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Christmas Night with the Stars

All Episodes 1958 - 1994

  • Ended
  • BBC One
  • 1958-12-25T01:00:00+01:00
  • 90 mins
  • 6 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Comedy, Family
Christmas Night with the Stars was a television show broadcast each Christmas night by the BBC from 1958 to 1972 (with the exception of 1961, 1965 and 1966) and also revived in 1994. The show was hosted each year by a leading star of BBC TV and featured specially made short seasonal editions (typically about 10 minutes long) of the previous year's most popular BBC sitcoms and light entertainment programs. The show was voted 24th in the Channel 4 100 Greatest Christmas Moments. Most of the variety segments no longer exist.

4 episodes

1x12 Christmas Night With the Stars (1972)

  • 1972-12-25T01:00:00+01:00 — 90 mins

Seasonal sketches from the casts of "Dads Army", "Look - Mike Yarwood", "The Goodies" and "The Liver Birds", linked by The Two Ronnies and guests.

In December 1994, Hugh and Stephen were tapped to revive an old variety show, A Christmas Night With the Stars, which had not been seen for about twenty years. Their guests included many top comedy acts such as Rab C. Nesbitt, Reeves and Mortimer, Alan Partridge and Alexei Sayle. Footage of old Christmas Night broadcasts was interspersed with the new material. The critical consensus was that the old-fashioned format was really unsuited to the postmodern, ironic tone set by the producers and carried through by hosts and performers, resulting in an uneven program at best.