Coming Up at Christmas

Cranford BBC1 Christmas 2009 – Seasonal edition of the period drama starring Judi Dench.

Steve Coogan: The Inside Story BBC2 Christmas 2009 – Documentary charting the success of the comedian behind Alan Partridge.

The Grufalo BBC1 Christmas 2009 -A half-hour animated film based on the classic children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, tells the magical tale of a mouse who takes a walk though the woods in search of a nut. Mouse is voiced by James Corden, Fox by Tom Wilkinson, Owl by John Hurt, Snake by Rob Brydon, Mother Squirrel by Helena Bonham Carter and the Gruffalo by Robbie Coltrane.

My Family BBC1 Christmas 2009 – It’s December 2039 and the Harpers gather together to celebrate Christmas. Thirty years in the future, the family’s appearance may have changed somewhat but their love/hate relationships are still very much alive. Guest starring Nathaniel Parker as Uncle Richard

Not Going Out BBC1 Christmas 2009 – The final episode of the sitcom written by Lee Mack. This Special Christmas edition sees the the surprise arivial of Lee’s father played by Bobby Ball.

Outnumbered BBC1 Christmas 2009 – Feature length Christmas Special of the family sitcom.

The Royle Family: The Golden Eggcup BBC1 Christmas 2009 – Comedy starring Ricky Tomlinson and Caroline Aherne returns for a Christmas Special. Jim and Barbara have received the gift of money from their loving children but what to do with it? Barbara wants to go abroad for the first time, having only been away once on their honeymoon to Ormskirk. Will Jim persuade Barbara that a satellite HD box is a more appropriate way of spending their children’s generous gift? Tension mounts, a family discussion ensues and the question is: Where will they go? Down to the shops as Jim suggests or on Barbara’s dream holiday to the Bermuda Triangle?

The Turn of The Screw BBC1 Christmas 2009 – Drama adapted from Henry James’s novel by Sandy Welch. Set in the 1920’s the story centres around Ann, a young governess who is sent to a country house to take charge of two orphans. Unsettled by a sense of intense evil within the house, Ann becomes convinced that malevolent forces are stalking the children in her care. Starring Sue Johnston and Michelle Dockery.

Totaal Wipeout BBC1 Christmas 2009 – 2 Celebrity editions of the game show hosted by Richard Hammond and featuring comedian Tim Vine, Fatima Whitbread, soap actress Adele Silva.

Victoria Wood’s Mid-Life Crisis BBC1 Christmas 2009 – One off comedy return of Victoria Wood with a 60-minute special for BBC One featuring sketches, personal injury commercials, unlikely sporting events and a dance number bringing together the killer combo of midriff bulge and Busby Berkeley. There’s also the further adventures of soap star Bo Beaumont, played by Victoria’s long-term collaborator Julie Walters.

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