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The New Sofa

Festive special edition of the hit family sitcom. Inspired by Nigella Lawson, Denise decides to cook Christmas dinner for the family. Jim provides the yuletide log and, much to his dismay, Dave's mum and dad are invited to join the festivities. What could possibly go wrong?

1 hour

Last on

Christmas Eve 2018 22:30


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:23

    John Lennon, Yoko Ono & Plastic Ono Band

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (feat. The Harlem Community Choir)

  • 00:31


    Last Christmas (Pudding Mix)

  • 00:32

    The Pogues

    Fairytale Of New York (feat. Kirsty MacColl)


Role Contributor
Jim Royle Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle Sue Johnston
Denise Best Caroline Aherne
Dave Best Craig Cash
Twiggy Geoffrey Hughes
David Best Sr Tom Courtenay
Jocelyn Best Helen Fraser
Director Caroline Aherne
Writer Caroline Aherne
Writer Craig Cash
Writer Phil Mealey
Producer John Rushton