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Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Michael Parkinson presents the sensational John Wilson Orchestra in a celebration of festive musical treats from the golden age of swing, with soloists Seth MacFarlane, Anna-Jane Casey and special guest Curtis Stigers. The Christmas classics include Winter Wonderland, Baby It's Cold Outside, Let It Snow and White Christmas.

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Christmas Day 2013 13:20 BBC Two

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  • BBC Four: The Swing Thing

    Documentary telling the story of swing, using archive and contemporary accounts to shed light on why it endures today.

    Go to BBC Four: The Swing Thing website
  • BBC Radio 4: Front Row

    BBC Radio 4: Front Row

    Seth MacFarlane is best-known for creating the animated series Family Guy. Here he talks to Mark Lawson about his singing and whether he considers it as time off from real work.

    Listen to Front Row on BBC Radio 4
  • Seth MacFarlane and Anna-Jane Casey

    Seth MacFarlane and Anna-Jane Casey

  • Curtis Stigers

    Curtis Stigers

  • BBC Radio 3 Blog: Get ready for a Swingin' Christmas

    BBC Radio 3 Blog: Get ready for a Swingin' Christmas

    John Wilson and his Orchestra are currently riding a wave of popular acclaim following their televised MGM Musicals and Rodgers & Hammerstein Proms concerts in 2009 and 2010. Here, John describes the journey...

    Go to the BBC Radio 3 Blog


Michael Parkinson
John Wilson
John Wilson Orchestra
Seth MacFarlane
Anna Jane Casey
Curtis Stigers
Helen Mansfield
Executive Producer
Oliver Macfarlane
Ian Russell


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