With Great Pleasure At Christmas

Episodes

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Alan Titchmarsh20071225

A very special festive edition in which Alan Titchmarsh revels in some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry with the help of Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer

Brian Perkins20031225

Brian Perkins entertains an audience with a seasonal selection of his favourite prose and poetry.

Andrew Sachs, Carol Macready and Michael Fenton Stevens join him to perform them.

David Frost20041225

Sir David Frost reveals some favourite pieces of writing that have given him pleasure throughout a distinguished career in broadcasting.

He's joined by Andrew Sachs and Tim Pigott-smith to entertain an audience with a mix of seasonal and classic prose and poetry.

Barb Jungr and Adrian York provide the music to celebrate the occasion.

James Naughtie20091225

Political journalist and Today programme presenter James Naughtie shares some of the pieces of prose and verse which have entertained and inspired him over the years.

The readers include Alison Steadman and Bill Paterson.

James Naughtie shares some of his favourite pieces of writing.

Michael Buerk20021225

with his personal choice of favourite writing, including extracts from Beatrix Potter, P J O'Rourke, Wilfred Owen, and a variation on The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Peter Snow20051225

Veteran political journalist and presenter Peter Snow is on stage at the Drill Hall in London to present some of the favourite pieces of writing that have given him pleasure throughout a distinguished career in broadcasting.

On stage with him to read from a selection that ranges from AA Milne to Edward Gibbon, by way of Dylan Thomas, Dickens and Tennyson, are his daughter, actress Shuna Snow and actors Charles Dance and Alex Jennings

Terry Pratchett2008122520081226

Terry Pratchett revels in some of his favourite pieces of writing.

A special festive edition in which Terry Pratchett revels in some of his favourite pieces of writing with the help of Helen Atkinson Wood, Michael Fenton Stevens and Michael Maloney.

Featuring readings from:

The Specialist by Charles Sale

  • from by the way
  • from the penguin jennings
  • king james bible

    the origin of species by Charles Darwin

  • published by chatto and windus

    food in england by dorothy hartley

  • published by little, brown

    sir george caley by j laurence pritchard

  • published by longmans

    lamb-thoughts by jb morton (writing as beachcomber)

  • published by max parrish

    republican party reptile by pj o'rourke

  • published by oxford world's classics
  • published by pan books

    once upon an ice age by roy lewis

  • published by pan macmillan

    roughing it by Mark Twain

  • published by penguin

    the maze maker by michael ayrton

  • published by picador

    the junkman smiles by grg worcester

  • published by routledge

    the poison principle by gail bell

  • published by samson and low, 1865

    the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams

  • published by sheed and ward

    her majesty's mails: a history of the post-office and an industrial account of its present condition, by william lewins

  • published by souvenir press

    household noises by paul jennings

  • published by terra nova editions

    job 9, vv1-11