A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong. Image shows from L to R: Dennis / Bob Cratchit / Priest / Pallbearer (Jonathan Sayer), Jonathan / Marley / Topper / Businessman (Greg Tannahill), Sandra / Collector / Frances / Belle / Mrs. Cratchit / Olivia (Charlie Russell), Chris / Scrooge (Henry Shields), Aunt Diana / Narrator (Diana Rigg), Trevor (Chris Leask), Scrooge & Himself (Derek Jacobi), Max / Young Scrooge / Christmas Present / Collector / Undertaker (Dave Hearn), Robert / Bugsworth / Scrooge / Tiny Tim / Yet To Come / Pallbearer (Henry Lewis), Lucy / Tiny Tim (Ellie Morris),  Annie / Frances / Christmas Past / Businessman (Nancy Zamit). Copyright: BBC.

A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong

BBC One comedy special from Mischief Theatre. 1 episode in 2017. Stars Derek Jacobi, Diana Rigg, Dave Hearn, Chris Leask and others.

A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong. Image shows from L to R: Dennis / Bob Cratchit / Priest / Pallbearer (Jonathan Sayer), Jonathan / Marley / Topper / Businessman (Greg Tannahill), Sandra / Collector / Frances / Belle / Mrs. Cratchit / Olivia (Charlie Russell), Chris / Scrooge (Henry Shields), Aunt Diana / Narrator (Diana Rigg), Trevor (Chris Leask), Scrooge & Himself (Derek Jacobi), Max / Young Scrooge / Christmas Present / Collector / Undertaker (Dave Hearn), Robert / Bugsworth / Scrooge / Tiny Tim / Yet To Come / Pallbearer (Henry Lewis), Lucy / Tiny Tim (Ellie Morris),  Annie / Frances / Christmas Past / Businessman (Nancy Zamit). Copyright: BBC.

A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong

Mischief Theatre present their own version of A Christmas Carol

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2017
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
1
Starring
Derek Jacobi, Diana Rigg, Dave Hearn, Chris Leask, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields and others
Writers
Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields
Director
Richard Boden
Producer
Alex Walsh-Taylor

Mischief Theatre, the stars of 2016's Peter Pan Goes Wrong, present their own version of A Christmas Carol.

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 30th December 2017 on BBC One at 7:10pm
Episode length
50 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 1st January 2018 at 1:15pm

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