A Christmas episode of Diane Morgan’s Mandy will air this year on BBC Two. We Wish You a Mandy Christmas will air ahead of the second series of the show in which Morgan plays Mandy, a woman surviving in the gig economy who just wants to breed Doberman pinschers.
The show, which in this special will be extended by one minute, is written and directed by Morgan. The BBC says: “What is the true essence of Christmas? Is it the glimmer in a schoolboy’s expectant eye as he opens his pillowcase on Christmas morning and tucks into a delicious walnut and a bruised tangerine? Is it the wide smile on a publican’s face as he welcomes merry revellers with a vat of warm mulled wine he’s made in a sort of electric keg he normally puts oxtail soup in? Is it the haunting harmony of a choir respecting the current Covid protocols?
“Or, is it a Christmas episode of a TV show that is slightly longer than usual to make it appear “special”? Find out the answer in this Christmas episode of Mandy, starring Diane Morgan as our eponymous heroine. It is slightly longer than usual.”
As part of its Christmas programming, the BBC will also be airing specials of Ghosts, The Great Christmas Sewing Bee with Sara Pascoe and QI.