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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

A Christmas Carol was a short novel written by Charles Dickens and published in 1843. In 1869, Dickens gave a reading of this story in Cardiff which was interrupted by the Gelth-possessed corpse of Mrs Peace. (DW: The Unquiet Dead)

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  • Rowan Atkinson played Ebenezer Blackadder in A Blackadder Christmas Carol.
  • Jim Broadbent played Prince Albert in the 1988 Blackadder Special Blackadder's Christmas Carol.
  • Nicola Bryant played Blackadder's goddaughter in the 1988 Blackadder Special Blackadder's Christmas carol.
  • Michael Caine played Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1992 film Muppet Christmas Carol.
  • Simon Callow played The Narrator in the 2003 animated film A Christmas Carol.
  • Richard Curtis wrote the 1988 Blackadder Special A Blackadder Christmas Carol.
  • Richard E. Grant played Bob Crachit in the 1999 tv film Christmas Carol
  • Stephen Fry played Lord Melchitt and Lord Frodo in the 1988 Blackadder Special Blackadder's Christmas Carol.
  • Mickey Mouse played Bob Crachitt in the 1983 film Mickey's Christmas Carol.
  • David Warner played Bob Cratchit in the 1984 TV film Christmas Carol

Production

  • Jim Carrey who played Scrooge in the 2009 computer animated film turned down the role of the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 TV movie. Because he had never even heard of the show and thought it would cause outrage amongst fans if their sacred role wasn't played by a fan.
  • Bob Hoskins who played Fezziwig in the 2009 computer animated film turned down the role of Irongron in The Time Warrior as he was busy with other projects.
  • Bill Murray who played a Scrooge-like character in the 1988 film Scrooge was considered for the role of The Master in the 1996 TV movie.
  • Robert Zemeckis who directed the 2009 computer animated film was seriously considered to direct the 1996 TV movie. When Disney were planning on buying the franchise and Steven Spielberg was their choice to run the office, Spielberg planned on giving Zemeckis the job when he chose to leave.
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Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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A Christmas Carol is a novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1843. It has been adapted multiple times since then for stage, film, television, and as a holonovel.

In 2371, Jean-Luc Picard was on Qo'noS to discuss the status of the Federation-Klingon alliance with Chancellor Gowron. Picard kept a paper copy of A Christmas Carol on his nightstand. It was most likely planted to give him an opportunity to discuss redemption with Thomas Riker who was posing as Commander William Riker at the time. (TNG novel: Triangle: Imzadi II)

In 2372, Dr. Beverly Crusher staged a production of A Christmas Carol aboard the USS Enterprise-E, with Reginald Barclay playing Scrooge, Will Riker playing Marley, and Data as narrator. (TNG eBook: Slings and Arrows: That Sleep of Death)

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Muppet

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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"A (Sort of) Christmas Carol"
from Muppet Magazine issue 5.

A Christmas Carol is a sentimental short novel, written by Charles Dickens in 1843. The book attracted instant popularity, and has endured across the decades. The tale of the redemption of miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters has been reworked, remade, parodied, and referenced in countless subsequent stage, print, and film works, including several Muppet productions and products.

References

  • The 1979 special A Special Sesame Street Christmas incorporated many elements of the story, including a crippled kitten named Tiny Tim. To win round a typically grouchy Oscar, celebrity guests portray the ghostly visitors. Anne Murray appears as the Ghost of Christmas Past, who shows Oscar his childhood (with Leslie Uggams as his nurse); Imogene Coca plays the Ghost of Christmas Present, with alarm clocks strapped to her attire; and Dick Smothers is the Ghost of Christmas Future.
  • The 1987 book and tape set A Sesame Street Christmas includes the story "Oscar's Christmas Carol (A Dickens of a Story)". Oscar reads A Christmas Carol for the first time and is enthralled by Mr. Scrooge, who reminds him of his Uncle Smarmy. Oscar is subsequently disheartened when he finds out that Scrooge reforms.

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Several actors who have appeared in Muppet/Henson productions have performed in Christmas Carol-based productions.

  • Jason Alexander played Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol (2004, TV)
  • Wayne Allwine voiced Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit, a begger dog, and a gravedigging weasel in Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)
  • Annette Badland played Mrs. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol (1999, TV)
  • Timothy Bateson played Mr. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol (1984, film)
  • Geoffrey Bayldon played a toyshop owner in Scrooge (1971, film)
  • Geraldine Chaplin played the Ghost of Christmas Future and a blind beggar in A Christma Carol (TV, 2004)
  • Tim Curry played Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (1997, animated video)
  • Jamie Farr played Jacob Marley in Scrooged (1988, film)
  • Louise Gold puppeteered Iris who played Mrs Cratchit in Roland Rat's Christmas Carol (1986 TV)
  • Kelsey Grammer played Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (2004, TV)
  • Joel Grey played the Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol (1999, TV)
  • Buddy Hackett played Ebenezer Scrooge in Scrooged (1988, film)
  • Michael Hordern played Jacob Marley in Scrooge (1951) and A Christmas Carol (animated, 1971) and Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (1977, TV)
  • Gordon Jackson played Tom in Scrooge (1971, film)
  • Stefan Ljungqvist played Scrooge on stage in Sweden
  • Mickey Mouse played Bob Cratchit in Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983, theatrical short)
  • Gerard Parkes played Jessup in An American Christmas Carol (1979, TV)
  • Edward Petherbridge played Foster in A Christmas Carol (1999, film)
  • George C. Scott played Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (1984, film)
  • Elizabeth Spriggs played Mrs. Riggs in A Christmas Carol (1999, TV)
  • Patrick Stewart played Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (1999, TV)
  • Zoe Wanamaker played Belle in A Christmas Carol (1977, TV)
  • David Warner played Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (1984, film)
  • Edward Woodward played the Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol (1984, film)
  • Henry Winkler played Benedict Slade in An American Christmas Carol (1979, TV)
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