Check Out our TV Picks In The Lead Up To Christmas …
David Harewood celebrates one of Britains most loved authors and festive staples Charles Dickens as he travels to Italy tracing Dickens’ steps based on letters he wrote home. Mo Gilligan provides some festive cheer in his final late show after four years on channel 4 and catch the soulstress Mica Paris performs gospel classics at St Alfege Church in Greenwich.
And like the rest of the country we can’t wait to watch the highly anticipated The Winter King starring Nathaniel Martello-White as the great Wizard Merlin.
Dickens in Italy with David Harewood – Tuesday 19th December @ 8pm | | Sky Max
A documentary series presenting the formative time Charles Dickens spent in Genoa, Rome, Venice and Naples in 1844-45 and the travelogue.
Gregory Porter: Live from Cheltenham 2023 – Tuesday 19th December @10pm | BBC Four
The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter at this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Alongside versions of his favourite hits such as Revival, Take Me to the Alley and Liquid Spirit, Gregory and his band.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians – Wednesday 20th December | Disney+
12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, is coming to terms with his newfound divine powers when the sky god, Zeus, accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt; with his friend’s help, Percy must restore order to Olympus.
The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan: Christmas – Wednesday 20th December@ 10pm | Channel 4
On his final show Mo Gilligan joined by an all-star line-up of celebrity guests, including Leona Lewis, and Allan Mustafa. Mo’s studio audience will get into a nationwide karaoke battle against Babatunde Aléshé’s squad of partygoers in Manchester.
The Winter King – 21st December | ITVX
This series is set in the fifth century in a brutal land of warring factions and tribes where lives were often fleeting and follows Arthur Pendragon as he evolves from being an outcast and becomes a legendary warrior and leader.
With Nathaniel Martello-White as Merlin and Ken Nwosu as Sagramor.
Mica Paris: A Gospel Christmas – Saturday 23rd December @ 8pm | Sky Arts
The singer performs gospel classics and contemporary festive favourites at St Alfege Church in Greenwich, accompanied by a choir of 10 gospel singers and a four-piece band, with songs including I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Amazing Grace and Oh Holy Night.
The Single Moms’ Club – Sunday 24th December @ 8pm | UKTV Play’s W
Five struggling single mothers come together to form a support group to help each other overcome their problems. Later, their sisterhood gives them inspiration and hope to overcome obstacles.
Mog’s Christmas – Sunday 24th December @ 7:45pm | Channel 4
Mr and Mrs Thomas and their children Debbie and Nicky are busy making preparations for Christmas, When Mr Thomas and the two children arrive home with an enormous Christmas tree, Mog takes fright and scrambles onto the roof for safety. Regardless of the Thomas family’s attempts to rescue her, Mog refuses to come down. Despite everyone’s fears, Mog has a magical night in the snow with a cat themed Christmas dream, but will Mog arrive back home in time for Christmas Day?Mog, the beloved family cat, is feeling a bit ignored.With Adjoa Andoh and Zawe Ashton
Hansel & Gretel: After Ever After – Sunday 24th December @ 7pm | Sky Mix
The siblings have escaped the witch’s gingerbread house only to learn that their village is being enchanted by a mysterious stranger plying them with sweet treats. Determined to set things right, it’s up to Hansel and Gretel to face their worst fears and return to the witch’s house for a final showdown. Stars Bill Bekele.