Room on the Broom – exclusive preview video

Can't wait until Christmas? Here's a sneak peek of the BBC's festive animation from the pens of Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler

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Are you broke and bad-tempered from too much festive shopping? Red-eyed and wan after the excesses of the party season? Well, here’s a little treat guaranteed to give you back that Yuletide glow: an exclusive clip from the BBC’s Christmas animation, Room on the Broom.
 
Currently topping the bestseller lists in America, Room on the Broom is a picture book from the pens of Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler. They’re best known as the creators of the phenomenally successful Gruffalo, which has been translated into 48 languages and sold six and a half million copies worldwide.

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Room on the Broom is a beguiling tale about a scatty witch who becomes unwitting chauffeur to a raggletaggle menagerie and her disapproving cat. Supplying their voices are a stellar cast: Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon, Martin Clunes, David Walliams, Simon Pegg, Sally Hawkins and Timothy Spall. We’ll leave you to work out who’s who…

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 Room on the Broom is on BBC1 on Christmas day, 4.35pm