The Return Of The Yuletide Kid. Anthony Richards (Craig Roberts). Copyright: BBC
The Return Of The Yuletide Kid

The Return Of The Yuletide Kid

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC Two Wales
  • 2019
  • 1 episode (1 series)

Comedy drama about a former child star who returns to his home town in Wales for Christmas. Stars Craig Roberts, Alex Karpovsky, Erin Richards, Catrin Stewart, Dolly Wells and more.

The Return Of The Yuletide Kid. Anthony Richards (Craig Roberts). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2019
Channels
BBC Two Wales
Episodes
1
Stars
Craig Roberts, Alex Karpovsky, Erin Richards, Catrin Stewart, Dolly Wells, Craig Heyworth, Elysia Welsh, Nia Roberts and more
Writers
Jamie Adams and Craig Roberts
Director
Jamie Adams
Producers
Houston King, Jamie Adams, Craig Roberts, David A Hughes, David Moores and Kevin Sampson
Companies

Anthony Richards - you know, the Anthony Richards, the actor - is depressed. He's 24, his agent has just dropped him and the post-Christmas pantomime he was relying on for money has just fallen through. He has little choice in the matter; he's going to have to let his London flat go, and go home for Christmas - home to his doting mother, his jealous brother and a claustrophobic Welsh community that still reveres him as the Valley Boy who made it. Anthony, you see, was The Yuletide Kid - the UK's answer to Kevin McCallister.

Back in his childhood home with framed posters of The Yuletide Kid bearing down on him, Anthony has demons to confront and ghosts, as well as stalkers, to lay. But when an opportunity arises for Ant to write and direct a play at the area's most prestigious stage school, he finally has the chance to leave The Yuletide Kid's baggage in the past, once and for all. First, though, he has to overcome writer's block, his many alter-egos, a succession of ardent admirers and the rampant jealousy of a bitter new rival. For this to work, he might just have to call on... The Yuletide Kid.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 14th December 2019 at 9:10pm on BBC Two Wales
Episode length
1 hour
All previous repeats
  • Tuesday 24th December 2019 at 10:30pm on BBC2 Wales

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