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The Christmas No.1 Story

Looking back at the last 60 years of British Christmases via the pop songs that fought for the accolade of Christmas number one. Featuring contributions from many of the artists.

Documentary which takes us on a journey back through 60 years of British Christmases via the pop songs we put at the top of the most important chart of the year.

From The Beatles to Mr Blobby, Harry Belafonte to the Human League and Benny Hill to the Military Wives, the Christmas number one is unpredictable to say the least and tells its own unique story of the past half-century of British pop culture. This show looks back through the decades at the personalities and circumstances that gave rise to these, songs immortalised by their competition in the race for Christmas number one.

Expect wars, charity, stupidity, nostalgia and some cracking good tunes jingling along the way...

With contributions from the artists themselves including Noddy Holder, Roy Wood, Boney M, Johnny Mathis, Midge Ure, Shakin' Stevens, Sir Cliff Richard, Jason Donovan, East 17 and Alexandra Burke. Also featuring a select cast of commentators including Pete Waterman, Rev Richard Coles, Tony Blackburn and Edith Bowman.

1 hour

Last on

Christmas Day 2012 23:00


Role Contributor
Producer Andy Dunn
Executive Producer Mark Cooper