Monday, 27 December 2010

New Year TV Picks: 27 December 2010 – 2 January 2011 ('Eric & Ernie', 'Got To Dance', 'Just William', 'Marple', 'Primeval', 'Rock & Chips', 'Toast', 'Zen', etc.)

Monday, 27 December 2010

Three Men Go To Scotland (BBC2, 8pm) Griff Rhys-Jones, Rory McGrath and Dara O'Briain sail around the Hebrides, inspired by Dr Johnson and his biographer James Boswell.
Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 8.30pm) Celebrity edition of the tough quizshow. Stars Mark Lawrenson, Richard Herring, Samantha Giles & Hilary Kay.
Marple (ITV1, 9pm) New mystery for Agatha Christie's iconic elderly sleuth. Continues Wednesday
The Most Annoying People Of 2010 (BBC3, 9pm) Countdown of the year's more irritating people. .
Charlie Brooker's 2010 Wipe (BBC2, 10pm) An irreverent look at the year's television.

Just William (BBC1, 12.30pm) Remake of the children's adventure, based on the books by Richmal Crompton.
Penelope Keith: Lady Of The Manor (BBC1, 1.15pm) Tribute to the actress, who appeared in many classic sitcoms, from The Good Life and To The Manor Born to Next Of Kin and No Job For A Lady.
Smile: This Was Candid Camera (ITV1, 8pm) Special episode to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hidden camera series.
The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2010 (BBC4, 8pm) The annual tradition returns, with scientist Dr Miodownik explaining materials.
All About The Good Life (BBC2, 9pm) Retrospective on the popular '70s sitcom.
2010 Unwrapped with Miranda Hart (BBC2, 11pm) The comedian cast her memory back over the year's events, with help from Rich Fulcher, Chris Packham, Isy Suttie, Miles Jupp, Jason Lewis & Shappi Khorsandi.

Polar Bear: Spy On The Ice (BBC1, 8pm) Documentary on the polar bear.
Les Mis at 25: Matt Lucas Dreams The Dream (BBC2, 8pm) Documentary following comedian Matt Lucas as he prepares for his role in Les Mes.
Rock & Chips (BBC1, 9pm) Festive prequel to Only Fools & Horses, set in 1960.
Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 2010 (Five, 9pm) 50 of the year's most surprising celebrity mishaps and events.

Kirstie & Phil's Embarassing Bits (Channel 4, 7.10pm) Retrospective on the 10 years Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer have been presenting property shows together.
Toast (BBC1, 9pm) Drama adapted from chef Nigel Slater's autobiography, set in the 1960s. Stars Helena Bonham Carter, Ken Stott, Freddie Highmore, Matthew McNulty & Oscar Kennedy.
The Rob Brydon Show (BBC2, 9pm) Christmas special of the chat show. Guests are Alice Cooper, Jack Dee, Jo Brand and singer Bryn Terfel.
Ad Of The Year (ITV1, 9pm) Countdown of the year's best adverts, as decided by a viewer vote.
Shooting Stars: Christmas Special (BBC2, 10pm) Yuletide edition of the madcap gameshow.

The Graham Norton New Year's Eve Show (BBC1, 10.40pm) Countdown to the new year.
Jools' Annual Hootenanny (BBC2, 11pm) Countdown to the new year. Guests are Kylie Minogue, Wanda Jackson, Cee-Lo Green, Roger Daltry, Vampire Weekend, and more.
That Was 2010 (ITV1, 11.20pm) A look back on the year's events.
New Years Live 2010 (BBC1, 11.50pm) Countdown to the new year.

The Magicians (BBC1, 7.30pm) Magic series featuring a different set of illusionists every week.
Primeval (ITV1, 7.30pm) Series 4 of the time-travel monster drama. Episode 2 is broadcast on Sunday at 7pm
Eric & Ernie (BBC2, 9pm) Drama charting the rise of beloved comedy double-act Morecambe & Wise. Stars Victoria Wood, Daniel Rigby, Vic Reeves, Bryan Dick & Reece Shearsmith.
Live At The Apollo (BBC1, 9.30pm) Standup comedy, presented by Lenny Henry. Acts include Mike Wilmot & Tommy Tiernan.
Small, Far Away: The World Of Father Ted (Channel 4, 10.05pm) Documentary to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the sitcom.
Eric & Ernie: Behind The Scenes (BBC2, 10.30pm) Making Of the drama Eric & Ernie.

Got To Dance (Sky1, 6pm) Series 2 of the dance competition. Hosted by Davina McCall.
Famous & Fearless (Channel 4, 8pm) Eight celebrities participate in a variety of tough urban sports games. Presented by Chris Evans & Clare Balding. Competitors are Dame Kelly Holmes, Kacey Ainsworth, Sarah Jayne Dunn, Jenny Frost, Jonah Lomu, Charley Boorman, Rufus Hound & Sam Branson. Continues all week.
Zen (BBC1, 9pm) Three-part drama about Italian detective Aurelio Zen. Stars Rufus Sewell.
Arctic with Bruce Parry (BBC2, 9pm) Five-part documentary where explorer Bruce Parry visits the arctic.