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2012 Christmas Special

2012 Christmas Special

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Review

Last year the Brockmans decided to go away for Christmas: this year they’re throwing a party at the heart of their community. But the bosom of the neighbourhood is not as pillowy and restful as they might like. The guests include Norris, who has opinions; Ray, who used to be a weatherman and doesn’t seem to have coped well afterwards;
and Jane, whose romantic life is unmanageable.

Gran turns up for a surprise visit, Karen is online most of the time and at the window, there’s the gentle, then insistent, tap-tap of a winter virus. There’s only so much spirit-lifting a gathering of neighbours can be expected to do. For everything else, there’s Ben and his party games. Christmas Swingball, anyone?

Summary

The Brockmans do their bit for the community by throwing a party for their friends and neighbours - but things do not go as planned. Jake seems to have fallen in with a bad crowd, Karen would rather be chatting online and Pete's mum has turned up unexpectedly. The guests include Sue's friend Jane, whose love life is a disaster, traumatised ex-weatherman Ray and opinionated neighbour Norris. Sanjeev Bhaskar and Mark Heap guest star in this festive special of the domestic comedy from 2012, with Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner.

Cast & Crew

Pete Hugh Dennis
Sue Claire Skinner
Jake Tyger Drew-Honey
Ben Daniel Roche
Karen Ramona Marquez
Gran Rosalind Ayres
Jane Hattie Morahan
Norris Mark Heap
Ray Sanjeev Bhaskar
Mary Sarah Woodward
Tatiana Susannah Doyle
PC Dixon Bob Cryer
Director Andy Hamilton
Director Guy Jenkin
Executive Producer Jimmy Mulville
Executive Producer Gregor Sharp
Producer Andy Hamilton
Producer Guy Jenkin
Writer Andy Hamilton
Writer Guy Jenkin
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