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

Sitcom Does...

  • TV documentary
  • Gold
  • 2011
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Factual series for GOLD looking at the themes of family, romance, friendships and Christmas as portrayed within situation comedy. Features Hugh Dennis, Joanna Page, Neil Morrissey, Ricky Tomlinson, Miranda Hart and more.

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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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 6th December 2011 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 8th December 2011 5:40pm Gold
Friday 9th December 2011 11:20pm Gold
Thursday 22nd December 2011 9:00pm Gold
Friday 23rd December 2011 1:35pm Gold
Monday 26th December 2011 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 27th December 2011 1:20am Gold
Wednesday 19th December 2012 6:55pm Gold
Saturday 22nd December 2012 9:40am Gold
Monday 24th December 2012 1:25pm Gold
Thursday 27th December 2012 12:00pm Gold
Sunday 15th December 2013 7:05pm Gold
Monday 16th December 2013 1:55pm Gold
Tuesday 17th December 2013 6:00pm Gold
Monday 1st December 2014 12:30pm Gold
Monday 1st December 2014 6:00pm Gold
Thursday 4th December 2014 11:00pm Gold

Cast & crew

Ricky Tomlinson Host / Presenter
Miranda Hart Self
Neil Morrissey Self
Marcus Brigstocke Self
Steve Punt Self
David Schneider Self
Arabella Weir Self
Joanna Page Self
Leslie Ash Self
Guest cast
Ralf Little Self
Steffan Rhodri Self
Larry Lamb Self
Paul Mayhew-Archer 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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