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Christmas Special

King Gary. Image shows from L to R: Big Gary King (Simon Day), Terri King (Laura Checkley), Gary King (Tom Davis), Teddy King (Riley Burgin), Denise King (Camille Coduri). Copyright: Shiny Button Productions
Gary King and his (not always so) merry band of neighbours are back just in time for the festivities.

Further details

Gary King is setting out to ensure the annual Butterchurn Crescent Christmas Lights Display is bigger and brighter than ever, lighting up the neighbourhood after a tough year. However, his neighbours aren't quite so keen to go all out as they tighten their belts, keep the 'leccy bills lean and turn to Secret Santa. Could a last-minute million-pound contract help Gary fund the Crescent's illuminations and save Christmas?!

"Meanwhile, Terri struggles to get into the festive spirit when she discovers Teddy has fallen out of love with Christmas and is refusing to sing at his choir concert, whilst Big Gary and Denise host the festive house guests from hell.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 23rd December 2020
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Tom Davis Gary King
Laura Checkley Terri King
Simon Day Big Gary King
Camille Coduri Denise King
Riley Burgin Teddy King
Romesh Ranganathan Stuart Williams
Guest cast
Jay Simpson John the Butcher
Sophie Stanton Jodie Simone
Mark Addy Les Fenwick
Matthew Earley (as Matthew Joseph Earley) Martin
Steve Probert Des Curly
Writing team
Tom Davis Writer
James De Frond Writer
Geoff Norcott Writer (Additional Material)
Lily Brazier Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
James De Frond Director
Paul Mindel 1st Assistant Director
Andy Brereton Executive Producer
Tom Davis Executive Producer
James De Frond Executive Producer
Ben Caudell Executive Producer
Lesley Cruickshank Line Producer
Carolynne Philpott Post Producer
Kate Heggie Producer
Robin Hill Editor
Anna Sheldrake Production Designer
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Lucy Williams Costume Designer
Roy Estabrook Director of Photography
Nicola Schuller Make-up Designer
Pete Wareham Composer

Press

King Gary Christmas Special, review

This sitcom has some strong lines and an endearing cast, but it courted some unenviable comparisons.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 23rd December 2020

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