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Christmas Week on HRB

It's Christmas week on HRb and here are a few of our programme highlights:

Matt Monro's Christmas Box

Sunday 22 December 9pm

Matt Monro's daughter Michelle presents this special show produced especially for hospital radio, which contains some of Matt's favourite festive songs.


Looking Back with Terry Firth

Sunday 22 December 9pm

Monday 23 December 6pm   

Terry takes a look back through the archives at the music and the local and national news from Christmas past, starting with Christmas 1943, and then Christmas 1993.


The Wolfman Jack Radio Show

Monday 23 December 6am

Christmas Eve 6am

Christmas Day 4am

Boxing Day 2am

Friday 27 December 2am

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.


Christine Rowley and Paul Le Feuvre

Monday 23 December 1pm

A special request show fro the day before Christmas Eve.  Requests from around the wards, a Christmas music quiz, Christmas number 1 hits, and we’ll be out and about at the Pink Place open event from earlier in the month.


Totally 90s Christmas

Monday 23 December 10pm

Gary King looks back at the best of the Christmas music from the decade before last.


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.


In Concert

Christmas Eve 10pm

Christmas Day 8pm

Two special festive concerts from Lesley Garrett and then John Denver.


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 Eve 11pm

Christmas Day 8am

An hour of more traditional Christmas music to celebrate the start of Christmas Day.


Christmas Morning Live

Christmas Day 10am – 1pm

Dave Warren and Neil Ogden present a morning of requests and other festive features and someone will win a festive Christmas goody bag with Sainsburys at Liphook.


Postcard From New Zealand

Christmas Day 1pm

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!


The Queen

It wouldn't be Christmas without Her Majesty's message to the Commonwealth on Christmas Day at 3pm.


HRB Out and About: Yuletide in Alton 2013

Christmas Day 4.30pm

Neil Ogden and Paul Le Feuvre go to the annual festive event in Alton


Mellow Moments

Christmas Day 9pm

A relaxing way to end Christmas Day.  Sit back and relax to 3 hours of chilled out tunes with Andy.


The History of Superman

Boxing Day 2pm

He’s one of the world’s most popular superheroes and has been around since the 1930s.  This special documentary tells the story of Superman back from the beginnings of the comic and the radio series up to the big films of the 70s and 80s.


Paul Le Feuvre’s Switzerland Diary

Friday 27 December 8am

Paul is a regular visitor to Switzerland.  This special show talks to some of the locals and finds out more about what life is like in the country.


Matt’s Kind of Music

Friday 27 December 11am

A hospital radio special in which Matt’s daughter Michelle remembers the music of her father.


Dream Lover, Mack the Knife and Things – The Bobby Darin Story

Friday 27 December 7pm

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.


Sinatra at the Tower

Saturday 28 December 9pm

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 28 December 2pm

Sunday 29 December 12pm

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.

Top 40 Most Requested of the year 2013

29 December 1pm

Neil Ogden presents the annual chart compiled from requests collected at Basingstoke and North Hants Hospital in 2013.

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