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Bake Off to get two Christmas special shows

Bake Off to get two Christmas special shows

It's 170 days until Christmas and we've just learnt that The Great British Bake Off is to get two Christmas specials later this year, with four bakers from previous series doing three seasonal challenges. Judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry will continue to preside...

The first Sunday in Advent 2015

This Sunday marks the first Sunday in Advent 2015.  We have decided that this is a good day for us to decorate the house for Christmas.  We'll no doubt decorate the tree with lots of suitable Christmas music.  However at 3pm we'll be tuning in to BBC Radio 3 to hear...

New Simply Nigella Christmas Special for 2015

Nigella Christmas Special Confirmed Nigella Lawson has confirmed via Twitter that she will have a Christmas Special on BBC 2 this Christmas:   Nigella's New Book Nigella's new book to go with the series is due to be published on October 8th and is sure to be a...

BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition 2015 Launched

August 24 2015, 123 days before Christmas: This morning BBC Radio 3 launched their Christmas Carol Competition. This year amateur composers are invited to set "Comes the Light", a specially-written poem by Roger McGough, for choir – soprano, alto, tenor and bass, with...

New Gift Ideas for Top Gear Fans section just added

Following on from our popular Doctor Who Gift Ideas blog before Christmas we've decided to start adding themed gift guides. These will pull together gifts on a theme from multiple retailers and online stores.  Where ever possible we'll be highlighting the slightly...

What do you get a Doctor Who fan for Christmas?

This carton was circulating on Twitter earlier this week. It made me smile and also made me think about what would you give a Doctor Who fans, young and old for Christmas this year? If you Click Here you'll find a section on Amazon giving literally hundreds of Doctor...

Get ready to shimmy – Strictly starts this Friday

Get ready to shimmy – Strictly starts this Friday

Strictly Come Dancing is back for it’s 12th season this Friday (28th September) and again on Saturday night with it’s now customary two show launch weekend.  A show which is filled from top to toe with glitter balls and sequins just would not work at any time of the...

Easter 2011

I hope everyone enjoyed Easter this year and you're now enjoying the long Royal Wedding and May Day Bank Holiday weekend, we have certainly had some lovely weather in the UK considering it's a bank holiday weekend. One of our long standing family traditions is to...

Mozart at Christmas

My husband enjoys Mozart so he was really pleased to hear that BBC Radio 3 are running a 12 day Mozart Festival during the first 12 days of January.  To help him enjoy this I've bought him a book which covers the complete works of Mozart.  I understand that he plans...