Gavin & Stacey

television series

Gavin & Stacey is a British sitcom written by James Corden and Ruth Jones about two families: one in Billericay, Essex; one in Barry, South Wales. Mathew Horne and Joanna Page play the titular characters Gavin and Stacey and the writers star as Smithy and Nessa. Alison Steadman and Larry Lamb star as Gavin's parents (Pam and Mick), and Melanie Walters (Gwen) is Stacey's mother and Rob Brydon (Bryn) is Stacey's uncle.

Gavin & Stacey
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Created by
Written by
  • James Corden
  • Ruth Jones
Directed byChristine Gernon
Opening theme"Run" by Stephen Fretwell
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series3
No. of episodes21 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Ted Dowd
Camera setupSingle camera
Running time28–63 minutes[1]
Production company(s)Baby Cow Productions
Fulwell 73 (christmas special)
Tidy Productions (christmas special)
DistributorBBC Studios
Original network
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release13 May 2007 (2007-05-13) –
1 January 2010 (2010-01-01)
25 December 2019
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Baby Cow Productions produced the sitcom for BBC Wales. Three series totalling twenty episodes were broadcast from 13 May 2007 to 1 January 2010 on BBC Three and later on BBC One. Broadcast on Christmas Day 2009 and New Year's Day 2010, episodes of the final series formed a significant part of the prime-time BBC seasonal programming.

Gavin & Stacey was directed by Christine Gernon who directed other BBC sitcoms such as One Foot in the Grave.


Acclaimed as both a hit and a breakthrough show for the BBC, it was the most nominated show in the 2007 British Comedy Awards. It won several awards, including the British Academy Television Awards (BAFTAs) Audience Award, and the British Comedy Awards Best TV Comedy Award, both in 2008. In 2019, Gavin & Stacey was named the 17th-greatest British sitcom in a poll by Radio Times.[2]

Christmas Day 2019 specialEdit

Corden and Jones wrote a Christmas Day 2019 special for BBC One. With 18.49 million viewers, the broadcast in the United Kingdom was the most-viewed non-sporting event in a decade and the most-watched comedy in 17 years.[3][4][5]


  1. "Gavin & Stacey - Christmas Special" – via
  2. Fawlty Towers named best British sitcom of all time, beating Blackadder and Only Fools and Horses. The Independent, 9 April 2010.
  3. "Gavin and Stacey is biggest comedy for 17 years". 2 January 2020 – via
  4. @JKCorden (28 May 2019). "Ruth Jones and I have been keeping this secret for a while... We're excited to share it with you. See you on Christ…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. "Gavin & Stacey Christmas special trailer released". RTE. 1 December 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.

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