Downton Abbey fans will be looking forward to seeing Carson and co back on their screens later this month, but Jim Carter, who plays the Crawley's no-nonsense butler in the ITV period drama, has scored himself a Christmas Day double, playing an equally grumpy character on children's story show Bookaboo.
Carter will join the eponymous drum-playing dog in the CITV series, bringing his suitably stentorian tones to seasonal story Grumpy Badger's Christmas.
"I think I'm reading this one because I look a bit like a grumpy badger," says Carter. "I don't have to do too much for a grumpy badger voice but I have to work harder at squeaky squirrels and things like that."
Watch the exclusive clip from the Bookaboo Christmas special below.