Till Christmas Us Do Part

After taking a long look at the press coverage of the Only Fools And Horses festive editions, we saw that a lot of the channels’ focus was on movies. I assumed this was a relatively recent thing, from the mid-1980s onwards, but twas ever thus.

The Stage – Thursday 08 December 1966

It’s well worth clicking the image and reading it all in full.

But it’s interesting to note that shows aren’t being called Christmas specials really, more cleverly timed installments. Though Not Only … But Also does get the ‘special’ moniker.

The People – Sunday 11 December 1966

And it’s still all about the films, even as we come into Christmas week of 1966.

Thanet Times – Tuesday 20 December 1966

Till Death Us Do Part gets a small paragraph.

And a tiny mention here, too.

Hull Daily Mail – Saturday 24 December 1966

It actually got more prominent coverage for its second episode.

Daily Mirror – Saturday 31 December 1966

And again, a couple of weeks later.

The Stage – Thursday 19 January 1967
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