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The Sarah Millican Television Programme

BBC Two stand-up. 22 episodes (3 series), 2012 - 2013. Stars Sarah Millican.

Winter Specials - Christmas Special

To celebrate the festive season, Sarah unwraps her BBC Christmas present to reveal her all-time favourite television star, Phillip Schofield, and invites Call The Midwife's Judy Parfitt and Helen George to her cosy Christmas set.

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The Sarah Millican Television Programme. Sarah Millican. Copyright: So Television / Chopsy Productions.

To celebrate the festive season, Sarah unwraps her BBC Christmas present to reveal her all-time favourite television star, Phillip Schofield, and invites Call The Midwife's Judy Parfitt and Helen George to her cosy Christmas set.

Phillip, asked who his favourite is, Holly or Fern, says: "That's a very tricky one. I had such a brilliant time with Fern, it was marvellous, we clicked and I thought no one could ever replace her - and then along came Holly who is just such a delight to work with and I love going into work every morning to see her."

Talking about Dancing On Ice and whether he has a favourite moment, he says: "We had Pamela Anderson on and she was a lovely lady but a dreadful skater. She provided me with one of the most extraordinary moments. She did a huge lift, finished the routine and turned around and skated towards me and 'they' were out," feigning shock, he adds, "It looked like the airbag had gone off!"

Declaring it her best Christmas ever, Sarah puts Phillip back in the Broom Cupboard.

Judy Parfitt and Helen George join Sarah to chat about the TV hit Call The Midwife. Asked what they think would have been the best thing about living in the 1950s, Helen says: "I like the fact that you could eat white bread and not feel bad."

Asked if they had to demonstrate any baby skills when auditioning for the part, Judy says with mock indignation, "I didn't audition darling." Asked if she just got the part, she adds, "Of course."

Helen reveals she roped her husband and pet in for some unorthodox practice sessions, "I didn't have a prosthetic baby to practice with so I'd come home and I'd use my dog. She's a Yorkshire Terrier and kind of baby-size, so it just seemed like the natural progression. My husband was on his back with his legs up and a blanket over them. I wrapped the dog in a blanket and she looked like E.T. It was very successful."

Making a guest appearance in a scene from Call the Midwife, Sarah gets to grips with cycling and delivers a surprise Christmas baby.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 22nd December 2013
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Sarah Millican Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Phillip Schofield Guest
    Helen George Guest
    Judy Parfitt Guest
    Writing team
    Sarah Millican Writer
    Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
    Gary Delaney Writer (Additional Material)
    Caimh McDonnell Writer (Additional Material)
    Juliet Meyers Writer (Additional Material)
    Jim Pullin Writer (Additional Material)
    Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
    Aiden Spackman Writer (Additional Material)
    Geoff Norcott Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Geraldine Dowd Director
    Mark Barrett Series Producer
    Graham Stuart Executive Producer
    Alan Tyler Executive Producer
    Phil Moss Editor
    Chris Webster Production Designer
    Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer

    Video

    Phillip Schofield's Christmas

    Sarah chats to Phillip Schofield about This Morning and the best Christmas present he ever received.

    Featuring: Sarah Millican, Phillip Schofield.

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