classic A Christmas Carol tale of kindness, truth and
virtue is retold with a member of the Blackadder family in
the role of Scrooge. However this is not the traditional Scrooge
we know. Blackadder is in fact a kind, generous soul. However,
on Christmas Eve the Spirit of Christmas appears and shows
him how mean the Blackadder family have always been. It isn't
long before Scrooge sees the error of his good, kind ways...
Christmas Carol turns
the classic Dickens' tale on
its head. It seems that the Blackadder family has mellowed
somewhat and this story sees Blackadder portrayed as a kind,
benevolent character. It takes the Spirit of Christmas (Robbie
Coltrane) to make him see the error of his ways.
are some surprise guest appearances including Doctor Who
companion Nicola Bryant as the 'awful screaming woman'
and Erkan Mustafa, who Grange Hill fans will remember
as Rowland Browning, as one of the enormous orphans.
only real problem with this DVD was that there were no extras
of any description. A commentary would have been welcomed.
While the retail price is only £13 this still seems
a little expensive.
seems that the BBC have played Scrooge and given us nothing
other than the 43 minute episode. That
said, this is still a great production.
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