The gifts of song

Hawks bid to buy all 12 Days presents

Tony Hawks is trying to acquire all the gifts in The Twelve Days Of Christmas.

The comic and writer is trying to lay his hands on everything from 12 drummers drumming to a partridge in a pear tree to give his girlfriend "the best collection of Christmas presents ever".

And his attempts to make the ultimate romantic gesture without breaking the bank will form a Radio 4 show to be broadcast on Boxing Day.

In previous adventures for his books, Hawkes has travelled around Ireland with a fridge and accepted a challenge to play the Moldavan national football team at tennis

The show is part of the station's festive line-up announced today.

Schedules also feature special editions of Dead Ringers, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and The News Quiz.

And comedian Linda Smith looks at the history of Christmas crackers in a two-part special.

Published: 28 Nov 2001

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