Press Centre

Al Murray's ‘Make Christmas Great Again’ commissioned by ITV

Published: Mon 23 Oct 2017

Al Murray's ‘Make Christmas Great Again’ commissioned by ITV
 
The Pub Landlord is back this Christmas to host a one-off festive special called Al Murray’s ‘Make Christmas Great Again’ made for ITV by Avalon.
 
Christmas is coming and the nation's favourite publican will be hosting the ultimate public house party.  Serving up a Crimbo cocktail… no, make that a pint, (rules are rules) of festive cheer, seasonal games and fun-loving celebrity guests. 
 
You won't be properly warmed up for any Yuletide celebrations until you’ve experienced this Christmas cracker of a lock-in with The Pub Landlord.
 
For over 20 years Al Murray has filled the biggest venues around the UK, including London's 02 Arena and the Royal Albert Hall, won numerous awards and accolades and has successfully hosted an array of ITV shows including: the critically acclaimed Al Murray’s Happy Hour (ITV), hosting two Audience With…  Saturday-night extravaganzas - joining an elite club as one of only four comedians to have done this in the format’s long history - and make three appearances in front of Her Majesty The Queen at The Royal Variety Performance.  
 
ITV’s Comedy Commissioner Saskia Schuster said: "We're delighted Al Murray is back on ITV bringing his own brand of Christmas cheer." 
 
The Pub Landlord added: “Christmas is back and so am I.  Christmas - everyone’s favourite time of year - needs a boost in these turbulent times. That’s why I have stepped into the breach and offered to Make Christmas Great Again. With songs, guests, and a sack full of Christmas cheer to turbo boost the season.”
 
Al Murray’s ‘Make Christmas Great Again’ was commissioned by ITV, and will be produced by Avalon.  It will be executive produced for Avalon by Richard Allen-Turner and Jon Thoday, directed by Peter Orton and produced by Mark Iddon.