It's Christmas time again for Jim & Barbara and there's baiting aplenty in their over-decorated living room. Daughter Denise and husband Dave arrive on Christmas Eve with aspirations for Christmas morning whilst Twiggy marches in full of festive spirit. Written by
Did You Know?
'The New Sofa' reunited veteran actors Tom Courtenay
and Helen Fraser
, who play Dave's parents, David Sr and Jocelyn. The two trained together at RADA and made their screen breakthroughs in the classic film version of Billy Liar
(1963), which starred Courtenay in the title role, with Fraser as his fiancée Barbara. Ralf Little
(who didn't appear in this special) also played Billy in a 2004 stage production and Helen Fraser played Billy's mother Alice in a 2009-2010 UK touring production. See more