Gavin and Stacey is precisely the kind of programme you whack on when you’re missing home and in need a little comfort in your life.

It might actually be the most feel-good TV show ever made, and while it’s not quite up there with the likes of The Office or Fawlty Towers in terms of pure comedy, it does have a certain charm to it that few series have, making it almost impossible not to smile while viewing.

The Christmas episode, was, admittedly, a bit of a mixed bag, but that hasn’t stopped fans of the Wests and the Shipmans clambering for more.

(I’ve just realised both families are named after infamous serial killers.)

Sadly, there’s no news of a fourth series, but there is, however, news of a Gavin and Stacey quiz, hosted by none other than Pamela Shipman herself.


Pam – by Pam I mean actress Alison Steadman – will be conducting the quiz to raise money for Marie Curie UK, who provide hospice care for those with terminal illness, on Thursday 21st May at 8.15pm.

Matthew Horne, who plays Gavin, will also be joining Alison to host the free quiz, although they are asking for donations for Marie Curie.

You don’t have to donate, but if you’re in a position to, those who do will be entered into a draw to win a prize.

Here, you could have the chance to win one of five Superdrug self care bundles, a John Lewis voucher worth £50 or a bed-and-breakfast overnight stay at Beachcroft Beach Huts in East Sussex.

Visit the Marie Curie Facebook page and click on interested, then the page says to do the following:


Form a team with your household, on your own, or with friends and family online.
Join us on Tiltify using this link: (see the pinned post in this Event for more details).
Make a donation, if you can, on our Tiltify page to help Marie Curie nurses and hospices.
Mark yourself (no cheating!).
Use the comment box to chat to our host and share your scores on the doors!

Speaking on This Morning about hosting the quiz, Alison said:

“Marie Curie are desperate for some funds in this awful time we are living in. Charities are losing money. Marie Curie needs to make £2.5 million a week to keep nine hospices going and keep their amazing nurses and staff going.”

To join Pam for the Gavin and Stacey charity quiz, visit the Marie Curie website.

Donations can be made through Paypal via the Tiltify livestream or you can text NURSE to 70544 to donate £5.