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.
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.
- Sunday 22nd December 2013
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Sarah Millican||Host / Presenter|
|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)|
|Mark Barrett||Series Producer|
|Graham Stuart||Executive Producer|
|Alan Tyler||Executive Producer|
|Chris Webster||Production Designer|
|Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis)||Composer|