Christmas on BBC Radio and BBC Sounds

There are a host of Christmas treats across BBC digital stations and on BBC Sounds this festive season.

Highlights include:

  • Festive Takeover shows on BBC Radio 6 Music (20 – 24 December) from Kelis, Arlo Parks, Robert Plant, Common & Robert Glasper and Jarvis Cocker. Queermas returns on Christmas Eve with mixes and specials from Lynks, HE.SHE.THEY. and Sherelle; and Best Of… New Music Fix looks back at the stand-out releases from 2021 on New Year’s Eve.
  • Radio 4 Extra places The Snow Queen at the centre of a collection of fantasy dramas, and there’s further Moomin-related treats.
  • Big Narstie invites listeners to the ultimate 1Xtra Boxing Day party, and the station brings in the New Year with 12 hours of the biggest tunes from the Noughties hosted by their presenting family.
  • Christmas podcast specials including Teach Me A Lesson with Ed Sheeran, Tony Bellew Is Angry with Romesh Ranganathan, Pressed, You’re Dead To Me, Uncanny, Building Queertopia and Fortunately… with Fi and Jane.
  • Boxset dramas including chilling new medical drama SteelHeads starring Jessica Barden.
  • Audiobooks and adaptations such as How To Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie and The Princess Bride by William Goldman.
  • Festive music mixes from Charli XCX, Big Narstie, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Nadia Jae, Baby Queen and more.

Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer, said: “Our audio content will entertain, surprise and keep listeners company as we mark the end of the year and welcome 2022. With brilliant storytelling, thoughtful moments and the best in music, comedy and sport, BBC Radio and BBC Sounds have the ultimate festive pick ‘n’ mix this Christmas and New Year.”

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