The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)
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1987 Christmas Special 

Sketches include: 'The Pub Chat', 'The Wedding Party', 'Christmas Day at the Klondyke Saloon', 'Lefty and Sixty', and 'Pinocchio II: Killer Doll'. Musical guest Elton John sings 'Candle in the Wind'.

Director:

Marcus Mortimer
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ronnie Barker ... Himself / Various Characters
Ronnie Corbett ... Himself / Various Characters
Lynda Baron Lynda Baron ... Geppetto's Wife
Sandra Dickinson ... Gretchen: Pinocchio II Segment
Frank Finlay ... Bar Customer: Pinocchio II Segment
Charlton Heston ... Bar Customer: Pinocchio II Segment
Elton John ... Himself
Alfred Marks ... Barman: Pinocchio II Segment
Denis Quilley ... Bar Customer: Pinocchio II Segment
Ed Bishop
Alec Bregonzi Alec Bregonzi
Maria Charles Maria Charles ... Old Woman
John Owens
Walter Sparrow ... Old Man
Derek Ware Derek Ware
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Storyline

Sketches include a bar where one drinker finishes the sentences of the other, Percy and Cyril are at wedding, we go to the Klondyke Saloon in Alaska to see how they celebrate Christmas, there's an unusual oath in court, two yokels meet and have a chat, Ronnie tells us a story about two chaps who each bought themselves a rolls royce, and finally we see a Tale of Fantasy and Make Believe about an evil tree sprite called 'Pinocchio II - Killer Doll. The musical performance is by Elton John. Written by jem

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1987 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the last fully original show made by the Two Ronnies. See more »

Soundtracks

Candle in the Wind
Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John
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Lots of festive fun
21 April 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The magic is very much here from the Two Ronnies, right at the end of the show's time, this Christmas special frafeatusome great moments, including Pinocchio. There is a performance of Candle in the wind by Elton John, though it isn't live, the but musical performance at the Klondike saloon is fine, and there are a few nice sketches like the Wright's. Best bit though is undoubtedly the Pinocchio sketch which is hilarious and wonderfully dark, Corbett is on top form as the creepy puppet. Sandra Dickinson and Lynda Baron are great fun too. I wouldn't say it's vintage, but still a great special. 7/10


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