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

Key details

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2017
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
1
Stars
Derek Jacobi, Diana Rigg, Dave Hearn, Chris Leask, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields and more
Writers
Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields
Directors
Richard Boden and Adam Meggido
Producers
Alex Walsh-Taylor, Steven Canny, Kenny Wax, Chris Sussman and Katie Kearney
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

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

Recording details

  • Dock 10 (MediaCityUK)

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