This is being shown on British TV for the first time ever – which is odd, given that this is the most repeated TV show in the world according to Guinness World Records.
This comic sketch stars the British comedian Freddie Frinton, playing a butler serving a Christmas dinner to his dotty mistress (May Warden), who thinks there are other people there. Frinton pours out the drinks to the “guests”, that he has to consume, thus getting drunker as the sketch goes along.
In many countries on the continent, it is repeated today. In Germany, it is shown on every single TV channel. Now, at least one British TV channel is joining in.
Dinner for One is on Sky Arts at 18.10.