Shiny Buttons’ sitcom King Gary is to return to BBC One for a Christmas special after its debut series earlier this year.

The 1×30” festive special stars returning cast members Romesh Ranganathan, Laura Checkley, Simon Day,  Camille Coduri and Riley Burgin.

Gary King is setting out to ensure the annual Butterchurn Crescent Christmas Lights Display is bigger and brighter than ever, lighting up the neighbourhood after a tough year. However, his neighbours aren’t quite so keen to go all out as they tighten their belts, keep the ‘leccy bills lean and turn to Secret Santa. Could a last-minute million-pound contract help Gary fund the Crescent’s illuminations and save Christmas?! Meanwhile, Terri struggles to get into the festive spirit when she discovers Teddy has fallen out of love with Christmas and is refusing to sing at his choir concert, whilst Big Gary and Denise host the festive house guests from hell.

Tom Davis/James DeFrond said: “We are honoured to have been asked to bring the Kings to BBC One this festive season, and after what has been a tough year hopefully we can bring a little joy and laughter with this special episode.”

Created by the BAFTA-winning creative team behind Murder in Successville, King Gary is produced by Shiny Button Productions, part of Banijay, and written by Tom Davis and James De Frond, with Davis starring as the lead and De Frond directing. It was commissioned by Kate Phillips, Acting Controller, BBC One and Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning. The Executive Producers are Andy Brereton, Tom Davis and James De Frond, and the Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Ben Caudell.

 

Jon Creamer