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A Child's Christmases in Wales (2009)

Young Owen recalls how, at Christmas 1983 when he was ten, his obsessively tidy mother and penny-pinching father hosted his two paternal uncles, garrulous carpet king Huw, perpetually ... See full summary »

Director:

Christine Gernon

Writer:

Mark Watson
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ruth Jones ... Mum
Mark Lewis Jones ... Dad
Steve Speirs ... Uncle Huw
Paul Kaye ... Uncle Gorwel
Michael Sheen ... Narrator (voice)
Oliver Bunyan Oliver Bunyan ... Young Owen
Jamie Burch Jamie Burch ... Young Maurice
Mark Charles Williams Mark Charles Williams ... Older Owen
Rhys McLellan Rhys McLellan ... Older Maurice
Alex Beckett Alex Beckett ... Carol Singer
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Young Owen recalls how, at Christmas 1983 when he was ten, his obsessively tidy mother and penny-pinching father hosted his two paternal uncles, garrulous carpet king Huw, perpetually attacking his ex-wife and with silent son Maurice in tow, and shambling out-of-it Gorwel. Huw brings a series of computer games, none of which work, whilst Mum steps on the Subbuteo set. Three years later and the annoying neighbors the Cadwallander boys are still charging the earth for their carol-singing, and Huw is still bitter about his ex-wife, but his gift of an artificial Christmas tree causes Mum to junk their real one. The uncles fall out over a game of Hungry Hippos and Huw's tree goes up in smoke, prompting the return of the real one. By 1989 the family has a phone and a color television. Huw brags that he fitted Tom Jones' new carpet and the Cadwallander boys have a CD out, but Gorwel gets into a fight trying to move them on. At least he wins his bet that it will be a white Christmas, though ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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This film was filmed on the same street where they film Stella with ruth jones. See more »

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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Who's havin' a Whiskey then!?
8 October 2019 | by keoghtSee all my reviews

It takes a lot to capture my heart. This phenomenal Welsh play certainly did! My Father is from Merthyr Tydfil and from birth, I have been raised to love the beautiful country of Wales and admire its successes. I watch A child's christmases in Wales every Christmas with my Father and cannot wait to show my kids when they are of age. This is a play that I hope stays in the family for years...Every Christmas. Excellent story. Fantastic acting. Full of comedy, love and life in general. 10/10. "I got a ball ure 😉"


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 2009 (UK) See more »

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