David Mitchell and Ben Miller meet mad scientist Harry Hill in new Professor Branestawm trailer

Take a first look at BBC1 Christmas Eve family drama The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm

Harry Hill greets Christmas 2014 with a bang in the new trailer for BBC1 family drama The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm.

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Peep Show’s David Mitchell and former Death in Paradise star Ben Miller also feature in the first look at Harry Hill’s mad professor and his harebrained experiments.

The trailer eses Branestawm befriend local schoolgirl Connie (Madeline Holliday), and show her some of the weirder creations in his workshop, including a “machine for herding cats.”

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The family drama, which will be broadcast on Christmas Eve at 8:30pm on BBC1, has been adapted by author Charlie Higson from the original short stories by Norman Hunter.