French and Saunders is returning for a Christmas Special
French and Saunders will return to British television screens this Christmas.
The comedy sketch show, which starred comedians Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, is currently filming its first episode in ten years. The finished product is expected to air on Christmas Day, 2017, and will mark the thirty-year anniversary of the series.
The one-episode special will make fun of recent television trends, such as reality TV stars who visit luxury holiday locations and have sex on screen.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, French said: “I am shocked by how they behave. You reckon they’d want to meet someone who would love, cherish and respect them.
“But instead they go out and get utterly hammered and are s****ing in a bush and coming out and going, ‘Yes!’, like men.”
There will also be a parody of Channel 4’s hit The Handmaid’s Tale in the new special, with French telling the paper: “There’s some Handmaid’s Tale in there. We had fun with some of the costumes.”
French and Saunders ran for seven series for twenty years from 1987, last broadcasting on December 2007.
During the course of the series, the comedians parodied popular films and shows such as The Silence of the Lambs and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?.
They also created some unforgettable comedy characters, including shopaholics Jackie and Leanne and public schoolgirls Junior and Emma.