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The annual thread has come back round again, and before the Christmas schedule is properly announced at the end of November/start of December, it’s always fun to see what everyone will predict the schedule to be. This is my prediction this year:

Monday 21st - Thursday 24th:

4:00 Arielle Free
7:00 Greg James
10:30 Adele Roberts
1:00 Scott Mills
3:30 Grimmy
6:00 Phil Taggart
8:00 As normal

Christmas Day: 

4:00 Adele Roberts (pre-record)
7:00 Jordan North
10:30 Official Chart with Scott Mills
1:00 Artist Takeovers
6:00 Usual Friday night line up 

Boxing Day - Wednesday 30th:

Student Takeovers 

New Years Eve: 

Student Takeovers
5:00 Arielle Free
9:00 Jordan North (NYE party show)

New Years Day:

4:00 Arielle Free (pre-record)
7:00 Matt and Mollie
10:30 Jordan North
1:00 Dev
4:00 Official chart with Scott Mills/chart of year 

January 2nd + 3rd

As normal 

January 4th - 7th:

4:00 Adele Roberts
7:00 Matt and Mollie
10:30 Clara Amfo
1:00 Dev
3:30 Jordan North
6:00 As normal 

I don’t think that we’ll have a Scott Mills breakfast show this year due to the fact that Christmas falls on a Friday! Meaning that he’ll probably be doing the chart instead, I also can’t see there being that many changes compared to normal, mainly because the schedule has become more compact this year, so not needing as many cover presenters. What does everybody else think? 

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21st - 24th December

4-7 Arielle Free (or Adele Roberts)

7-10 Matt + Mollie

10.30-12.45 Adele Roberts (or Arielle Free)

13-15.30 Scott Mills (or Vick + Katie?)

15.30-17.45 Jordan North

 

Christmas day

4-7 Arielle Free

7-10 Jordan North

10-16 Some kind of takeover

16-18 The Official Chart with Scott Mills

 

Boxing day & 27th December, 28th - 30th December

Student takeover?

 

31th December

Probably half student takeover, half Scott Mills, Charlie Hedges, Arielle Free or Jordan North.

 

1st January

Probably a normal Friday schedule with Scott Mills doing chart.

 

In conclusion, not that different from last year. Btw, Dev has announced his last show is happening weekend before Christmas, so there will be no Dev during holiday period :(

 

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21st - 24th
4-7: Arielle Free or Adele Roberts. Could even be Katie Thistleton?
7-10.30: Unlikely to be Matt & Mollie, but still could be? Greg James or Scott & Chris?
10.30-12.45/13.00: Again Katie Thistleton or Adele Roberts? Not going to be Clara I don't think.
13-15.30: Scott Mills or what about Harpz Kaur? 
15.30-17.45/18.00: Jordan North, again wouldn't be Grimmy I don't think.

Christmas Day:
4-7: Arielle Free
7-10: Scott Mills
10-16: Artist Takeover
16-18: Office Chart with Jordan North 
ps. could 7-10.30 and 16-18 change?

Boxing day - 30th December:
Student takeover, really hope it's not anthems....

31st December:
4-13: Student takeover
13-17: Scott Mills with Dance
17-21: Charlie Hedges or Jordan North with Dance
21-01: Charlie Hedges or Jordan North with Dance

1st Jan- 3rd Jan:
Probably a normal Friday (before 4th)

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Here's my thoughts/predictions for the festive period.

 

21st-24th (Xmas Eve) 

04:00-05:00 Radio 1 Dance

05:00-07:00 Adele Roberts or Arielle Free

07:00-10:30 Matt & Mollie

10:30-13:00 Clara Amfo (Newsbeat 12:45-13:00 21st-23rd) 

13:00-15:30 Scott & Chris

15:30-18:00 Jordan North (Newsbeat 17:45-18:00 21st-23rd)

18:00-00:00 (as normal)

 

Christmas Day will probably (in my opinion) be:

04:00-05:00 Radio 1 Dance

05:00-07:00 Early Breakfast with Arielle (Pre-record)

07:00-10:00/10:30 Radio 1 Breakfast with Jordan North (Live)

10:00/10:30-13:00 Official Christmas Chart with Scott Mills (Live~ based off 2015 when the chart last fell on Christmas day, it aired in this time slot and if so, it's possible the top 40 could be broadcast in full if this is the case)

13:00-18:00 Pre-Recorded 'takeovers' (as per previous years

18:00-20:00 Radio 1's Dance Party with Annie Mac (pre-record)*

20:00-22:00 Danny Howard (pre-record)*

22:00-00:00 Pete Tong (pre-record)*

*If the normal Friday night shows are on, albeit pre recorded, they'll likely be 'best of Radio 1 Dance/look forward to 2021 themed shows'

Alternatively, the pre recorded takeovers may well run from 10:00 or 10:30 until 4pm, with the chart with Scott live from 4pm-6pm.

26th (Boxing Day)- 31st Dec (NYE)

From 05:00 Boxing Day through to 13:00 on NYE will be the guest presenters selected to host over the festive period.

NYE:

04:00-05:00 Radio 1 Dance/one of the other 'made for BBC Sounds' playlists.

05:00-13:00 (Early Breakfast 5-7, R1 Breakfast 7-10:30, R1 Anthems 10:30-13:00... all will likely be Anthems themed, and hosted by those who were selected (from student/local/commercial radio) to host over the festive period. 

13:00-17:00 Radio 1's Dance Anthems with Scott & Chris (Live)

17:00-21:00 Radio 1 Dance Anthems with Charlie Hedges (Live)

21:00-01:00 Radio 1 Dance Anthems with Jordan North (Live)

NYD:

04:00-05:00 Radio 1 Dance

05:00-07:00 Riyadh Khalaf as a possibility, he has done a fair bit of early brekkie cover this year

07:00-10:30 Matt & Mollie (or either one of them alone)

10:30-13:00 Jordan North

13:00-16:00 Katie Thistleton (inc. party anthems)

16:00-18:00 Official Chart with Scott Mills

18:00-00:00 as per a normal Friday (albeit pre recorded).

2nd/3rd January normal weekend schedule with 13:00-16:00 (except with Dev gone by this point), likely filled by Katie Thistleton.

Then the new schedule kicks in from Monday 4th. 

On a seperate note, it wouldn't surprise me if Scott did the double again appearing on both Radio 1 and Radio 2 on New Years Eve as per last year.

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https://radiotoday.co.uk/2020/11/bbc-to-create-temporary-local-radio-services/

Part of Radio 1's Christmas day schedule has been revealed. 

Quote from the article:

"For the British Forces Broadcasting Service Christmas Takeover Radio 1 is going to hand over four hours of Christmas Day to four bases around the world to give their troops the opportunity to send Christmas messages to their families back at home in the UK"

This sounds good.  Will make a change to the usual artist/celebrity takeovers they've done for the past number of years. 

 

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I wonder when the press pack will be announced that has information about what will be on all the radio stations over Christmas will be announced? It’s normally around the same time as the TV one and that happened yesterday so I’d imagine that it will be at some point this week. I also don’t think it will be very long before the schedule starts to get announced either. 

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3 hours ago, abertom said:

Points for anyone who said Matt Edmondson at 7.00 Arielle at 10am. Scott at 1pm and Jordan at 4 for pre Christmas week Full schedule to follow 

I got 3 of the daytime slots right lol. I personally thought Adele would do pre Xmas week earlies before moving to weekends, but makes sense that Katie is doing them. Greg & Grimmy usually take two weeks off at Christmas, so Jordan being on drive was a given. Interesting that they're altering the show times to 3 hours each. Is Drivetime finishing at 7 during that week? 

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2 minutes ago, NathanS said:

I got 3 of the daytime slots right lol. I personally thought Adele would do pre Xmas week earlies before moving to weekends, but makes sense that Katie is doing them. Greg & Grimmy usually take two weeks off at Christmas, so Jordan being on drive was a given. Interesting that they're altering the show times to 3 hours each. Is Drivetime finishing at 7 during that week? 

That’s me typing in a hurry lol Jordan is on at 3.32 til 6 

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Ahh. Fair enough. Assuming it's still going ahead, surely we'll hear about this years set of new presenters between Boxing Day and New Years Eve soon...

 

Looking at the Christmas Eve into Christmas day schedule, looks like they've edged the early breakfast show out of the schedule. There's a Christmas Mixtape type hour showing for the 5am hour.

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