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Christmas Episode

Comedy adventure in the style of Charles Dickens. Jedrington Secret-Past has a successful business until a lawyer tells him he owes a massive debt.

A Victorian comedy adventure in the style of Charles Dickens.

Jedrington Secret-Past is a happy family man with a successful business until on Christmas Eve Malifax Skulkingworm, a lawyer with a flinty heart and an evil hat, tells him he owes a massive debt he never knew of, and imprisons his family and shop in London's most notorious debtors prison, the Skint.

What is behind Skulkingworm's sinister plan? Will Jedrington rescue his family in time for Christmas? And is there more to the name of Secret-Past than meets the eye? All will be revealed in a tale of hidden wills, brave urchins, giant clocks, misery, joy and treacle.

1 hour

Last on

New Year's Day 2013 22:00


Role Contributor
Skulkingworm Stephen Fry
Jedrington Secret-Past Robert Webb
Conceptiva Katherine Parkinson
Miss Christmasham Celia Imrie
Jolliforth David Mitchell
Artful Codger Johnny Vegas
Victor Finlay Christie
Victoria Ambra Lily Keegan
Maggotty Pauline McLynn
Fearshiver Joshua McGuire
Fruitcake/Mr Christmasham Terrence Hardiman
Uncle Writes Prompt Thank Richard Johnson
Aunt Good Spelling Una Stubbs
Aunt Chastity Judy Parfitt
Aunt Sobriety Phyllida Law
Guard 2 Calum MacPherson
Scruffy Urchin/Nudger Sidney Johnston
Small News Boy Hector McCormick
Harumble/Former Customer Colin Hoult
Vicar of St Weddings Mark Evans
Skulkingworm's Mum Abigail Burdess
Policeman Dominic Coleman
Ghost of Christmas Past Dave Lamb
Well To Do Man Gus Brown
Young Miss Christmasham Aimee Parkes
Director Ben Gosling Fuller
Director Ben Gosling Fuller
Producer Gareth Edwards
Producer Gareth Edwards
Writer Mark Evans
Writer Mark Evans


  • Mon 19 Dec 2011 20:30
  • Thu 29 Dec 2011 22:00
  • Thu 20 Dec 2012 23:20
  • Thu 20 Dec 2012 23:50
  • New Year's Day 2013 22:00