Ken Dodd: How Tickled We Were, which premiered on Boxing Day as one of BBC Two’s Christmas highlights, was hailed by The Daily Telegraph as "a poignant, life-affirming and frequently tattyfilarious film". The Independent described it as "a documentary to convert the sceptics." The programme was watched by over 3 million viewers.
Of Morecambe & Wise In America hosted by Jonathan Ross and produced for UKTV Gold, Lucy Mangan in The Guardian called it "a real Christmas treat" and continued, "Let your heart bubble with happiness. Mine did throughout last night’s opening episode".