Monkey’s Queen Christmas Speech

PG Tips spokesman Monkey tried to tell the world about his and Al’s Christmas day special, but one too many sips of bubbly played havoc with his performance. It is all too easy to forget the happier times one has experienced this past year. And it is all too easy to forget the script. A good reason for a sense of impending doom…

PG Tips Monkey raises toast in Queen's Message

Monkey’s message, voiced by Ben Miller, gets more and more convoluted with every toast to the year that has been. The super at the end tells us what we need to know. “There should be one thing on one’s telly that one shouldn’t miss this Christmas. It’s Monkey’s Christmas Sketch, shown on ITV1, Channel 4, Five, Sky1, Sky3, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, E4, More4, Film4, Virgin1, Gold, Dave, MTV One, TMF, 4 Music, Nickelodeon, Jetix and Many More.”

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See the aforementioned sketch online at It’s Al (Johnny Vegas) and Monkey’s 90 second remake of the Morecambe and Wise breakfast sketch, using the same music (The Stripper) and some of the same moves, ending of course with a great cup of tea.


The Queen’s Speech was developed at AKQA by executive creative director James Hilton, creative directors/copywriters Colin Byrne and James Capp, copywriters Ben Oliver and Leo Thom, agency producer Lindsey Moyes, account director Rowena Minhas, account manager Jon Freshwater.

Filming was shot by director Chris Balmond via Red Bee and AKQA.Film. Post production was done at Framestore, produced by Laura Gould. Sound was designed at Factory Studios.