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John Bishop's Britain

BBC One stand-up. 13 episodes (2 series), 2010 - 2011. Stars John Bishop.

Series 2 - Christmas Special

Filmed in front of a live audience in Manchester, John Bishop presents viewers with a mix of stand-up and short sketches on Christmas. This special episode includes Noddy Holder talking about Christmas songs.

Full synopsis

In this festive special John dons his Christmas jumper and gets to grips with all things Christmassy. Starting out with the hell of present buying, John goes on to discuss tacky decorations, family arguments and that awful Christmas music.

He also shares stories, including his embarrassing run in with a stern headmistress at his son's nativity play and also a pantomime disaster.

Along the way we hear funny opinions from members of the public and celebrities alike. Yuletide treats include Noddy Holder confessing that he has actually met Santa and Eamonn Holmes insisting that it's wives that ruin Christmas.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 27th December 2011
30 minutes


  1. Friday 30th December 2011 at 23.05 (45 minute version)
  2. Friday 21st December 2012 at 23.30


When John Bishop Did Panto

John talks about his first ever panto where he played Herman the Henchman.

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Featuring: John Bishop.

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