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A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong

Blacklisted by the BBC, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society do not take their ban lying down and force themselves back on the BBC by hijacking a production of A Christmas Carol.

The Olivier Award-winning Mischief Theatre Company return to the small screen with their take on Dickens's famous festive fable.

Blacklisted by the BBC after ruining Peter Pan, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society do not take their ban lying down and force themselves back on the BBC by hijacking the jewel of the Christmas schedule, a live production of A Christmas Carol, staged by a professional cast.

As the Cornley gang try to make the show work on television, they soon realise they are completely out of their depth, with no idea how to direct a live studio or handle the special effects. Worse still, their internal rivalries are revealed on television, while an angry professional cast tries to get back into the studio.

50 minutes

Last on

New Year's Day 2018 13:15

Credits

Role Contributor
Scrooge Derek Jacobi
Aunt Diana Diana Rigg
Chris Henry Shields
Dennis Jonathan Sayer
Jonathan Greg Tannahill
Robert Henry Lewis
Max Dave Hearn
Sandra Charlie Russell
Annie Nancy Zamit
Trevor Chris Leask
Lucy Ellie Morris
Receptionist Bryony Corrigan
Attendant Matt Cavendish
Orphan Child Harriet Mae Webb
Director Adam Meggido
Herself Naga Munchetty
Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor
Director Richard Boden
Executive Producer Steven Canny
Executive Producer Chris Sussman
Executive Producer Mark Bentley
Executive Producer Kenny Wax

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