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

A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong

Blacklisted by the BBC after ruining Peter Pan, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society do not take their ban lying down and force themselves back on the TV by hijacking the jewel of the Christmas schedule, a live production of A Christmas Carol, staged by a professional cast that includes the legendary Sir Derek Jacobi.

With a little help from Sandra's aunt, Dame Diana Rigg, the Cornley gang try to make the show work on television, but they soon realise they are completely out of their depth, with no idea how to direct a live studio or handle the special effects. Worse still, their internal rivalries are revealed on television, while an angry professional cast tries to get back into the studio.

First released: Monday 29th March 2021


  • Goes Wrong Along: The Mischief cast on A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong
  • Distributor: Lionsgate
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 49

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