The Night Before Christmas Dec. 21, 2021

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Josie Long presents short festive documentaries about the night before Christmas. A joyful Christmas scene discovered on an old tape, a poet holds the beauty and melancholy of a trip home on Christmas Eve, and Albert Woodfox reflects on 40 years of enforced isolation and the illumination and comfort offered by a group of schoolchildren in Liverpool. Forwards and Backwards Featuring The Djursland Fiddlers recorded by Torben Harbo in the 1970s. Produced by Rikke Houd Christmas Eve Written and read by Liz Berry Produced by Alia Cassam Albert Featuring Albert Woodfox and David Moorhead Produced by Sarah Cuddon Curated by …



Josie Long presents short festive documentaries about the night before Christmas. A joyful Christmas scene discovered on an old tape, a poet holds the beauty and melancholy of a trip home on Christmas Eve, and Albert Woodfox reflects on 40 years of enforced isolation and the illumination and comfort offered by a group of schoolchildren in Liverpool. Forwards and Backwards Featuring The Djursland Fiddlers recorded by Torben Harbo in the 1970s. Produced by Rikke Houd Christmas Eve Written and read by Liz Berry Produced by Alia Cassam Albert Featuring Albert Woodfox and David Moorhead Produced by Sarah Cuddon Curated by Alia Cassam and Andrea Rangecroft Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall Executive Producer: Axel Kacoutié A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4