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Christmas Special 2012 

The Brockmans throw a Christmas party with jubilee bunting for decorations but Pete is not happy. Of the kids only Ben wants to help whilst Sandra gets drunk, tactless Norris from next door... See full summary »

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Andy Hamilton (by), Guy Jenkin (by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Hugh Dennis ... Pete
Claire Skinner ... Sue
Tyger Drew-Honey ... Jake
Daniel Roche ... Ben
Ramona Marquez ... Karen
Rosalind Ayres ... Gran
Hattie Morahan ... Jane
Mark Heap ... Norris
Sanjeev Bhaskar ... Ray
Sarah Woodward Sarah Woodward ... Mary
Susannah Doyle Susannah Doyle ... Tatiana
Bob Cryer ... PC Dixon
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The Brockmans throw a Christmas party with jubilee bunting for decorations but Pete is not happy. Of the kids only Ben wants to help whilst Sandra gets drunk, tactless Norris from next door reminds former TV weather-man Ray of his nervous breakdown and Pete gets shut in the bathroom with neurotic, flu-ridden Jane when the door handle falls off. As the evening progresses Norris's wife runs off with her Lesbian lover, Jane takes an accidental over-dose and is rushed to hospital whilst Jake brings the police to the house. This will certainly be one party for everybody to remember. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 2012 (UK) See more »

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Color
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Pete: My mother's playing swingball?
Sue: Yeah, it's round three of Ben's paralympic heptathlon. They're only allowed to use one arm and one leg.
Pete: Isn't that dangerous?
Sue: You should have seen the blind archery.
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References Match of the Day (1964) See more »

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Awful
25 December 2012 | by johnwakeman-1See all my reviews

I hate kids,especially precocious ones so it was to my surprise that I found myself firstly liking and then loving this series. The performances of all the characters(including the adults!)was extraordinary and the scripts hilarious. But the 2012 Christmas Special unfortunately was absolutely dire.Why?Well I think the main problem is that the kids have grown up.Ben is now twelve but looks at least eighteen and Karen is ten and looks about fourteen.The scriptwriters took a decision to relegate them to supporting roles and instead concentrated on a (very)odd bunch of party guests all of whom overacted like mad.Couple this with a director who thinks it is trendy not to use a Steadycam and you have a disaster. I don't know if another series is planned but I certainly hope not.It's run its course.


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