Series 8 - The True Meaning Of Christmas
It's Christmas Eve, and Lee and Lucy face a possible yuletide disaster when they discover the perfect present they have bought for their children has already been gifted to them by their grandparents.
It's Christmas Eve, and Lee and Lucy face a possible yuletide disaster when they discover the perfect present they have bought for their children has already been gifted to them by their grandparents, Geoffrey and Wendy. Lee is forced to rush out at the last minute in search of a suitable substitute. But, with all the local shops closing their doors for the festive period, the race is on for Lee to avoid the ultimate parenting fail on Christmas morning and disappoint his three excited children.
With Lee's lovably feckless father Frank and uptight neighbours Toby and Anna dropping in to join in the madness and mayhem, it's guaranteed to be a family Christmas to remember.
This episode is dedicated to the memory of Keith Barron, 1934 - 2017.
- Sunday 24th December 2017
- BBC One
- 40 minutes
- Wednesday 27th December 2017 at 11:00pm on BBC1
- Wednesday 27th December 2017 at 11:30pm on BBC1 Wales
Cast & crew
In early 2017, Lee Mack's grumpy but gag-packed sitcom fast-forwarded into Outnumbered territory with Lee and Lucy (Sally Bretton) abruptly becoming parents to three young children. The addition of rosy-cheeked sprogs is a good fit for this special episode as the couple's warring in-laws compete for grandkid affection with gifts so lavish they threaten to outshine Santa. The late Keith Barron guest stars as a prickly toy shop employee.
Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 24th December 2017