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Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 15 hours, 7 minutes

Looking at the marriage of Charles Dickens through the eyes of his wife Catherine, Sue Perkins exposes the lesser-known reality of the Dickens family Christmas. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sue Perkins
Producer:
Mark Halliley
Director:
Mark Halliley
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Slater
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Interviewed Guest:
Pen Vogler
Interviewed Guest:
Lucinda Dickens Hawksley
Interviewed Guest:
Claire Tomalin
Interviewed Guest:
Lillian Nayder
Interviewed Guest:
Oliver James
Assistant Producer:
Nick Tanner
Production Manager:
Marian Lacey

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Series 2

Episode 5: Father's Class

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Sitcom. Frank and Betty practise looking after children by taking Judy and Alison for a day out at the zoo. And Frank attends a maternity class - without Betty. Show more

The Good Life

Silly, But It's Fun

Duration: 26 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 42 minutes

Seasonal special of the suburban sitcom. The Goods and the Leadbetters plan their respective Christmases, but neither go according to plan. Classic from 1977. Show more

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbeatter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbeatter:
Paul Eddington
Writer:
Bob Larbey

Timeshift

Series 7

Stuffed: The Great British Christmas Dinner

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 days

Documentary about the history and tradition of the British Christmas dinner and the role it still plays in a Britain of different faiths, food fads and health concerns. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Tony Higgins
Producer:
Tony Higgins
Series Producer:
Alastair Laurence
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Callow
Interviewed Guest:
Prue Leith
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Meades
Interviewed Guest:
Marguerite Patten

Lucy Worsley reveals the surprising stories behind our favourite Christmas carols. From pagan rituals to religious conflicts, French dances and the First World War, carols reflect our history. Show more

BBC Four HD

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