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BBC announces full Christmas 2020 TV line up

BBC has launched its festive highlights for December and early January including Call the Midwife, The Vicar of Dibley and Mrs Brown’s Boys.

We’re in for one cracker of a Christmas…

BBC One Zog And The Flying Doctors
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Get ready to set up your TV planners as the BBC has revealed its festive line-up for Christmas and New Year and it’s jam-packed with returning favourites and new specials.

Doctor Who is back, and this year the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) has been imprisoned, leaving her three best friends to face the Daleks, the most ruthless of enemies, without her. Call the Midwife returns and this year as the nuns celebrate Christmas, one receives an unwanted guest.

Doctor Who Special 2020 - Revolution Of The Daleks
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Zog and the Flying Doctors, narrated by Lenny Henry will delight young ones as they watch Zog and Gadabout trying to rescue Pearl from her uncle, the King. If you’re looking for some laughs, then everyone’s favourite Vicar will do just that as Dawn French reprises her role for The Vicar of Dibley.

Worzel Gummidge will once again grace our screens this festive season as the walking talking scarecrow, alongside Shirley Henderson as Saucy Nancy will hit our screens for a magical one hour film.

Worzel Gummidge S2
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Gemma Arterton will star opposite the late Dame Diana Rigg in the haunting 1930s-set drama Black Narcissus, and Jenna Coleman will appear in eight-part series The Serpent.

The shows don’t stop there! Once again soap fans will be delighted to a dramatic Christmas on the square when someone takes revenge on Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) in EastEnders, we’re looking at you, Peter?!

EastEnders Christmas 2020
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In need of a good old belly laugh? brand new show Pandemonium and back again for 2020 Miranda Hart will see a host of celebrity couples compete to win at “games night” and if that wasn’t enough Bradley Walsh will host a special one-off Blankety Blank show. Fans of Mrs Brown’s Boys will be delighted the hear that two festive special will grace our screens.

There’s even more, other highlights include a festive The Great British Sewing Bee special, Sir David Attenborough: Meerkat: A Dynasties Special, Strictly: The Christmas Countdown, The Hit List, Michael McIntyre‘s The Wheel, QI Christmas Quiz, and for New Year, Jool’s Annual Hootenanny will once again take place, Lee Mack is back with Not Going Out, Have I Got News For You and of course Graham Norton to gather a spectacular line up of guests for his end of year show.

BBC Graham Norton
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Plenty of music and carols will also be aired this year as BBC Two announce A Very Country Christmas plus later in the month, a solo chorister sings Once In Royal David’s City, in the candlelit chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, as the well-loved celebration of the Christmas story begins once more in Carols from Kings.

However, we have spotted the year Top Of The Pops has not yet been announced.

We’re actually looking forward to staying in this festive season.