However, she has also asked me if I'd like to be that morning's 'Your Call' guest to talk about the song. Honestly, I don't know anything about the song, or Thomas Sterndale Bennett to come onto Radio 3 and talk about the song. I only heard it last year. If I look up TSB on Wikipedia, the listenership will most definitely suss something and know I'm reading it and regurgitating it word for word!
I think someone like Gizzy is better qualified to talk about the song on Radio 3 than I am. I don't know what you think to that, Giz??
I certainly draw the line at making a chode of myself on national radio, especially a quality service such as Radio 3.
The protocol is that the requestee is contacted by the 3 Breakfast team to explain to Clemency Burton-Hill or whomever why they've suggested the piece/song in the first place. The Sterndale Bennett song doesn't even have to be part of the Advent Calendar series, it could just be slipped in to the schedule at the tail end of the programme or something. However I am rather hoping that if it is played, it's the Luxon/Tear version that Gizzy speaks of. May suggest that to the producer.