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The Russ Abbot Christmas Show


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starring Russ Abbot with special guests Les Dennis
Bernard Cribbins and featuring Tom Bright
Bella Emberg
Sherrie Hewson George Malpas John Nettleton
You sit there feeling rotten
Each year you never learn,
You give expensive presents,
But get rubbish in return.
Nan's sweater doesn fit you
And who would buy those socks?
The walnuts are mouldy.
Just hard centres in the chocs.
You're up to here with turkey,
Christmas pudding and hot mince pies.
But don't despair, for here at last,
Is Russ's big surprise! Script associates
Lighting director BILL MILLAR Designer DACRE PUNT
Produced and directed by JOHN BISHOP
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Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Tom Bright
Unknown: Bella Emberg
Unknown: Sherrie Hewson
Unknown: George Malpas
Unknown: John Nettleton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Peter Vincent
Unknown: Jeff Thacker
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Director: Bill Millar
Designer: Dacre Punt
Directed By: John Bishop

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The Russ Abbot Christmas Show

BBC One London, 25 December 1988 20.30

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