with the Early Show
News, views and music, plus a review of the papers.
with the Early Show
with news, travel, weather, and some of the greatest hits of all time.
with Rev Canon Roger Royle.
with dedications and requests, including at
10.00 Pick of the Hits
with seasonal music for the festive preparations.
with an absolutely fabulous selection of music.
Seasonal music and readings from the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London, with the London Choral Society.
with the final of the Accumulator Quiz.
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
Derek Jameson continues his mission to convert you to opera.
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)
Favourite Christmas tunes and what they mean to her.
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
with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rt Rev Ronald Brown.