These are some of the festive programmes that you can hear on Radio Warneford today!
Christmas is here and it’s the perfect time to play all those superbly cool and smooth tracks from the likes of Nat King Cole, Kay Starr, Eartha Kitt and of course Frank Sinatra. Snuggle down and listen to some of the best Christmas “easy” tracks ever with Ley Bricknell.
THE CHRISTMAS STORY
John Glare tells the greatest of stories in words and music.
NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC – A RADIO WARNEFORD CELEBRATION
The Now albums have been a fixture of the music scene since Christmas 1983. Andy Dowell tells the story of the most successful series of compilation albums in history along with some of the hits of the last 37 years from Culture Club, Wet Wet Wet, Kylie Minogue and Phil Collins.
Written by Stephen Height.
Radio Warneford takes a look at food traditionally associated with Christmas. Linda Ashworth, Margaret Legge and Valda Reid help you to sharpen your taste buds ahead of the Christmas dinner, all wrapped up in a medley of festive music and readings.
A WINTER COLLECTION
Andrew Preshous introduces a selection of music on the theme of winter, maybe with the word “winter” in the title, related to the winter months or linked to winter themes. How many of them do you recognise?
CHRISTMAS AT THE MOVIES
Imagine that you are snuggled up on a cold Christmas Day. Then have a listen to these theme tunes played by Louise Kalus and Elizabeth Wilkinson and see if they conjure up images from some classic movies.
SPOTLIGHT ON CHRIS DIFFORD
Stephen Height looks at the musical career of the founder member of the group Squeeze.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Here is another chance to catch the Radio Warneford Players special version of Charles Dickens’ classic Victorian Christmas tale. Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve, each one determined to make him see the error of his miserly ways.
THE RADIO WARNEFORD PLAYLIST
Andy Dowell brings you another selection of Christmas songs past and present including Doris Day, Celine Dion, Andy Williams, Neil Diamond and Stevie Wonder.
Michele Monro, daughter of singing star Matt, plays some of her favourite show tunes from Hello Dolly, Chicago, Chess and more.
THE QUEEN’S SMILE
Another production from the Radio Warneford Players! The Queen is sad and the Princess needs to marry a prince, but only when her mother smiles again. The King finds a prince but is he all he makes out to be? Will there be a happy ending and does love conquer all? Starring: Linda Ashworth, Valda Reid, Nigel Dyer, Paul Sawtell, Dave Harris, Sarah Harris and Lily Harris.
Written by Jenny James. Produced and directed by Sue Dolman and Lynn Fairbairn. Recorded and edited by Andrew Barker.
THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914
Sara Lister and Margaret Legge remember the famous Christmas Day truce on the frontline during World War One when British and German troops met in No Man’s Land for a festive football match.