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BBC confirms Christmas TV line-up

The BBC has confirmed the yuletide treats you can expect to see on your TV screens this Christmas including Gavin and Stacey, Miranda and Mrs Browns Boys.

Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special 2019
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Get ready for a fun-packed bumper Christmas line-up for 2019 on the BBC as it announces huge dramas, festive specials and of course the return of Gavin and Stacey.

So what can you expect? Take a look at our breakdown below:

BBC One: This Christmas day Ruth Jones and James Corden are back as they reprise the roles in Gavin and Stacey, Expect the one-off special to be the best yet as they all gather in Barry where Uncle Bryn is cooking Christmas dinner for over thirteen people.

Miranda Hart returns with a one-off special: Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration, filmed at the London Palladium in which the cast and crew take a fond look back at some of their favourite memories from the past ten years.

Call the Midwife Christmas Special and of course EastEnders, which is set to promise an ‘explosive festive episode’ will be part of the main day line-up.

Image credit: Neal Street Productions

New dramas being shown include: A Christmas Carol with Guy Pearce as Scrooge, The Trial Of Christine Keeler, The Snail And The Whale, an adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s book and an animated adaptation of Mimi And The Mountain Dragon by Sir Michael Morpurgo.

Looking for a laugh? Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show, The Goes Wrong Show: The Spirit of Christmas and everyone’s favourite Irish mammy will be back for two festive specials in Finglas of Mrs Brown’s Boys in A Wonderful Mammy and Orange Is The New Mammy.

Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas and New Year Special
Image Credit: BBC Studios/Alan Peebles

Doctor Who will return however this is likely to be into 2020 on New Year.

A Berry Royal Christmas with Mary Berry, Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special and Take Off With Bradley And Holly are just some of the festive TV shows you’ll want to set your planners for.

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 Christmas special
Image credit: Strictly Come Dancing

Other shows from across the BBC channels include:

Songs Of Praise
Winter Animals
Animal Park
The Queen’s Christmas Message
Meet The Street At Christmas; and The Repair Shop At Christmas
Dame Edna Rules The Waves
Not Going Out
Still Open All Hours
A Question Of Sport
Celebrity Mastermind
Pointless Celebrities
Would I Lie To You?
The Graham Norton Show
Top Of The Pops
The Hit List Celebrity Special
Carols From Kings
Hugh Grant: A Life On Screen
Jools’ Annual Hootenanny 2019
Snow Cats & Me
A Merry Tudor Christmas
Frankie Boyle’s New World Order
Top Gear
The Christmas Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan
A Bear Called Paddington and A Man Called Michael
Only Connect
Live At The Apollo
University Challenge
Martin’s Close
The Magic Flute

And with all this on TV we better hope Santa doesn’t get too comfy on the sofa!

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