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Micky Flanagan Thinking Aloud

Micky Flanagan Thinking Aloud

  • TV factual
  • Sky One
  • 2017 - 2018
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

Take a tour through Micky Flanagan's mind as he digs into the issues occupying his thoughts.

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Micky Flanagan's Christmas

Micky Flanagan Thinking Aloud. Micky Flanagan
What's a three-bird roast? And why the sudden need for a new sofa? Micky explores our craze for Christmas, finding some strange traditions along the way.

Further details

Why do so many people get divorced at Christmas? What exactly is a three-bird roast? And why does everyone panic about getting a new sofa in time? Micky searches his mind for everything he loves and loathes about Christmas. But it's not just those burning questions keeping Micky awake. He wants to find out more about Britain's Christmas craze.

In this cheeky festive special, he visits a tinsel factory in Wales and finds out why people do unspeakable things at their office Christmas parties. He discovers how semi-nudity and New Year resolutions come together in a rather surprising way, shares his take on 2018 and reveals why, for some, Christmas is all about wizards, stone circles and bad sandals. Plus, if you've ever wondered who the world's most inappropriate Father Christmas is, you'll get to meet him as Micky heads to Santa training school.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 19th December 2018
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 8th December 2019 10:00pm Sky1
Friday 20th December 2019 9:00pm Sky1
Tuesday 24th December 2019 12:30am Sky1
Wednesday 25th December 2019 9:00pm Sky2
Thursday 26th December 2019 12:00am Sky1
Wednesday 16th December 2020 10:00pm Sky1
Sunday 20th December 2020 12:55am Sky1
Tuesday 14th December 2021 9:00pm Sky Max
Thursday 16th December 2021 11:00pm Sky Max
Sunday 19th December 2021 1:00am Sky Max
Friday 16th December 2022 11:00pm Sky Max
Sunday 18th December 2022 11:40pm Sky Max

Cast & crew

Micky Flanagan Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Vanessa Lloyd Platt Self
Production team
Mike Reilly Series Director
Michelle Crowther Series Producer
Shirley Jones Executive Producer
Christian Knowles Executive Producer
Mike Reilly Executive Producer
Stephanie Edwards Line Producer
Oliver Rainbird (as Ollie Rainbird) Editor
Steve Tempia Editor
Simon Rowles Director of Photography
Jaimie Gramston Director of Photography

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