These are some of the festive programmes that you can hear on Radio Warneford today!
Ley Bricknell brings you an intoxicating mix of hi-fi holiday music from the 1950’s and 1960’s. If these hot chestnuts don’t jingle your bells, then you’re scrooged!
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!
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.
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.
THE RADIO WARNEFORD PLAYLIST
Andy Dowell plays more festive favourites from Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Bing Crosby and Dolly Parton.
Cliff Proctor introduces excerpts from some of the most famous symphonies by eight composers including Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Haydn and Beethoven.
The Radio Warneford Players whisk you to a faraway land where Aladdin is tricked into an enchanted cave in search of a magic lamp. Out pops an all-powerful genie – and in a puff of smoke, Aladdin’s life is changed forever. A magical carpet ride of an adventure.
HEATHER ENNESS’S BATTLE OF THE GIANTS
Heather Enness transports you to the movies with her battle of the top film music composers – James Horner, Hans Zimmer and John Williams. Who will triumph?
THE BEST ADVERTS ON TV
Many of the adverts that you see on television use existing tunes to sell their products. Chris Ackroyd is here to play some of his favourites.
CHESNEY HAWKES’ CHRISTMAS SHOW
In a very special programme for hospital radio, pop star Chesney Hawkes plays some of his favourite Christmas tracks from the likes of Slade, Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee and Chuck Berry. Chesney sings his own version of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”.
BEST OF BRITISH
Britain has produced some fantastic singers over the decades. Join Louise Kalus for an hour of some of the very best of them, from the 1940’s right through to the present day.
THE VINYL PICK N MIX SHOW
Stephen Height showcases Radio Warneford’s collection of 7-inch (45 rpm) vinyl singles. The songs have been picked by our listeners, who submitted their choice of numbers that matched the library numbers on the discs. Some of the artists to feature include Roxy Music, Mel Tormé, Madonna, Wet Wet Wet and Telly Savalas.
Andy Dowell brings you a selection of little-known original recordings of famous songs along with some striking cover versions. Today’s show features the original versions of Don’t Turn Around, I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself and Superstar along with cover versions by Billy Paul, Gloria Gaynor and Boney M.