Greatest Christmas TV Moments

Greatest Christmas TV Moments


Christmas without TV clips shows is like a tree without tinsel... although is it wise to remind us how great Christmas telly used to be?

Anyway, this marathon takes us through crackers such as The Morecambe and Wise Show (including the sublime Singin’ in the Rain), David Tennant’s emotional departure from Doctor Who, family faves such as The Snowman and a sprinkling of soap classics (Hilda’s Corrie farewell, the Brookside lesbian kiss and Easties’ Angie and Den divorce papers) while comedians, actors, producers and — inexplicably — Roy Hattersley tell us why they were so good. There are a few other quirky choices too.


Countdown of 50 festive crackers past and present, including classic soap moments, dramatic endings, sitcom specials, comedy sketches and light entertainment highlights that have made the television set the focus of the holiday season for decades. Highlights include famous couples Den and Angie, Jack and Vera, and Gavin & Stacey; popular double acts Morecambe and Wise, the Trotter brothers and Wallace and Gromit; Doctor Who meeting Kylie Minogue; perennial music show Top of the Pops; and the ultimate irony of sitting down to watch the Royle Family sit down to watch TV for an hour. All small-screen life is here - with jingle bells on. Featuring interviews with cast, crew and assorted celebrity contributors.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Matt Crook
Series Producer Iain Coyle