Dec 012015
 

BBC One Christmas Night schedule released…

BBC One is going into a full-blown promotional blitz for its all-star Christmas programming lineup – with reveals on when Doctor Who, Sherlock and more will air.

Today’s biggest news is that Doctor Who’s festive special will bow at 5.15pm on Christmas Day (December 25). ‘The Husbands of River Song’ features the return of Alex Kingston as Professor Song and guest appearances from Matt Lucas and Greg Davies.
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Dec 032013
 

ITV has unveiled highlights of the official listings for its Christmas and New Year schedules

Sunday, December 22 will see Coronation Street at 7pm, while Andrew Lloyd Webber will explore the Profumo sex scandal in Sex, Lies and a Very British Scapegoat at 10.30pm.

Emmerdale and Coronation Street will air on 7pm and 7.30pm on Monday, December 23, followed by Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green at 8pm, Coronation Street at 8.30pm and Gary Barlow: Journey to Afghanistan at 9pm.

Christmas Eve will feature both a Midsomer Murders festive special – The Christmas Haunting – at 8pm, while Christmas Carols on ITV will be broadcast from the Yorkshire Dales village of Kirkby Malham at 10.35pm

On Christmas Day, viewers looking for something before the Queen’s Speech can tune into River Deep Mountain High: James Nesbitt in New Zealand at 2pm, while Disney’s Tangled will air at 3.20pm.

Later, Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs at Christmas will air at 5.15pm, followed by soaps Emmerdale at 6.15pm and Coronation Street at 7.30pm. The much-anticipated Downton Abbey Christmas special will air at 8.30pm – pitting it against EastEnders on BBC One.

On Boxing Day, Emmerdale is back at 6.15pm.

Sunday, December 29 will feature festive editions of Catchphrase and All Star Family Fortunes at 7pm and 8pm respectively, while Agatha Christie’s Marple: Endless Night will follow at 9pm.

Soaps Emmerdale and Coronation Street will be broadcast on Monday, December 30 at 7pm and 7.30pm respectively, while New Year’s Eve will see comedian Jason Manford host Funny Old Year – a look back at 2013 – at 10.15pm.

On January 2, the return of Birds of a Feather at 8.30pm will precede the sixth series premiere of Benidorm at 9pm, while The Martin Lewis Money Show will be back for a new series on January 3 at 8pm to help viewers with cutting costs after the holidays.

Dec 032013
 

BBC One has unveiled official details of its Christmas and New Year schedule for 2013/14.

On Saturday, December 21, BBC One will air the Strictly Come Dancing final at 6.30pm, followed by the penultimate episode of fantasy drama Atlantis at 7.55pm.

Series two of Last Tango in Halifax drawing to a close at 9pm on Christmas Eve.

Doctor Who’s ‘The Time of the Doctor’ will air on Christmas Day from 7.30pm-8.30pm, preceded by Call the Midwife at 6.15pm and followed by the Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special at 9.30pm.

David Jason sitcom revival Still Open All Hours will hit BBC One on Boxing Day (Thursday, December 26) at 7.45pm.

Mrs Brown’s Boys New Year Special has been pencilled in for 9.30pm on Monday, December 30

Sherlock kicks off the New Year at 9pm on Wednesday, January 1, while long-running crime drama Silent Witness launches its 17th series at 9pm on Thursday, January 2.

Nov 262013
 

BBC One has unveiled its programming highlights for the Christmas period.

The return of Sherlock, Matt Smith’s farewell to Doctor Who and the arrival of Danny Dyer in EastEnders are among the most notable pieces of festive scheduling.

BBC’s director of television Danny Cohen said: “Brilliant Christmas telly across drama, factual, comedy, entertainment and religion is something licence-fee payers rightly expect from the BBC, and this year’s holiday schedule delivers that.

“We have massive events such as the Doctor Who regeneration and the incredible return of Sherlock, as well as festive specials from hit shows including Strictly Come Dancing, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Call the Midwife, Bad Education, and The Great British Bake Off.

“And of course there are brand new treats such as David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny and we’ll be showing a wide range of religious programming, including a live broadcast of The First Eucharist of Christmas from Westminster Abbey.”

Drama coming to BBC One over the festive period includes the latest instalment of record breaking ratings hit Call The Midwife, Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi comedy drama Last Tango In Halifax and the PD James adaptation Death Comes To Pemberley, which stars Jenna Coleman, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Rhys and Matthew Goode.

Martin Sheen, Jonas Armstrong and Paul Kaye star in The Whale, a one off drama about the events that inspired Moby Dick.

The comedy highlights include new Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas and New Year specials, festive editions of Citizen Khan, The Matt Lucas Awards and Not Going Out.

Sir David Jason will return to play his much loved character Granville in Still Open All Hours, while Catherine Tate will also make a full headline return to BBC One in comedy Nan, based around her popular sketch show character.

The entertainment highlights include a special edition of Celebrity Mastermind, the annual Christmas and New Year editions of Top of the Pops and the festive Strictly Come Dancing special on Christmas Day.

The factual lineup is headlined by Dolphins – Spy In The Pod, the sequel to the popular penguin doc Spy In The Huddle earlier this year. David Tennant will narrate the show.

Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom, Gnomeo and Juliet, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Little Fockers and Megamind will air across the BBC’s main channels.

Exact air dates are yet to be announced.

Dec 042012
 

BBC One has confirmed its primetime lineup for Christmas Day.

Hour-long Doctor Who special ‘The Snowmen’ will air at 5.15pm on December 25, with Strictly Come Dancing following at 6.15pm.

A festive edition of Call The Midwife is currently scheduled for 7.30pm and EastEnders will then transmit at 8.45pm.

The Royle Family’s Christmas special – which will see Dave (Craig Cash) plot to pitch an idea on Dragons’ Den – will then air at 9.45pm.

Both Miranda and Mrs Brown’s Boys will air their own Christmas episodes on Boxing Day (December 26) – at 9pm and 9.30pm respectively.

Other confirmed dates include the Strictly final – 6.30pm on December 22 – and the series launch of period crime thriller Ripper Street on December 30.

The final ever episode of fantasy drama Merlin will air on Christmas Eve (December 24) at 8.15pm.

 

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