Light Classics At Christmas

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by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 17 December, 2011

Today on Radio Riel we present a festival of light orchestral pieces that stretch from Sir Arthur Sullivan to the late 20th Century, including some wonderful original seasonal offerings from the likes of Philip Lane, Alan Silvestri and Leroy Anderson as well as arrangements (sometimes quite extravagant) of well-known seasonal themes. There are some familiar full-on classical Christmas items too.

The ZBS Radio Hour — including Dinotopia

Then join us at 19:00 and 03:00 GMT — that’s 11am and 7pm Pacific — for the latest award-winning radio drama in the ZBS Radio Hour. At the top of the hour today we bring to an end the adventures of Traveling Jack, while at half past the hour we bring you the final part of the amazing ZBS dramatisation of Jim Gurney’s Dinotopia.

Today’s programme marks the end of the current series of the ZBS Radio Hour. We’ll be taking a break for a couple of weeks to return early in the New Year, when we can promise you some Steampunk adventures, some dark Celtic adventures from Ireland, and more from the world of Dinotopia. We’ll also be varying the format a little to include a number of 1hr complete dramas, alongside the traditional 30-minute serials. Please join us in 2012! And many thanks to Touma for unstintingly hosting the listening parties in-world: it’s very much appreciated.

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin and produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with our friends at the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the programme in-world now at, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Listeners in the United States are encouraged to tune in using this link:

For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in general, please visit the Alexandrian Free Library website, or one of their branches in-world.


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