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27 December 2016updated 03 Aug 2021 11:42am

SRSLY #74: The Festive TV Special 2016

On the pop culture podcast this week, we round up the best and worst of this year’s Christmas television.

By Caroline Crampton

This is SRSLY, the pop culture podcast from the New Statesman. Here, you can find links to all the things we talk about in the show as well as a bit more detail about who we are and where else you can find us online.

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SRSLY is hosted by Caroline Crampton and Anna Leszkiewicz, the NS’s assistant editor and editorial assistant. We’re on Twitter as @c_crampton and @annaleszkie, where between us we post a heady mixture of Serious Journalism, excellent gifs and regularly ask questions J K Rowling needs to answer.

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The Witness for the Prosecution

The trailer.

Jonathan Creek

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The Radio Times article about the hinted-at queer narrative.

More specials

If you liked SRSLY’s take on Home Alone, you might enjoy our other specials on Home Alone, FriendsHarry PotterGilmore Girlsand Love Actually

For the first episode of 2017

Caroline is reading The Shore by Sara Taylor.

If you’d like to talk to us about the podcast or make a suggestion for something we should read or cover, you can email srslypod[at]gmail.com.

You can also find us on Twitter @srslypod, or send us your thoughts on tumblr here. If you like the podcast, we’d love you to leave a review on iTunes – this helps other people come across it.

We love reading out your emails. If you have thoughts you want to share on anything we’ve discussed, or questions you want to ask us, please email us on srslypod[at]gmail.com, or @ us on Twitter @srslypod, or get in touch via tumblr here. We also have Facebook now.

Our theme music is “Guatemala – Panama March” (by Heftone Banjo Orchestra), licensed under Creative Commons. 

See you next week!

PS If you missed #73, check it out here.