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Christmas Box (1976)

Sketches include the film noir 'Farewell my Cinders', the BBC Jewish news, The Bruce Fosdyke Show, A Christmas Appeal by Faith Douche, the meaning of Christiman, 'The Last Noël', Jacques ... See full summary »

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Bruce Gowers
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Complete credited cast:
Stanley Baxter ... Various Characters
Miriam Margolyes ... Maurie Kaplan's Mother
Moray Watson
Norman Maen Norman Maen ... Themselves (as The Norman Maen Dancers)
The Tony Mansell Singers The Tony Mansell Singers ... Themselves
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Sketches include the film noir 'Farewell my Cinders', the BBC Jewish news, The Bruce Fosdyke Show, A Christmas Appeal by Faith Douche, the meaning of Christiman, 'The Last Noël', Jacques Cousteau presents Some Mammals Do 'Ave 'Em, Girl on the Cover followed Harpies Bizarre's America's Loveliest Girls starring Lois Latnick. Written by jem

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Stanley Baxter's Christmas Box See more »

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"Why Can't We Cancel Christmas?"
13 August 2006 | by ShadeGrenadeSee all my reviews

Easily the best of Stanley Baxter's legendary Christmas shows. Many items, such as 'The Last Noel', with Stanley as Noel Coward, went on to become much-repeated classics. 'Farewell My Cinders' is 'Cinderella' as it might have been written by Raymond Chandler. It contained the memorable line: "People from my past flashed before my eyes. Until they got booked for indecent exposure.". 'The Undersea World Of Jacques Cousteau' featured Stanley as the intrepid Gallic submariner in Brighton! Some sketches, particularly the Jewish newsreader, are overlong while 'The Bruce Fosdyke Show' doesn't work as well as it might, but any shortcomings are compensated by the stupendous 'Girl On The Cover'. Stanley's Edward Everett Horton is an absolute knock-out! It tells the story of a grotesquely obese woman called Lois Latnuk, who undergoes beauty treatments to become the cover girl for 'Harpies Bizarre' magazine. Of course it all goes horribly wrong. Great songs, sets and choreography help to make this a tasty Yuletide treat!


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