A Gert Lush Christmas. Image shows from L to R: Dan Colman (Russell Howard), Lisa (Hannah Britland). Copyright: Avalon Television.

A Gert Lush Christmas

A Gert Lush Christmas. Image shows from L to R: Sue Colman (Sophie Thompson), Jake Colman (Dougie McMeekin), Dave Colman (Neil Morrissey), Dan Colman (Russell Howard), Lisa (Hannah Britland), Julie Colman (Kerry Howard), Uncle Tony (Greg Davies). Copyright: Avalon Television.

A Gert Lush Christmas

One-off comedy special from siblings Russell Howard and Kerry Howard

Comedy Drama
Russell Howard, Hannah Britland, Kerry Howard, Sophie Thompson, Neil Morrissey, Greg Davies, Dougie McMeekin, Felix Hayes and others
Russell Howard and Steve Williams
Al Campbell
Mark Iddon

'Gert Lush' [English, Adjective, Bristolian Slang]: - The highest form of praise a Bristolian can bestow on anything.

Feel-good comedy about loved-up couple Dan and Lisa, set in Bristol in the small town of Bamford.

Russell Howard stars as Dan, who brings his new girlfriend Lisa home to meet the family at Christmas, but introducing her to his eccentric family leads to unexpected yet hilarious consequences.

What begins as an over enthusiasm to welcome Lisa into the family ends with Lisa running away and making Dan regret having ever introducing her to them in the first place.

Starring Neil Morrissey as Dan's dad Dave, Sophie Thompson as mum Sue, real-life sister Kerry Howard as sister Julie and not forgetting Greg Davies as Uncle Tony, the dysfunctional family pull together in their own unique and crazy way to put things right.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 26th December 2015 on BBC Two at 9pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Wednesday 25th December 2019 at 1:00am on CC Extra