BBC2: Sunday 13 December, 5.20pm
When head teacher Pam Ferris assigns the primary school nativity play to mild-mannered Martin Freeman, he can hardly back out – Miss Ferris was Matilda’s Agatha Trunchbull, after all. But Freeman makes it hard on himself by boasting about his ex-girlfriend (Extras star Ashley Jensen) being a big-time Hollywood producer.
Easy-going, eager-to-please comedy with a sweet School of Rock finale. Sherlock Holmes and Bilbo Baggins rescued Freeman from the ignominy of the two unasked-for sequels, Danger in the Manger and Dude Where’s My Donkey?!