We’ve pulled together the best programmes to watch over the holidays, from stunning dramas and documentaries, to brilliant comedy and kids shows
New dramas Black Narcissus and The Serpent air this Christmas, as well as the highly-anticipated Call The Midwife, Doctor Who: Revolution Of The Daleks and allllll the soaps, featuring maximum excitement and explosive storylines.
What factual show is better to watch over the festivities than A Baby Reindeer’s First Christmas? Meerkat: A Dynasties Special, Penguins: Meet The Family and Cheetah Family & Me provide more furry fun, while Stephen Fry’s 21st Century Firsts, Marcus Rashford: Feeding Britain’s Children and The Savoy At Christmas inform and entertain.
As well as the classics (Only Fools And Horses, The Royle Family), Ghosts, Not Going Out, Meet The Richardsons, Motherland and Birds Of A Feather (returning after three years) will leave you laughing until you cry. Join Dawn French for The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown and the Mischief Theatre Company for The Goes Wrong Show: The Nativity.
There are loads of Christmas specials to enjoy, for The Repair Shop, Britain’s Got Talent, The Chase, First Dates and more! Blankety Blank makes its return, while you’ll also fall in love with new shows, including word-based quiz show Lingo and one-off special Tom Allen Goes To Town.
Our picks for children and families include Quentin Blake’s Clown, Zog And The Flying Doctors, Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse and Jack & The Beanstalk: After Ever After.
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