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The Four Seasons December '63 (Oh What A Night)
The New Philharmonia Orchestra The Painting (Original Soundtrack "The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader")
Cliff Richard 21st Century Christmas
Paul McCartney Wonderful Christmastime
The Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow
R.E.M. At My Most Beautiful
Yazoo Only You
Camille O'Sullivan In These Shoes
Snow Patrol Crack The Shutters
Sidney Torch & His Orchestra Barwick Green (The Archers Theme)
The Animals Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Cher Welcome To Burlesque
Jona Lewie Stop The Cavalry
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Ben Barnes stars as King Caspian in the latest instalment of The Chronicles of Narnia franchise. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader sees Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with King Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Roger McGough's Festive Poem
Mother, while you were at the shops
And I was snoozing in my chair
I heard a tap at the window
Saw a snowman standing there
He looked so cold and miserable
I almost could have cried
So I put the kettle on
And invited him inside
I made him a cup of cocoa
To warm the cockles of his nose
Then he snuggled in front of the fire
For a cozy little doze
He lay there warm and smiling
Softly counting sheep
I eavesdropped for a little while
Then I too fell asleep
Seems he awoke and tiptoed out
Exactly when I'm not too sure
It's a wonder you didn't see him
As you came in through the door....
(Oh, and by the way, the kitten has made a puddle on the floor)
Boyd Hilton's Christmas Television Choices
PEEP SHOW NIGHT
An evening celebrating this cult comedy series begins with a documentary looking behind the scenes at the making of the show followed by the penultimate episode of the seventh series which sees socially inept flatmates Mark (David Mitchell) and Jeremy (Robert Webb) having an excruciating Christmas.
Peep Show Night is on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve at 9pm
DOCTOR WHO: A CHRISTMAS CAROL
The Doctor is the Ghost of Christmas Past when he tries to make curmudgeon Kazran Sardick see the error of his ways in an updating of the classic tale.
Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol is on BBC1 on Christmas Day at 6pm
AGATHA CHRISTIE'S POIROT: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
The famous Belgian detective, played by David Suchet, boards the Orient Express from Istanbul to London with an eclectic array of passengers and a murder.
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Murder On The Orient Express is on ITV1 on Christmas Day at 9pm
A lavish three part serial sees the doors of 165 Eaton Place open again as Sir Hallam Holland (Ed Stoppard) and his wife Lady Agnes (Keeley Hawes) inherit the iconic townhouse and call on the services of former parlour-maid Rose Buck (Jean Marsh) to help organise the necessary staff.
Upstairs Downstairs begins on BBC1 on Boxing Day at 9pm
LES MIS AT 25: MATT LUCAS DREAMS THE DREAM
A fan of Les Mis from the age of thirteen, this documentary follows Matt Lucas’ preparations to appear in the 25th Anniversary gala performance of the musical Les Miserables at the O2 arena.
Les Mis at 25: Matt Lucas Dreams The Dream is on BBC2 on Wednesday 29th December at 8pm
A dramatisation of food writer and chef Nigel Slater’s best selling autobiography – Toast charts the food writer’s bittersweet coming of age, offering a nostalgic trip into the heart of 60s Britain and Nigel’s personal journey into adulthood.
Toast is on BBC1 on Thursday 30th December at 9pm
Disability & Deaf Arts (DaDa)
DaDa - Disability & Deaf Arts, is an innovative disability arts organisation based in the North West, set up to inspire, develop and celebrate talent and excellence in disability and deaf arts. DaDa works with many arts organisations and agencies concerned with the promotion of equal access for Disabled people from arts training to audience development and programming. But, most importantly at its heart is the 'grass roots' work; engaging directly with Disabled & Deaf artists and communities to ensure every aspect of delivery reflects the wants and needs of Disabled & Deaf people.DaDa report - visual transcript
To see a visual transcript of Liz Carr's report on DaDa, and to find details on their website, please click below.
The Archers – 60th Anniversary
The fictional village of Ambridge, the setting for the world's longest-running radio drama, BBC Radio 4's The Archers, celebrates its 60th birthday on 1st January 2011.The Archers – 60th Anniversary
The radio soap opera, broadcast six days a week (Sunday to Friday with an omnibus edition on a Sunday), has around five million listeners.
The rural setting means many of the families portrayed are farmers, including the Archers themselves, David and Ruth, who work and live at Brookfield Farm with children Pip, Josh and Ben. The experience of the farmers in Ambridge reflects that of real farmers in the UK and they have had to deal with the same issues, including foot and mouth disease and bovine TB.
The Archers celebrates its 60th anniversary with a thrilling double episode where events unfold which shakes Ambridge to the core.
The Archers special 60th Anniversary double episode will be broadcast on Sunday 2nd January 2011 on BBC Radio 4 at 7pm.
Nick Duncalf's Film Choices: Burlesque (Certificate 12A)
Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a small town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA. After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theatre that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as the cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club’s proprietor and headliner. The outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young Ali who vows to perform there one day.Burlesque
Tron: Legacy (Certificate PG)
Tron: Legacy is a 3D action packed adventure set in a digital world. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) a rebellious 27 year old is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the abandoned Flynn’s Arcade that could only come from his father he finds himself pulled into a world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a visually stunning digital universe.Tron: Legacy
Catfish (Certificate 12A)
Film-makers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sense a story unfolding as they begin to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. They have no idea that their project will lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives as they unravel an intriguing facebook mystery.Catfish
Loose Cannons (Certificate 12A)
I Am Love meets Meet the Parents in this outrageous ‘al dente’ family comedy from celebrated award-winning director Ferzan Özpetek. Tommaso is the youngest child in the large, eccentric Cantone family who own a pasta factory in Puglia. When the Cantones gather for a family dinner to both welcome Tommaso’s return and to discuss the future of the family business, a secret is revealed that throws the whole family into turmoil, and the strong familial ties which bind them together are put to the test with explosive and hilarious results.Loose Cannons
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