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Classical Music: Just the Ticket

Looking for a last-minute gift for a music lover in your life? Then why not purchase tickets for Classic FM Live? Tickets are on sale now through for the annual event at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday April 3rd. Bill Turnbull and Margarita Taylor will host a “Best of British” night, celebrating […]

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Nigel Slater’s Christmas Chronicles

Celebrate Christmas with a book of delights from food guru Nigel Slater, available now at Waterstones. You can click & collect in more than 275 shops nationwide or order by December 19th for UK Christmas delivery. Slater’s “Christmas Chronicles” offers up typically creative recipe ideas, tastebud-tempting indulgences and liberal sprinklings of his urbane wit. Basically, this is the […]

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Christmas Stories

We have an array of original Christmas tales for children young and old on Our Original Stories page. There’s Rufus, the dog with Rudolph envy, intriguing and sometimes moving letters to Santa and the exploits of giant mouse Earonymous, plus so much more. Read and be merry.

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Radio Times Christmas Issue

Christmas is not complete without a copy of the bumper Radio Times double edition – and it will go on sale in London and the South East on December 9th, then nationwide on December 12th. Highlighter pens at the ready, everyone.

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Classic FM: Home of Christmas Music

Classic FM, the UK’s all classical music radio station, each year declares itself the “Home of Christmas Music”. This year’s Classic FM Christmas starts on Friday December 1st in the breakfast show, when a festive piece of music chosen by listeners will begin the channel’s seasonal flavour.

Classic FM is staging a Christmas concert in […]

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Mrs Brown’s Boys Back at the Double

The BBC Christmas schedules are out and “Mrs Brown’s Boys” – a perennial top five festive hit in recent years – is back with a double helping of comedy for the holiday season.

French & Saunders return for the first time in 10 years to mark their 30th anniversary, while Alan Patridge also makes a welcome […]

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Early Viewing of BBC Shows

The BBC is giving people in the north of England an early chance to see some of its Christmas Day schedule – including the “Doctor Who” special and “The Highway Rat”, an adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s book.

Peter Capaldi’s last outing as Doctor Who is to be screened at venues in Bradford, Durham, Hartlepool, Hull, […]

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One Month and Counting

Christmas is just a month away and the excitement for the season continues to build. A gentle reminder then to keep across our daily countdown to the big day by clicking on the calendar icon to the right.

Also, have you discovered the world of Rufus the dog, Ed Elf and Snowy Hare yet? Visit […]

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Waterstones Gift Guide

Waterstones has released its Christmas gift guide for 2017 and among the recommendations is Nina Stibbe’s book of Yuletide wisdom “An Almost Perfect Christmas”. From the author of “Love, Nina”, this festive offering is part family autobiography and part checklist of things you should and shouldn’t do at Christmas. Example: “What not to get: […]

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Breakfast with Santa

Santa Claus has never been busier, but he will still find time to host breakfast at Selfridges in the Trafford Centre near Manchester on Saturdays and Sundays from December 2nd to 17th. Bookings are now being taken. Check out more at

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