Gavin and Stacey Christmas special trailer: BBC releases first look at reunion episode

The whole gang are back together

Jacob Stolworthy
Saturday 30 November 2019 16:26 GMT
Gavin and Stacey Christmas special trailer

The BBC has released the first trailer for the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special, which reunites the entire cast.

Ruth Jones and James Corden have written the reunion episode, which brings back characters including Bryn (Rob Brydon), Pamela (Alison Steadman) and Mick (Larry Lamb).

Other actors who’ll appear include Julia Davis, Melanie Walters and Steffan Rhodri.

BBC bosses have said the episode will show the characters catching up while having Christmas dinner at Bryn’s house in Barry Island, Wales.

Jones and Corden recently revealed they feared their first draft of the special “wasn’t good enough”.

Speaking to Radio Times, Corden explained that they had confused themselves by thinking “there needed to be an absolute narrative arc”.

“There was so much in the story, there was no room for the characters to breathe,” he said. “We’d written about 40 pages, and we sat it and we read it... and we both went, ‘this just isn’t good enough.’ It doesn’t feel like the show. It doesn’t feel like it’s right. There was a real silence in this room... a sense of maybe we were too naive to think we could pick it up.”

The sitcom first aired on BBC Three in 2007 and ended with its third series on New Year’s Day in 2010.

Gavin and Stacey will return to BBC One on Christmas Day.

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