Friday 27 December

Midnight
PROGRAMMES FROM THE ARCHIVE

You can now tune in from anywhere to enjoy Radio Warneford’s festive broadcast. Just go to https://live.radiowarneford.com. Start your Friday with more programmes from our archive.

9.55am
WELCOME TO RADIO WARNEFORD

An introduction to Radio Warneford and the programmes on today.

10.00am
ORIGINAL COVERS

Andy Dowell takes a selection of classic songs and plays either a little-known original recording or a striking cover. Find out who sang the original versions of Wind Beneath My Wings and He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother and hear an unusual cover version of The Beatles’ Day Tripper, sung by an iconic American actress. But who is she?

12 noon
MORE CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS

Some more musical hot toddies from the 1950’s and 1960’s to melt your snow cone! You’d better deck the wards, spike the eggnog – you’re in Yulesville with Ley Bricknell.

1.00pm
THE WIZARD OF OZ

The Radio Warneford Players present a special adaptation of the 1939 film The Wizard Of Oz. When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. Follow Dorothy and Toto’s adventures along the Yellow Brick Road towards the Emerald City!

2.00pm
TEA AND COFFEE

Sara Lister chooses a selection of songs all about our two favourite beverages – tea and coffee – featuring music icons like Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole and Beverley Knight.

3.00pm
SITTING ON THE PIER

Stephen Height interviews Coventry-based poet and writer Emily Jones who talks about her writing, some of the things that inspire her and reads some of her poems.

4.00pm
CLASSICAL SYMPHONIA

Cliff Proctor introduces excerpts from some of the most famous symphonies by eight composers including Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Haydn and Beethoven.

6.00pm
PROGRAMMES FROM THE ARCHIVE

Friday continues with more specially selected programmes from the archives. Continues through the night.


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