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Old 12-02-2008, 11:51 AM
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Christmas TV for Brits

Just though I'd spread the Christmas TV love for those of you who haven't seen the TV listings in the papers yet. Looks like some brilliant stuff this year! Dates and times haven't been announced yet, although the Christmas double issue of the Radio Times is out on Saturday (you can pre-order your copy at radiotimes.co.uk)!

BBC:
Wallace and Gromit - A Matter of Loaf and Death
Brand new Wallace and Gromit made especially for the BBC

Doctor Who - The Next Doctor
The (GORGEOUS!) Doctor returns to Victorian London on Christmas Day

The 39 Steps
Rupert Penry-Jones stars in a remake of the classic movie

Crooked House
The traditional Christmas ghost story on BBC 4

Blackadder Rides Again
Brand new Blackadder!!

Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special
Special festive edition of the cult comedy

Jonathon Creek - The Grinning Man
Brand new Jonathon Creek, sadly minus Caroline Quentin. Still very much looking forward to this one though!

Larkrise to Candleford Christmas Special
Festive start to the new series

The Royle Family - The New Sofa
A new Royle Family

Rab C Nesbitt Christmas Special
Bit before my time, but my mum is very excited about this one!

My Family Christmas Special
No details! But doubtless funny as usual.

The Krypton Factor
Re-make of the classic, and awesome, quiz, hosted by Ben Sheppard

QI Christmas Special
New festive edition to mark the show's transfer to BBC 1

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special
Ex-contestants, including Alesha Dixon and Jill Halfpenny, compete for a festive trophy

Top of the Pops
Returns for a Christmas and New Year editions

Nigella's Christmas Kitchen
Nigella Lawson adds extra tips to last years series

Michael Palin: 80 Days Revisited
Michael Palin revisits the places that most affected him in a 20th anniversary edition of the show

Eastenders
Nick Cotton returns!! Dum dum dummm...

Christmas specials of the Peter Serafinowicz Show and Lead Balloon

ITV:
Clash of the Santas
Northern Lights stars Robson Green and Mark Benton bring their competitive spirit to a Santa competition

Affinity
Adaptation of the classic Sarah Waters' ghost story

Compulsion
Adaptation of the Jacobean tragedy 'The Changeling'

Caught in a Trap
Connie Fisher in her first TV role since The Sound of Music, playing a woman obsessed with Elvis

Agatha Christie's Marple: Nemesis
Geraldine McEwan's last turn as the elderly detective!

Britain's Got Some Extra Pop Factor and Then Some 2+1
Geraldine (Peter Kay's hilarious spoof X Factor winnner) releases a Christmas single, penned by the lovely Gary Barlow

Dancing on Ice Christmas Special
Torvill and Dean compete with teams of ex-contestants

Harry Hill's Christmas TV Burp
...the usual really!

Channel 4:

An Evening of Wonders
Derren Brown's latest live tour

The Charlotte Church Nutcracking Christmas Special
with guests James Corden and Ruth Jones

Alan Carr's Christmas Celebrity Ding Dong
no details of guests as yet

The Friday Night Christmas Project
Alan Carr and JLC's usual antics, with guest host the hilarious Simon Pegg

The Family at Christmas
A festive return to The Family

The Nativity Decoded
Historical analysis of the Christmas Story

River Cottage Christmas Special
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall makes the perfect Christmas Dinner

Jamie Cooks Christmas
Jamie's Christmas Dinner from his own garden

Also noticed that Miracle on 34th Street is being aired on Channel 4 on Sunday evening, clashing with Home Alone on Channel 5 (decisions, decisions!!). Channel 5 starts it's daily airing of -Christmas-films-no-one-has-ever-heard-of-but-we-all-love on 15th December.

Looks like some fab stuff!!
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:33 PM
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thanks!! I will deffo be watching the wallace and gromit thing, the royal family special, the family special!! As for the film decision - I vote Home Alone

Cheers again for the info!!
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No problem! Oooh, think I may record Miracle on 34th Street and watch Home Alone.

Just saw an advert for Christmas comedy on BBC One, it all looks extremely funny!! Particularly James Corden screaming "It's Chriiiiiiiiistmaaaaaaaaasss!" at the end. Can't wait!
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:17 PM
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good solution to the film crisis lol

I treated myself to Home Alone 1 and 2 the other week hehe. Love those two - great christmassy films!
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I don't know how I'm going to fit all of this in!

I'm getting my copy of the Christmas Radio Times tomorrow and circling everything.

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Old 12-07-2008, 04:07 AM
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I know what you mean tinselmouse! I think my DVD recorder is going to overheat this Christmas lol. Might have to utilise BBC iPlayer as well. I'm resisting buying my RadioTimes as I have so much work to do and I know if it's sitting on my desk I'll spend hours flicking through and circling the good stuff rather than things I should be doing! Still, I've set aside a couple of hours tonight for mince pies and Miracle on 34th Street on Channel 4
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