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Flint Street Nativity, The (ITV 1999, Dervla Kirwan, Jane Horrocks)



In comedy The Flint Street Nativity, a group of seven year olds (all played by adults Dennis Potter style) rehearse for their school nativity play, soon petty jealousies and power struggles allow matters to get out of hand.

Wonderfully cast, pretty much everyone is a familiar face, with everyone very much getting in touch with their inner 7 year olds. The production design was fun too with everything slightly bigger than normal to suggest that the leads were kids.

production details
UK / ITV – Yorkshire – Antenna / 1×75 minutes / Broadcast Wednesday 22 December 1999 at 9.30pm

Writer/Associate Producer: Tim Firth / Music: Debbie Wiseman / Design: Haydn Pearce / Costume: Maxine Brown / Executive Producers: Peter Elias Jones, Paul Spencer / Producer: Peter Elias Jones / Director: Marcus Mortimer

Josie Lawrence as Mary
Dervla Kirwan as Gabriel
Stephen Tompkinson as Narrator
Frank Skinner as Herod
Mina Anwar as Angel
Mark Addy as Ass
Jane Horrocks as Shepherd 2
Jason Hughes as Joseph
Lynn Hunter as Mrs Humphries
Ralf Little as Star of Bethlehem
Tony Marshall as Wise Man 2
Neil Morrissey as Wise Man 3
Julia Sawalha as Wise Man 1
John Thompson as Innkeeper
Hywel Simons as Shepherd 1
Kerry Joy Stewart as Innkeeper’s Mother