The Two Ronnies – Christmas Specials 1982, 1984 and 1987
It’s hard to believe that not counting the Sketchbook special it’s 35 years since Messrs Corbett and Barker were a regular fixture on festive TV. Sadly neither are still with us but we can still look back at their great legacy. Such a shame they don’t make TV like they used to.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett’s magnificent partnership became a cherished British institution.
However The Two Ronnies TV series was not the only institution. Their Christmas Specials were particularly eagerly awaited and, for many, they were the highlight of festive television, in much the same way as Morecambe and Wise had been in the 1970’s.
For Christmas the Two Ronnies served up their regular fare of the opening and closing news headlines, party, allotment and pub sketches and Ronnie Corbett’s shaggy dog monologues, all served with a festive twist.
In addition the Christmas Specials featured extra special big name guests such as as Elton John, David Essex and Elaine Paige.
Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett
Broadcast: 25th December 1982, 1984 and 1987