9.00pm Who is Kurt Wallander? BBC4 – Documentary about the fictional detective created by Swedish writer Henning Mankell and played in the BBC4 drama by Kenneth Branagh.9.15pm The British Comedy Awards ITV1 – Hosted by Angus Deayton. Followed by The Comedy Awards Party 2008 on ITV2 at 10.45pm
Sunday5.20pm One Man and His Dog BBC2 – Return of the sheepherding competition presented by Kate Humble, Matt Baker and Gus Dermody.8.00pm Take That Come to Town ITV1 – Music special starring Jason Orange, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Gary Barlow.9.00pm I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Coming Out ITV1
9.00pm Egyptian Book of the Dead History Channel
• Guest list
• Il Divo on The X Factor, TV1, Saturday
• Omid Djalili, Martin Freeman on Never Mind the Buzzcocks BBC2, Thursday
• Brendan Fraser, Alesha Dixon on The Graham Norton Show BBC2, Thursday
• Jerry Springer, Ken Livingstone, Katy Brand on Have I Got News for You BBC1, Friday
• Live at the Apollo BBC1, Friday
9.00pm Taggart ITV1
9.00pm Country House Rescue Channel 4 – Six-part series presented by Ruth Watson, previously presenter of Five’s The Hotel Inspector, in which she gives advice to the owners of some of Britain’s stately homes.
Wednesday8.00pm The Hairy Bakers’ Christmas Special BBC29.00pm Jack: A Soldier’s Story BBC1 – Terrestrial airing of the BBC3 documentary in which Ben Anderson spends two months with 24-year-old Lance Corporal Jack Mizon and a unit of Grenadier Guards in the Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan.
9.00pm The Medicis: Makers of Modern Art BBC4
10.00pm The Cheryl Cole Factor Five
9.00pm James Bulger – A Mother’s Story: Real Crime ITV1
9.00pm Kill It, Cook It, Eat It: Christmas Special BBC3 – With Julia Bradbury.10.00pm A Revolution in Childhood BBC4 – Documentary featuring footage of 48 hours in the lives of 22 British children, which is scrutinised by a panel of childhood experts, chaired by Martha Kearney.
2.55pm One Last Consonant Please Carol Channel 4 – Carol Vorderman talks to Gyles Brandreth about her 26-year involvement with game show Countdown.
7.30pm BBC Radio 3 Choir Of The Year BBC4 – Competition between six choirs at London’s Royal Festival Hall.
8.00pm Gardener of the Decade BBC2
9.00pm Legends – The Big O In Britain BBC4 – Documentary marking the 20th anniversary of the death of US singer Roy Orbison. Followed by Roy Sings Orbison
9.00pm RAF at 90 BBC2 – Documentary about Britain’s air force.
10.00pm Peter Kay Presents Geraldine McQueen’s Christmas Video Channel 4
10.40pm The World’s Greatest Stand Up Channel 4 – Performances at the International Comedy Festival in Montreal from Lee Evans, Dara O’Briain, Dave Chappelle, Denis Leary, Dylan Moran, Omid Djalili and Tim Allen.
• Panorama Assisted dying. BBC1, Monday
• Natural World Cork – Forest in a Bottle BBC2, Tuesday
• Horizon Allergy Planet BBC2, Tuesday
• The Culture Show Baz Luhrmann special. BBC2, Tuesday
• Cutting Edge The Pregnant Man: Thomas Beatie Thursday, Channel 4