Christmas Special - Christmas
It's Christmas Eve, and the three couples have reached the Eurotunnel in Calais, returning from a long weekend visiting the Christmas markets in Cologne. Everyone is laden with gifts - a gingerbread house for the grandchildren, rude novelty Santas for the boys at the golf club and plenty of duty-free wine.
Disaster strikes when they realise they have read the departure times wrong on their tickets and have missed their train. There is only one more before the French strike for the holiday season, which would be fine, except Alan got his and Joyce's tickets on a voucher deal online and they are not flexible.
While they wait to see if they can switch tickets, John and Alan have their preconceptions about Germans challenged by striking up unlikely alliances in the departure hall. Meanwhile, Carol goes AWOL, and Joyce and Maureen have to track her down.
- Wednesday 23rd December 2015
- BBC One
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Fiona Mollison||German Maureen|
|Stephen Frost||German John|
|Rob Jarvis||Lorry Driver|
|Kate Bowes Renna||Customs Officer|
|Mark Flitton||Security Guard|
|Sarah Cartwright||Script Editor|
|Oriane Messina||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Fay Rusling||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Jimmy Mulville||Executive Producer|
|Gregor Sharp||Executive Producer|
|Jonathan Paul Green||Production Designer|
Whilst Joyce is a little stuck, the ladies discuss the dangers of travelling through Calais.