The Yetties and Johnny Coppin join forces to celebrate Christmas Eve with a collection of Yuletide stories, poems, songs and traditional carols - all of which have their origins in the West Country. With Phil Beer and Paul Burgess. Producer Stuart Hobday
Roger Royle presents a concert from Rochester
Cathedral, evoking images of Christmas past in words and music. Familiar carols mingle with a chorus from Handel's Messiah, organ music by Bach, Roger Quilter's Children's
Overture, and what may be the first European performance of William Henry Fry 's Santa Claus Symphony. Featuring the the Royal Choral Society, the Choir of Rochester
Cathedral and the BBC
Concert Orchestra, leader Martin Loveday , conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes. With Roger Sayer (organ). At 8.20-8.40
A Dickens of a Show
Adrian Edwards looks back at Charles Dickens 's connections with the musical world, from an operetta he wrote in the 1830s to the recent revival of Pickwick.
(In association with Royal Mail)
Alan Sykes presents carols, traditional and modem, from York Minster 's 13th-century Chapter House. Featuring the Chapter House Choir, musical director Jane Sturmheit , with handbell accompaniments, and organist Geoffrey Coffin. Producer Bob McDowall
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