The TV Years: Christmas Special

Hot on the heels of the successful first issue on Eighties TV, comes a Christmas special focusing on over 50 years of festive telly treats. So grab a Tio Pepe and box of Matchmakers and settle down by a roaring log fire to unwrap a sack full of yuletide goodies.

There’s Eric Morecambe’s son Gary on Morecambe & Wise’s legendary Christmas shows, Gary Davies and Ric Blaxill talk us through Top Of The Pops, we open The Box Of Delights, go shopping at Woolies, pick the best, worst and weirdest Christmas annuals and records, speak to Steven Moffat about his Doctor Who Christmas specials, Mark Gatiss about ghost stories and ask Anita Dobson about EastEnders biggest-ever episode.
There’s also Mike Yarwood, Hugh Dennis, Val Doonican, Noel Edmonds, the history of the Christmas Day blockbuster, a definitive guide to five decades of programming on the big day and of course the lighting of the Blue Peter advent crown, and much, much more!

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