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Leigh Francis
Ben Palmer (additional material)
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Release Date:
28 December 2004 (UK) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Leigh Francis ... The Bear / Various Characters

Patsy Kensit ... Helen Hennerson

Sean Pertwee ... Richard Hennerson
Yasmin Kerr ... Lillian Hennerson

Davina McCall ... Dave Ian McCall

Nick Moran ... The Scriptwriter

Russell Brand ... Mr. Wolf
Ross Lee ... Various Characters
Barunka O'Shaughnessy ... Sacha Van Boederhaag
Karen Hayley ... Little Red Riding Hood
Kirsty Gallacher ... Goldilocks
Ozzy Rezat ... Ozzy
Craig Phillips ... Himself
Ben Shephard ... Carol Singer #1

Jenni Falconer ... Carol Singer #2

Jack Osbourne ... Himself (as The Osbournes)

Ozzy Osbourne ... Himself (as The Osbournes)

Sharon Osbourne ... Herself (as The Osbournes)
Terry Longden ... Himself (as The Osbournes)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dermot O'Leary ... Himself - Presenter (uncredited)

Directed by
Ben Palmer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kate Daughton  additional material
James De Frond  additional material
Leigh Francis 
Ben Palmer  additional material

Produced by
Kate Daughton .... associate producer
James De Frond .... associate producer
John Noel .... executive producer
Ben Palmer .... producer
Original Music by
Shaun Naylor 
Phil Oates 
Film Editing by
Charlie Fawcett 
Makeup Department
Siobhan Harper Ryan .... makeup designer
Gary Jordan .... makeup artist
Robin Lake .... prosthetic sculptor
Special Effects by
John Rafique .... special effects supervisor
Chris Watson .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Andrew Daffy .... CGI supervisor
Kwok Law .... visual effects
Editorial Department
Dicky Everton .... colorist
Dicky Everton .... on-line editor

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45 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Spoofs "Richard & Judy" (2001)See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
I Hope Mr Francis Can Do Much Better Than This In The Future, 28 February 2005
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

Leigh Francis is better known as Avid Merrion from the BO SELECTA series . Avid is a celebrity stalker who likes to pull stunts on unsuspecting minor celebrities . Of course the world of British showbiz soon cottoned onto him which means there's no more unsuspecting celebrity victims left , indeed there's people queuing up to take part in Francis shows . Series three of BO SELECTA reflects this , the format has been changed to a chat show and with the exception of Mel B and Michael Jackson there's little in the way of laughs since most of the humour from the first two series came about because the celebrity victims genuinely thought they were being stalked by a Romanian madman

Like series three A BEAR'S Christmas TAIL is disappointing and self indulgent . The bear from the woods narrowly misses being run down on a road and is found by the Hennerson family who take him home where the bear runs amok after the family leave to do some Christmas shopping . We have a fractured storyline featuring Mel B and Michael Jackson appearing in a version of THE WIZARD OF OZ and this is the best part of the show , but I'm afraid that isn't saying very much . Some of the humour is rather embarrassing not because of the content but because of its self indulgent air like the bear running into a cupboard telling Nick Moran's scriptwriter to put things into the story

Leigh Francis is a very talented guy but he seems to be too stuck on his BO SELECTA creations . Perhaps now would be a good time to move onto pastures new ? I noticed Francis played an Asian film buff who pesters customers in video shops - " Seen that . That's business class " - and perhaps we could see this character developed into a full blown character he hangs around video stores annoying unsuspecting members of the public

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