Production News

Bookmark and Share
14/11/2017

BBC One Welcomes 'A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong'

News Image
The Mischief Theatre Company are to return to the BBC One this festive with their own unique take on the Charles Dickens' classic tale – even if the BBC don't know it yet.

Following 2016's 'Peter Pan Goes Wrong', the Olivier Award-winning company was blacklisted by the BBC after ruining the legendary story. However, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are not taking the ban lying down and are bringing themselves back to the BBC by hijacking the jewel of the Christmas schedule, a 'live' production of A Christmas Carol staged by a professional cast.

The following hour finds the Cornley gang trying to make the show work on 'live' television as they soon realise that they are out of their depth, with no idea how to direct a live studio or handle special effects. This is not to mention the internal rivalries that are also revealed on television and, of course, the angry professional cast trying to get back into the studio.

'A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong' will be produced by BBC Studios and will feature guest stars (soon to be announced), and the Mischief Theatre Company. The Mischief Theatre cast are David Hearn, Chris Leask, Henry Lewis, Charlie Russell, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, Greg Tannahill and Nancy Zamit.

Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, are the writers behind A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong. The Executive Producers are Steven Canny for BBC Studios and Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd. The Producer is Alex Walsh-Taylor, with Richard Boden as Director.

Mischief Theatre's 'A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong' is a BBC Studios Production for BBC One and is being filmed at MediaCity UK, Salford.

Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning at the BBC, said: "This promises to be a viewing treat for all the family as the Dickens classic gets the full Mischief treatment. Expect chaos and a shambles from start to finish, a bit like most people's experience of Christmas itself."

Chris Sussman, Head of Comedy, BBC Studios, added: "It's going to be terrible. I can't wait to see it."

Henry Lewis, Mischief Theatre Artistic Director, commented: "We're absolutely thrilled to be back on the BBC this Christmas, but it is regrettable the BBC don't know it yet."

www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre

(JP/MH)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

29/09/2017
RTS Announces Nominations For North West Awards 2017
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the nominations for its annual awards, at an event sponsored by Audio Network. Cat
11/04/2017
RTS Announce Scotland Awards 2017
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Scotland Awards 2017. The awards cover all forms of production in Scotlan
13/04/2016
Production News : Nominations Announced For RTS Scotland Awards 2016
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for this year's RTS Scotland Awards 2016. The awards cover all forms of production in
27/04/2017
RTS East Centre Announces Nominations For Awards
The Royal Television Society (RTS) East Centre has announced the nominations for the RTS East Awards 2017. The inaugural awards will take place on 25
02/10/2015
RTS North West Announce Awards Shortlist
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the shortlist for its annual awards at an event hosted by CBBC presenter Lauren Lay
04/11/2014
Production News - RTS Announces Craft & Design Awards Shortlist
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the shortlist for the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2013/2014. The winners will be announced at a ceremon
21/05/2015
RTS Announces Winners Of Scotland Awards 2014
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the winners of the RTS Scotland Awards 2014. Chaired by April Chamberlain, the awards cover all forms
19/09/2017
Production News : Filming Commences On Good Omens
Principle photography has commenced on BBC Two's new six-part series Good Omens. Based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens sta
07/09/2017
Production News : BBC Four Acquires French Drama Series
BBC Four has announced the acquisition of French drama series, Witnesses: A Frozen Death. The eight-part series stars Marie Dompnier and Audrey Fleuro
26/05/2017
RTS Announces East Centre's Television Award Winners
The Royal Television Society (RTS) East Centre has announced the winners for the RTS East Centre Awards 2017 with a ceremony hosted by BBC Look East p
24/05/2002
BBC's business-to-business broadband capability launched
BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s main commercial arm, have launched BBC Preview – the first business-to-business broadband application that allows internation
18/11/2014
Winners Announced For RTS North West Centre Awards
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the winners of its annual awards on 15 November at the Hilton, Manchester. The even
29/01/2016
RTS Announces Television Journalism Awards 2016
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2016.   The awards, for news and current aff
10/11/2015
Production News : Michael McIntyre's Big Christmas Show To Return
Michael McIntyre is to return to BBC One this Christmas, the broadcaster has confirmed. The comedian will be back with Michael McIntyre's Big Christma
04/03/2016
Production News : RTS Programme Awards Nominees Unveiled
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has revealed the nominations for the RTS Programme Awards 2016, in partnership with Audio Network. The RTS Programm