Sunday 13 December 2020

The Little And Large Christmas Show (1980)

’Tis the season to be jolly once more, and hark! This heralds some frivolous and festive outpouring from Messrs Velvet and Blackout who, in the first of twelve (yes…twelve) daily broadcasts, endeavour to trudge through a blizzard of ghosts from the Yuletide televisual past. No quest is too Little or indeed too Large as their first frost-covered outing attests, examining Syd and Eddie’s respective BBC offering from 1980.

Will the performances of Mr Meade and Mr McGuinness cut the mustard, or will the over-serving of ‘sauce’ leave you with a bad taste in your mouth? Can a Harry Webb impersonation truly be pioneering? Can a prime-time light entertainment show be produced from cradle to grave in less than forty-eight hours? (No, it really can’t).

The answers to these questions and more await…

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