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Here’s the 20 top TV shows you have to watch throughout the festive period

Here's the 20 top TV shows you have to watch throughout the festive period

IT’S the most fantastic time of yr – for telly, that’s.

Christmas is coming, and with it the typical blockbuster line-up for the TV schedules.

 Here are 20 of the best to catch throughout December

Listed here are 20 of the greatest to catch throughout December

With comedy, drama, cartoons and actuality present specials — that includes A-list stars, nationwide treasures and superstar cooks — there’s a dazzling array of selection to hold you going via the winter nights.

Listed here are 20 of the greatest to catch throughout December.

WATERSHIP DOWN

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 The movie features a small group of rabbits and the story is a reworking of survival and adventure novel by Richard Adams

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The film contains a small group of rabbits and the story is a transforming of survival and journey novel by Richard Adams

James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult and Sir Ben Kingsley voice this four-part mini-series a few bunch of rabbits fleeing the destruction of their residence.

The animation is a transforming of the Richard Adams novel and 1978 film of the similar identify.

THE ABC MURDERS

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 The ABC Murders on BBC1 is Agatha's Christie's adaptation on a story about a series of killings by a mysterious murderer known only as 'ABC'

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The ABC Murders on BBC1 is Agatha’s Christie’s adaptation on a narrative a few collection of killings by a mysterious assassin recognized solely as ‘ABC’

This Agatha Christie adaptation sees John Malkovich play Belgian detective Hercule Poirot reverse an all-star forged, together with Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint, Recreation of Thrones’ Tara Fitzgerald and Broadchurch’s Andrew Buchan.

LES MISERABLES

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 The BBC's adaptation of Les Mis has a star-studded cast including Lily Collins, Dominic West and Olivia Colman

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The BBC’s adaptation of Les Mis has a star-studded forged together with Lily Collins, Dominic West and Olivia Colman

The Beeb’s lavish adaptation of Victor Hugo’s ebook has a star-studded forged together with Lily Collins, Dominic West and Olivia Colman.

And better of all, it doesn’t function the terrible singing of the 2012 film model starring Russell Crowe.

SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS

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 Alan Carr return to Channel 4 with a very similar programme to his much-loved Chatty Man show

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Alan Carr return to Channel four with a really comparable programme to his much-loved Chatty Man present

Alan Carr makes a spectacular return to Channel four two years after his much-loved Chatty Man collection was axed.

The comedian’s festive providing appears to have copied the similar format – with celebrity visitors, gags, video games and nice music.

THE LONG SONG

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 The movie is an adaptation of the historical novel by Andrea Levy published in 2010

The film is an adaptation of the historic novel by Andrea Levy revealed in 2010

Tamara Lawrance heads a forged that features Hayley Atwell and Sir Lenny Henry on this three-part adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel.

Set in 19th century Jamaica throughout the dying days of slavery, it charts one lady’s extraordinary wrestle to survive.

GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF

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 Great British Bake Off returns for Christmas and New Year specials on Channel 4

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Nice British Bake Off returns for Christmas and New Yr specials on Channel four

Followers shall be relieved to know that Bake Off is returning for Christmas and New Yr specials with Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding answerable for proceedings.

The 4 ex-contestants are being stored underneath wraps.

JAMIE’S QUICK AND EASY CHRISTMAS

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 Jamie Oliver will appear on Channel 4 to suggest some delicious ideas for a Christmas banquet

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Jamie Oliver will seem on Channel four to recommend some scrumptious concepts for a Christmas banquet

Straightforward to keep in mind and fast to prepare dinner, Jamie will present us the easy means to create a wonderful Christmas banquet.

THE INBETWEENERS TENTH BIRTHDAY PARTY

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 The Inbetweeners reunite for a special episode celebrating the tenth anniversary of the comedy show

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The Inbetweeners reunite for a particular episode celebrating the tenth anniversary of the comedy present

Simon Chook, James Buckley, Joe Thomas and Blake Harrison reunite for a two-hour particular as they mark the tenth anniversary of the cult comedy.

The documentary will function particular friends, unseen footage and behind-the-scenes gossip.

THE DEAD ROOM

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 The one-off house story stars stage and screen veteran Simon Callow

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The one-off home story stars stage and display veteran Simon Callow

Sherlock star Mark Gatiss has created this one-off ghost story that includes 4 Weddings And A Funeral’s Simon Callow and Bodyguard’s Anjli Mohindra.

Gatiss performs a veteran radio host disturbed by spooky goings-on in his studio.

UPSTART CROW

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 Upstart Crow's Christmas special screening includes a guest appearance from Lily Cole

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Upstart Crow’s Christmas particular screening features a visitor look from Lily Cole

The hit comedy about the lifetime of William Shakespeare returns for a particular.

Written by Ben Elton, it stars Peep Present’s David Mitchell as the Bard reverse a particular visitor look from Lily Cole.

CLICK AND COLLECT

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 Click and Collect is a Christmas comedy in which mismatched neighbours are thrown together on a road trip

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Click on and Gather is a Christmas comedy through which mismatched neighbours are thrown collectively on a street journey

A one-off comedy starring The Workplace’s Stephen Service provider and Asim Chaudhry, from Individuals Simply Do Nothing, as mismatched neighbours driving throughout the nation to decide up the one toy that may make slightly woman’s Christmas goals come true.

MRS BROWN’S BOYS

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 The show follows the life and antics of Agnes Brown, a matriarch who interferes in the lives of her friends and family members

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The present follows the life and antics of Agnes Brown, a matriarch who interferes in the lives of her family and friends members

Brendan O’Carroll’s indomitable Irish matriarch returns for 2 Christmas choices. Anticipate the conventional outsized and malfunctioning tree in the front room of her tiny terraced home.

CARE

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 The BBC drama has a star-studded cast including Sheridan Smith and her former Gavin & Stacey co-star Alison Steadman

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The BBC drama has a star-studded forged together with Sheridan Smith and her former Gavin & Stacey co-star Alison Steadman

Brookside, Cracker and The Road author Jimmy McGovern has created this 90-minute drama a few single working mum (Sheridan Smith) making an attempt to increase her two youngsters when her personal mom (Alison Steadman) develops dementia.

THE MIDNIGHT GANG

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 David Walliams plays the headmaster in the seventh TV adaptation of his book

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David Walliams performs the headmaster in the seventh TV adaptation of his e-book

David Walliams stars in the seventh TV adaptation of his youngsters’s books, enjoying a headmaster coping with an unruly group of youngsters who rise up to all types of adventures when the clock strikes 12.

ZOG

BBC1, Christmas Day

 This adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s children’s book tells the story of a young dragon and his unlikely friendship with a girl

This adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s youngsters’s ebook tells the story of a younger dragon and his unlikely friendship with a woman

Following in the footsteps of The Gruffalo, The Freeway Rat and Stick Man, this adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s youngsters’s guide consists of voiceovers from Sir Lenny Henry, Tracey Ullman and Recreation of Thrones hunk Package Harington.

TORVILL & DEAN

ITV, Christmas Day

 The drama charts their rise to fame from humble origins in Nottingham

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The drama charts their rise to fame from humble origins in Nottingham

Anita Dobson and Stephen Tompkinson star on this warts-and-all biopic of Olympic ice skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. The drama charts their rise to fame from humble origins in Nottingham.

STRICTLY COME DANCING

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 Strictly Come Dancing will be shown on Christmas Day on BBC1

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Strictly Come Dancing might be proven on Christmas Day on BBC1

A top line-up of a few of the best-loved former contestants – together with Aston Merrygold, Michael Vaughan, Caroline Flack and the unforgettable Ann Widdecombe – return for the annual particular.

CALL THE MIDWIFE SPECIAL

BBC1, Christmas Day

 From left to right: Nurse Barbara Hereward (Charlotte Ritchie), nurse Trixie Franklin (Helen George), nurse Lucille Anderson (Leonie Elliot) and nurse Valerie Dyer (Jennifer Kirby)

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From left to proper: Nurse Barbara Hereward (Charlotte Ritchie), nurse Trixie Franklin (Helen George), nurse Lucille Anderson (Leonie Elliot) and nurse Valerie Dyer (Jennifer Kirby)

Set in Christmas 1963, the basic forged return for this festive favorite forward of collection eight subsequent yr. Miriam Margolyes visitor stars as Sister Mildred, a no-nonsense nun who has her palms full with a gaggle of Chinese language orphans.

THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW

ITV, Boxing Day

 The line-up of the chat show Christmas special includes the appearance of The Lord Of The Rings and X-Men legend Sir Ian McKellen

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The road-up of the chat present Christmas particular consists of the look of The Lord Of The Rings and X-Males legend Sir Ian McKellen

The chat present host has a suitably starry line-up on the couch to rejoice Christmas.

They embrace The Lord Of The Rings and X-Males legend Sir Ian McKellen, newsreader and Antiques Roadshow host Fiona Bruce and Downton Abbey’s Lily James.

DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL

BBC1, New Yr’s Day

 The BBC has taken a radical step to ditch the traditional Christmas Day special for the first time in 13 years

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The BBC has taken a radical step to ditch the conventional Christmas Day particular for the first time in 13 years

After altering the Time Lord’s gender with the appointment of latest physician Jodie Whittaker, the Beeb has taken one other radical step, ditching the conventional Christmas Day particular for the first time in 13 years.

Fortunately we have an epic journey to begin 2019.

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