Geoffrey’s uplifting Christmas gift

Former London adman Geoffrey Sundquist is following up his 1998 festive TV hit, Father Christmas and the Missing Reindeer, with a new animation – Santa’s Special Delivery – featuring the voice of Rick Mayall.

Sundquist wrote the story, which will be broadcast on the BBC on Christmas Eve, as he was recovering from a serious stroke earlier this year which took away his ability to walk.

Let’s hope that the sight of his new animation – and the prospect of further success – will speed his recovery.


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