10/10 Jeremy Summerly ponders the success of new carols over the last century.
9/10 How the UK began to embrace carols from all over the world.
8/10 Jeremy Summerly traces the familiar, traditional carol service back to Truro in 1918.
7/10 How the gallery tradition, squeezed out of 19th-century church worship, refused to die.
6/10 By the mid-19th century, the singing of carols was once again hugely popular.
5/10 Jeremy Summerly visits Dorchester where Thomas Hardy captured the caroling tradition.
4/10 Jeremy describes the impact of the Reformation and Puritan attitudes to music.
3/10 Jeremy Summerly uncovers a developing professionalism in carol singing and writing.
2/10 How the Franciscans used the carol to make the birth of Jesus a focus.
1/10 Jeremy Summerly discovers what he believes to be the first carol written in English.
Jeremy Summerly traces the origins and traditions of the Christmas carol in Britain
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