Gavin & Stacey. Image shows from L to R: Nessa (Ruth Jones), Gavin (Mathew Horne), Stacey (Joanna Page), Smithy (James Corden). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions
Gavin & Stacey

Gavin & Stacey

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One / BBC Three
  • 2007 - 2019
  • 21 episodes (3 series)

A critic-pleasing, gentle and warm comedy about the romance between an Essex lad and Welsh girl. Stars Mathew Horne, Joanna Page, Ruth Jones, James Corden, Alison Steadman and more.

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Series 2 - Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special

It's Christmas Eve and the Wests join the Shipmans for one of Mick's famous turkey dinners.

Preview clips

Further details

Gavin & Stacey. Image shows from L to R: Nessa (Ruth Jones), Stacey (Joanna Page), Gavin (Mathew Horne), Smithy (James Corden). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions

It's Christmas Eve and the two families are coming together to celebrate Christmas. Smithy can't wait to spend his first Christmas with baby Neil, but doesn't count on Dave Coaches tagging along and playing happy families with Nessa. Jason and Bryn, meanwhile, have a heart-to-heart about 'that' fishing trip and Gavin and Stacey's revelation to Pam and Smithy doesn't quite turn out to be the Christmas present they were expecting.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 24th December 2008
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 23rd March 2009 9:00pm BBC3
Monday 13th July 2009 9:00pm BBC3
Monday 13th July 2009 11:50pm BBC3
Sunday 22nd November 2009 10:25pm BBC1
Monday 22nd March 2010 9:00pm BBC3
Monday 2nd August 2010 9:00pm BBC3
Monday 2nd August 2010 11:50pm BBC3
Sunday 19th December 2010 9:00pm BBC3
Friday 24th December 2010 10:55pm BBC2
Wednesday 27th July 2011 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 27th July 2011 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 1st December 2011 10:00pm Gold
Friday 2nd December 2011 6:00pm Gold
Sunday 4th December 2011 9:00pm BBC3
Monday 5th December 2011 1:00am BBC3
Thursday 22nd December 2011 10:35pm BBC1
Thursday 22nd December 2011 11:20pm BBC1 Wales
Thursday 22nd December 2011 11:35pm BBC1 Scot
Monday 26th December 2011 9:00pm Dave
Thursday 29th December 2011 10:00pm Gold
Friday 30th December 2011 5:10pm Gold
Saturday 26th May 2012 10:00pm Dave
Saturday 14th July 2012 2:00am Gold
Saturday 15th September 2012 9:00am Gold
Friday 23rd November 2012 9:40pm Dave
Sunday 2nd December 2012 8:00pm BBC3
Monday 3rd December 2012 1:00am BBC3
Wednesday 5th December 2012 8:00pm BBC3
Thursday 6th December 2012 1:30am BBC3
Thursday 6th December 2012 3:30am BBC3
Saturday 15th December 2012 10:00pm Dave
Thursday 20th December 2012 10:00pm Gold
Friday 21st December 2012 7:30pm Gold
Friday 21st December 2012 9:00pm BBC3
Sunday 23rd December 2012 10:30pm BBC3
Wednesday 20th February 2013 9:40pm Gold
Thursday 21st February 2013 1:30am Gold
Monday 15th April 2013 11:00pm Dave
Saturday 29th June 2013 11:00pm Dave
Tuesday 30th July 2013 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 30th July 2013 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 17th October 2013 10:20pm Gold
Friday 18th October 2013 7:40pm Gold
Tuesday 26th November 2013 8:00pm BBC3
Tuesday 3rd December 2013 10:00pm Gold
Wednesday 4th December 2013 7:40pm Gold
Friday 20th December 2013 8:40pm Gold
Saturday 21st December 2013 6:05pm Gold
Monday 23rd December 2013 9:00pm BBC3
Wednesday 1st January 2014 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 27th February 2014 9:40pm Gold
Friday 27th June 2014 9:40pm Dave
Saturday 28th June 2014 1:00am Dave
Sunday 21st September 2014 10:00pm Dave
Wednesday 15th October 2014 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 16th October 2014 6:40pm Gold
Wednesday 26th November 2014 8:00pm BBC3
Thursday 27th November 2014 1:00am BBC3
Saturday 6th December 2014 10:00pm Gold
Sunday 7th December 2014 8:35pm Gold
Thursday 18th December 2014 10:40pm Dave
Friday 19th December 2014 2:15am Dave
Wednesday 24th December 2014 8:00pm BBC3
Sunday 15th February 2015 8:40pm Dave
Monday 16th February 2015 2:50am Dave
Monday 16th March 2015 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 17th March 2015 2:00am Gold
Sunday 3rd May 2015 10:00pm Gold
Monday 4th May 2015 1:10am Gold
Friday 29th May 2015 8:40pm Dave
Saturday 30th May 2015 2:40am Dave
Monday 6th July 2015 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 7th July 2015 3:00pm Gold
Sunday 8th November 2015 9:40pm Gold
Monday 21st December 2015 10:40pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd December 2015 7:40pm Gold
Saturday 26th December 2015 11:00pm Dave
Sunday 27th December 2015 8:00pm Dave
Monday 15th February 2016 10:40pm Gold
Tuesday 16th February 2016 2:45am Gold
Wednesday 1st June 2016 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 30th August 2016 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 29th November 2016 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 30th November 2016 6:40pm Gold
Thursday 15th December 2016 9:20pm Gold
Friday 16th December 2016 8:20pm Gold
Friday 23rd December 2016 10:25pm Gold
Saturday 24th December 2016 9:00pm Gold
Sunday 12th February 2017 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 8:40pm Gold
Sunday 13th August 2017 4:20pm Gold
Sunday 13th August 2017 9:40pm Gold
Saturday 2nd December 2017 8:00pm Gold
Sunday 3rd December 2017 5:00pm Gold
Sunday 24th December 2017 5:00pm Gold
Sunday 24th December 2017 10:30pm Gold
Monday 25th December 2017 7:40pm W
Friday 29th December 2017 6:15pm W
Friday 9th March 2018 8:00pm Gold
Saturday 10th March 2018 1:55pm Gold
Monday 25th June 2018 7:40pm Gold
Tuesday 26th June 2018 3:00pm Gold
Saturday 1st December 2018 5:40pm Dave
Sunday 2nd December 2018 4:40pm Dave
Sunday 2nd December 2018 5:05pm Gold
Sunday 2nd December 2018 11:20pm Gold
Saturday 8th December 2018 8:20pm Gold
Sunday 9th December 2018 3:40pm Gold
Sunday 23rd December 2018 8:40pm Gold
Monday 24th December 2018 4:00pm Gold
Sunday 1st December 2019 1:55pm Gold
Sunday 1st December 2019 9:00pm Gold
Sunday 15th December 2019 2:05pm Gold
Sunday 15th December 2019 7:35pm Gold
Tuesday 24th December 2019 12:40am Gold
Tuesday 24th December 2019 9:00pm Gold
Sunday 29th November 2020 7:40pm Gold
Saturday 5th December 2020 9:40pm Gold
Sunday 6th December 2020 5:00pm Gold
Sunday 13th December 2020 10:25pm Gold
Monday 14th December 2020 3:00am Gold
Friday 18th December 2020 10:00pm W
Saturday 19th December 2020 4:00pm W
Monday 21st December 2020 9:40pm W
Thursday 24th December 2020 6:05pm Gold
Friday 25th December 2020 1:00am W
Friday 25th December 2020 10:05pm W
Friday 25th June 2021 10:40pm Dave
Saturday 27th November 2021 8:00pm Gold
Monday 29th November 2021 10:20pm Gold
Tuesday 30th November 2021 7:40pm Gold
Saturday 4th December 2021 7:40pm W
Saturday 4th December 2021 9:50pm Gold
Sunday 5th December 2021 2:30am Gold
Sunday 5th December 2021 5:40pm W
Wednesday 8th December 2021 7:40pm Gold
Saturday 11th December 2021 7:40pm Gold
Wednesday 22nd December 2021 9:55pm Gold
Thursday 23rd December 2021 7:40pm Gold
Thursday 23rd December 2021 11:20pm BBC1
Friday 24th December 2021 11:15pm Dave
Saturday 25th December 2021 6:40pm Dave
Monday 27th December 2021 7:35pm W
Tuesday 28th December 2021 3:40pm W
Monday 9th May 2022 11:25pm BBC3
Tuesday 10th May 2022 2:55am BBC3
Friday 13th May 2022 1:20am BBC3
Saturday 29th October 2022 6:50pm Dave
Sunday 30th October 2022 4:40pm Dave
Saturday 3rd December 2022 7:40pm Gold
Sunday 4th December 2022 4:05pm Gold
Friday 9th December 2022 10:10pm W
Saturday 10th December 2022 9:40pm W
Friday 16th December 2022 7:40pm Gold
Saturday 17th December 2022 3:40pm Gold
Tuesday 20th December 2022 8:00pm BBC3
Tuesday 20th December 2022 11:20pm BBC3
Wednesday 21st December 2022 1:35am BBC3
Friday 23rd December 2022 11:20pm Dave
Saturday 24th December 2022 9:00pm Dave
Sunday 25th December 2022 6:55pm Gold
Sunday 25th December 2022 8:00pm BBC3
Monday 26th December 2022 12:05am BBC3
Monday 26th December 2022 2:25am BBC3
Monday 26th December 2022 7:40pm W
Saturday 25th March 2023 4:00pm Dave
Saturday 29th April 2023 4:40pm Dave
Sunday 21st May 2023 10:40pm Dave
Saturday 16th December 2023 8:00pm BBC3
Saturday 16th December 2023 11:35pm BBC3
Wednesday 20th December 2023 11:00pm Gold
Friday 22nd December 2023 11:00pm W
Saturday 23rd December 2023 8:00pm BBC3
Sunday 24th December 2023 1:15am BBC3
Sunday 24th December 2023 4:20pm Gold
Monday 25th December 2023 11:25pm W
Saturday 17th February 2024 2:40pm Dave
Saturday 30th March 2024 8:00pm Dave
Thursday 4th April 2024 10:40pm Dave

Cast & crew

Mathew Horne Gavin
Joanna Page Stacey
Ruth Jones Nessa
James Corden Smithy
Alison Steadman Pam
Larry Lamb Mick
Melanie Walters Gwen
Rob Brydon Bryn
Margaret John Doris
Steffan Rhodri Dave
Julia Davis Dawn
Adrian Scarborough Pete
Robert Wilfort Jason
Guest cast
Edna Doré Edna
Zakk Furness-Jones Sue's Boy
Writing team
James Corden Writer
Ruth Jones Writer
Production team
Christine Gernon Director
Ted Dowd Producer
Lindsay Hughes Executive Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Gill Isles Producer
Liana Del Giudice Editor


What Christmas is all about?

Bryn and Gwen drop around to see their neighbour.

Featuring: Melanie Walters (Gwen), Rob Brydon (Bryn) & Margaret John (Doris).

Do They Know It's Christmas?

Smithy sings the Christmas hit in his van.

Featuring: James Corden (Smithy).

Christmas at the Shipmans'

The families discuss EastEnders.

Featuring: Ruth Jones (Nessa), James Corden (Smithy), Larry Lamb (Mick), Melanie Walters (Gwen), Rob Brydon (Bryn) & Robert Wilfort (Jason).


Gavin & Stacey special is the greatest festive episode

Come Christmas Day, we'll be sitting down to watch it yet again. And again. And again.

Nicholas Reilly, Metro, 11th December 2016

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