Russ Abbott’s Christmas Madhouse, 1984

During his time at ITV Russ Abbott made seven series of his popular Madhouse, alongside a number of specials.

This 1984 edition was the second and final Christmas show he did for ITV.  From 1986, with a move to the BBC, there would be annual festive editions.


A festive edition of the popular sketch show featuring star guests alongside the regular crew sees many of the popular characters from the series appearing in special festive themed sketches.

Basildon Bond makes an appearance, there’s cabaret from Julio Double Glaziess and a Coronation Street sketch courtesy of Les Dennis and Dustin Gee.







Russ Abbott
Bella Emberg
Les Dennis
Dustin Gee


Channel: ITV
Original Transmission Date: 22nd December 1984


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