Only When I Laugh, Christmas Special: Away For Christmas, 1981

Eric Chappell’s hospital sitcom ran for four series but there was only ever one Christmas Special.

Away for Christmas was first broadcast in December 1981, bridging the gap between the third and fourth series.


It’s Christmas at the hospital and although not everyone is enjoying the festive spirits, particularly Figgis.

When s new patient arrives on the ward Norman, Figgis and Archie all take a keen interest.







Norman Binns – Christopher Strauli
Roy Figgis – James Bolam
Archie Glover – Peter Bowles
Gordon Thorpe – Richard Wilson
Gupta – Derrick Branche


Channel: ITV
Written By: Eric Chappell
Original Transmission Date: 24th December 1981


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