The Mischief Theatre Company return as the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society who are this time determined to ignore a BBC blacklisting by hijacking a live production of Charles Dickens’ famous festive fable. Yet they struggle with studio direction and special effects, and trying to keep a professional cast at bay.
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