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Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special 2019

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ChessieFL Sun 01-Dec-19 07:32:30

Sorry if there’s already a thread on this but I couldn’t find one.

Anyone else excited about this? I’m really looking forward to it, especially after seeing the trailer yesterday! There were no kids in the trailer though (unless I missed them) so not sure what’s happened to Neil the baby and Stacey’s bump! Apparently Uncle Bryn is hosting Christmas this year....

twosoups1972 Tue 07-Jan-20 08:12:14

Loved it!

'Egg and cress, Ness' grin

All the conversation about motorway service stations, just brilliant.

They have to make another one now surely?

The80sweregreat Sun 05-Jan-20 15:03:07

Its hard with sit coms having everyone in one place! Porridge must have been easy to write as they were all in prison together or if it's set in a house ( for example)
Always amazes me how fast they whizz around from Essex to Wales. It's a long drive!

TSSDNCOP Sun 05-Jan-20 14:47:01

I do.

You do seem to be taking it quite personally though. You understand that I’m criticising a TV programme, not you?

southeastdweller Sun 05-Jan-20 14:47:00

It's called having different opinions. If anyone can't deal with that they shouldn't be posting on an online forum.

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Sun 05-Jan-20 14:43:30

If you say so grin

TSSDNCOP Sun 05-Jan-20 14:41:38

Or they have higher expectations...

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Sun 05-Jan-20 14:37:33

Goodness, some posters on this thread have no business watching comedy at all, totally wasted on them shockgrin

TSSDNCOP Sun 05-Jan-20 14:35:09

Not really, but well done on trying to make me look silly. I was a massive fan. But their story died on its arse in this episode. If the writing had been better, perhaps that wouldn’t have happened. If characters don’t develop they drag down the plot. Which happened here.

MyOtherProfile Sun 05-Jan-20 14:03:31

I just don’t give a shot about Gavin and Stacey

Does kind of beg the question why did you bother watching "Gavin & Stacey" then grin

TSSDNCOP Sun 05-Jan-20 13:45:00

The Christmas Special is a massive disappointment. I read an article by Ruth which said they’d really struggled with a concept, and to be honest it shows. I just don’t give a shot about Gavin and Stacey or their kids. What the fuck was Smithy’s accent and his odd girlfriend, because that wasn’t even slightly funny. What was Brynn so aggressive to the omelet woman for?

The only redeeming features were Nessa, Neil the Baby who actually seem genuinely related and of course Pam and Mick.

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 05-Jan-20 13:38:57

Have now seen s 123

And will watch xmas special again

Still can’t beleive I didn’t see this 12yrs ago

Love it

Tho STACEY is a winger and too clingy imo

Girliefriendlikespuppies Sat 04-Jan-20 22:35:16

I'm late to this thread but I have a theory that there's something up with nessa, seemed odd that she tried to give Smithy money esp as Neil the baby lives with her and then to randomly propose.

I wondered if she was ill or something and wanted to know that Neil the baby would always be well looked after....

CallmeAngelina Sat 04-Jan-20 15:04:00

The Sonia actress was in a similar show to The Office, about a benefits office.

DobbyTheHouseElk Sat 04-Jan-20 14:03:15

I think they have been dying gavins hair for a while. In the 3rd series it looked very dark.....

Funny to watch the Bryn’s hairline grow back, with no mention of it.

Ohfrigginghellers Sat 04-Jan-20 09:37:00

Gavin’s hair is surely dyed too. It looked very odd.
I thought this too

StraightenUpAndFryRight Fri 03-Jan-20 21:00:58


Squigean Fri 03-Jan-20 20:52:08

It could be my inability to accept how long ago the 80s were that made me say she's 25!!

StraightenUpAndFryRight Fri 03-Jan-20 20:48:59

Wikipedia says she’s 34.

Squigean Fri 03-Jan-20 20:46:07

The actress who played Sonia (Laura Aikman) is 25, and probably isn't Lucy Davis's daughter!!

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Fri 03-Jan-20 20:13:17

It's not Lucy Davis who plays Sonia.

FlamingoAndJohn Fri 03-Jan-20 19:58:57

Dawn from the office, Lucy Davis, is 46.
Although I’m sure she looks fabulous I don’t think that Sonia is 46.

ConfCall Fri 03-Jan-20 19:56:25

She looks a lot like Lucy Davis did when she was in The Office.

DobbyTheHouseElk Fri 03-Jan-20 19:51:35

I’m Sonia not jasper carrots daughter?

Dawn from the office was/is his daughter. Maybe Sonia is his granddaughter by now?

Squigean Fri 03-Jan-20 19:46:38

Having just looked it up he has one daughter. Allegedly. (This may cause a huge scandal. Well huge for those still fans of Jasper Carrot ...)

Squigean Fri 03-Jan-20 19:42:24

Fascinating fact- the actress who played Sonia is Jasper Carrots daughter!
Ha!! I said up front she reminded me of Dawn from the office!! Wasn't too far off smile

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