Wednesday 19 December 2012, 15:24
CBeebies have got a very special new animation for this Christmas. 'The Cow That Almost Missed Christmas' is the Nativity story as told through the eyes of an adventurous young cow called Marjorie.
Marjorie has heard that a new King is to be born in Bethlehem and there'll be a celebration - probably a street party! - and she really wants to be part of it.
We see very familiar scenes from the Nativity, but told from a slightly different perspective - that of the sheep (rather than the shepherds), the stately camels (rather than their owners, the Wise Men) and the donkey that transported Mary to Bethlehem!
Written by Andy Cutbill and designed by Russell Adjo, the programme is produced by Baby Cow and Komedia who have assembled a stellar comedy cast including Issie Sutie, Johnny Vegas, Miriam Margolyes and Simon Greenall.
'The Cow that Almost Missed Christmas' is a respectful, but very funny interpretation of the Nativity and a lovely celebratory viewing opportunity for all the family.
You can catch Marjorie and friends on CBeebies on Wednesday 19th December at 4.30pm, and again on 24th December at 3.30pm, and 25th December at 8.30am.
'The Cow That Almost Missed Christmas' will also be shown on BBC One on 21st December at 3.30pm, and on BBC Two on 25th December at 6.30am.
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