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The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff

Christmas Special (Season 1, Episode 0)
TV Episode | 58 min | Comedy

In Victorian London foundling Jedrington Secret-Past has his shop of stuff confiscated and his wife and children jailed in the Skint debtors' prison by wicked lawyer Malifax Skulkingworm, who claims that Jedrington has inherited a debt ...See moreIn Victorian London foundling Jedrington Secret-Past has his shop of stuff confiscated and his wife and children jailed in the Skint debtors' prison by wicked lawyer Malifax Skulkingworm, who claims that Jedrington has inherited a debt from his supposed grandfather, which must be paid by Christmas day - eleven hours' time. Denied help by his austere adopted aunts, Jedrington's kindly uncle provides the money but Skulkingworm attempts to kill the shop keeper. He is rescued by the Artful Codger and his urchins and shown proof by Skulkingworm's clerk Fearshiver that he is not the descendant of a debtor but the child of Miss Christmasham, who deserted Malifax to marry Mr Fruitcake, the maddest man in the Skint. After the family has escaped from jail with jovial Mr Jollyforth, Miss Christmasham and Fruitcake marry on Christmas eve, thus giving Jedrington legitimacy and thwarting the evil lawyer. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Dec 19, 2011 (United Kingdom)

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Robert Webb
Jedrington Secret-Past Jedrington Secret-Past   See fewer
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Katherine Parkinson
Conceptiva Conceptiva   See fewer
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Ambra Lily Keegan
Victoria Victoria   See fewer
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Stephen Fry
Skulkingworm Skulkingworm   See fewer
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Joshua McGuire
Fearshiver Fearshiver   See fewer
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Celia Imrie
Miss Christmasham Miss Christmasham   See fewer
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Terrence Hardiman
Martin Christmasham Martin Christmasham   See fewer
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David Mitchell
Jolliforth Jollington Jolliforth Jollington   See fewer
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Johnny Vegas
The Artful Codger The Artful Codger   See fewer
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Richard Johnson
Uncle Writes Prompt Thank You Cards Uncle Writes Prompt Thank You Cards   See fewer
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Una Stubbs
Aunt Good Spelling Aunt Good Spelling   See fewer
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Judy Parfitt
Aunt Chastity Aunt Chastity   See fewer
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Phyllida Law
Aunt Sobriety Aunt Sobriety   See fewer
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Pauline McLynn
Maggoty Maggoty   See fewer
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Calum MacPherson
Lumbering Geoff Lumbering Geoff   See fewer
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Jude Wright
Archie Archie   See fewer
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Ellie Hopkins
Urchin Urchin   See fewer
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Lee Simmonds
Urchin Urchin   See fewer
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Bailey Pepper
Urchin Urchin   See fewer
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Hector McCormick
Date-And-Time Boy Date-And-Time Boy   See fewer
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Colin Hoult
Customer Customer   See fewer
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Jo Neary
Lady Spendlots (as Joanna Neary) Lady Spendlots (as Joanna Neary)   See fewer
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Mark Evans
The Vicar of St. Weddings The Vicar of St. Weddings   See fewer
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Abigail Burdess
Skulkingworm's Mother Skulkingworm's Mother   See fewer
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Dominic Coleman
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Dave Lamb
Ghost of Christmas Past Ghost of Christmas Past   See fewer
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Gus Brown
Well To Do Man Well To Do Man   See fewer
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Will Rogers
Young Skulkingworm (as Freddie Rogers) Young Skulkingworm (as Freddie Rogers)   See fewer
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Aimee Parkes
Young Miss Christmasham Young Miss Christmasham   See fewer
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Lucy Banfield
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Catherine Balavage
Woman in Crowd (uncredited) Woman in Crowd (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 49 votes