BBC One Christmas – It’s Showtime

BBC One is promoting Christmas-related content for 2012 in “It’s Showtime”, an integrated marketing campaign. A series of online commercials feature television presenters Rob Brydon and Sarah Alexander trying to get the BBC One Christmas show on the road. The It’s Showtime campaign includes David Walliams, Miranda Hart, Matt Smith, the cast of Call the Midwife, Lee Mack, Mrs Brown, Strictly’s Craig Revel-Horwood, the stars of EastEnders, Pudsey the dancing dog and even Shrek. The It’s Showtime television campaign features a 30 second teaser, two 60 second episodes and a suite of shorter 20 second edits in addition to seven new BBC One idents and a host of branded trails.

BBC One Christmas It's Showtime

BBC Christmas Rob Brydon and Sam It's Showtime

Click on the image below to play Episode One in YouTube

Click on the image below to play Episode Two in YouTube

Click on the image below to play the Miranda after the Doctor video.

Click on the image below to play the We Wish you a Merry Christmas video.

Click on the image below to play the Princess and the Frog Ident video.

Click on the image below to play the Christmas Tree Ident in YouTube

Click on the image below to play the Snowflake Ident in YouTube

Click on the image below to play the Shrek Ident video.

BBC One audiences can use the BBC One Christmas app to share their Christmas messages with their friends, send a message to the entire nation on BBC television, as well as build their a personalised schedule of must-watch programmes over the festive period.

BBC Christmas Doctor Who It's Showtime
BBC One Christmas App Who It's Showtime

Live events in early December included an architectural projection mapping light show on Television Centre, presented by arts collective Seeper on 11 December, giving viewers a teaser of what’s in-store for BBC viewers this Christmas. One thing you can never fully account for is the weather and in typical UK fashion The One Show’s beautiful Christmas projection on the front of Television Centre was affected by a sudden influx of fog which meant it was at about 90% of its full strength. Luckily BBC managed to capture this dress rehearsal the night before.

It’s Showtime Credits

The BBC One Christmas 2012 It’s Showtime campaign was developed at RKCR/Y&R, London, by executive creative directors Toby Talbot and Mark Roalfe, copywriters/art directors Algy Sharman and Al Brown, Steve Moss and Jo Finch, producer Keeley Pratt, planner Lucy Hurst, business director Duncan Mcrobb, account director Josh Harris, account manager Dan Zell, working with BBC One head of brand marketing Lindsay Nuttall, creative marketing manager Aoife Liyanage and creative marketing executive Sarah Bold.

Filming was shot by Hotspur and Argyle director David Kerr via Red Bee Media with producer Carrie Hart and director of photography John De Borman, and typographer Tivy Davies.

Editor was Simon Wilcox at Loaded Dice. Post production was done at Electric Theatre Collective. Sound was designed by Arge at Envy.

Music is “Sing, Sing, Sing” performed by Benny Goodman.

The BBC One Christmas app was developed and built by Independents United.