Larry Lamb has called for 'Gavin and Stacey' to be turned into a film.

Larry Lamb

Larry Lamb

The 72-year-old actor plays Mick Shipman in the sitcom and following the recent Christmas special, Larry has expressed interest in making a movie based on the TV series.

He told the Mirror newspaper: "To me I always think the logical thing to do would be to make a film of it.

"I think the audience in Britain is so ready for it that they would go to the ends of the Earth to go and see a movie of it. I mean, imagine those characters? It's so much larger than life now, it's a national treasure."

Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that the 'Gavin and Stacey' special achieved the highest Christmas Day ratings in more than a decade.

The return of the sitcom - which stars James Corden and Ruth Jones - was watched by an average of 11.6 million viewers on BBC One, meaning that around half of all TV viewers at the time tuned in to watch the programme.

The next most-watched programme was the 'Queen's Christmas Broadcast', which was watched by 7.85 million people.

The 'Queen's Christmas Broadcast' has dominated the ratings over recent years.

The top five of the ratings were rounded out by 'Strictly Come Dancing', 'EastEnders' and 'Michael McIntyre's Big Show', all of which were broadcast on BBC One.

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC content, reflected: "We delivered something for everyone with the seven most-popular programmes that cap off an incredible year for BBC One celebrating British talent and creativity."

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