Pandemonium coming to BBC Festive schedule

Alison Steadman

A brand new one off comedy Pandemonium sees the Jessop family, starring Alison Steadman and Katherine Parkinson, as a family who were forced to cancel their holiday of a lifetime to California, so go on holiday to Margate in December instead spend a “summer holiday” in a cold December in Margate;

Miranda Hart makes a return with a fun-packed show, in which celebrity couples compete to win at “games night”; and Blankety Blank also returns for a one-off special hosted by Bradley Walsh where a panel of six celebrities tries to win some very special prizes for some lucky contestants; and in Mrs Brown’s Boys, Agnes (Brendan O’Carroll) and her family celebrate Christmas under “the new normal” in two festive specials.

In Ghosts, Alison and Mike (Charlotte Ritchie and Kiell Smith-Bynoe) are visited by his family for the first time over On BBC One this Christmas, the brand new animation Zog and the Flying Doctors, narrated by Lenny Henry, sees Zog and Gadabout trying to rescue Pearl from her uncle, the KingChristmas;


The Vicar of Dibley (Dawn French) will bring her inimitable thoughts to BBC One, in a welcome return to the channel with three ‘lockdown’  messages alongside James Fleet (Hugo), and in Worzel Gummidge: Saucy Nancy, Mackenzie Crook returns as the walking talking scarecrow, alongside Shirley Henderson as Saucy Nancy, for a magical one hour film.

In Not Going Out, Lee (Lee Mack) and Lucy (Sally Bretton) host the family on New Year’s Eve; Tom Davis tries to create some festive cheer with a huge light display in King Gary; and The Goes Wrong Show brings its unique and chaotic staging of the Nativity by the Cornley Dramatic Society to tell the greatest story ever told.


Graham Norton will gather a spectacular line up of guests for his end of year show; the panellists from Have I Got News For You will celebrate 30 years alongside some of the guests from the past three decades; and there will be more lies to sift from the truth in Would I Lie To You?

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