In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a pair of Christmas movies, both released in 2003.

Bad Santa was beset by problems. Conceived by the Coen brothers, it had a difficult shoot, lost Bill Murray to another film, and then there were huge battles in post-production.

Post-production was tricky on Love Actually too, as a first-time movie director tried to jigsaw together a final cut of a multi-narrative film. It hadn’t been the easiest movie to make, either.

Stories of both are told in this episode.

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