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Yonderland. Debbie Maddox (Martha Howe-Douglas). Copyright: Working Title Films


  • TV sitcom
  • Sky One
  • 2013 - 2016
  • 25 episodes (3 series)

Family-friendly fantasy comedy series for Sky1 starring the cast of Horrible Histories in various roles, and a host of puppets too. Stars Martha Howe-Douglas, Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Laurence Rickard and more.

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Series 3 - It's The Thought That Counts

Yonderland. Image shows from L to R: Jim Howick, Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Laurence Rickard. Copyright: Working Title Films
A special extended-length Christmas special. Both humans and puppets alike look forward to the holiday season in the fantastical world of Yonderland.

Broadcast details

Saturday 24th December 2016
Sky One
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Martha Howe-Douglas Debbie Maddox
Mathew Baynton Various
Jim Howick Various
Simon Farnaby Various
Laurence Rickard Various
Ben Willbond Various
Dan Skinner (as Dan Renton Skinner) Peter
Martha Howe-Douglas Various (Voice)
Guest cast
Anthony Head Nigel
Grace O'Leary Debbie's Daughter
Matthew Stagg Ben Maddox
Alison Steadman Barbara (Pete's Mum)
Carrie Quinlan Ensemble Actor
Samuel Browne Ensemble Actor
Flynn Dennison Ensemble Actor
Jamie Glassman Ensemble Actor
Jason Hazeley Ensemble Actor
Perdita Hibbins Ensemble Actor
Charles Maddox Ensemble Actor
Giles Terera Ensemble Actor
Harvey Weedon Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Simon Farnaby Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Victoria Grew Script Editor
Hugo Lynch Script Editor
Production team
Steve Connelly Director
Imogen Cooper Producer
Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Ben Boyer Executive Producer
Alison Carpenter Executive Producer
Morwenna Gordon Executive Producer
Laurence Rickard Associate Producer
Mike Holliday Editor
Lucy Spink Production Designer
Olivia Scott-Webb Casting Director
Jacqueline Mills Costume Designer
Pete Rowe Director of Photography
Sam Denyer Make-up Designer
Vicky Fields Make-up Designer
Philip Pope Composer
Adam Lock 1st Assistant Director


It's not just Christmas Eve, but also the night before Thanktival in the superbly entertaining world of Yonderland. In a twist that could well give children nightmares, the festive joy is threatened by a present-eating monster called Chompus. Can mum Debbie (Martha Howe-Douglas) come to the rescue? Perfect family viewing for a cosy Christmas Eve, with added monsters and enough subtlety to keep both parents as happy as their kids.

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 24th December 2016

Yonderland Christmas Special review

Tis the season both on both sides of the portal as Debbie is gearing up for Christmas and Yonderland is celebrating Thanktival...

Rachel Meaden, Den Of Geek, 24th December 2016

Alison Steadman is the mother-in-law from hell

Beware the overbearing, interfering, G&T-swigging mother-in-law: Alison Steadman will star in the Yonderland festive special as Pete's mum Barbara, who arrives on poor Debbie's doorstep for Christmas.

Eleanor Bley Griffiths, Radio Times, 21st December 2016

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