10 Must-See Television Highlights This Week
Sunday 27th December 2015 – Saturday 2nd January 2016
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
BBC One, 9:00pm
The long wait is finally over! Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are back on our screens, and back in time, for this new festive special set in the Victorian era. We know so far that Holmes and Watson will investigate a mysterious ghostly woman who seems to be committing murders from beyond the grave. Need we say more?!
Fungus The Bogeyman
Timothy Spall stars as Fungus in this much anticipated three-part family drama based on the children’s classic by Raymond Briggs. With a supporting cast including Keeley Hawes, Victoria Wood and Joanna Scanlan.
Harry Price: Ghost Hunter
Speaking of the Spalls, Rafe Spall stars in this two-hour feature as Harry Price, who makes a living as a fraudulent ghost hunter in 1920s London, until his fake séances begin to have some serious consequences.
And Then There Were None
BBC One, 9:05pm
In the third and final instalment of this Agatha Christie adaptation, which of the sitting ducks – Aidan Turner, Charles Dance, Sam Neill, Anna Maxwell Martin and many more – will remain, as the group of houseguests rapidly dwindles?
David Beckham: For the Love of the Game
BBC One, 9:00pm
Follow Becks across seven continents from Nepal to Antarctica, and finally to Old Trafford, playing football and finding out what it means to communities across the globe, while also raising awareness for his UNICEF 7 Fund.
Charlie Brooker’s 2015 Wipe
BBC Two, 9:00pm
Lovable misanthrope Charlie Brooker is here to deliver his satirical roundup of the year that has been, with a little help from his friends Doug Stanhope and Philomena Cunk (Diane Morgan).
TFI New Year’s Eve
Channel 4, 7:30pm
Welcome in 2016 with everyone’s favourite flame-haired presenter Chris Evans as he celebrates the New Year with a mix of features, stunts, and guests including Will Poulter, Sia, Olly Murs and New Order.
Indulge in over an hour of awws and nawws as Steve Leonard visits a panda nursery in China. It’s not all warm fuzzies though, as the documentary also delivers some hard truths about this struggling species.
BBC One, 7:00pm
In David Walliams’s latest comedy, John Thomson plays a downtrodden factory worker who invents a new toilet roll that scores him many millions in the bank and an attendant gold-digging girlfriend (Catherine Tate).