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26th November 2019

BBC Release Details On Christmas Programming

BY: Ben Dain-Smith

Christmas is the holiday most of us look forward to all year, some for the presents, others for the food, but we all unite in enjoying what's on the box over the festive period, and the BBC have just released details on their programming for this year.

Not Going Out - Copyright BBC

Amongst the list of shows are festive versions of channel favourites including, "Not Going Out", "Call The Midwife" and "Strictly Come Dancing", as well a new adaptation of Dickens' Christmas classic, "A Christmas Carol", featuring a star studded cast of Guy Pearce, Stephen Graham, Andy Serkis and many more.

Of course, it wouldn't be Christmas without TV heavyweight "Dr Who". The iconic character will once again be defending time and space in her own eccentric but brilliant fashion, with the help of her TARDIS and an exciting group of as yet unnamed guest stars. The series returns in early 2020, so this is not an episode to be missed for the committed whovians out there.

Dr Who - Copyright BBC

Another highlight looks to be "Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration". Can you believe 2019 marks 10 years since the award winning sitcom "Miranda" first hit our screens? This one off special from the London Palladium will feature a host of treats and surprises as the cast reunite to look back at the show.

Finally, of course we couldn't talk about Christmas television without mentioning "Gavin and Stacey". It transpires that this year the gang are celebrating Christmas in Wales, at Gwen's house, where Bryn is cooking dinner, (a teaser for which you can see here), despite Pam secretly wishing they were back in Essex as she finds Gwen's house a bit lacking.

Gavin's and Stacey's little baby is now 10 years old and parenthood is presenting them with plenty of challenges, while Nessa has adopted her own unique style of looking after Neil the baby, who's of course no longer a baby. Oh and of course Pete and Dawn's marriage is close to breaking point, but when isn't it?

Once again there seems to be plenty of great telly to look forward to. What are you most excited to see? Let us know in the Facebook comments!

Gavin and Stacey - Copyright BBC

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