Film of the Day: Nativity! (2009)

Martin Freeman as Paul Maddens joined by Ashley Jensen as Jennifer. Photo: E1 Entertainment

The beloved and recent Christmas classic comes back to our screens as the season approaches. With Martin Freeman, Marc Wootton, Jason Watkins and Ashley Jensen with a guest appearance from Alan Carr, its ensemble are sure to bring the smiles again for another year.

Paul Maddens is a teacher at a Coventry Catholic primary school, who compete with a neighbouring school to see who can put on the best nativity play. 

He must put aside his dislike for Christmas, and grumpiness at the pupils’ lack of charm when it comes to theatrical arts, and learns some valuable lessons about being part of a community along the way.


Nativity! – Sunday at 2.20pm on BBC One