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Christmas broadcast for Ben Wheatley’s: Happy New Year, Colin Burstead

Get ready for laughs and drama as Ben Wheatley’s: Happy New Year, Colin Burstead will air across BBC Two over the Christmas holidays.

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BBC and Rook Films have announced a special collaboration on Ben Wheatley’s seventh feature film, Happy New Year, Colin Burstead.

Set to air over the Christmas holidays the film is based around Colin Burstead (Neil Maskell) who hires a grand country manor for him and his extended family to celebrate New Year, however as you will expect it doesn’t all go to plan as the arrival of his estranged brother David puts Colin’s position of power in the family under scrutiny.

Rose Garnett, Head of BBC Films, says: “When Andy and Ben showed Happy New Year, Colin Burstead to me and Shane Allen (Controller of BBC Comedy) we both fell for it. Funny, acute and very human, it’s a film about families at their worst and best, and a perfect bit of alternative Christmas television. We love that it’s home is the BBC.”

Its broadcast premiere will be on BBC Two over the Christmas holidays and will remain on BBC iPlayer for the following 12 months.

We can’t wait for more Christmas TV announcements.

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