Episode synopsis

(7/7) Christmas Special

Series synopsis

I, Isaac, wanted an excuse (as a proud Northerner) to drink ginger-infused tea by becoming a member of the upper-middle class. Keoni (a pensioner) wants to feel young again by utilising the vast array of “youf’” words he’s learned at university to abuse me from the sidelines every time I make a mistake. Together, we will undoubtedly make a bedtime show with the singular potential to lull anyone to sleep – but only when we’re talking… (Oh, and David’s here, too.)


Leroy Anderson: Sleigh RideJerker Johansson & Gothenburg Musicians23:02
Adam: Minuit, chrétiensPavol Breslik, Daniel Maurer, Accentus, Concerto Köln, Laurence Equilbey23:07
Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 – Cantata No 1Dunedin Consort, John Butt23:16
Anon: GaudeteThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers23:43
Franck: Panis angelicusPavol Breslik, Sonia Wieder-Atherton, Daniel Maurer, Accentus, Concerto Köln, Laurence Equilbey23:47
Arvo Pärt: Kuus Kuus KallikeMontserrat Figueras, Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall23:53
We Wish You a Merry ChristmasThe Philadelphia Brass Ensemble23:58
Anon: In dulci jubiloThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers00:02
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 – Pt 1: For Unto Us A Child Is Born … Glory to GodMonteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner00:07
Berlioz: L’Enfance du Christ – Part 2. The Shepherds’ FarewellCorydon Singers, Corydon Orchestra, Matthew Best00:19
Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op 60London Philharmonic Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt00:26
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker – Act I: IX. Waltz of the SnowflakesState Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov”, Vladimir Jurowski00:49
The Nutcracker Ballet, Op. 71: Act II: No. 12 Divertissement: Dance of the FlutesLeonard Slatkin00:57