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Viking.TV festive sessions: Anne Diamond & Aled Jones interview

By Claire Benktander | 21 Dec 2021

In the lead up to Christmas, Viking.TV will host a series of festive programmes, including an interview with Anne Diamond – godmother to Viking Venus – and Aled Jones, Welsh singer and Classic FM presenter.

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As part of Viking.TV’s festive week of daily programmes, Anne Diamond will interview Welsh singer and Classic FM presenter Aled Jones, known for his cover of Walking in the Air, on Thursday 23rd December. They will discuss his career and current Sunday morning breakfast show on Classic FM.

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Yesterday included an encore presentation of the Lord’s Taverners’ annual Carol Concert with the stars, which Viking regularly sponsor, including readings from Stephen Fry, David Gower and many more.

On Wednesday, tour Europe’s most popular Christmas markets and see how guests can experience new holiday traditions in the U.S. on the upcoming itinerary Mississippi Holiday Season, available from December 2022.

Then, on Christmas Eve, join the festivities at Highclere Castle with Lady Carnarvon as she decorates the castle and welcomes Gerald Dickens, the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, who will bring to life the author’s famous seasonal novels.

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The full schedule is below:

Each session begins at 7pm. Content is also recorded and available to view the following day on Viking.TV.

Monday December 20th: Lord Taverners’ Carol Concert – enjoy an encore presentation of the Lord’s Taverners’ annual Carol Concert with the stars including readings from Stephen Fry, David Gower and many more.

Tuesday December 21st: Resident Historian Tuesdays – join Viking guest speaker Dan Jones for a look at the history and meaning behind some of our favourite holiday traditions and associations during his talk, “The A-Z of Christmas.”

Wednesday December 22nd: Wanderlust Wednesdays – explore the famous European Christmas markets with Karine as she discovers how to make an advent wreath, enjoys the traditional gluhwein, and more. Karine will also share how guests can celebrate future holidays with Viking in the U.S. with a special look at the new Mississippi Holiday Season itinerary, available in December 2022.

Thursday December 23rd: Guest Speaker Thursdays – Anne Diamond will interview Welsh singer and Classic FM presenter Aled Jones, known for his cover of Walking in the Air, the theme from the holiday short The Snowman. During their conversation, they will discuss his career and current Sunday morning breakfast show on Classic FM, plus more.

Friday December 24th: Fridays At Home at Highclere Castle – join the festivities at Highclere Castle with Lord and Lady Carnarvon. Lady Carnarvon will decorate the castle and welcome Gerald Dickens, the the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, who will bring to life the author’s famous seasonal novels.

Saturday December 25th: Mind and body with Mona Therese.

Sunday December 26th: Sissel Sundays – Sissel will perform Christmas-themed songs including Let it Snow and White Christmas.

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