Merry Christmas to all of our readers check out our Christmas TV guide!
There is so much to watch this week with more than one highly anticipated show to get into. Catch Ncuti Gatwa as he takes on the role of Dr Who. And make sure you watch Agatha Christie’s Murder is Easy starring Rye Lanes David Jonsson you won’t want to miss it.
Mog’s Christmas – Christmas Eve @ 7.45pm | Channel 4
Mog, the beloved family cat is struggling as the rest of the family are busy making preparations for Christmas. But when Mog scrambles up to the roof for safety, she actually has the most magical night before stumbling down the chimney, back into her rightful home and has the happiest Christmas. Voice cast includes Zawe Ashton, narrated by Adjoa Andoh.
Tabby McTat – Christmas Day @ 2.35pm | BBC One
Fred and Tabby McTat enjoy a contented life singing on the streets of London to delighted audiences. However one day when chasing a thief, Fred falls and breaks his leg and is whisked away in an ambulance. What will become of the busker’s cat left alone on the city streets? Stars Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísú as Tabby and Susan Wokoma as Sock.
Dr Who: The Church On Ruby Road – Christmas Day @ 5.55pm | BBC One & BBC iPlayer
The Church on Ruby Road sees the Doctor come face-to-face with the mythical and mysterious goblins as his life collides with Ruby Sunday, played by Millie Gibson. Little is known about Ruby Sunday as she was abandoned on Christmas Eve as a baby. Now living with her mum, Carla and grandmother, Cherry her world is about to be turned upside when she encounters the Doctor and the two set off on their first adventure together… Starring Ncuti Gatwa, Michelle Greenidge and Angela Wynter.
Ghosts Christmas Special – Christmas Day @ 7.45pm | BBC One
Mike’s mum Betty comes to stay, despite her wanting to be helpful, it isn’t long before she is driving Mike and Alison around the bend. But when Betty overstays her welcome, Alison and Mike don’t quite have the heart to tell her. Just as she decides to leave of her own volition, Betty suspects something is terribly wrong at Button House and adopts extreme measures to make the house safe and in doing so endangers the resident Ghosts. Will they come out of this unscathed?
Call the Midwife Christmas Special – Christmas Day @ 8.15pm | BBC One & BBC iPlayer
It’s a couple of weeks before Christmas Day in 1968. But despite the excitement in the air, Sister Monica Joan is convinced this could be her last Yuletide and decides she’ll not live to see man walk on the moon”, which prompts her friends to team up in an effort to boost her spirits. With Zephryn Taitte as Cyril Robinson.
Death in Paradise: Christmas Special – Boxing Day @ 9pm | BBC One & BBC iPlayer
A wealthy business owner called Gerry is found dead at the bottom of a ravine. It could just be an accident, but Gerry’s ominous last words – ‘It’s behind you’ – suggest something more is going on and things take an even stranger turn when the team discover that the family’s house guest has mysteriously vanished, prompting her fiancé to fly out on a rescue mission. Starring Don Warrington, Shantol Jackson and Tahj Miles.
Queenpins – Boxing Day | Netflix
A bored and frustrated suburban homemaker, Connie and her best pal JoJo, a vlogger with dreams, who turn a hobby into a multi-million dollar counterfeit coupon caper. Starring Kirby.
Agatha Christie’s Murder Is Easy – Wednesday 27th December | BBC One and iPlayer
Follows a young man named Luke Fitzwilliam as he investigates a string of murders in a quiet, sleepy English village, having been alerted to the fact by fellow train passenger Miss Pinkerton. Stars David Jonsson.
Respect – Thursday 28th December @ 9pm | BBC Two
Musical biopic starring Jennifer Hudson. Blessed with a remarkable voice, pastor’s daughter Aretha Franklin grows up singing at home in Detroit. Her father is determined to control her path to a career in music, but Aretha has to forge her own path, overcoming public and personal demons on a journey to find her own voice and earn her crown as the Queen of Soul.
Hidden Figures – Friday 29th December @ 5:40pm | Channel 4
Three African-American women working as Nasa mathematicians in the 1960s do their bit for the space race, battling institutionalised racism and sexism in the process.
Quentin Blake’s Box of Treasures – Stream Now | BBC iPlayer.
the new series will include different stories focusing on everything from adventure to family, sure to be much fun for the festive period. Narrated by Adrian Lester and featuring Nina Sosanya.
F**KED – Stream Now | C4
F**KED tells the story of two women in a lesbian open marriage, trying to navigate both their boundaries and their newfound freedom. Starring Rosalind Eleazar.