We present: A Christmas Carol

Tune in to Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio today, Fri­day 24th Decem­ber — Christ­mas Eve — at noon or 4pm Pacific/SLT, 8pm or mid­night UK time, for a spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion of Charles Dick­ens’ clas­sic sto­ry, “A Christ­mas Car­ol” — the time­less tale of one man’s jour­ney from miser­ly indif­fer­ence to redemption.

Through the inter­ces­sion of the ghost of his sev­en-years-dead part­ner, Ebenez­er Scrooge jour­neys through time — and Christ­mas — with three Spir­its; observ­ing the caus­es, and effects, that his life choic­es have made — and will make, unless he changes his ways.

Our pre­sen­ta­tion will be broad­cast twice on Christ­mas Eve, the very day of the year when the sto­ry begins, at Noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT, 8pm or mid­night in the UK. The sto­ry was adapt­ed for radio by Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er, based on the spe­cial abridged ver­sion that Dick­ens him­self used for his pub­lic per­for­mances of the work.

“A Christ­mas Car­ol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Sto­ry of Christ­mas”, com­mon­ly known as “A Christ­mas Car­ol”, was first pub­lished in Lon­don by Chap­man & Hall on Decem­ber 19, 1843 and illus­trat­ed by John Leech. Charles Dick­ens arguably set the orig­i­nal prece­dent for the mod­ern tra­di­tion of ghost sto­ries at Christ­mas with “A Christ­mas Car­ol” and he wrote oth­er, lat­er ghost sto­ries that were pub­lished for the Christ­mas peri­od, notably “The Sig­nal-Man” in 1866.

Our pre­sen­ta­tion of “A Christ­mas Car­ol” is per­formed by Shan­don Lor­ing, Elrik Mer­lin, and Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er with music by Paul Mot­tram. The pro­gramme is a CEH production.

In addi­tion to A Christ­mas Car­ol, we will be play­ing sea­son­al music all day.