Radio Times

Boxing Day 2015 – Radio Times

You’ve made it this far through. Hopefully Santa has been kind. But it looks like rain in good part of the country, so you may be thinking twice about that walk you were planning. Here are your viewing and listening choices through my ever-so-slightly myopic lens, courtesy of the Radio Times and some Post-Its.

Here are your TV choices:

Radio Times - December 25 2015

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To be honest, even if it’s wet, you may as well still go out this morning…

And here are you radio ones:

Radio Times - December 25 2015 - Radio

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Christmas Day 2015 – Radio Times

Happy Christmas all!

You’ll no doubt be unwrapping presents, eating enormous quantities of food, having family arguments, and then perhaps sitting down and trying to decide what telly you should be watching.

As ever, I’ve made my own suggestions to help you. You might even want to listen to the radio.

Here’s the TV:

Radio Times - December 25 2015

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And here’s the radio:

Radio Times - December 25 2015 - Radio

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I do always say that it’s a shame that radio has quite so many pre-recorded specials and “Best Ofs.” Still plenty to listen out for though.

Christmas Eve 2015 – Radio Times

You’re with friends and family. But what to watch or listen to?

You know how I love to help out anyone who isn’t sure what’s worth your time. So here is my regular helpful guide to what to watch over the period, presented via the medium of an annotated Radio Times.

Radio Times - December 24 2015

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And for the radio:

Radio Times - December 24 2015 - Radio

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NB: I’ve been doing these since 2008.

Radio Times – 24 December 2014

I know what you’re thinking.

It’s Christmas again, and I’ve no idea what to watch on television. I know that there’s loads on, but how do I sort the good stuff from the bad? Well fear not. I’m back for with a few holiday suggestions.

(In case you didn’t know, I’ve done this before.)

Radio Times 24 December 2014

As long as you’re not reading on a mobile screen, I think that you should be able to read this directly on your computer. But bigger versions are available.

Radio Times – 26 December 2013

The worst sitcom on British television somehow managed to achieve the unthinkable yesterday, becoming the most watched programme of Christmas Day. We can but hope that once PVR and on demand is added in, something else knocks it off the top. Anything!

If you’re the sort of person who watches Mrs Brown’s Boys, then at least one of two things is true:

1. You really need my guide to what’s on this Boxing Day evening, because you have no taste.
2. You and I probably aren’t going to get on. I really wouldn’t bother sticking around here.

Anyway, if you can’t maximise the image above easily on your device, then click here for a larger version of the image.

PS Don’t leave comments telling me I’m wrong about Mrs Brown’s Boys.

I’m not.

Radio Times – Christmas Day 2013

Here’s my sort-of-annual guide to what’s on TV and radio on Christmas Day – as seen through the pages of my annotated Radio Times (as very slightly featured in #6 on this Buzzfeed list).

Click on the pictures below to go fullscreen. Flickr has changed the way they do things recently, and that’ll take you through to the site direct. If that’s still not big enough to view on your device, then click here or here for high resolution images.

UPDATE: When I went through the Radio Times I was a bit dismissive of Channel 4’s Alternative Christmas Message noting there’d been no PR this year. That’s because they only announced on Christmas Eve that they’d fit Edward Snowdon doing it. That makes it easily the most interesting programme on Christmas Day! I might have been a bit unfair on the amount of live radio in the morning too. Still – the afternoon should make up for that.

(I must admit that I both like and dislike the new Flickr way of embedding photos. On the one hand, it’s easy for viewers to see fullsize versions of photos. On the other, you quickly get sucked into my regular Flickr stream, and not my carefully chosen images as featured on this page!)

My Christmas Radio 4

I’ve put together more than a few annotated pages of the Radio Times in the past, and of course I have the new Christmas issue by my side at all times for the next fortnight.
So I was pleased to see Steve Bowbrick at Radio 4 collecting together the highlights of some its presenters over the next couple of weeks starting today with Kirsty Young.
In a break from my regular tradition of looking at television rather than radio, and looking at a day at a time, I’ve complied with Radio 4’s and present a list of genuine Christmas highlights:
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21 December: The Infinite Monkey Cage and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue
21 Dec 09
22 December: MR James at Christmas
22 Dec 09
25 December: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.
25 Dec 09
26 December: Archive on 4: Doctor Who: The Lost Episodes
26 Dec 09
27 December: Desert Island Discs: David Tennant
27 Dec 09
28 December: The Unbelievable Truth
28 Dec 1 of 2
28 December: Book at Bedtime: The True Deceiver
28 Dec 2 of 2
1 Jan: New Year’s Day Concert from Vienna
01 Jan 10 1 of 2
1 Jan: More or Less
01 Jan 10 2 of 2