10 Must-See Television Highlights This Week
Sunday 20th – Saturday 26th December 2015
The Sound of Music – Live
The timeless tale of the von Trapp family will be recreated in all its splendour in a special live dramatisation of the popular musical, starring Kara Tointon and Julian Ovenden.
BBC One, 9pm
The spectacular final part of Luther’s shocking fourth season, in which Luther (Idris Elba) is determined to find the perpetrator of a series of gruesome murders.
BBC One, 5.15pm
River Song will make an energetic return in Doctor Who’s annual Christmas romp, this year starring the hilarious Greg Davies and Matt Lucas as villains determined to spoil the festive fun.
Call the Midwife
BBC One, 7.30pm
The midwives are back for another heartwarming Christmas at Nonnatus House, which includes births aplenty (obviously), struggles for Sister Monica Joan, and a festive excursion.
Channel 4, 8pm
A very special children’s edition of our favourite viewer feedback documentary, in which a selection of the nation’s kids hold nothing back when weighing in on their opinions of the year’s television.
We say a poignant goodbye to Lady Mary, Edith and co. in this unmissable Christmas special, which might as well be sponsored by tissue companies.
Mrs Brown’s Boys
BBC One, 9.45pm
In what has become a holiday tradition, Agnes Brown grapples with another incredibly dangerous – yet hilarious – Christmas tree in a new festive edition of our favourite series about a politically-incorrect grandmother.
Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas
BBC One, 6.15pm
Shaun the Sheep returns for half an hour of indulgent mischief, in which Shaun invites some troublesome llamas back to Mossy Bottom Farm and must deal with the consequences.
Peter and Wendy
This star-studded reimagining of J.M. Barrie’s classic children’s story is a compelling take on those iconic characters and all set to tug at one’s heartstrings this Boxing Day.