BBC Entertainment

  • Doctor Who (S8)

    Saturday 27 December from 08:15

    Doctor Who returns for a brand new series as a very special BBC Entertainment all-day marathon. And there's a new Doctor at the controls of the TARDIS...

    Peter Capaldi debuts as the Twelfth Doctor, alongside Jenna Coleman as Clara. Stay tuned all day for 12 new adventures in space and time, followed by a Christmas special, Last Christmas, at 19:15.


    Guess who's back...

  • The Musketeers (S1)

    Sundays at 21:00

    A fresh, contemporary take on the much loved characters and stories, this epic series follows d’Artagnan, Athos, Aramis and Porthos as they fight for justice, for honour, for love and for adventure.

    In a series all about passion, loyalty, heroism and brotherhood, d’Artagnan and the Musketeers face a continuing struggle to maintain order and protect the King and Queen, while outwitting the machinations of the shadowy Cardinal Richelieu as he ruthlessly strives to achieve his vision of a modern France along with his hired assassin, the beautiful but mysterious Milady de Winter.


    All for one...

  • Strictly Come Dancing

    Sundays at 20:15

    Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly bring the sparkle back to TV talent contests with the twelfth series of this dazzling ballroom extravaganza.

    Stars from every corner of the celebrity world put on their dancing shoes for weeks of gruelling training with their professional dancing partners, all hoping to prove their worth and be crowned the next Strictly Come Dancing champion.


    Keep dancing...

  • Carols from King's

    Wednesday 24 December at 18:10

    The traditional Christmas carol concert from King's College Chapel, Cambridge. Stephen Cleobury conducts the famous chapel choir in carols old and new, including Once in Royal David's City, In Dulci Jubilo, Ding Dong Merrily On High and Angels from the Realms of Glory.

    The story of the Nativity is told in the words of the King James Bible and in Christmas poems by Edwin Muir, GK Chesterton and Ben Jonson.


    Ding dong merrily on high...

  • Gangsta Granny

    Wednesday 24 December at 20:35

    When his parents drop him off to stay at his granny’s for the evening, Ben expects the usual, boring old cabbage soup, never-ending knitting and endless Scrabble with his equally boring grandma. Until one day, Ben’s granny tells him an incredible story... she was once known as the ‘Black Cat’, a notorious international jewel thief!

    Together they go on a wild adventure to complete the one heist she never quite managed in her criminal heyday – to break into the Tower of London and steal the Crown Jewels.


    Criminal adventures...

  • Robbie Williams: Live in Tallinn

    Wednesday 24 December at 21:45

    A high-octane rollercoaster ride through Robbie Williams’ biggest hits.

    Over a million people witnessed Robbie’s extraordinary showmanship in this hit-packed show. Filmed in front of an electric 70,000 strong crowd in Tallinn, Estonia, this live recording offers a chance to see Robbie, one of the best pop stars of his generation, perform tracks including Candy, Let Me Entertain You and Angels. The show also includes a guest performance featuring 2013 BRIT Award nominee Olly Murs.


    Let him entertain you...

  • Robbie Williams: One Night at the Palladium

    Friday 26 December at 19:50

    This special evening of entertainment sees Robbie offer his interpretation of classic swing hits as well as performing new tracks written with long-term musical collaborator Guy Chambers. Also joining Robbie on stage are guest stars Lily Allen and The Muppets' Miss Piggy.

    One Night at the Palladium promises to be a treat for Robbie fans as well as anyone who enjoys great swing and big band performances.


    Big band night...

  • Radio 1's Big Weekend 2014: Highlights

    Wednesday 31 December at 19:50

    This highlights package brings the best bits of the action to the small screen. With this year's biggest stars, from Pharrell Williams to One Direction, Kings of Leon to Ed Sheeran, Radio 1's Big Weekend has something for everyone and is a party not to be missed.


    Musical hits...

BBC Lifestyle

  • The Great British Bake Off: Masterclass (S4)

    Tuesdays at 20:00

    The Great British Bake Off judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry plan their Christmas in this special festive masterclass.

    They share their favourite recipes for Christmas classics such as stollen, mincemeat streusel and a gingerbread house that can be made with all the family.


    Make way for the masters...

  • My Tattoo Addiction

    Sundays at 20:00

    No longer a taboo, for millions of people having a tattoo is the closest they come to owning a unique work of art.

    Funny, eye watering, jaw dropping and uplifting, this documentary explores the world of tattoos, the people who create them, the people who have them and what they say about their lives, why they get them and what they feel about them.


    Tattoo tales...

  • The Great British Bake Off: Revisited (S4)

    Tuesday 30 December at 20:00

    Each year thousands of people apply to The Great British Bake Off and only a handful are chosen, but what exactly is it like to take part?

    Talking candidly about their experience, the Class of 2013 returns to the Bake Off tent to give a special insight to life inside the tent.


    Class truths...

BBC Knowledge

  • Life in the Freezer Cabinet

    Wednesdays at 21:00

    Follow the fortunes of frozen food supermarket chain Iceland as its maverick boss opens the doors to his 800-store empire and shares the secrets of the boardroom, the Willy Wonka-style food innovations and the colourful life of the company during one of its toughest years.


    Frozen fortunes...

  • Prostitution: What's the Harm?

    Monday 22 December at 22:00

    A lively and thought-provoking documentary investigating the current state of prostitution in the UK and looking at young people’s attitudes to the world’s oldest profession.

    Reporter Billie J D Porter asks: What do young people really think about paying for sex? Do men and women feel differently about the issue – and could the most harmful aspects of prostitution be dealt with through better enforcement of existing laws?


    Thought-provoking chats...

  • My Brother the Terrorist

    Tuesday 30 December at 21:00

    Award winning film-maker Robb Leech attempts to discover what changed his stepbrother Rich from a radical convert to a dangerous convicted terrorist.

    Robb’s journey takes him from London to known hotbeds of Islamic radicalism internationally – but his personal investigation starts with Anjem Choudary, the controversial cleric who led Rich's conversion to radical Islam.


    Family matters...


  • Q Pootle 5 (S1)

    Daily at 15:20

    Animated adventures following the adventures of a small friendly alien and his friends on the planet Okidoki.

    Everyday experiences are transported to a fantastic intergalactic environment and played out in warm, funny stories. The theme of friendship is central to the show, and throughout the series the exploits of the characters reveal the importance of being kind, tolerant and looking after each other.


    Alien adventures...

  • Justin's House Christmas Special – All Wrapped Up

    Christmas Eve at 19:50

    In this special Christmas episode, Robert and Little Monster prepare the house for the festive season, but Justin hinders their efforts, and things go from bad to worse when he attempts to wrap up a present for Father Christmas!


    Festive fun...

  • The Adventures of Abney and Teal

    From Monday 22 December at 09:10 and 17:35

    Abney and Teal are two rag dolls whose lives are full of discovery and exploration. They live on an island in a lake in the middle of the hustle and bustle of a big city.

    While Abney lives in a hut at the base of a tree, Teal lives in the branches of the tree. They share their island home with their fun and hilarious friends Neep, Bop, Toby Dog and the Poc-Pocs, who join them on their amazing adventures.


    Island adventures...

BBC World News

  • Focus on Africa

    Weeknights at 19:30

    With news, business and sport from in and around Africa, this daily show delivers compelling coverage of all the issues, achievements, aspirations and challenges shaping an ever-changing continent.


    Bringing Africa to the world, and the world to Africa!

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