Enjoy the nation’s best festive school play exclusively on Virgin TV, narrated by Stephen Mulhern!

Find Robin Hood Saves Santa on Virgin TV from Thursday 20 December in On Demand > Kids

We’re celebrating the magic of Christmas by letting you enjoy the UK’s best primary school play from your sofa!


We launched Virgin TV’s Christmas Stars competition in November, to give schools the chance to take their Christmas play from the school hall to the Virgin TV screen. We received entries from schools across the UK, which ranged from traditional nativities to plays featuring dinosaurs! The entries were really creative and imaginative, and our panel of judges, including Stephen Mulhern and a TV expert from BAFTA, had a tough time picking their favourite, but somehow they did it!


So, congratulations to Carlisle’s Pennine Way Primary School for winning with their amazing play, Robin Hood Saves Santa. It boasts pitch-perfect performances, a laugh-out-loud script and catchy songs, plus the acting talents of Stephen Mulhern as the narrator.

Stephen Mulhern Virgin TV Christmas Stars play

Robin Hood Saves Santa
 is the story of the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham, who plots to capture Santa to stop him from delivering Christmas gifts and joy to the people. Santa’s last hope rests with Robin Hood and his band of Merry Girls, who have to pull off a daring rescue mission to free Santa so he can once again bring festive cheer to the people.   


You can watch this festive treat exclusively on Virgin TV from Thursday 20 December. All you need to do is head to On Demand > Kids on your Virgin TV box.


Congratulations to all the schools that entered, and in particular to Pennine Way Primary School, who wowed the judges with their incredible play. We know you’re going to love watching it this Christmas.


And, in the spirit of giving, we also wanted to share something very special for the Christmas season from our friends at Virgin Mobile. Below is what happened when our little hero Logan Ross had to step in for Santa Claus at such a busy time of year.



Merry Christmas from us all at Virgin Media!

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