Production Arts students created a scale model of a church and surroundings for a BBC1 comedy spoof of Dickins' famous festive tale, A Christmas Carol, which was aired on Boxing Day. The College’s Scenic Construction Lecturer, Alex Marker, was commissioned to create the work for the BBC.
Alex said: “I was asked to do this by the Olivier Award-winning Mischief Theatre Company with only seven days’ notice before shooting began at the BBC in Manchester. I was wracking my brain wondering how it could be done in such a small space of time. It occurred to me that it was something my Kingston College students, who come to The Questors Theatre in Ealing every Thursday, might be interested in assisting me with. As first time model makers they acquitted themselves admirably, spending hours diligently cutting out intricate lines of tiles for the roofs, clap board banding for the house fronts and chimneys.”
Starring Derek Jacobi and Diana Rigg, A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong can be viewed here on BBC iPlayer. The first scene begins with the model and is shown many times throughout the production.