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Monday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2
Each year the preparations for the festive season at the famous London cathedral requires careful planning and execution. This documentary follows that process and gets unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the Christmas countdown, perfection is required when celebrities such as Michael Palin will perform. During the period over 45000 visitors attend 17 services, so the pressure is most definitely on. The Queen donates three enormous Christmas trees, each weighing over a ton so the team must get them hauled into place and we witness the logistics in supplying thousands of people who attend midnight mass their consecrated wine and wafers.
Monday 11.45pm – 1am, BBC1
Live from the Benedictine monastery in Devon comes the traditional Christmas Eve service with celebrant and preacher the Rev David Charlesworth, abbot of Buckfast Abbey. The service features many well loved carols, including Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Adeste Fideles and It Came Upon the Midnight Clear. Philip Arkwright leads the Abbey Choir in performing Charpentier’s Christmas mass Messe de Minuit, with the talented Matthew Searles providing the organ music.
Tuesday 3pm – 3.10pm, ITV
Christmas wouldn’t be the same without the annual address by Her Majesty to the people of the nation and the commonwealth. Reflecting on the year and life, she delivers her words of wisdom and guidance.
Tuesday 5.40pm – 8pm, Channel 4
He’s done it again, Kevin has somehow managed to separate himself from his family at Christmas. This time the hapless youngster has boarded the wrong plane, while his family head to sunny Florida he is off to the Big Apple. Life is sweet for Kevin in NYC, having got hold of his father’s credit card he is enjoying some 5* hospitality, that is until he bumps into two very familiar burglars with revenge on their mind. Comedy sequel starring Tim Curry, Daniel Stern, Joe Pesci, Brenda Fricker and Macaulay Culkin.
Tuesday 9.15pm – 11.15pm, ITV
This one-off drama follows the humble beginnings and family life in Nottingham of Britain’s most famous ice skating duo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Detailing how the pair came together and formed an ice-dancing partnership that would take them to the 1984 Winter Olympics and that infamous Bolero routine where they secured the perfect 6.0s and sporting history. Poppy Lee Friar and Will Tudor star as the duo, with Jo Hartley, Jaime Winstone, Anita Dobson, Stephen Tompkinson, Dean Andrews, Annabelle Alison and Christine Bottomley.
Wednesday 9pm – 10.15pm, BBC2
With a career spanning 50 years, Ken Dodd was a remarkable comedian and this special show brings memories of him. Recounting his life from his childhood in Knotty Ash in the 1930’s through to his big break and continued presence on the television until just a few months before his death. His talents spanned more than comedy, he was active on the radio, in theatre tours, pantomime or even Shakespearean plays. The programme features contributions from close friends and colleagues, including an interview with his widow, Anne.
Thursday 8pm – 10.40pm, ITV
After a terrorist attack on the MI6 headquarters and an exposing of undercover agents around the world, James Bond finds himself pursuing a mysterious criminal mastermind. The trail leads 007 to a former rogue operative with a determination to bring down the organisation’s leader. Action Thriller starring Naomi Harris, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes and Daniel Craig.
Friday 9pm – 10pm, ITV
Four celebrity teams face off in a quiz about their knowledge of the events over the past 12 months, topics range from news, sports and show business. The winners don’t have to be clever, they just have had to be pay paying attention! Reality star Scarlett Moffatt joins the pointless co-host for the quiz which consists of guest appearances, play-along rounds and clips.
Saturday 5.10pm – 6.10pm, BBC1
Compiling the biggest hits of the past 12 months, Clara Amfo and Fearne Cotton bring us some of the years top selling artists. Anne-Marie performs Friends, George Ezra treats us to Paradise while Jonas Blue is joined by Jack & Jack for Rise. There are also performances by Christine & the Queen, Tom Odell, Lee Capaldi, Clean Bandit, Tom Grennan and Years & Years, plus, the year’s last number one will be performed.
Sunday 9pm – 11.05pm, Channel 5
An astonishing £4 billion a year is spent on chocolate by Brits, and now the country has voted to decide its favourite. A variety of celebrities, including Louisa Lytton and Joe Swash, now show their sweet tooth and sample the UK’s top 20 confectionery favourites, as well as reminisce about classic chocolate TV adverts and catch up with a former milky bar kid!
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