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Pre-Christmas HRB Highlights

Here are some of the highlights of HRB's programme schedule in the two weeks before Christmas.

HRB Out and About: Odiham’s Christmas Extravaganza
Sunday 15 December 2013 6pm
Rosemary Kershaw and Rebecca Clark talk to some of those taking part in this big festive event in Odiham.

The A to Z of Christmas with Richard Smith
From 15 December up to Christmas
Think of every Christmas song you can and you’ll probably find just about all of them during Richard’s special Christmas shows.


HRB Christmas Pantos
Throughout Christmas
They've been part of HRB at Christmas for over 20 years and they're back again. The five HRB Christmas pantos starring HRB past members can be heard at various times during the Christmas fortnight.


The Biggest Albums of the 80s
16 – 20 December 9am
Graeme Logan counts down the top 100 biggest selling albums of the 1980s in five special shows during the week before Christmas.

The Christmas Quiz
Friday 20 December 11am
Sunday 22 December 11am
Carl Richards tests your knowledge of the Festive season in this two part Christmas quiz show you can play along with.

Christmas Comedy Hour
21 – 24 December 8am
Christmas Day 1am
4 compilations of classic Christmas comedy clips

Christmas Totally 80s
Saturday 21 December 12pm
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.

Catch a Wave – The Beach Boys
Saturday 21 December 2pm
Phil Smith's documentary on Brian Wilson's highly successful group from America's west coast, The Beach Boys. Their music is guaranteed to lift the spirits and get toes tapping. (Produced by Rugby Hospital Radio)

Vernon Pearce’s Christmas Postcard from Spain
Sunday 22 December 12pm
A taste of sunshine as Vernon brings you Christmas in sunny Spain including some Spanish Christmassy music.

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.

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