By Lucy Buglass
Many of us love cosying up in front of the TV to watch an array of seasonal programmes, and Gavin and Stacey will be back on our screens on Christmas Day. Get excited, because the plot has finally been revealed!
It’s been ten years since Gavin and Stacey was on our screens, so there’s a lot for us to catch up on when it comes to the Shipman and West families. If you just can’t wait until 25th December to find out about the plot, here’s a sneak peak of what to expect.
According to the BBC, the synopsis is, ‘It’s been ten years since we last went to Billericay to spend Christmas with the Shipmans and the Wests. This year we’re off to Wales for the festivities, where Bryn’s cooking dinner for over thirteen people. Understandably he’s tense.
‘Pam would secretly prefer to spend Christmas in Essex as she finds Gwen’s house a bit lacking. But the deal has always been that they alternate every year, and this time it’s the turn of the Wests to host Christmas with everyone under one small roof.’
It will also explore parenthood, as we saw Stacey and Nessa become mothers in the original series. Many years have passed, of course, so we’ll get a look at what life is like a decade on for both families.
The BBC synopsis continued, ‘For Gavin and Stacey, parenthood continues to present them with several challenges, their 'baby' now being ten. Smithy, too, continues to commit to his fatherly role, making the journey to Barry at weekends and every second Wednesday to see twelve-year-old Neil the Baby.
‘Nessa on the other hand adopts her own brand of Nessa-style mothering whilst Pam, Mick and Gwen have become the epitome of doting grandparents. On Christmas Eve, Dawn makes a shocking discovery about Pete that jeopardises their marriage (again) and a visit to the pub that night is an eye-opener in more ways than one.’
If you want to watch the new episode as it airs, it’ll be hitting our screens on Christmas Day at 8:30pm over on BBC One.
Series creator James Corden confirmed this via his Twitter account, as well as sharing the first official trailer for the hugely anticipated Christmas special.
If you're not able to watch on Christmas Day, don't worry, because it will be available on catch up via BBC iPlayer too.
The episode was filmed on Barry Island in Wales, so fans will return to the place where it all began. If you’re gearing up for a dose of nostalgia this festive season, it seems like the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special will be giving us exactly that.
Key cast members are returning too, including writers James Corden and Ruth Jones, Larry Lamb, Rob Brydon, Matthew Horne, Joanna Page, and Alison Steadman. We can’t wait!
Lucy Buglass is a Digital Writer specialising in TV, film and lifestyle content and has written for What's On TV, GoodtoKnow and Whattowatch.com. She's passionate about entertainment and spends most of her free time watching Netflix series, BBC dramas, or going to the cinema to catch the latest film releases. In her spare time, she writes film and television reviews for JumpCut Online and her own blog, Lucy Goes To Hollywood.
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