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December 2018: A West Country Christmas – Dorset in December

Thomas Hardy’s celebration of Christmas in Dorset in his early novel Under the Greenwood Tree is perhaps second only to A Christmas Carol (a version ...More
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Adam Buxton

Yes he’s yet another posh boy on the BBC, but hats off to Adam Buxton for having the guts to defend 6 Music – his (mock-)heroic invitation to go outside for a fight with Mark Thompson briefly wiped the smile off the latter’s face on Channel 4 the other night. His arguments for keeping quality and diversity made more sense too than the BBC continuing with for example Radio 1, home of DJ smugness and rubbish pop available on just about every commercial station in the land, and the intellectual TV desert that is BBC 3. And he’s a hero too for the quirky Adam and Joe programme on 6 Music. God knows there is little enough originality on the BBC that they can afford to dump such creative minds, which one fears may be their fate after Buxton having taken on the boss.

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Friendship is Love without his wings - Lord Byron
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On this day:
Henry II Crowned at Westminster Abbey - 1154, Dickens Publishes 'a Christmas Carol' - 1843, BBC World Service Begins - 1932, Penlee Lifeboat Disaster - 1981
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