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Channel 5 has announced its full Christmas schedule.
The broadcaster's special 'Sing-Along Christmas Day' schedule kicks off with Andre Rieu's Christmas Around the World at 9.25am, followed by 1970 musical Scrooge.
Family favourites The Sound of Music - Live! and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang follow at 12.25pm and 3.25pm respectively. Michael Buble's Christmas Songbook will air at 6.10pm, followed by Chas & Dave's Xmas Knees Up at 7.05pm.
The primetime schedule continues with three-hour countdown programme Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs beginning at 8pm. 1994 comedy film Muriel's Wedding will conclude the day, airing from 11.05pm.
Boxing Day's 'Best of British Comedy Day' schedule includes a Carry On triple bill between 10.05pm and 3.15pm. Morecambe & Wise Live! from 1973 begins at 8pm, followed by Tommy Cooper's Christmas Special from 1974.
The full Channel 5 Christmas Eve »
With Halloween fast approaching, EW is picking the five best films in a variety of different horror movie categories. Each day, we’ll post our top picks from one specific group—say, ghost movies or slasher flicks—and give you the chance to vote on which is your favorite. On Oct. 31, EW will reveal your top choices. Today, we’re talking about vampire movies. The Twilight franchise may now be the first films that come to mind when the subject turns to vampire flicks—for better (Eclipse) or worse (anything before Eclipse). But even if you unapologetically enjoy those movies, »
- Mandi Bierly
Ja from Mnpp here - have you guys heard about The Dressmaker? It's the new movie from Jocelyn Moorhouse (How To Make An American Quilt, Proof), which she adapted from a 2000 novel by Rosalie Ham, and it's about a woman who returns to her small hometown after being accused or murder; there she sets out to 1) make amends with her eccentric mother, and 2) show the town's ladies the power of excellent haute couture, and 3) get revenge on the people who wrong her, and 4) falls in love with Liam Hemsworth. Okay I am getting a little ahead of myself there with the Hemsworth thing since I haven't mentioned any of the rest of the casting, which is the real meat and potatoes...
Series based on Israeli drama stars Toni Collette as surgeon due to operate on Us president when her family are taken captive
Like Homeland, Hostages is based on an Israeli drama and features government secrets and a high-achieving woman as the lead character – top surgeon Dr Ellen Sanders, played by the Muriel's Wedding and Sixth Sense star Toni Collette.
Also, like Homeland, the show, which debuts on Saturday at 9pm, involves a conspiracy and moral dilemmas about work and family. Sanders is due to operate on the Us president but her family is held hostage and will only be freed if she kills him. To add to the tension, there is a rogue FBI agent with »
- Tara Conlan
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