French And Saunders. Image shows from L to R: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders
French And Saunders

French And Saunders

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1987 - 2017
  • 49 episodes (6 series)

Long-running popular sketch show starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Also features Betty Marsden, Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron, The Hot Hoofers, Kirsty MacColl and more.

Episode menu

Christmas Special 1998 - Christmas Special

Comedy sketch show starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, with guests including Joanna Lumley, the Spice Girls, Adrian Edmondson and Helen Mirren. Featuring the duo's irreverent tribute to Irish family group, The Corrs, and a spoof on the making of the film Titanic.

Broadcast details

Saturday 26th December 1998
50 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 4th December 2015 2:00am Gold
Friday 4th December 2015 11:30pm Gold
Thursday 6th October 2016 1:10am Gold
Thursday 17th November 2016 11:10pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 10:15pm Gold
Sunday 27th November 2016 10:40pm Gold
Wednesday 21st December 2016 1:30am Gold
Thursday 4th October 2018 12:00am Gold
Wednesday 24th October 2018 1:40am Gold
Thursday 25th October 2018 12:05am Gold
Saturday 1st December 2018 2:00am Gold
Sunday 2nd December 2018 12:45am Gold
Friday 7th December 2018 1:35am Gold
Friday 7th December 2018 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 13th December 2018 12:30am Gold
Friday 14th December 2018 12:30am Gold

Cast & crew

Dawn French Various
Jennifer Saunders Various
Guest cast
Emma Bunton (as Spice Girls) Self
Melanie Chisholm (as Spice Girls) Self
Melanie Brown (as Spice Girls) Self
Victoria Beckham (as Spice Girls) Self
Geri Halliwell (as spice girls) Self
The Riverdance Irish Dance Troupe Self
Harriet Thorpe Ensemble Actor
Helen Lederer Ensemble Actor
Adrian Edmondson Ensemble Actor
Gary Waldhorn Ensemble Actor
Joanna Lumley Ensemble Actor
Geraldine McNulty Ensemble Actor
Maggie Steed Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Dawn French Writer
Jennifer Saunders Writer
Production team
Edgar Wright Director
Gareth Carrivick Director
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Janice Thomas Producer
Pete Drinkwater Editor
Sarah Burns Costume Designer
Jan Sewell Make-up Designer
Daniel Phillips (as Darren Phillips) Make-up Designer
Graham Rimmington Lighting Designer
Simon Brint Musical Director
Dennis De Groot Production Designer

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