Luther (S3)Sunday 29 and Monday 30 December at 20:30
Passionate, committed and just on the right side of ruthless, John Luther is back stalking the streets of London searching for the evil that lurks among the city’s many dark streets and doorways.
Crackling with energy, beautifully shot and packed with tension from the very start, watch as Luther takes a twisted journey as he solves some of the darkest crimes of his career.
A Young Doctor’s NotebookMonday 23 December at 20:30
Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe star in this wry comedy drama about a young doctor’s fledgling career as he begins his new life in a small, backwards Russian village. Based on the semi-autobiographical short stories by Bulgakov, set on the eve of the Russian revolution, it tells the story of the young medical graduate’s turbulent and brutal introduction to his practice, narrated by his older, more experienced self.
Endeavour: Young MorseSunday 22 December at 21:00
First there was Inspector Morse, then Lewis, now Endeavour to carry on the tradition of critical acclaim. Oxford in the mid 1960s is a world caught between the tradition and institutions of the past and the freedom and decadence of the new social revolution.
Young Endeavour Morse has changed since his father’s death and he returns to Oxford a damaged man with everything to prove. Endeavour investigates the fatal fall of an unknown man during a beauty pageant, but as the inquiry delves into the dark dealings of local politics, the evidence gets more complicated and truth becomes lost.
My Family Christmas SpecialsFrom Tuesday 3 December at 19:55
In the My Family festive special from 2007 Susan pretends a quiet Christmas away at a country retreat would be better for Ben than another holiday at home, but her plans to spring a family surprise on him backfire in spectacular fashion.
In the 2008 Christmas special Susan is outraged when Ben, ever the romantic, buys her a vacuum cleaner for Christmas, so in a desperate attempt to make amends, he gets her a necklace instead. However, when he discovers it for sale at half the price the following day, he is determined to return it and buy it again at the bargain rate - but the no-nonsense jeweller (guest star Julian Clary) is having none of it.
The Thin Blue Line S2From Sunday 8 December at 22:35
Inspector Raymond Fowler is the head of the station and an old-fashioned, by-the-book policeman, scrupulously honest and totally dedicated both to the job in hand and to his team of uniformed officers. These comprise his desk sergeant, Patricia Dawkins, Fowler's girlfriend of 10 years standing; veteran of the force PC Gladstone, an unexcitable and rather pedestrian officer; the fey and eager PC Goody; and PC Maggie Habib, the level-headed, brightest one of the bunch.