Monday, 19 December 2016


So as promised, here is my pick for festive TV for that 'no mans land' of Christmas, the middle bit between the big day and New Year.
So whilst many are off work and school (this year I do have some generous time off but I will be doing a bit of work) sit back and enjoy some of the festive offerings in between watching those new DVDs and playing family games of Monopoly.

Boxing Day
It's a good day for TV so it's difficult to pick out one single programme. In the end I've plumped for an entertaining yet scientific special...
Captain's Pick: The Entire Universe (21:30 BBC2) - Eric Idol created this showcase of science with Brian Cox, Noel Fielding and Warwick Davis.
Special Mentions: The World's Most Expensive Toys (19:00 Ch4)
Still Open All Hours (Christmas episode) (20:30 BBC1) - Classic revival sit-com filmed a few miles from my house.
Lego's Big Christmas (20:00 Ch4)
Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (20:00 BBC4)
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (21:00 Ch4)
Outnumbered (22:00 BBC1)

27th December
Captain's Pick: James May: the Christmas Reassembler (21:00 BBC4)
Special Mentions: Inside No 9: the Devil of Christmas (22:00 BBC2) 
Dragons' Den (Christmas Special) (21:00 BBC2)
Live at the Apollo (22:00 BBC2)

28th December
Captain's Pick: Guy Martin: Cycling Home for Christmas (21:00 Ch4) - I love Guy Martin, add a bike to the mix and I'm sold.
Special Mention: Charlie Brooker's 2016 Wipe (21:00 BBC2)

29th December
Captain's Pick: Eight out of ten Cats Does Countdown New Year Special (21:00 Ch4) - The festive edition of the fusion comedy quiz.

30th December
It's time to catch up on those DVR recordings, nothing to see here!

New Year's Eve
Captain's Pick: The Graham Norton Show New Year's special (22:25 BBC1) - If you're still sober and near a TV then catch Mr Norton's end of year show.

New Year's Day
Captain's Pick: Sherlock (20:30 BBC1) 'The Six Thatchers'. - This is a great way to start a new year, the first of 3 new features.

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