Friday, 18 December 2015

Editor's Blog: Stagey guide to Christmas TV

Presents wrapped? Mulled wine at the ready? Stagey TV planned and set to record...? Here's West End Frame's guide to what you should be watching this Christmas!


The Sound Of Music Live
Sun 20th Dec at 7:30pm on ITV1

Following NBC's event in 2013, ITV are broadcasting a live TV production of The Sound of Music starring Kara Tointon, Julian Ovenden, Katherine Kelly, Alexander Armstrong, Maria Friedman, Mel Giedroyc and Evelyn Hoskins.

Make sure you watch out for lots of West End talent popping up in the ensemble! Join us on Twitter during the Broadcast (@West_End_Frame) on 20th December for live Tweeting. Click here for more info.
Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton
Sun 27th Dec at 9.00pm on BBC4

Imelda Staunton's performance in Gypsy is already part of theatrical history. During the show's run at the Savoy Theatre, three performances were filmed. The wait is finally over as the production will be broadcast on 27th December ahead of a rumoured DVD release.

Joining Staunton as Momma Rose are Lara Pulver as Louise, Peter Davison as Herbie, Gemma Sutton as June and Dan Burton as Tulsa. Click here for more info.


White Christmas*
Mon 21st Dec at 11.50am on Channel 4

Bedknobs and Broomsticks 
Christmas Eve at 9.05am on BBC2

Tim Rice: A Life in Song 
Christmas day at 3.05pm on BBC2

Mary Poppins*
Sun 27th Dec at 1.50am on BBC1

*film, not stage show

The Making of The Sound of Music Live
Mon 21st Dec at 8.00pm on ITV1

Christmas Eve at 5.20pm on Channel 5

Finding Neverland*
Tue 29th Dec at 5.55pm on BBC2
Mamma Mia!*
Wed 23rd Dec at 8.00pm on ITV3

The Wizard of Oz*
Christmas Day at 3.10pm on Channel 5

The Sound of Music*
New Year's Day at 1.15pm on BBC1

7 Brides for 7 Brothers*
Christmas Day at 1.05pm on Channel 5

Wishing all our readers a very Merry Christmas!

Andrew Tomlins (Editor)

No comments:

Post a Comment