To celebrate the festive season, the final four episodes of this series of our View From My Sofa podcast will be Christmas specials. See below for the full episode details and release dates.

The episodes will give you an exclusive insight into the star guests' festive traditions and viewing habits!


Find out which stars will be joining us to help spread some festive cheer on our Christmas special episodes below. Don't forget to subscribe to the Radio Times Podcasts channel wherever you listen to your podcasts to make sure you never miss an episode.

You can browse our earlier episodes of View From My Sofa here.

Episode 10 - View From My Sofa at Christmas with Jamie Oliver (Live 6th December)

This week’s guest really needs no introduction – it’s the chef, restauranteur and cookbook author, Jamie Oliver. In our first festive episode, Jamie talks to podcast host Kelly-Anne Taylor about Christmas Day in the Oliver household, how giving his wife Jools a foot massage is his sure-fire way to secure control of the remote, and how landing his first TV show was all down to pot luck.

Episode 11 - View From My Sofa at Christmas with Dick & Angel (Live 13th December)

Dick and Angel Strawbridge join Kelly-Anne from their French chateau to talk all things Christmas. The couple have achieved cult status with their Channel 4 series, which followed their renovation of a derelict 19th-century chateau. They speak to Kelly-Anne about the importance of tradition, how a romcom kickstarted their dream to uproot their lives and relocate to France and why this is the last series of their Chateau adventure...

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Episode 12 - View From My Sofa at Christmas with Miriam Margolyes (Live 20th December)

On this Christmas episode of View From My Sofa, Kelly-Anne is joined by a self-confessed Christmas Scrooge – Miriam Margolyes. Known for speaking her own mind as well as her long and celebrated acting career, Miriam talks to Kelly-Anne about loathing Christmas, never reading a Harry Potter book despite playing the Head of Hufflepuff in the film franchise and why she refuses to slow down.

Listen to the episode below!

Episode 13 - Christmas bumper episode with Will Ferrell & Octavia Spencer (Live 22nd December)

In this bumper Christmas special, Kelly-Anne is joined by Mr Christmas himself – Elf star and renowned comedy actor Will Ferrell, as well as his co-star in Apple TV+’s latest Christmas film Spirited, the Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer. The stars talk about their festive traditions, the worst Christmas presents they’ve ever received and the difficulties of taking on an all-singing... all-dancing musical.

You can also listen to our earlier episodes of the View From My Sofa podcast with special guests like Daniel Radcliffe, Stephen Fry, Letitia Wright and Louis Theroux! Click here to browse the episodes.

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