TV Rewind The Christmas Hits (Channel 4 20 Dec 2014, Slade, Wizzard) Published 3 years ago on August 20, 2016 New performances, surprising reunions, candid interviews and the stars of Christmas past and present feature in Rewind the Christmas Hits as it unwraps a musical genre as unpredictable as the British weather. From the battle between Brummie glam rockers Slade and Wizzard for the 1973 Christmas number one to the secret alchemy involved in choosing the song for the latest John Lewis advert, this 90-minute festive special uncovers the real stories behind the UK’s favourite Christmas hits. Revealing more about the state of the nation than the Queen’s speech, a Christmas hit can – if the artist gets it right – be the gift that keeps on giving, earning them legendary status and a pension for life. But if they get it wrong, they could end up joining a long list of Christmas chart casualties. From The Pogues’ Fairytale of New York to Boney M’s calypso disco hit Mary’s Boy Child, and from novelty hits such as Mr Blobby’s imaginatively titled track Mr Blobby to ad-driven cover versions, what does Britain’s annual festive musical identity crisis tell us about who we are? Rewind the Christmas Hits features a host of celebrity crackers: Slade and The Darkness perform together and explain why glam rock offers the perfect form of escapism in troubled times; Tony Mortimer reveals the family tragedy behind East 17’s enduring love song Stay Another Day; divine disco diva Reverend Richard Coles reflects on the sadder side of Santa; and St Winifred’s School Choir investigate why grandmas were 1980’s flavour of the merry month. Also featuring contributions from Mel C, Midge Ure, Status Quo, Heaven 17, Jona Lewie, Joe McElderry and Sandie Shaw. production details UK / Channel 4 – Fresh One / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 20 December 2014 @ 8.00pm Executive Producer: Jeremy Lee / Director: Nico Wasserman Boney MChannel 4DocumentaryHeaven 17Jona LewieMel CMidge UreMusicSandie ShawSladeStatus QuoTVWizzard Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes13 hours ago House Hunters: Green Acres In Agoura Hills (S153EP2 HGTV Mon 25 Feb 2019) Green Acres In Agoura Hills: A single mother wants to relocate to a home in the city of Agoura Hills,... Episodes13 hours ago Maine Cabin Masters Season 3 Episode 11 airs Mon 25 Feb 2019 on DIY A family from Maine work together to save a historic cabin from the 1930s that was owned by a famous... Episodes13 hours ago The Good Doctor: Believe (S2EP16 ABC Mon 25 Feb 2019) Believe: The new chief of surgery, Dr. Jackson Han (Daniel Dae Kim), believes Dr. Shaun Murphy is a liability more... Episodes13 hours ago The Enemy Within Series Premieres Mon 25 Feb 2019 on NBC Pilot: Former CIA agent Erica Shepherd is now known as one of the most notorious traitors in recent American history.... Episodes13 hours ago Grave Mysteries: Murder Behind Closed Doors (S2EP3 ID Mon 25 Feb 2019) Murder Behind Closed Doors: While hunting for clues in the case of 27-year-old single mother Ashley Melnyczok, who was murdered... search EPISODES Episodes13 hours ago The Best Thing I Ever Ate: The Upper Crust (S9EP5 Cooking Mon 25 Feb 2019) The Upper Crust: Chef Beau MacMillan presents his favorite pot pie in Phoenix, Ariz.; pastry chef Duff Goldman talks about... Episodes13 hours ago The Passage: You are Like the Sun (S1EP7 FOX Mon 25 Feb 2019) You are Like the Sun: Brad and Lila flash back through their history together as they plan to save Amy.... Episodes13 hours ago Those Who Can’t: One-Ding Wonder (S3EP7 TruTV Mon 25 Feb 2019) One-Ding Wonder: At a high school in Denver, three immature, rule-breaking teachers and the school’s sympathetic librarian do whatever it... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.