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Cameramen Peter Sutherland (front) and Justin Grant on a location shoot. — Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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Actor Dominique D'Arnell and Gordon Pinsent during the filming of a skit. — Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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Gordon Pinsent and Donald Hiltz film a scene in the skit "There's Never a Miracle at Zellers". — Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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Actor Donald Hiltz shoots the skit "No Miracles Ever Happen at Zellers." — Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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Shaun Majumder discusses costume options with wardrobe designer Patti Parsons— Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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Gordon Pinsent prepares to shoot a sketch. — Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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Gordon Pinsent has his artificial mustache and beard touched up between takes by hair and makeup assistant Mallory Glenn — Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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Young actor Dominique D'Arnell run through lines together— Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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Director Stephen Reynolds (left) and Gordon Pinsent, in a fake beard, share a laugh on set — Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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Gordon Pinsent (centre) discusses a skit with director Stephen Reynolds (left), Mark Critch and set designer Stephen Osler— Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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Shaun Majumder records the audio for the skit "Free Beer is Not Enough" as the voice of Bryan Adams. — Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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Mark Critch and Shaun Majumder in the studio to record "Free Beer Is Not Enough," a parody of "Tears Are Not Enough." Majumder sings as Bryan Adams, Ronnie Hawkins and others in the sketch; Critch plays Mike Reno, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot and Anne Murray.— Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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Cathy Jones in character as Queen Elizabeth - with corgi, Kyle - delivering her Christmas message— Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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Mark Critch filming as Paul McCartney— Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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Hair stylist Lisa Leonard (left) and assistant Mallory Glenn assist Mark Critch, in character as Paul McCartney, with hair and makeup touch-ups during filming.— Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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"Dragon's Den"'s Kevin O'Leary stars as Ebenezer Scrooge and Mark Critch as Jacob Marley — Submitted photo

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Board of sketches for the holiday special.

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Allan Hawco of "Republic of Doyle" guest stars in a parody of "The Tudors" called "The Clauses." — Submitted photo

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Geri Hall, in costume for a skit. — Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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Makeup designer Penny Lee works on Cathy Jones prior to a skit. — Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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Wardrobe designer Patti Parsons (centre) with assistants Rachel Parsons (her daughter, left) and Susan Rainsford (right). — Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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Arts reporter Tara Bradbury spent three days on the set of CBC TV's "22 Minutes" last month. From the first read-through of scripts to hair and makeup to outtakes during filming, she was given an all-access backstage pass during the filming of the show's hour-long Christmas special, to air Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. NL time. Here are some photos from the visit. — Photos by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

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