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The New Sofa 

It's Christmas time again for Jim & Barbara and there's baiting aplenty in their over-decorated living room. Daughter Denise and husband Dave arrive on Christmas Eve with aspirations for ... See full summary »

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Caroline Aherne
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Caroline Aherne ... Denise Best
Craig Cash ... Dave Best
Tom Courtenay ... David Best Sr.
Helen Fraser Helen Fraser ... Jocelyn Best
Geoffrey Hughes ... Twiggy
Sue Johnston ... Barbara Royle
Ricky Tomlinson ... Jim Royle
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It's Christmas time again for Jim & Barbara and there's baiting aplenty in their over-decorated living room. Daughter Denise and husband Dave arrive on Christmas Eve with aspirations for Christmas morning whilst Twiggy marches in full of festive spirit. Written by Scott Evans

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Comedy

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2008 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

'The New Sofa' reunited veteran actors Tom Courtenay and Helen Fraser, who play Dave's parents, David Sr and Jocelyn. The two trained together at RADA and made their screen breakthroughs in the classic film version of Billy Liar (1963), which starred Courtenay in the title role, with Fraser as his fiancée Barbara. Ralf Little (who didn't appear in this special) also played Billy in a 2004 stage production and Helen Fraser played Billy's mother Alice in a 2009-2010 UK touring production. See more »

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Featured in The Roasts of Christmas Past (2011) See more »

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