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Gavin and Stacey return is highlight of BBC’s Christmas schedule


The much-anticipated return of Gavin and Stacey is set to be a highlight of the BBC’s Christmas Day schedule.

The British sitcom, created and written by James Corden and Ruth Jones and last screened in the UK in 2010, will be produced by Fulwell 73, Tidy Productions and Baby Cow Productions.

The one-off special will also star Alison Steadman, Larry Lamb, Rob Brydon, Mathew Horne, Joanna Page, Julia Davis and Adrian Scarborough.

Also back on the Beeb this Christmas is Miranda Hart, who returns for a one-off special, Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration, filmed at the London Palladium.

Brand new dramas being shown on BBC One over the festive season include A Christmas Carol with Guy Pearce as Scrooge, in a new adaptation from the creator of Peaky Blinders, Steven Knight, while Dracula will be brought to life from the pen of Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss.

Other highlights will include The Trial Of Christine Keeler with starring James Norton, Ellie Bamber and Emilia Fox; The Snail And The Whale, an adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s book voiced by Dame Diana Rigg, Sally Hawkins, Cariad Lloyd and Rob Brydon; and a special animated adaptation of Sir Michael Morpurgo’s children’s book Mimi And The Mountain Dragon, with an original score from Oscar winning composer Rachel Portman.

Sharon Osbourne and Craig Revel Horwood will feature in Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show, and Mrs Brown’s Boys returns for two festive specials.

The Office star Mackenzie Crook writes, directs and stars in a new adaptation of children’s favourite Worzel Gummidge, also starring Zoe Wannamaker, Sir Michael Palin and Vicki Pepperdine as Aunt Sally.

Meanwhile, a new documentary, Hugh Grant: A Life On Screen, will showcase the Love Actually stars’s work and interview the man himself about his career.

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