Aled Jones narrates The Snowman

Christmas Eve, 5.30pm-6pm. Join Aled Jones as he narrates the story of The Snowman, complete with Howard Blake's wonderful music.

Aled Jones invites you to join him for a very special show. 

In 1985, when he was a teenager, Classic FM presenter Aled Jones - boy chorister turned best-selling recording artist - became famous for his version of Walking in the Air, the song from Channel 4's 1982 animated film The Snowman, based on the book by Raymond Briggs. Aled's record reached No. 5 in the UK charts.

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Now Aled returns to the story that made him a star. He narrates Raymond Briggs' heart-warming story which started life in 1978 as a children's picture book, before becoming the Oscar-nominated animated film. 

Today's programme also features Howard Blake's beautiful music. The composer's concert version of The Snowman for narrator and orchestra is now performed worldwide. The full-length ballet version was launched in 1997 and in 2015 is celebrating its 18th consecutive Christmas season for Sadlers Wells in London.

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