Mon 12 Dec, 2023

Christmas on National Prison Radio

The crew from Kurupt FM will be taking over the National Prison Radio airwaves this Christmas.

The stars from the hit BBC3 comedy People Just Do Nothing will be making guest appearances throughout the Christmas period to keep those behind bars company.

They will be popping up on a special Christmas Day show, on our daily breakfast show Porridge and on our weekly talk show NPR Talk.

People Just Do Nothing follows the lives of a group of characters who run a pirate radio station called Kurupt FM. The comedy show won a BAFTA award and a Royal Television Society award for Best Scripted Comedy.

They went on to star in their own movie, in which they aim to break the Japanese market.

British rapper, songwriter and entrepreneur Rimzee, will also be on National Prison Radio over Christmas, joining the Outside In team for a special Christmas Day programme.

Outside In is a new addition to the National Prison Radio schedule. The show is presented by Richie, Louis and Hilary, who have all served time in HMP Brixton. They have come together to create this show to help people prepare for a successful release.

Rimzee will be talking about his own experiences of serving 6 years in prison, what he did to prepare for release and will also be playing some of his tracks ahead of his new Mixtape which drops in January 2024.

To help people stay connected to their loved ones, there will be a special Family and Friends Request Show on Christmas Day. If you’re listening outside prison, you access the show here on Mixcloud on Christmas Day.

If you haven’t already submitted your requests for your loved ones for 2024, you can do so at

In the week between Christmas and New Year, our team will be doing a countdown of the most requested artists on National Prison Radio.

Last year, British rapper and songwriter Potter Payper was NPR’s most requested artist.

Prisoners will also receive special shout-outs for the prisons who have sent in the most requests across the year. The honour of getting the final request of the year on National Prison Radio goes to the prison that’s sent in the most requests of the year. Last year it was HMYOI Brinsford, but who will it be in 2023?

National Prison Radio is the world’s first national radio station for people in prison. It’s available on in-cell TV in prisons across England and Wales.