BBC Christmas Comedy Playlist

Series

BBC Christmas Comedy Playlist

Get into the festive mood with a collection of Christmas specials from some of the nation's favourite comedies. Take a journey from Peckham to Barry Island via Victorian London, with classic episodes from Only Fools and Horses, Gavin and Stacey, and Blackadder. Alan's Massive Cracker makes sure things go with a bang in Knowing Me Knowing Yule, and there are plenty of seasonal sketches to go round in Little Britain and The Catherine Tate Show.

Genres

Comedy

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Year

2009

Season
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It's Christmas time and the Welsh contingent have been invited to celebrate the festive season with the Shipmans. So with the help of Dave and his coach; the Wests head East. Dawn and Pete have come round for Christmas Eve drinks, and Pete's brought his aged mum. Mick has an enormous turkey soaking in a bucket, Bryn has his mistletoe set to standby and Pam has a cracker of a present under the tree for Mick. But will the season still be jolly when Smithy sees how attached Dave is to baby Neil? Or when Bryn elaborates further on the fishing trip? But most importantly...will there still be tidings of comfort and joy when Gavin delivers a truly unexpected surprise to everyone in the room?
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Having been stranded on a desert island for two long weeks, Lou and Andy are alive and hoping to be rescued. As Lou sets out to hunt for more food, Andy takes a little stroll and stumbles across something one doesn’t tend to find on truly deserted islands. Eventually, Lou decides that their only hope is for him to set off across the ocean to get help, but Andy is more concerned with where he can find some potato waffles. Meanwhile, just North of Shirtland in Thailand, Vicky Pollard’s trial has been going on for months. Her defence counsel has just one final character witness who has come from the UK to speak on Vicky's behalf: her mom, Shelley Pollard. In Belgium, Dudley has taken his bride, Ting Tong, on their honeymoon. They are staying with Dudley's brother and his new Russian wife, Ivanka, in his caravan – not exactly the romantic escape Ting Tong had in mind. Bubbles, staying at the prestigious ski resort of Klosters in Switzerland, decides to borrow a dress from an expensive boutique as her "good friend", the Prince of Wales, is coming to visit her. If only she could find something in her size… The Prime Minister of England is on a State visit to the USA, but Sebastian is suspicious of the special relationship between his boss and the President. Hypnotist Kenny Craig is in a hotel in Portugal, where he bumps into his hero, celebrity hypnotist Paul McKenna. Elsewhere, Anne visits the Vatican for an audience with the Pope, and Mr. Mann has taken his lifelong search for a pirate memory game to Morocco.
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Christmas Eve, 1850. In the reign of good Queen Vic, there stands, in Dumpling Lane in old London town, the Moustache Shoppe of one Ebenezer Blackadder - the kindest and loveliest man in all England. That is until the Spirit of Christmas shows up and introduces him to the ways of his loathsome ancestors. Digitally remastered version.
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It's the tail-end of the Christmas recess and peace and goodwill should reign in Westminster. But something goes terribly, terribly wrong on Newsnight and everything begins to unravel. Can Malcolm Tucker survive as the PM's enemies in Government and the Opposition bid for power?
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Rodney has run out of yuletide cheer, after burnt turkey, charred Christmas pudding, the same old things on television, and nothing but a book lent to him by Mickey Pierce: 'Body Language: The Lost Art'. When Grandad puts on his glad rags and heads to the OAPs' party at the community centre, the Trotter boys head to The Monte Carlo Club. Rodney puts his new-found knowledge of the unspoken language of love to use, but Del Boy has other ideas.
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When a man tries to report his car has been stolen he finds the local police station has become a branch of Britlaw PLC, complete with brochures, sales staff and restraining bar. There is much confusion in a restaurant when the waiter can't understand the difference between a customer complaining about his soup, and his suit.
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Alan presents a Christmas special from a studio replica of his own front room. BBC chief commissioning editor Tony Hayers is pressed on whether there will be a second series and there is a world record attempt as 'Alan's Massive Cracker' is pulled live on air. Sadly the big finale featuring Alan Partridge in a pear tree is ruined by the smouldering cracker and Alan lashes out, punching Tony Hayers in the face with a turkey.
In this episode...
Nan is surprised by an extra guest on Christmas Day, Bernie meets her match at the staff party and Lauren gets 'bovvered' by country life; with guest appearances by George Michael, Philip Glenister, Kathy Burke and Tamzin Outhwaite.