Sitcom Does.... Image shows from L to R: Hugh Dennis, Neil Morrissey, Joanna Page, Ricky Tomlinson. Copyright: North One Television.

Sitcom Does...

Gold documentary. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2011. Features Hugh Dennis, Joanna Page, Neil Morrissey and Ricky Tomlinson.

Series 1, Episode 4 - Sitcom Does Christmas With Ricky Tomlinson

Ricky Tomlinson looks at how sitcoms have mirrored the madness and merriment of the festive period, featuring Gavin & Stacey, The Vicar Of Dibley and Father Ted.

Further details

Sitcom Does.... Ricky Tomlinson. Copyright: North One Television.

In the last in of the Sitcom Does... series, Ricky Tomlinson - no stranger to high-rating Christmas specials himself thanks his portrayal of Jim Royle in The Royle Family - takes us through some classic festive clips from the likes of Blackadder's Christmas Carol, Peep Show, Rising Damp, Terry & June, Bottom and Men Behaving Badly, and introduces star names like Hugh Dennis, Miranda Hart, Larry Lamb, Ralf Little and Arabella Weir discussing what it takes to make the perfect Christmas special.

But that's not all - Doreen Mantle (Mrs Warboys in One Foot In The Grave) revisits Victor Meldrew's house, Gavin & Stacey's Joanna Page goes back to Barry Island, we meet Emma Ware, who played baby Jessica in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em's 1974 Christmas special, and Father Cleary and Father Billy from Father Ted go back to the very same lingerie store in Dublin to reminisce about the infamous eight-priests-in-a-lingerie-store scene in A Christmassy Ted.

Not to be outdone, actors Gary Waldhorn and James Fleet - David and Hugo Horton in The Vicar Of Dibley - have their own sprout-eating contest in the middle of Dibley.

Broadcast details

Monday 5th December 2011
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Ricky Tomlinson Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Miranda Hart Self
    Neil Morrissey Self
    Marcus Brigstocke Self
    Steve Punt Self
    Ralf Little Self
    David Schneider Self
    Arabella Weir Self
    Joanna Page Self
    Steffan Rhodri Self
    Larry Lamb Self
    Paul Mayhew-Archer Self
    Leslie Ash Self
    Gary Waldhorn Self
    James Fleet Self
    Hugh Dennis Self
    Joe Taylor Self
    Donncha Crowley Self
    Frank Kelly Self
    Doreen Mantle Self
    David Renwick Self
    Rhys Thomas Self
    Mark Steel Self
    Emma Ware Self
    Raymond Allen Self
    Production team
    Lindsay Jex Director
    Lindsay Jex Producer
    Ricky Kelehar Executive Producer
    Richard Dean Editor

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