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Picking what to watch at Christmas time can be a tricky challenge, so Digital Spy has created a quick handy guide to the biggest shows and movies airing across Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Check out the Christmas TV schedules for the big channels below:
EastEnders - 7.30pm
Holby City - 8pm
Last Tango In Halifax - 9pm
Not Going Out Christmas special - 10pm
Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special - 5pm
Call The Midwife - 6.15pm
Doctor Who: 'The Time Of The Doctor' - 7.30pm
EastEnders - 8.30pm
Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special - 9.30pm
Gangsta Granny - 6.05pm
EastEnders - 7.15pm
Still Open All Hours - 7.45pm
Death Comes To Pemberley - 8.15pm
Victoria Wood's Mid-Life Christmas - 8pm
Qi Xl Christmas Special - 9pm
The Awakening - 11.25pm
So there may be something funny about a soggy bottom after all. Great British Bake Off presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc have been nominated for best female TV comic at this year's British Comedy awards.
Perkins and Giedroyc, whose BBC2 show is switching to BBC1 next year after the 2013 final attracted more than 8 million viewers, are jointly nominated, facing competition in the category from Miranda Hart, Nina Conti and Sarah Millican.
Australian comedian Adam Hills has »
- Jason Deans
Channel 4 has unveiled details of its Christmas and New Year schedule for 2013/14.
The current series of Homeland and Made in Chelsea will draw to a close over the festive period, while Educating Yorkshire returns for a Christmas special.
On Thursday, December 19, viewers will have the chance to catch up with their favourite teachers and pupils in Educating Yorkshire at Christmas. The festive edition will feature much-loved student Musharaf among others.
The third season of Homeland concludes with season finale 'The Star' on Sunday, December 22 at 9pm. It will be preceded by Night at the Museum 2 at 6.55pm and Keira Knightley's Never Let Me Go will follow at 10.25pm.
On Monday, December 23, Food Unwrapped's Christmas Dinner will explore the history of our festive menus at 8pm, »
• How the king or queen of comedy is crowned
The nominations for this year's British comedy awards have been announced, joining last week's king or queen of comedy shortlist, which is the only category voted for by the public. The ceremony will take place on 12 December in London and will be broadcast live on Channel 4.
Best TV comedy actor
David Mitchell, Peep Show
Best TV comedy actress
Best male TV comic
David Mitchell, Would I Lie To You
Jon Richardson, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
Lee Mack, »
Hills is in the running for Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist and Best Comedy Entertainment Personality, while The Last Leg is in contention to be named Best Comedy Entertainment Programme.
Best New Comedy Programme will see competition from Count Arthur Strong, »
I'm a Celebrity... Get me Out of Here! once again topped the ratings on Friday night (November 29).
Around 8.63 million viewers (38.5%) tuned in to watch Rebecca Adlington successfully complete her first Bushtucker Trial at 9pm, while a further 340k watched an hour later on +1.
A repeat of last year's Miranda series 3 opener 'It Was Panning' drew 2.97m (13.4%) at 8.30pm, while an audience of 3.19m (22.6%) tuned in to watch guests including Sharon Osbourne and Colin Farrell appear on the Graham Norton Show at 10.45pm.
Over on BBC Two, 1.97m viewers (9.2%) watched Mastermind at 8pm, followed by 1.62m (7.4%) for Kangaroo Dundee and 1.91m (8.3%) for Wild Burma: Nature's Lost Kingdom. A further 280k (2.8%) watched a Lady Gaga Culture Show special at 11.05pm.
Marvel's Agents of Shield was the »
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! continued its winning streak on Friday night, topping the ratings once again according to overnight figures.
Around 9.33 million (38.36%) watched Amy Willerton tackle the latest Bushtucker Trial on the ITV reality show at 9pm, with a further 476,000 (2.53%) tuning in on +1. Earlier, Off The Beaten Track attracted 2.9m (12.89%) at 8pm.
BBC One's Have I Got News For You - hosted by Jack Whitehall - brought in 4.11m (16.6%) at 9pm, while a new series of Live at the Apollo, with Eddie Izzard at the helm, interested 2.74m (11.4%) straight afterwards at 9.30pm.
Over on BBC Two, 1.64m (7.29%) tuned in to watch Wales take on Tonga at the Millenium Stadium in the Rugby Union live international at 7pm. The Culture Show's Doctor Who special brought in 870k (3.97%) at 9.30pm.
Seann To Be Wild is the highly anticipated, debut live DVD from one of the most dynamic and charismatic young comedians to emerge in years. Recorded at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, this DVD release will see one of the brightest talents on the UK comedy circuit dominate the stage with his charming and hilarious observational stories and unique physicality. Packed with hysterical personal anecdotes and observations we can all relate to, and mixing off-the-wall reflections on young modern life with wild physical humour – this is Seann Walsh at his finest and a must have DVD from one of the most exhilaratingly fresh talents around. The real wild cat of comedy!
As well as his masterful stand–up work, Walsh has also recently become a regular face on TV, starring in his very own series ‘Seann Walsh World’ on Comedy Central. He is also currently starring in Comedy Central’s new »
- Simon Gallagher
I'm a Celebrity: 9pm, ITV
It's all going on in the jungle as we check in to find out how our celebrities are coping in the Australian outback.
We get to see Matthew Wright and Joey Essex go head-to-head for the second time in a Bushtucker Trial involving being buried up to their necks in sand. Thankfully Joey seems to have other things on his mind, as things heat up between the Towie star and model Amy Willerton.
Back Chat with Jack Whitehall and his Dad: 10pm, BBC Three
If their appearance on Alan Carr: Chatty Man left you wanting more, then you can catch the first episode of comedian Jack Whitehall's new show tonight, where he's sharing the presenting duties with his dad.
The Tunnel: 9pm, Sky Atlantic.
The bilingual action continues tonight. »
BBC One's annual Children in Need broadcast pulled in 10.42 million viewers at its peak on Friday night (November 15), overnight data has revealed.
Children in Need Highlights
A 40.6% audience share helped the charity raise over £31 million. An average of 5.47m stayed with BBC One for the BBC News at Ten, while 4.22m crossed over to BBC Two at that time.
The conclusion to Children in Need on BBC One averaged 3.1m (37.8%) between 10.35pm and 2am.
Meanwhile, the England football team's friendly against Chile peaked with 4.57m viewers at about 8.30pm on ITV, giving the channel its highest-rated primetime programme of the night outside of soaps.
An average of 4.23m tuned in for the match, attracting a 17.7% share between 7.30pm and 10.15pm (+1: 99k).
Elsewhere in the schedule, »
Speaking on Alan Carr's Chatty Man talk show, the comic criticised the government for being "mean and tight".
"If you're always cutting benefits and being horrible, it's because you don't know how to f**k properly," he told Carr.
"I think if your job is to look after the country and you don't care about the people who need it most, you're out of order, and you're a filthy, dirty, posh w**ker."
Brand went on to say that Cameron's privileged upbringing means he is unable to relate to general society.
"It's alright if you go to Eton and then you're in the House of Parliament. It's alright for them to say, 'Oh don't worry about gay rights, don't worry about poor people', because it's not part of their lives, but it's part of our lives. »
The chat show host jokingly warned his rival to steer clear of him if they other bump into each other.
O'Grady told Alan Carr: "If our paths cross in the corridor he will rue the day.
"When he first started doing it, it was our set. Even our hideous topiary, which I hated, was nicked.
"And everything we did, they did a week later. I am not one to cross if I have a grudge."
He added: "I am looking forward to dealing with the gardener and it won't be bulbs I am planting, I can assure you."
The Alan Titchmarsh Show has »
This week's instalment of topical panel show Have I Got News For You featured Kirsty Young as guest host, alongside panelists Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Max Keiser and Tony Law. The 9pm show brought in 4.49 million viewers, with an audience share of 20.6%.
Citizen Khan attracted 2.86m (13.9%) viewers at 9.30pm, but ultimately lost out to ITV 1's Piers Morgan's Life Stories. The Graham Norton Show returned BBC One to the top of the ratings pile with 3.59m viewers - a 26.4% share.
Piers Morgan's Life Stories with Riverdance star Michael Flatley attracted an audience of 3.82m (18%) on ITV 1. However, the channel's Friday night film, Closer, only pulled in 610,000 viewers (6.5%).
Channel 4's Friday night comedy lineup continued to »
The One Chance actor - who is good friends with the Take That singer - quipped that he is qualified to judge music acts due to his time in a boyband as a youngster.
However, he told Alan Carr on Chatty Man that he would prefer it if the judges took their roles more seriously.
He told Carr: "We should judge it! I love the show but I wish they would stop messing around with it.
"I am not a fan of this Flash Vote bulls**t. I love deadlock. When the judges don't vote and go, 'I abstain', I'm like, 'Shut up, you're paid millions to judge'."
He also revealed that his boyband were named Full Frontal, before changing their name to Insatiable.
He added: "I was Barlow, the fat one who wrote the songs. »
Watching people watching TV sounds boring – but Gogglebox is brilliant entertainment, full of 'I do that!' moments and great characters
Is there anything more boring than watching people watching television? The premise of Gogglebox should be laughable: film ordinary people on their sofas watching the week's TV. But against the odds, this understated show makes surprisingly great entertainment.
"The thing is, if this is what Channel 4 are broadcasting," sighs a baffled Siddiqui brother as he's glued to Up All Night: The Nightclub Toilet, "What must be the ideas that they're, like, rejecting?"
In a post-postmodern way, his sage sofa wisdom could well apply to the show he's appearing in, if it wasn't for the fact that Gogglebox simply works. Whether the subjects are miming their way through the songs on The X Factor, impersonating the Made in Chelsea set or just sipping their drinks from a Pot Noodle cup, »
- Hannah Verdier
Citizen Khan had an audience of 2.85m (14.1%) straight after. The show, which caused controversy on its debut last year, has attracted almost 300,000 (1.6%) extra viewers week-on-week during its second run.
On ITV, Piers Morgan's Life Stories, featuring music producer Pete Waterman, drew 3.46m (15.8%) across its standard and HD channels in the 9pm slot (+1: 172k). The hour-long show outperformed Citizen Khan in its second half-hour.
However, the Friday night movie Basic Instinct, »
Do you have a spouse who's incapable of doing chores? Are your coworkers not pulling their weight in the office? We have a solution for you - get Britney Spears to whip them into shape. When the singer - who wields a whip in the video for her song "Work B----" - appeared on British talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man on Friday, the host asked for her help. "When I heard the lyrics, it got me thinking … the b----es who work on Chatty Man, they've been slacking off, they don't give a s—t anymore, they need a kick up the arse, »
- K.C. Blumm
Have I Got News For You led Friday night's primetime ratings outside of soaps, drawing in 4.67m viewers.
The BBC One panel show, featuring Stephen Merchant at the helm and guest panellists Hal Cruttenden and Gabby Logan with Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, took 21.9% of the audience share at 9pm. Citizen Khan, which followed at 9.30pm, matched its previous week's audience with 2.66m (13%).
Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats attracted 1.19m viewers (5.6%), with an additional 167,600 tuning in on Channel 4 +1. At 8pm, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pulled in 1.37m (6.2%), with 298,600 (1.4%) watching an hour later.
The first episode of Greg Davies's new sitcom Man Down aired to 1.4m (6.8%) at 9.30pm (+1: »
Now this is Britney Spears taking London! In Britain to promote her upcoming album, Britney Jean, the pop star ended up on a whipping tour of the studio during an appearance on the Channel 4 talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man. "The bitches who work on Chatty Man, they've been slacking off, they don't give a s--t anymore," Carr lamented to his famous guest. "They need a kick up the arse!" "Ok," Britney agreed as he held up a whip, like the one she wields in her risqué "Work Bitch" video. "I got you this," Carr offered. "I want you to whip people." And so it began. "That cameraman over there," the ribald »
The pop superstar announced her appearance on the show as part of her visit to the UK.
Uploading a video to YouTube, Carr teased: "Just had an absolute ball. She [Britney] is just brilliant.
"I can't wait for you to see the show. I don't want to spoil it, but you've got to watch the ending and what Britney does with a whip. It's unbelievable. I'm still buzzing."
Spears has been promoting her Las Vegas residency, new single 'Work Bitch' and her upcoming eighth studio album Britney Jean.
Britney Jean co-producer will.i.am recently sparked rumours that Spears has collaborated with Lady Gaga on the upcoming record.
'Work Bitch' will »
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