Also we should be showing,
'Dinner For One' on New Year's Eve.
James: The same procedure as last year, Miss Sophie?
Miss Sophie: The same procedure as every year, James!
'It is a curiosity that this sketch has become a tradition in Germany, where up to half the population may see it every year, but it is almost totally unknown in Britain. It is also shown on New Year’s Eve in many other mainland European countries, particularly Scandinavia, and also screens on SBS in Australia. In Norway, however, it is shown every year on the eve of December 23. It is known as far away as South Africa. In Sweden, the show was put on hold for a period for six years, deemed "unsuitable" because of butler James' heavy drinking. However, the TV network then caved in to the popular demand to have it back.
Although the sketch is most popular in non-English speaking countries, it is typically shown in the original English without dubbing or subtitles. Curiously, the film remains practically unknown to the English speaking world (except for Australia). It has never been broadcast on TV in Britain.
Since the mid-1980s, German television channels have been available to British analogue satellite viewers, meaning that the new year screenings of Dinner for One could be seen in the UK by those few people who had access to German TV schedules. The replacement of analogue services by digital has seen a decline in viewers of traditional satellite television, but those who still own a receiver can tune in.'