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Monday 7pm – 8pm, BBC1
Introducing a cast of alluring winter animals, Liz Bonnin reveals their incredible strategies that they use to thrive in even the harshest of climates. Starting in the autumn, Caribou make a remarkable journey to new feeding areas before the worst weather sets in, while Siberian chipmunks search for food which they collect in their cheek pouches before stockpiling in their burrows. When the winter weather does arrive, an arctic fox has to use it wits to make sure it finds a meal, an American bobcat has to dig deep to find its prey in deep snow, and a sea otter shows amazing behaviour as it blows hot air into the coat of its cub to keep it warm.
Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast
Monday 9pm – 10.05pm, Channel 4
The comedian from the Northeast talks about a wide range of topics in this stand-up performance, including IBS, road rage, her favourite word and how she succinctly lets her husband know that he’s going to get lucky that night. She also tells stories about how she feels about her belly, flatulence in hospital pants, ‘Rescue Men’ and what can happen at a bra fitting.
Dame Edna Rules the Waves
Tuesday 9.05pm – 10pm, BBC1
Following this year’s farewell tour, Barry Humphries brings out his alter ego for a New Year special featuring a star-studded line up. Guests include Emily Atack, Sharon Osbourne and Rob Rinder, while Chic and Nile Rodgers will provide the music. We are also treated to a trip aboard Dame Edna’s luxurious yacht which is captained by Rudolph Walker and crewed by chef Rick Stein, dancer Joe Sugg and eco-warrior Anita Rani.
Jools’ Annual Hootenanny
Tuesday 11.15pm – 1.20am, BBC2
The musical maestro presents his annual musical spectacular to ring in the bells, with a wide assortment of guests performing alongside his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. This year’s acts include Stormzy, Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, Rick Astley, Stereophonics, YolanDa Brown, Pauline Black, Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson, Joseph, Melanie, La Roux, Tom Walker, Eddi Reader, Hootenanny mainstay Ruby Turner, and the customary appearance of the Pipes and Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards to play in the New Year.
The Sound of Music
Wednesday 2.30pm – 5.20pm, BBC1
Employed to govern seven children of an austere widower, a joyous and cheerful novice nun brings laughter, purpose and love to a family previously plighted by grief and rigid discipline. She soon finds herself falling in love with her employer, but the looming threat of World War Two jeopardises the happy household. Classic Oscar-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical starring Christopher Plummer, Julie Andrews and Eleanor Parker.
Wednesday 6.55pm – 8pm, BBC1
The time travelling Doctor returns for a new series and a fresh set of adventures, beginning with a two-part story. Aliens attack intelligence agencies around the world and MI6 turns to the only people who can help – a certain Doctor and her companions. As they travel the globe seeking information they experience threats from all sides, leaving them to carry the globe’s security on their shoulders. But where will this journey take them? Stars Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole, with guest experiences from Lenny Henry and Stephen Fry.
Holiday Secrets: Is Last Minute Best?
Thursday 8pm – 9pm, Channel 4
Investigating and exploring the secrets of successfully booking last-minute holidays, Scarlette Douglas goes head to head with a family who booked their holiday well in advance to see just who gets the better deal. She then teams up with travel experts to give viewers tips on ways to save money and get the best value when they are abroad. Throughout the show she sets out to answer two key questions: Is booking at the last minute the key to grab a bargain? And Does the time of booking play an important part in determining the price of a holiday?
Richard Osman’s World Cup of the Decade
Friday 9pm – 10.30pm, Channel 4
The producer, novelist, presenter and director looks back over the past decade, celebrating the best of various categories including song, show, film, celebrity, TV and one called ‘new thing’. To assist him he is joined by a number of other celebrities including Rhianna Dhillon, Alex Brooker, Jon Richardson and Lorraine Kelly, all of whom discuss the potential toppers for each category before revealing the ultimate winner.
The Voice UK
Saturday 8.30pm – 10.05pm, ITV
A new series of the spinning-chair singing contest returns as four famous coaches seek out the nation’s best vocal artists. As always, this talent contest has a twist, the singers are chosen in ‘blind auditions’ as the judges can only hear them, not see them. Hosted by Emma Willis, regular judges Will.i.am, Olly Murs and Tom Jones return with a new recruit taking part, American superstar Meghan Trainor.
Call the Midwife
Sunday 8pm – 9pm, BBC1
The midwives and nurses of Nonnatus House return for a new series of the period drama about maternity care in London’s East End, we join the team in January 1965. Fred leaps to the rescue following a power cut at the maternity home, hearing an unusual noise he finds a newborn baby abandoned in a dustbin. Nurse Crane and Dr Turner work hard to deal with an alarming outbreak of diphtheria, and disturbing news reaches Sister Julienne about an ambitious development which threatens Nonnatus House. Stars Stephen McGann, Laura Main and Jenny Agutter.
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