Ouch! Talk Show 80: Christmas Quiz
After Tiny Tim, who was Charles Dickens' other big disabled Christmas character ... and what did Wayne Rooney and IDS have in common in 2011? Presented by quizmaster Rob Crossan, with Liz Carr, Mat Fraser and Tony Garrett.
• Rob Crossan presents our Christmas quiz with a disability theme.
• Featuring Dickens, Boxing Day, classic Christmas movies plus a host of questions about disability current affairs from the year gone by.
• The contestants are BBC Ouch! favourites: Liz Carr and Mat Fraser with sporty Tony Garrett keeping score.
We've done all kinds of Christmas specials for Ouch! including a live one at the BBC's radio theatre a few years ago. This year it's a quiz. OK so we've done quizzes before and, yes, it's perhaps hard to conceive of any good Christmassy disability questions that don't have Tiny Tim as the answer, but we've managed it. Just about.
In the show, Rob refers to the fact that they have "lovely drinks" and are eating mince pies. I don't know if I'm pleased or saddened to tell you that this just isn't true. The BBC didn't provide anything from its excellent hospitality section ... and the team didn't bring any in either. It was perhaps the most austere Christmas get-together in the entire corporation. Rob was just trying to paint a warm glowing festive picture. They did have some water though because that's a health and safety requirement.
We recommend you save it until Christmas Eve and listen while the wind is whipping round your house outside, snow is starting to fall and you can just hear reindeer bells in the distance. Oh bless our hearts.
In the first few days of January we will have for you a New Year special featuring 7/7 survivor Gill Hicks, life coach Toby Mildon and comedian Francesca Martinez - an attempt to start 2012 in an outrageously positive fashion. Be there or be paralympicised.