produce satisfactory results, things start to look up when a visiting celebrity agrees to step in and play the lead role.
Starring : Adam Hall, Susan Casanove, Andrew Macbean, Nick Lucas, Katharine Waugh, Ceri Gifford and Christopher Timothy.
Sinatra at the Tower
Saturday 27 December 1pm
Phil Smith examines the most prolific period of Frank Sinatra's career when he was contracted to Capitol Records and recorded at their L.A studios, known as "The Tower". Produced by Rugby Hospital Radio
Queen – We Will Rock You
Saturday 27 December 2014 3 – 5pm
It’s hard to believe that its now over 20 years since the passing of vocalist Freddie Mercury, but in the past two decades the music of Queen has remained very much alive, and remains as fresh as it did decades ago.
In this two hour special, original members Roger Taylor and Brian May talk about the making of some of their biggest hits including Radio Gaga, We Are The Champions, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, Don't Stop Me Now and of course the blockbuster Bohemian Rhapsody.
Brian May also talks about the formation of the band, his first meeting with Freddie and the how the band's sound evolved over the years.
Packed with lots of great music and some great stories, this is the perfect 2 hour tribute to one of Britain's finest rock bands.
David Blower and Steve Fox with Graham Seaman
Sunday 28 December 9 – 10am
Another chance to hear former CMMR member Graham Seaman's surprise visit to Steve and David in May with plenty of memories of his time at the station.