What To Watch: 26/12/2011

Plenty to watch whilst you digest your food babies.

Christmas is good for lots of things, but mainly for absolutely cracking TV. From the 19th December to the 1st January, we’ll be giving you a daily report on what you should be watching.

Britain’s Favourite Christmas Songs
7:05pm on Channel 50
A three-hour look at some of the best Christmas songs out there and how they were made. Good to have on in the background whilst the family are round.

The Borrowers
7:30pm on BBC1
Christopher Eccleston, Victoria Wood and Stephen Fry are all in this charming adaptation of Mary Norton’s books. The whole cast perform very well but particular kudos has to go to Aisling Loftus, who is fantastic as strong-willed teenager Arietty. Gentle, fun and heartwarming, this is ideal Boxing Day viewing.

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Clocks
9:00pm on ITV
David Suchet is the definitive Poirot, so this new adaptation is exciting for all Christie fans. The Clocks is one of the strangest plots, filled with espionage and enough red herrings to fill an aviary, but it’s going to be fun.

The Royal Bodyguard
9:30pm on BBC1
The first in a six part series, this stars David Jason as the palace’s new royal bodyguard. It’s cheesy as hell, but good fun.

Victoria Wood: Seen on TV
10:00pm on BBC2
If watching The Borrowers has given you a taste for Victoria Wood, this show sees her looking over her long TV career. Everything fro Acorn Antiques to her stand up is here. Expect lots of giggles at her double-entendre filled songs.

Mrs. Brown’s Boys
10:00pm on BBC1
The first part of series two of this comedy sees Agnes trying to create a perfect Christmas for her family.

Amy Jones

Updated: Dec 26, 2011

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