The Worst Christmas Of My Life -
a Christmas to remember for all the wrong reasons - BBC One from
19 December 2006
"It contains both high farce and black humour... the fact is that in talking about The Worst Week Of My Life we can confidently use the F word. Funny." - Daily Express
Following the Bafta-nominated second series, The Worst Week of My Life returns to BBC One for a third series - The Worst Christmas Of My Life - starring Ben Miller (Armstrong & Miller, Jonny English), Sarah Alexander (Coupling, Green Wing) and Alison Steadman (Fat Friends, Adrian Mole).
The second series saw Howard (Ben Miller) and Mel (Sarah Alexander) finally making it down the aisle, moving into a new home and expecting their first child.
Now, in the new series from Hat Trick Productions, Howard and Mel are looking forward to their first Christmas as a family with their new baby daughter, Emily.
However for Howard, and those close to him, life is rarely that simple.
From suicidal secretaries to maniacal relatives, homicidal boyfriends and belligerent Santas, circumstances conspire to make this a Christmas to remember – for all the wrong reasons.
Surely there is no way that Howard can redeem himself and somehow be able to save Christmas?
Ben Miller says: "Howard is a good man, who loves his wife and baby and desperately wants to be accepted by her family, but is dogged by bad luck.
"If it wasn't so funny to see a man so ruthlessly pummelled by fate it wouldn't be a comedy at all, it would be a tragedy."
Sarah Alexander says: "Mel defines the term long-suffering, and she hasn't even been with him that long! I love Mel; I admire her loyalty, her ability to bail Howard out and her unquestioning love for him."
The Worst Christmas Of My Life also stars Geoffrey Whitehead, Janine Duvitski and Ronald Pickup.
It is written, produced and directed by Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni (The Robinsons, Barbara) for Hat Trick Productions.
The series transmits on BBC One on Tuesday 19, Thursday 21 and Friday 22 December at at 9.30pm.