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From left to right: Sue, Jake, Dave, Dan, Lisa, Julie and Tony.

A Gert Lush Christmas is a British festive hour long comedy drama that broadcast on BBC Two on Boxing Day 2015. It is co-written by and stars comedian Russell Howard in his acting debut. It also stars Kerry Howard (Russell's real life sister), Hannah Britland, Neil Morrissey, Sophie Thompson and Greg Davies.


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Christmas 'tis the season to be jolly', unless you are Dan, a regular guy who is about to introduce the woman of his dream, Lisa, to his crazy but lovable family in the fictional town of Bamford in Bristol.

With his fitness-obsessed Dad, party animal Uncle Tony, wonderfully inappropriate brother Jake, and lovable but utterly bonkers Mum... what could possibly go wrong?.

What begins as an over enthusiasm to welcome Lisa into the family ends with Lisa running away back to London and making Dan regret having ever introducing her to them in the first place. The dysfunctional family pull together in their own unique and crazy way to put things right.




Actor/actress Character
Russell Howard Dan
Hannah Britland Lisa
Neil Morrissey Dave
Sophie Thompson Sue
Kerry Howard Julie
Greg Davies Tony
Maggie O'Neill Jade
Felix Hayes Kevin
Douggie McMeekin Jake
Sam Pamphilon Mark
To be listed in order
Jayde Adams Kelly
Lasco Atkins Bartender
Keith Chegwin Self
Alun Cochrane Barman
Maggie Daniels Cath
Mieke Dockley Jenny
Rosie Ede Aunty Claire
Rose Johnson Ticket Woman
Pamela Lyne Nan
Paddy Navin Deirdre
Pat Sharp Self
Nathan Stone Young Dan
Gabriel Vick Wiggy
Larrington Walker Roger
Sam Woodward Bert


  • "Gert Lush" is West Country slang for "very good".
  • This will be one of two 2015 Christmas specials Greg Davies stars in. The other being the Doctor Who Christmas special "The Husbands of River Song", which aired on Christmas Day, the day before this special.
  • Gabriel Vick (Wiggy) is the real life husband of Kerry Howard (Julie).
  • The film takes place in roughly a week as it starts on Christmas Eve and ends on the early hours of New Year's Day.
  • This film marks the second time Russell and Kerry Howard have co-starred together, with the first time being when Kerry and her son Wesley guest-appeared in a sketch for Russell's TV series Russell Howard's Good News in 2014.

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