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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


The Queen

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.

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