We are pleased to present HRB’s Christmas programme schedules for 2018.
The schedule starts on December 16th with 5 hours of fast moving festive fun in Neil Ogden’s Sound of Sunday Big Christmas Show. This year we will be welcoming Basil Brush, Mike Read and Dani Harmer amongst others as special guests, we’ll be around the wards pulling crackers with the staff and patients and one member of staff will win a family ticket to go and see this year’s Christmas panto at the Anvil.
We have request shows (Music on Demand) throughout Christmas. Patients can call free from their bedside phones, staff can call extension 4 3 5 2 1 and requests can also be made via the HRB website at www.hrbasingstoke.co.uk
Sunday 16 December 12 – 5pm
The traditional start of the HRB Christmas schedule with the Great Christmas Cracker Dash, competitions, special guests and surprises.
Christmas 2002 – 16 December 9pm
Christmas 1988 – 23 December 6pm
Christmas 1993 – 26 December 11am
December 1991 – 27 December 11am
December 2009 – 28 December 11am
New Year 2007 – New Year’s Day 8pm
They've been part of HRB at Christmas for nearly 30 years and they're back again. The five HRB Christmas pantos starring HRB past members can be heard at various times.
Christmas songs galore plus a Motown Christmas special and a show for each decade from the 50s onwards every evening from 16 December.
Boxing Day 5pn
A special edition of The Sound of Country dedicated to the Eagles’ last and very special album Long Road out of Eden.
23 December 8am
The best Christmas music from the 1920s through to the 1960s with “Vintage Jim”
Thursday 20 December 6pm
Paul Baker plays the best music that Christmas in the 80s had to offer.
Tuesday 18 December 4pm
Les Peckham presents some great Christmas music from the 1950s.
Wednesday 19 December 4.30pm
Alex Whitfield joins Dave Leonard to play requests and talk about what has been happening at the trust over the year and Christmas in hospital.
Sunday 23 December 7pm
A 4 hour festive edition of our weekly country music show with all the following:
Top 3 Christmas Songs of All Time
Top 3 "Lumps Of Coal” (Christmas songs you may not want)
Country Super Group Exile
Christmas Memories from:
Hilary Scott of Lady Antebellum
Florida Georgia Line
Christmas Duets from artists like:
Brett Eldredge & Meghan Trainor
Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton
Jake Owen & Parmalee
Jennifer Nettles & Idina Menzel
George Strait & Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty
Kacy Musgraves & Willie Nelson
Dan + Shay
…Plus many more!
Christmas Day 2am
Martyn Brown counts down the top 60 most popular Christmas tunes all played on vinyl in a special 4 hour show to bring in Christmas Day.
Christmas Eve 6am
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.
Christmas Eve 4pm
Matt Monro's daughter Michelle presents this special show produced especially for hospital radio, which contains some of Matt's favourite festive songs.
Christmas Eve 9pm
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.
Christmas Eve 11pm
An hour of more traditional Christmas music to celebrate the start of Christmas Day.
Christmas Day 8am
Dave Sanger, Dave Leonard and April Haywood are your hosts for 4 hours of Christmas morning requests while Hugh Higgins is on air live from 6pm.
Christmas Day 12pm
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!
Christmas Day 3pm
It wouldn't be Christmas without Her Majesty's message to the Commonwealth on Christmas Day at 3pm.
Christmas Day 3pm
A taste of sunshine as Vernon brings you Christmas in sunny Spain including some Spanish Christmassy music.
Iain Smith presents the programme which won gold in the 2005 HBA awards, Specialised Music category – a documentary on the life and career of singer Bobby Darin.
Boxing Day 12pm
John McKay is your host for two hours of Boxing Day requests.
Another chance to hear the show recorded at Alton’s Party in the Park in June.
Friday 29 December 3pm
Neil Ogden counts down the chart that is compiled from requests collected over the last 12 months. There are almost 4000 requests that will make up this chart and a prize is on offer to anyone who correctly guesses the number one, which will be revealed just before 6.
Wednesday 26 December – Friday 29 December 10pm
Keith Graham tells the story of disco music in 4 parts.
Friday 28 December 1pm
Courtesy of Wey Valley Radio’s coverage, a chance to hear the highlights of one of Alton’s biggest events of the year.
Friday 28 December 8pm
A hospital radio special in which Matt’s daughter Michelle remembers the music of her father.
Saturday 29 December 11am
Another chance to hear former Blue Peter presenters Mark Curry and Peter Purves plus current editor Ewan Vinnicombe and former Producer and Director Alex Leger talk about their time on the world’s longest running children’s TV show.
Sunday 30 December 12pm
Another chance to hear April Haywood out and about at one of Basingstoke’s biggest events of the year.
Sunday 30 December 1pm
Mary Tamm was perhaps mostly known for her role as Romana in Dr. Who, but she had had a long and varied career in TV, film and theatre.
Fellow actress and friend Jenny Runacre speaks here with Mary about her work in this touching and funny interview – one of the last she did before sadly passing away in 2012.
Saturday 29 December 10am
Wednesday 2 January 10pm
Jim Stevens play the favourite Beatles songs of 15 British and American celebrities and explains why they chose them. The show finishes with a run-down of the Top 10 songs chosen by listeners.