Jane McDonald's BBC Radio 2 Premiere: Spreading Festive Cheer with Christmas Classics
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Jane McDonald's BBC Radio 2 Premiere: Spreading Festive Cheer with Christmas Classics

27 November 2023
2 min.
Jane McDonald's BBC Radio 2 Premiere: Spreading Festive Cheer with Christmas Classics

Christmas Countdown

Bill Nighy, the venerable 73-year-old Academy Award nominee, steps gracefully into Iggy Pop's shoes on BBC Radio 6 Music, infusing the airwaves with his festive charm. Joining the holiday crescendo, Nighy takes the lead in A L Kennedy’s captivating drama, "A Single Act," on BBC Radio 4.

A debut on Radio 2 marks the beginning of a new chapter for the seasoned 60-year-old McDonald, curating a mix of timeless seasonal classics, both old and new.

Explore the joyous Christmas lineup filled with delightful moments:

  • Enjoy a festive edition of "Pick Of The Pops" orchestrated by Steve Wright on a special channel.
  • Experience the soulful sounds of Beverley Knight as she brings gospel tracks to the evening on a dedicated channel.
  • Join Michelle Visage for a live, nostalgic New Year’s Eve countdown broadcast directly from the vibrant city of Los Angeles.

Embark on a journey through a diverse array of festive offerings across various channels:

Partake in the captivating narration by Richard E Grant as he guides you through a whimsical adventure at Wimbledon Common, commemorating 50 years of The Wombles on BBC Radio. Immerse yourself in the holiday enchantment with Danny Robins and actress Daisy May Cooper in a special Christmas episode set in the picturesque Cotswolds.

Join Ruth Jones for heartwarming insights in "With Great Pleasure At Christmas" on BBC Radio 4. Switch to Radio 1 for Clara Amfo's "Hottest Record of the Year" and Jack Saunders revealing The Official Christmas number one. Get into the festive spirit with Strictly star Eddie Kadi on 1Xtra.

Delight in BBC Sounds' Christmas podcast specials from "6 Degrees With Jamie And Spencer." Hosted by Charlotte Ritchie, Romesh Ranganathan, and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, these podcasts offer joyful collections of Christmas Music and New Year Sounds.

In anticipation of the forthcoming holiday season, BBC Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore assures audiences of a rich tapestry of festive delights awaiting them on BBC Radio and Sounds.

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