Following the Bafta-nominated second series, The Worst Week of My Life
this third series - The Worst Christmas Of My Life
starred Ben Miller (Armstrong & Miller
, Jonny English
), Sarah Alexander (Coupling
, Green Wing
) and Alison Steadman (Fat Friends
, Adrian Mole
) and was broadcast over Christmas 2006.
The second series saw Howard (Ben Miller) and Mel (Sarah Alexander) finally making it down the aisle, moving into a new home and expecting their first child.
In this third series, The Worst Chrismtas of My Life, Howard and Mel look forward to their first Christmas as a family with their new baby daughter, Emily. However, for Howard and those close to him, life is rarely that simple. From suicidal secretaries to maniacal relatives, homicidal boyfriends and belligerent Santas, circumstances conspire to make this a Christmas to remember for all the wrong reasons. Surely there is no way for Howard to redeem himself in the eyes of those around him and for him to somehow save Christmas?
"Sublimely funny" --Daily Mirror
"Impeccably written and cast...often as funny as Fawlty Towers" --Sunday Times
"The funniest, most hilarious comedy special since Del and Rodders wore Batman and Robin suits"-- Sunday Express
The Worst Christmas of My Life
charts the seasonal misadventures of disaster-prone Howard Steele as he prepares to tie the knot with fiancée Mel, move into a new home, and become a father.