Uncle Wormsley’s Christmas with Steve Coogan coming to Sky this Christmas Eve!

Sky Atlantic HD will exclusively show the world television premiere of Uncle Wormsley’s Christmas on Christmas Eve.

Narrated by Steve Coogan, Uncle Wormsley’s Christmas is an animated children’s cautionary tale with a dark heart. Uncle Wormsley is a grey, decaying old man who dedicates his life to the care of his only friend, a monstrous crab called Crabsley who lives in a dungeon under his house. Across town lives Johnnie Goodington, a rich boy who has everything money could buy except one thing – a giant monstrous crab. One Christmas, Johnnie’s father strikes a deal with the mysterious and shadowy Crab Catchers. Johnnie shall have his Giant crab, but dark forces have been unleashed. Who can tell where this will end?

Uncle Wormsley’s Christmas is voiced by Julian Barrett, Julia Davis, John Thomson and Ben Baker, alongside Steve Coogan as the narrator. The thirty minute animation from Baby Cow Productions is written by Joel Veitch and Tim Gallagher, and directed by David Shute. The producer is Tim Searle.

The animation forms part of Sky Atlantic’s Comedy Mondays which brings world-class comedy and the very best on and off screen talent, exclusively to Sky customers. It follows in the footsteps of Alan Partridge’s successful return to television with Welcome to the Places of My Life, Kathy Burke’s Walking and Talking and Julia Davis’ Hunderby. Alan Partridge will return to Sky Atlantic HD in 2013 with a second series of Mid Morning Matters.

UNCLE WORMSLEY’S CHRISTMAS WILL TRANSMIT ON SKY ATLANTIC HD AND SKY ATLANTIC +1 AND ON THE MOVE WITH SKY GO, AT 10pm, MONDAY 24th DECEMBER, 7pm on CHRISTMAS DAY and 3pm on BOXING DAY.

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