The BBC Asian Network has announced a number of shows to mark the festive period, as a part of the BBC’s Christmas/New Years plans.
The line-up consists of special shows with a Christmas backdrop, plus comedies and a nativity.
Mawaan & Emilys Kebabmass
Monday 18th December, 21:00-00:00
Mawaan and Emily head to a bona-fide Kebab shop for Kebabioke Live! Each week on the radio, they ringunsuspecting kebab shops and break into song, in the hope the kebab servers join in and sing along. Thistime, they͛ll be behind the counter in person, hoping the kebab hungry customers step up to the challenge. There͛s only one catch – they have to sing Christmas songs.
A Very Royal Speech
Friday 22nd December, 13:30-17:00
Noreen Khan delivers the Asian Network Alternative Christmas speech, featuring all her fellow presenters together!
Parle Patel͛s A Very Guju Christmas Time
Sunday 24th December, 22:00-00:00
Parle invites listeners into his home to experience what a very Gujurati Christmas time entails. Expect the return of Parle͛s much loved characters!
Asian Network Presents: The Nativity Story
Sunday 24th December, 13:00-14:00
Presenter and comedian Guz Khan is joined by Bad Boy Billy to give the much loved Nativity story the ͚Roadman͛ treatment! Known for his irreverent weekly spin on classic tales in Guz͛s Tuesday night show, Billy͛s decided to diversify into festive tales.
The Official Asian Music Chart of 2017
Thursday 28th December, 13:00-17:00
Based on sales, downloads and streaming, Yasser takes us through the Top 40 Bollywood, Bhangra and British Asian tracks of the year. Compiled by Official Charts Company.
Asian Network Comedy
Tuesday 26th – Friday 29th December at 21:00-22:00
BBC Asian Network Comedy has gained a reputation for discovering, championing and taking risks with some of the UK͛s brightest stand-up talent. Throughout 2017, Asian Network Comedy has been out and about across the UK, taking the funny to Edinburgh, Leeds, Wolverhampton and Watford – showcasing the very best work of 20 fantastic comedians.