- BBC One
- Derek Jacobi, Diana Rigg, Dave Hearn, Chris Leask, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields and more
- Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields
- Richard Boden and Adam Meggido
- Alex Walsh-Taylor, Steven Canny, Kenny Wax, Chris Sussman and Katie Kearney
Blacklisted by the BBC after ruining Peter Pan, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are not taking their ban lying down and force themselves back on the BBC by hijacking the jewel of the Christmas schedule, a 'live' production of A Christmas Carol staged by a professional cast.
The following hour finds the Cornley gang trying to make the show work on 'live' television as they soon realise they are completely out of their depth with no idea how to direct a live studio or handle special effects and are having their own internal rivalries revealed on television. Plus, there's an angry professional cast trying to get back into the studio.
- Camera set-up
- First broadcast
- Saturday 30th December 2017 at 7:10pm on BBC One
- Episode length
- 50 minutes
- All previous repeats
- Monday 1st January 2018 at 1:15pm on BBC1
- Dock 10 (MediaCityUK)