Production News

Bookmark and Share
01/12/2017

Star-Studded Cast For 'A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong'

News Image
A star-studded cast has been confirmed for 'A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong', which is set to air on BBC One this Christmas.

This adaptation of Charles Dickens' class Christmas tale will star Sir Derek Jacobi as Ebenezer Scrooge in the BBC's “professional” production of A Christmas Carol, until it is hijacked by the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society and he is removed from the project while on air.

Cue Dama Diana Rigg – playing the aunt of Sandra, one of the Cornley crew – who steps in as the narrator, as well as on the accelerator as she races against the clock to make it to the recording before the curtains close.

'A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong' by the award-winning Mischief Theatre Company is a BBC Studios Production for BBC One and is being filmed at MediaCity UK in Salford.

Sir Derek Jacobi said: "It's always a delight to be reacquainted with Dickens and A Christmas Carol is emblematic of this time of year. I hear that last year's festive theatre production was an all-out shambles, but thankfully the BBC has called in the professionals for this one."

Dame Diana Rigg added: "I can't wait to bring merriment and mischief to audiences this Christmas, with the wonderful Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society. And I have also been entrusted with another very important job – all will be revealed soon but let's just say hearts will be warmed this winter."

Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning at the BBC, commented: "A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong was already shaping up to be a seasonal highlight but with Sir Derek Jacobi and Dame Diana Rigg joining the cast it's an unmissable television event. Let's hope nothing goes wrong."

www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre

(JP)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

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

06/02/2018
Nominations For RTS Television Journalism Awards 2018 Announced
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2018. The awards ceremony, sponsored by Gues
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
10/05/2017
Production News : BBC Three Commissions 'The Young Offenders'
BBC Three has given the go-ahead to a new series of Irish comedy The Young Offenders. In association with RTÉ, BBC Three and BBC Comedy have commissio
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
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
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
24/04/2017
Production News : BBC Announce Gay Britannia Season
The BBC has announced a season of programming marking the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967. Led by programming on BBC Two and BBC Four
12/04/2017
Production News : Doctor Who Returns To BBC One
Doctor Who is to return to television screens on Saturday, 15 April. For the tenth series of the sci-fi show, some of the filming took place in Bristo
28/06/2022
Recording Breaking Figures Revealed For Glastonbury Coverage - BBC
The BBC has revealed record breaking figures for its coverage of Glastonbury 2022 across its digital platforms - with content streamed a record 34.1m
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
11/05/2017
Production News : BBC Announces Cast For Queers
BBC Four has announced its "stellar" cast of Queers, including Ben Whishaw, Alan Cumming, Rebecca Front, Russell Tovey, Gemma Whelan, Ian Gelder, Kadi
14/11/2017
Production News : BBC One Welcomes 'A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong'
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 B
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
11/09/2017
Production News : Tom Kerridge To Host New BBC Two Series
Tom Kerridge has been announced as the host for a new series for BBC Two. The Michelin-starred chef and TV presenter will front the 8x60' series 'The