Wednesday 23 December 2020

What I am looking forward to watching on TV over Christmas.

 One of my favourite things about Christmas is all the fantastic shows that are on TV. Of course the soaps pull out all the stops but it's the Christmas specials that I love.

A Christmas tree next to a TV

These are some that I am looking forward to watching over the next few days!

Worzel Gummidge: Saucy Nancy.
BBC1. Christmas Eve at 5.55pm.

The loveable scarecrow, played by MacKenzie Crook is set for a new adventure which starts with Worzel, Susan and John going to a scrapyard. They soon stumble on an old friend of Worzel’s, Saucy Nancy, who’s a carved ship’s figurehead, is desperate to get back to the sea. Can Worzel and the kids get her back to the ocean?

Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse.
Sky One and NOW TV, Christmas Eve at 8.15pm

Roald & Beatrix, the tail of the curious mouse, a heart-warming Christmas film inspired by the true encounter between a six-year-old Roald Dahl and his idol Beatrix Potter. A magical story of what really can happen when you are brave enough to follow your dreams.

Zog and the Flying Doctors.
BBC1, Christmas Day at 2.35pm

Animation Zog was a festive hit last year and now the loveable dragon is back in Zog and the Flying Doctors. Based on the story by Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler, it follows Zog, Pearl and Gadabout, who are now a flying doctor trio. Pearl, though, is captured by her uncle, the King. Zog and Gadabout try and fail to rescue her. Meanwhile, Pearl decides to say in the palace and care for the ill King.

Strictly: The Christmas Countdown.
BBC1, Christmas Day at 4.45pm

Revealing the 25 most memorable dances of all time voted for by the viewers - from the perfect 40’s, the trophy-winning routines, dances that have made us laugh, and perhaps some that are remembered for other reasons - this show will have it all.

The Great Christmas Bake Off
CH4. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at 7.40pm.

Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith and Matt Lucas are joined by Bake Off: The Professionals host Tom Allen as they celebrate Christmas in the famous white tent. Also invited to the celebrations are Jamie and Rosie from 2019, Ruby from 2018 and James from 2017, all back and ready to battle in the festive fight for the Christmas Star Baker title.

Call the Midwife Christmas special.
BBC1, Christmas Day at 7.40pm

Sister Monica Joan is rushed to hospital, while Trixie is less than impressed to receive a subscription to a Marriage Bureau as a Christmas present. Meanwhile, the circus is in town as ex Time Lord Peter Davison plays Mr Percival the Ringmaster.

Britain's Got Talent at Christmas.
ITV. Christmas Day at 8pm

Britain's Got Talent doesn't normally put on a Christmas special - but this year is an exception. Judges Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Ashley Banjo will look back at some of the most memorable acts from the show overall, which has been on the air for fourteen years. As always, the show will be hosted by the dynamic duo, Ant and Dec.

The Story of SM:TV Live
ITV, Boxing Day at 9.25am.

SM:TV returns from television heaven for one morning only, complete with original presenters Cat Deeley, Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly. It is 17 years since the boisterous children’s show graced ITV and the trio will remember their favourite moments from “Wonkey Donkey” to “Chums” while reviving their brand of silly Saturday morning fun.

Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2020.
Ch4. Boxing Day at 9:05pm

To celebrate the welcome dawn of another year, Jimmy Carr puts a panel of top celebrity teams to test as he presents his big, fat and fiendishly difficult quiz. As always, Jimmy will be ably assisted by a whole host of superstar question setters including Mitchell Brook Primary School, Charles Dance and Jon Snow as the teams battle it out to see who can remember most about the last twelve months

Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks.
BBC1New Year’s Day at 6.45pm.

The last thing the Earth needs while the Doctor is locked in a high-security alien prison is a Dalek invasion, but that’s exactly what we are getting. It is up to her companions Yaz, Ryan and Graham to save the day so thank goodness John Barrowman’s Captain Jack Harkness turns up, just in the nick of time.

What are you looking forward to watching on TV over Christmas?


  1. I'll be watching them all but Call the Midwife. My eldest son is really excited about the SM.TV Live show, it was his era. I don't know if his sister will be up that early. She only emerges before noon if she's at work.

  2. oh gosh remember i liked the segment when people sent in the biggest crisp haha X