Junior Choice Christmas Special

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20091225

Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart returns to Radio 2 in his big red suit and fake white beard (well, he claims it's fake) to present a two-hour live edition of the ever-popular Junior Choice. Featuring listeners' requests and dedications, plus a few of Ed's favourites, the show is sure to bring back a sackful of childhood Christmas memories; we just need to keep Ed away from Santa's sherry and mince pies!

You can contact the show during the broadcast by emailing stewpot@bbc.co.uk, texting 88291 or calling 0500 288291. (Calls are free from most landlines. Some networks and Mobile operators will charge for these calls. Texts will be charged at your standard message rate. Check with your network provider for exact costs.)

Is that Santa I can hear? No, it's some kid shouting 'Allo Darlin'...

Ed Stewart presents a special Christmas edition of Junior Choice.

20101225

Ed "Stewpot" Stewart returns with a sackful of nostalgic goodies on Christmas morning, with a two hour live edition of the ever-popular Junior Choice.

Featuring listeners' requests and dedications, plus a few of Ed's favourites, the show is sure to be a cracker(jack)!

As the programme is built around requests, and is live, we can't guarantee what tunes you will hear until the day itself.

Judging by previous years, if you're a fan of Rolf Harris, Bernard Cribbins or Terry Scott, there's bound to be something for you to enjoy.

You can contact the show during broadcast via the Radio 2 website, or by emailing stewpot@bbc.co.uk, texting 88291 or calling 0500 288291 (calls are free from most landlines.

Some networks and mobile operators will charge for these calls.

Texts will be charged at your standard message rate.

Check with your network provider for exact costs).

Ed Stewart presented Junior Choice from 1968 (taking over from Leslie Crowther) until 1980.

The show returned to Radio 2 as a one-off special in 2007, as part of Radio 2's 40th anniversary celebrations.

Since then, it has returned each Christmas, receiving hundreds of requests from listeners every year.

Ed says it's the quickest two hours of the year for him - and after the show, all he has to do is decide which motorway service station he will be eating his Christmas dinner at!

There will be tinsel, there will be red hats and there may even be some jingle bells.

Is that Santa I can hear? No, it's just some kid shouting 'Allo Darlin'!

Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart presents a special Christmas edition of the evergreen Junior Choice.