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Christmas 1914, the first Christmas of The First World War and an event that one British soldier at the time described as "a day unique in the world's history."  There  are many accounts of that day and many disputes about what really happened, but what we do know is that British and German soldiers in various places along the front line put down their weapons, exchanged simple gifts, sang Christmas carols and buried their dead. There are even accounts of football matches. In this programme, Nelufar Hedayat explores what is really known about The Christmas Truce – through accounts of the men who were there and the reactions of children hearing the story for the first time. We'll also be hearing how the story has been used in pop songs and a TV commercial, how present-day Germans respond to it (among them the great-great-grandson of Emperor Wilhelm II, Prince Philip Kiril of Prussia) and how young footballers from across Europe are experiencing the spirit of the Christmas truce at Ypres, re-creating the kick-about on the battered
land above the trenches.

A last minute addition to HRB's Christmas schedule.  Exact time to be confirmed.

 

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00:00

The Reel Music Show

Paul J Rose

Wake up with 2 hours of music from TV and films

02:00

HRB Nightshift

Relaxing Music through the night

05:00

Easy Like Sunday Morning

The relaxing music continues
07:00

The Best of British Classical Music

Peter Grogan
08:00

On The Sunny Side of the Street

Ken Anton
09:00

HRB Morning Mix

News and features
10:00

The Classic Chart Show

Ray Oxley
11:00

HRB Classic Gold

60s, 70s and 80s
12:00

Vernon Pearce

Postcard from Spain
13:00

The Magic of the Musicals

13:30

Neil Ogden's Sound of Sunday Series 30

Music on Demand at the Weekend
16:00

Neil Ogden

The Sound of Sunday continues with Residents Requests
17:00

Vinyl Impressions

Martyn Brown

An hour of music on vinyl - crackles and all.  Each show plays music on a different theme from modern pop to old gold and rare.

18:00

St Michael's Church Basingstoke

Sunday Service

Recorded this morning

18:30

Reflections

19:00

Gary Jackson

My Generation
21:00

Looking Back with Terry Firth

Terry Firth goes back to the news and music of a week in the past

22:00

The Retro Radio Show

Andy Henly