Sunday 10th January 10 – 11am

Broadcasting to you as always direct from my home on the sunny Costa Blanca at the earlier time of 10 o'clock this Sunday morning, I’ll be bringing you music from some of my favourite artists including Billy Joel, Christopher Cross, Lily Allen, Michael Buble, Fleetwood Mac, Rumer and George Michael, together with some Spanish tracks you won't have heard before and finishing with a fabulous saxophonist from Swindon, Frank Abrams. 

I'll also be taking a look at the Spanish news with stories of last week's Three Kings celebrations and a look back at some of the top stories of 2015.

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Christmas Day Special 5-6pm

Feliz navidad

Please join me on Christmas Day for a very special edition of Postcard From Spain, broadcast from my home on the sunny Costa Blanca. I'll be playing you some very different Christmas music, including Spanish versions of popular English carols, two light-hearted songs – 'Grandma got run over by a reindeer' and 'Santa's gonna come in a pickup truck' by Alan Jackson and the Chipmunks and two very different versions of 'Feliz Navid'. I'll also be telling you how the Spanish celebrate Christmas and the, to them, more important Three Kings on 6th January. 

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Sunday 13th December 11:00 – 12:00

I'll broadcasting to you as always direct from my home on the sunny Costa Blanca, bringing you a great mix of music from some of my favourite artists including Elton John, Eva Cassidy, Lighthouse Family, Michael Buble, Shawn Colvin, Van Morrison, The Mavericks, Phil Collins, Oleta Adams and Christopher Cross.

I'll also be taking a look at the Spanish news with stories about the forthcoming general election, the royal visit to the UK in 2016, a new tourism record is forecast for this year, the little boy who shut down a Madrid metro station with his toy balloon and fashion giant Zara installs iPads in changing rooms as fashion meets technology!

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Sunday 8th November 12 – 1pm

Broadcasting to you as always direct from my home on the sunny Costa Blanca, I’ll be bringing you a great mix of music from some of my favourite artists including Eric Clapton, Toploader, Corrine Bailey Rae, The Eagles, George Michael, Elvis Costello, Fleetwood Mac, Michael Buble, Alan Jackson, Norah Jones and Errol Garner.

I'll also be taking a look at the Spanish news with stories about how Spain is at the forefront of a HIV cure, nurses here are finally able to prescribe, the train driver in the Santiago disaster of 2013 faces 4 years in prison and huge crowds and long queues as Madrid shoppers go mad for Primark.

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Sunday 11th October, 12:30 – 13:30

I'll be talking to you as always direct from my home on the sunny Costa Blanca, bringing you a great mix of music from some of my favourite artists including Adele, the Carpenters, Christopher Cross, Del Amitri, Lily Allen, Dire Straits, Phil Collins, Eva Cassidy and Luther Vandross, together with 'two in a row' from Spain. 

I'll also be taking a look at the Spanish news with stories about the ending of the recent air traffic controllers' strikes, how Spanish primary school kids rank top of the class for learning English, Madrid university students are told to sweep the streets and a date is set in December for Spain's General Election.

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Sunday 13th September, 7 – 8pm

Broadcasting to you as always direct from my home on the sunny Costa Blanca at the later time of 7 o'clock this Sunday evening, I’ll be bringing you a great mix of music from some of my favourite artists including Chris Rea, Alison Moyet, the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, the Eagles, Lighthouse Family and Michael Buble. I'll also be featuring a wonderful version of 'You Raise Me Up' by the Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir and closing the programme with a very talented saxophonist from Swindon, Frank Abrams, who is making a name for himself in the local bars and restaurants out here on the Costa Blanca.

I'll also be taking a look at the Spanish news with stories about the battle of the fizz as cava takes on champagne, how the head of a fire department in southern Spain lost his job after using one of his brigade’s trucks to fill his private swimming pool and how one young Spaniard has gone to incredible lengths to get a few more euros from his parents: faking his own kidnapping!

Towards the end of the programme, I'll be bringing you my regular recipe with a Mediterranean flavour and giving a quick and simple way of making lemon curd. Details of the recipe can be found here.

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Sunday 9th August, 11 – 12:00

Broadcasting to you as always direct from my home on the sunny Costa Blanca at the earlier time of 11 o'clock this Sunday morning, I’ll be bringing you a slightly different mix of music from some of my favourite artists including Billy Joel, Christopher Cross, Lily Allen, Michael Buble, Fleetwood Mac and Rumer, together with some Spanish tracks you won't have heard before and finishing with a debut on radio for a fabulous saxophonist from Swindon, Frank Abrams. 

I'll also be taking a look at the Spanish news with stories about how sales of the cold, summery soup gazpacho have sky-rocketed, thanks to Spain’s long-running heatwave and how recovering Spanish banks see their profits rise, as the country recovers from the economic crisis. I'll also be telling you about some of the more interesting events that will be taking place throughout Spain during August, plus some of the reasons why Spain is the best place on earth. 

Listen to the programme on channel 6 on your bedside radio or online at http://hrbasingstoke.co.uk/listen-live-to-hrb/

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Sunday 12th July 10:00 – 11:00

Broadcasting to you as always direct from my home on the sunny Costa Blanca at the earlier time of 10 o'clock this Sunday morning, I’ll be bringing you more great music from the ’70s and ’80s, including songs by Marvin Gaye, Dr Hook, Doobie Brothers, Sad Cafe, Frankie goes to Hollywood, Cher, George Benson, Manhattans and Tears for Fears.

I'll also be taking a look at the Spanish news with stories about the heatwave we've been experiencing here over the past week, how beer drinkers across Europe are opting for quality over quantity, the new Madrid mayor wants to rid the city of memories of dictator Franco, tennis ace Nadal has doubts about his future after his Wimbledon thrashing and did you know Spanish is more widely spoken in the United States than in Spain?

Towards the end of the programme I'll be bringing you another recipe with a Mediterranean twist and this time I'll be telling you how to make that popular summer-time dish – gazpacho. You can read full details of the recipe here.

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Sunday 14th June 3 – 4pm

Broadcasting to you as always direct from my home on the sunny Costa Blanca at the later time of 3pm, I’ll be bringing you more great and varied music from the ’70s and ’80s, including songs by Phil Collins, Arrow, Tom Jones, Frankie Valli, Bananarama, The Undertones, England Dan and John Ford Coley and Haircut 100.

I'll also be taking a look at the Spanish news and asking "Could olive 'ebola' wipe out the crop in Spain?" I'll also be reporting on how our women's football team are bidding for glory in their World Cup debut, the Spanish Heakth Minister says not vaccinating is irresponsible and a report places Spain as the world's second best for work-life balance.

Towards the end of the programme I'll be bringing you another recipe with a Mediterranean twist and this time I'll be telling you how to make a great tapa – quail eggs with paprika sesame salt. You can find full details of the recipe here.

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Sunday 10th May 12:00 – 13:00

Broadcasting to you as always direct from my home on the sunny Costa Blanca, I’ll be bringing you more great music from the ’70s and ’80s, including songs by Soft Cell, Lisa Lougheed, the Kinks, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Paul Simon, the Stylistics and Free.

I'll also be taking a look at the Spanish news with reports on 2 surveys, one showing that the current prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, is hated more by the younger generation than Franco and the second one showing that almost one in four Spaniards invent fantasy versions of what they did on the weekend! I'll also be reporting on the Ryanair flight from Murcia to London Stansted that had no milk or toilet paper on board and Spain's economy continues to grow. 

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Sunday 12th April, 11:00 – 12:00

Broadcasting to you as always direct from my home on the sunny Costa Blanca at the earlier time of 11'oclock this Sunday morning, I’ll be bringing you more great music from the ’70s and ’80s, including songs by The Hollies, Lorna Bennett, Neil Diamond, Gerard Kenny, Booker T & the MGs, Bee Gees, David Bowie, Franki Valli and Level 42.

I'll also be taking a look at the Spanish news with stories about how Spaniards claim to be among the worst home-cooks in the world, how the first house has been sold by lottery ticket and Spain becomes Europe’s largest exporter of seafood.

Towards the end of the programme I'll be bringing you another recipe with a Mediterranean twist and this time I'll be telling you how to cook sea bass (or dorada as it is called here) with roasted tomatoes and citrus cous-cous a delicious and easy to make lunch. You can read full details of the recipe here.

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Sunday 8th March, 12 – 1 pm

Broadcasting to you as always direct from my home on the sunny Costa Blanca at 12 noon this Sunday, I’ll be bringing you more great music from the ’70s and ’80s, including tracks by some giants of the era – Bob Geldof, Johnny Mathis, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Paul Simon, Hot Chocolate, Drifters, Pet Shop Boys and many more.

I'll also be taking a look at the Spanish news with stories about the Spaniards arrested for fighting for Russia in Ukraine, a poll shows that corruption is a bigger worry than terrorism in Spain, the prime minister insists 'Spain has achieved the impossible' and how Spain plans to deport up to 130 Latin American gang leaders from Madrid.

Towards the end of the programme I'll be bringing you another recipe with a Mediterranean twist and this time I'll be telling you how to make that tapas that you must all have tasted if you've holidayed in Spain, patas bravas or spicy potatoes. You can read full details of the recipe here

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Sunday 8th February, 12 – 1 pm

Broadcasting to you as always direct from my home on the sunny Costa Blanca at 12 noon this Sunday, I’ll be bringing you more great music from the ’70s and ’80s, including tracks by Patsy Gallant, Fleetwood Mac, Paul Young, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Kylie Minogue, Heatwave, Billy Ocean, George Benson and Roxy Music.

I'll also be taking a look at the Spanish news with stories about how Spain tops the world organ donation rankings, the woman fined for being kissed while driving, 'green' Cordoba wins global praise for its environmentally-friendly policies, Spanish airport staff announce major strikes but a weaker euro is set to boost UK tourism to Spain.

Towards the end of the programme I'll be bringing you another recipe with a Mediterranean twist and this time I'll be telling you how to make Hunter's Chicken, a hot pot to warm you up on the cold winter days ahead. You can read full details of the recipe here

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Sunday 11th January, 12 – 1pm

Broadcasting to you as always direct from my home on the sunny Costa Blanca at 12 noon this Sunday, I’ll be bringing you more great music from the ’70s and ’80s, including tracks by Haircut 100, Squeeze, Michael Jackson, Robert Palmer, Janet Jackson, Olivia Newton John, Wham, The Proclaimers and Lionel Richie.

I'll also be taking a look at the Spanish news with stories about Spain's contribution to the UK's reliance on foreign nurses, the longest train line in the world delivers it's first freight train from China to Madrid and road deaths in Spain fall to their lowest level since records began.

Towards the end of the programme I'll be bringing you another recipe with a Mediterranean twist and this time I'll be telling you how to make minestrone soup to warm you up on the cold winter days ahead and also help contribute to your '5-a-day' with all it's healthy vegetable ingredients. 

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Sunday 14th December 11:00 – 12:00

Broadcasting to you as always direct from my home on the sunny Costa Blanca at the earlier time of 11:00, I’ll be bringing you more great music from the ’70s and ’80s (guaranteed Christmas free!) including tracks by Chairman of the Board, Swing Out Sister, the Travelling Wilburys, Joan Armadtrading, Chris Rea, Kim Wilde, New Order and Bonnie Tyler.

I'll also be taking a look at the Spanish news with stories about the church's reaction to the announcement of tough new immigration plans, the announcement that Spain is now ebola-free according to WHO, Atletico Madrid's attempts to kick out soccer hooligans and the abortive attempt to beat the world record for the biggest tortilla.

What better way to follow that last story but to tell you in our regular recipe spot how to make a proper Spanish tortilla! Details can be found by clicking here.

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