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Come Rain Come Shine, ITV1

Come Rain Come Shine, ITV1

David Jason and Alison Steadman lighten a credit crunch family saga

David Jason and Alison Steadman: A career–long commitment to keeping it frothy

David Jason’s toby jug of a face has been on the television screen over Christmas since the days when you had to get up and switch between three channels by hand. There was nothing ostensibly seasonal in his latest vehicle. A Yuletide entertainment for our times, Come Rain Come Shine had starring roles for three very contemporary ghosts of Christmas Present - belt-tightening, debt and social implosion. But scratch at the surface and what emerged was a neat inversion of the Scrooge tale, in which it was a big spender rather than a miser who had to learn the value of family.

David Jason’s toby jug of a face has been on the television screen over Christmas since the days when you had to get up and switch between three channels by hand. There was nothing ostensibly seasonal in his latest vehicle. A Yuletide entertainment for our times, Come Rain Come Shine had starring roles for three very contemporary ghosts of Christmas Present - belt-tightening, debt and social implosion. But scratch at the surface and what emerged was a neat inversion of the Scrooge tale, in which it was a big spender rather than a miser who had to learn the value of family.

With many a comedic embellishment, the script colluded in the idea that if you giggle, the world giggles with you

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Absolutely brilliant programme.You and Alison world class stars. Keep it up. Merry Christmas Ray & Lin

I found this programme depressing and sad. I adore David Jason and Alison Steadman and whle i cannot fault their perormance, I was left feeling bereft but could see little point to my distress, was there a message, i couldnt see one, viewers were guaranteed because of this incredible twosome but their talents were wasted it was afterall christmas, it might have been nice to have a little festive cheer!

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