Saturday 19th – Christmas Day

Saturday
6.30pm Take That: The Cirucs Live ITV- Show recored live at the Wembley Stadium. A Special backstage documentary airs on ITV2 at 8.00pm.
8.00pm Stars on the Street ITV – A look at the famous faces that have appeared on Coronation Street. From Sir Ian McKellen and Peter Kay to Andrew Sachs and Noddy Holder. Featuring interviews with Maureen Lipman, Patrick Stewart, Keith Duffy, Sean Hughes, Mel B, Noddy Holder, Richard Fleeshman, Andrew Sachs, Rula Lenska, June Brown and Status Quo.
8.00pm Time Team Special Channel 4 – Tony and the team visit Dover Castle.
9.00pm Wife Swap: The Fianl Swap Channel 4 – Earlier this year Channel 4 annouced its flagship reality series Wife Swap was to end after 11 series. This is the very last swap and sees Bentley-driving lady-of- leisure Torre Carter from Kent, swapping with mum of seven Sam Dale who lives in Hull on one of Britain’s largest council estates. Celebrity Wife Swap with Freddie Starr and Samantha Fox will also air alongside the very first Swap of the series.
Sunday
6,30pm Noel’s Christmas Presents Sky1
7.00pm Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out BBC3 – The origianl Wallace & Gromit film.
7.00pm James May’s Toy Stories BBC2 – James May continues his quest to show what is possible with old-fashioned toys by using them on a scale never seen before. Attempting to create the world’s first Two-storey house out of Lego.
8.00pm Ad of the Decade ITV – celebratory countdown of the 20 greatest commercials on television over the past decade. With contributions from Phil Collins, Kym Marsh, Emmerdale’s Mark Charnock and Britain’s Got Talent winner George Sampson.
8.00pm Got to Dance Warm Up Sky1 – A look ahead to Sky1 HD’s entertainment extravaganza. Hear from dancing diva Davina McCall and meet the judges: Adam Garcia, Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and Diversity’s Ashley Banjo.
9.00pm Cranford Special BBC1 – Christmas special of the period drama. Miss Matty’s house is full of life and bustle. Her dream of having a child in the house has been realised with the birth of Tilly, daughter of her maid Martha and carpenter Jem.
9.00pm Oz & Hugh Drink to Christmas BBC2 – Wine aficionado and all round drinks expert Oz Clarke teams up with Hugh Dennis in a seasonal challenge to sample every Christmas tipple past and present. The boys embrace the festive spirit as they attempt to uncover the true Christmas credentials behind some of our favourite beverages: from whisky and winter ales in the Highlands to mulled wine in the birthplace of Dickens; from wassail in the West Country to sloe gin in Wiltshire; plus port, sherry and snowballs too.
9.00pm The Fattest Man in Britain ITV – One-off comedy drama written by Caroline Aherne (The Royle Family) and starring Timothy Spall as Georgie Godwin a man who believes he is the fattest man in Britain. Trapped inside his house for years, his only regular contact is with a warm-hearted neighbour, and his ‘manager’, taxi driver Morris. (Bobby Ball) Then one day, teenager Amy arrives to tend his garden as part of her community service order, and the unlikely pair become friends.
10.20pm Father Ted: A Christmassy Ted Channel 4 – Relive one of the best Christmas specials of modern comedy. As Ted recieves his golden Cleric a mysterious new priest arrives.
Monday
1.45pm Only Fools & Horses: Sleepless in Peckham BBC1 – The final outing of the Trotters from 2003
8.00pm Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers BBC3 – The second of the Wallace & Gromit films.
8.30pm Victoria Wood: Seen on TV BBC2 – Victoria Wood looks back at her hugely successful television career. Featuring sketches, stand-up, characters and songs from her incredible repertoire as well as exclusive interviews with Victoria and friends and fans, including Dawn French, Julie Walters and Sir Roger Moore. Followed by All the trimmings and an episode of dinnerladies.
9.00pm The Millies: A Night of Heroes ITV1 – Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden host this event paying homage to the British Armed Forces from the Imperial War Museum.
10.00pm Michael Jackson’s 30th Anniversary Concert Five – Show from 2001 that sees artists pay tribute to the king of pop from New York Madison Square Garden. Aswell as performances from Michael and his brothers.
Tuesday
8:00pm The Funny Side of Christmas BBC2 – Clive Anderson presents the best and the worst that TV has served up to us over the years at Christmas: the Blue Peter Advent crown, Christmas Top of the Pops, Morecambe and Wise, Nationwide’s Christmas Panto, The Royle Family, Gavin and Stacey, and one TV chef after another trying to come up with a variation on how exactly we should be cooking a turkey.
8.00pm Come Dine With Me Christmas Special Channel 4 – Featuring Music impresario David Gest joins in a festive culinary clash with former EastEnder Hannah Waterman, TV gardener Diarmuid Gavin and super fussy actress and Loose Women presenter Sherrie Hewson.
8.00pm Christmas Guinness World Records Sky1
9.00pm Mock the Week BBC2 – Christmas edition of the series featuring Frankie Boyle, Hugh Dennis & Andy Parsons.
10.00pm Christmas Lights ITV3 – Festive Comedy drama starring Robson Green & Mark Benton.
10.20pm Alan Carr: Chatty Man Christmas Special Channel 4 – With Guests Cilla Black, Justin Lee Collins, David Walliams & The Saturdays.
10.30pm Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe of the Year BBC4 – Charlie looks at the highs and lows of the box in 2009.
Wednesday
7.30pm Harry Hill’s TV Burp of The Year ITV
8.00pm The Nolans: In the Mood for Dancing ITV – A Behind the scenes documentary that follows the sister as they reform for the first time in 25 years.
9.0opm The Grumpy Guide to…. BBC2 – A new generation of Grumps share their frustrations. Including Ozzy Osbourne, Huey Morgan, John Thomson and Ronni Ancona.
10.45pm Not Going Out BBC1 – The fianl episode of the axed Lee Mack Sitcom. Lee and Lucy Spend Christmas together put their peaceful break is disturbed by the arrival of a surprise guest. Featuring guest-star Bobby Ball.
Christmas Eve
8.00pm My Family BBC1 – Festive edition of the sitcom that sees the Harpers in 2039.
9.00pm Taggart: The 100th Episode ITV1
9.00pm Victoria Wood’s Mid-Life Christmas BBC1 – A Brand new Christmas Special. Featuring highlights from the Midlife Olympics 2009, The popular costume drama Lark Pies to Cranchesterford and the further adventures of soap star Bo Beaumont played by long term collaborator Julie Walters.
9.00pm The Secret Millionaire Channel 4 – Edition of the popular reality series featuring London taxi baron John Griffin.
9.00pm Celebrity Shock List 2009 Five – Special programme exploring the 50 most outrageous occurrences in the world of the rich and famous in 2009.
10.15pm Christmas Carols with the Toops ITV1
Christmas Day
2.00pm Top of the Pops BBC1 – including Robbie Williams, Shakira, Lily Allen, JLS and Dizzee Rascal. Hosted by Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates, the show features the Christmas number one.
5.30pm The Gruffalo BBC1 – Animated film based on the classic children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The Gruffalo tells the magical tale of a mouse who takes a walk though the woods in search of a nut. Featuring the Voices of Rob Brydon, James Corden, Helana Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane & John Hurt.
6,00pm Doctor Who: The End of Time BBC1 – Part 1 of David Tennants final appearence.
7.00pm Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special BBC1 – The final three celebrities from the 2009 series, plus Gethin Jones, Rachel Stevens and Austin Healey, attempt to walk away with the best Christmas present of all.
8.00pm All Star Mrs & Mrs. Christmas Special ITV1 – Today Joan Collins and husband Percy Gibson, Spice Girl Emma Bunton and her partner Jade Jones, and Corrie’s Andrew Whyment and wife Nichola battle it out to win big money for their chosen charities.
9.00pm The Royle Family: The Golden Eggcup BBC1 – The Royles return for a brand new Christmas special that sees Jim and Barbara given some money from their loving Children.
9.00pm Poirot ITV1 – New episode of Christie’s Crime Drama. The wealthy wife of an eccentric British aristocrat is found murdered while with her family on an archaeological hunt in Syria.
10.30pm The Catherine Tate Show: Nan’s Christmas Carol BBC1 – Modern re-telling of a Christmas Carol that sees Catherine ressurect her Nan character from the sketch series. With guest appearences from Ben Miller, Roger Lloyd-Pack & David Tennant.

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