What’s on TV this Christmas?
If you’re like most Brits, TV probably plays an important part in your festive celebrations. Whether you’ll be watching the Queen’s speech, enjoying a soap marathon or you’ve set your sights on a few festive specials, there’s going to be plenty to keep you happy this Christmas.
EastEnders, Christmas Day BBC One
Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of high voltage drama on the square and this year is no different.
The action is centred around the Carter Family as it looks as if Linda will finally reveal she was assaulted by her brother-in-law Dean. Elsewhere on the square, Bobby Beale is causing trouble, forcing his family to consider handing him over to the police for Lucy’s murder.
Downton Abbey, Christmas Day, BBC One
Downton Abbey has been a huge hit around the world and the Christmas Day special is set to be one of the most watched TV events of the festive period.
This feature length episode is the programme’s swansong and viewers are advised to have the tissues at the ready.
Sherlock, New Year’s Day, BBC One
For fans of Sherlock, this 90-minute episode, titled The Abominable Bride, is the perfect way to kick start the New Year.
Transported back in time to Victorian London, Sherlock and Watson have to solve and ghostly mystery and navigate their way through the dark, smog-filled streets of the atmospheric city.
Gogglesprogs, Christmas Day, Channel 4
If you liked Gogglebox, you’ll love Gogglesprogs. Taking the tried and tested format and replacing the much-loved stars with kids, this Christmas special makes for fantastic festive viewing.
In fact the format was so successful, Channel 4 have announced they plan to turn Gogglesprogs into a series in its own right, giving us further insight into the secret lives of the nation’s kids.
Coronation Street, Christmas Day, ITV
Like EastEnders, Coronation Street has a long tradition of bringing a bit of drama to festive proceedings.
This year, Weatherfield will be rocked by the return of Jenny Bradley and the Conners and Roberts are set to receive some shocking news from Rob Donovan. Elsewhere, it looks like the Platts may be collectively guilty for the murder of Callum Logan, something that’s guaranteed to take the shine off of their festive celebrations.
With so much on telly this Christmas, you’re guaranteed a festive period to remember come rain, snow or shine.