French and Saunders back for Christmas

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are to reunite for a Christmas special to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first series of their sketch shows.

The pair worked together for six series with the last issue in 2007.

The frenchman told the Mirror: “There is some Handmaid’s Tale there. We had fun with some of the costumes.”

From the end of his regular series, the pair have teamed up for a Christmas special and have also worked in Radio 2 and Comic Relief.

The frenchman also revealed that it is likely that parodies some of the drunken reality shows filmed in the resorts during the show, which could air on Christmas Day on BBC One.

“I am amazed by how they behave,” he said.

During their performances, the comedians created parodies of movies and different characters that appeared in several sketches.

Among the most popular were the public school girls Junior and Emma, the agricultural workers Point, and May, and shopping, obsessive Jackie and Leanne.

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