What's on TV this Christmas? Here are the highlights on BBC, ITV and Channel 4 this festive season

What's on TV this Christmas? Here are the highlights on BBC, ITV and Channel 4 this festive season

December 11, 2018

So grab your chocolate, put your feet up and relax with this year's holiday TV, including the best things BBC, ITV and Channel 4…

What's on TV this Christmas?

Here's what's in store for you on the box this festive season.

From drama to reality TV, comedy and more…


Watership Down

BBC One – December 22 7 pm and December 23 7.20pm

The classic tale tells the story of a group of rabbits fleeing human violence and the impending destruction of their home.

This new mini-series features the voices of James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult.

Call The Midwife

BBC One – Christmas Day at 7.45 pm

The hit show returns for it's annual festive offering. The full plot is being kept a secret but we do know that Sister Mildred (played by Miriam Margolyes) arrives unexpectedly at Nonnatus House with four Chinese orphans.

The ABC Murders

BBC One – Boxing Day at 9 pm

The ABC Murders is based on the classic 1936 Agatha Christie novel.

The Long Song

BBC One – day and time TBC

This three-part series stars Lenny Henry. Set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica, the story follows the strong-willed, young slave July on a plantation owned by her odious mistress Caroline Mortimer.


BBC One – January 1 at 9 pm

The hotly anticipated 5th series of Luther starring the handsome Idris Elba will kick off over Christmas.

A teaser trailer put out by the BBC in early November showed the detective facing a gruesome interrogation at the hands of George.

However Luther turns the tables on his captors in typically stylish fashion.

Click and Collect

BBC One – December 24 at 9 pm

Click and Collect stars Stephen Merchant and tells the story of two men motoring across the country on Christmas Eve, driving each other crazy along the way, to pick up a toy that will make one girl’s Christmas dreams come true.

Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special

BBC One – Chrismas Day at 10:15 pm

Brendan O'Carroll will be back with his festive offering of his hit TV show.

Les Miserables

BBC One – December 30 at 9 pm

The six-part adaptation has been produced by Andrew Davies, the man behind BBC's War and Peace.

Though it may not be on the scale of Hooper's 2012 production, the BBC has lined up a number of stars to take on the leads in its version of Les Mis, including Dominic West and Olivia Coleman.

Take That: We've Come A Long Way

BBC One – December 28 at 7 pm 


BBC One – Christmas Day at 4:50 pm 

The animated special is a one-off and will last for half an hour. The special is based on Zog, a character written by The Gruffalo creators Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

The Midnight Gang

BBC One – Boxing Day at 7:30 pm

David Walliams returns with another of his books being adapted for the BBC.

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 

BBC One – Christmas Day at 5:30 pm

Six celebs return to dance it out for this festive edition of the hit show.

Doctor Who

BBC One  – New Year's Day at 7 pm

Doctor Who fans won't have their usual Christmas Day fix this year, instead it will be on New Year's Day.


Love Island: The Christmas Reunion

ITV – December 17 at 9 pm

This Love Island reunion will see Caroline Flack reunite nineteen of its most talked about Islanders as they gather for the ultimate festive get together.

Bad Move Christmas Special

ITV – December 24 at 8:30 pm

Jack Dee and Kerry Godliman return for the special. The married couple face more struggles after escaping the city.

The Jonathan Ross Show

ITV – December 22 at 9 pm

The chatty host will be back with a whole host of celebrity guests.

Torvill and Dean

ITV – Christmas Day at 9:15 pm 

Anita Dobson and Stephen Tompkinson star in this biopic piece about Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

Channel 4

Bake Off Christmas Special

Channel 4 – Christmas Day at 8 pm

Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood will be back for yummy festive edition of the show.

The Inbetweeners Tenth Birthday Party

Channel 4 – day and time TBC

Simon Bird, James Buckley, Joe Thomas, and Blake Harrison are back for a Christmas special to mark the show's tenth anniversary. The documentary will feature special guests and unseen footage.


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