Monday, 26 December 2011

New Year TV Picks: 26 December 2011 – 1 January 2012 (The Borrowers, Angelos Neil Epithemiou Show, Great Expectations, Poirot, The Royal Bodyguard, Sherlock, Treasure Island, Top Gear, etc.)

Monday, 26 December 2011
Pick of the Week: SHERLOCK - BBC1, Sunday, 8.10PM

Jim'll Fix It with Shane Richie (BB1, 5.40pm) Festive revival of the classic TV show, making people's dreams come true.
PICK OF THE DAY The Borrowers (BBC1, 7.30pm) Family adventure based on the classic children's stories about tiny people living under the floorboards. Starring Stephen Fry, Victoria Wood, Christopher Eccleston, Sharon Horgan & Robert Sheehan.
The Unforgettable... (ITV1, 7.30pm) Comedy profile of Ernie Wise.
Poirot: The Clocks (ITV1, 9pm) Murder-mystery drama. Starring David Suchet.
The Most Annoying People 2011 (BBC3, 9pm) Self-explanatory countdown.
Bear's Wild Weekend with Miranda (Channel 4, 9pm) The survivalist is accompanied by comedian Miranda Hart in the Swiss Alps.
The Royal Bodyguard (ITV1, 9.30pm) Sitcom about an ex-guardsman who becomes the head of royal security by accident. Stars David Jason.
Mrs Brown's Boys (BBC1, 10pm) Christmas special of the sitcom.
Chris Moyles' Christmas Quiz Night (Channel 4, 10pm) Festive edition of the comedy quiz, with guests James Corden, Louie Spence & Olly Murs.

You Have Been Watching... David Croft (BBC2, 8pm) Profile of the legendary comedy writer, who died recently, and was behind such classics as Dad's Army, 'Allo 'Allo & Hi-De-Hi.
PICK OF THE DAY Great Expectations (BBC1, 9pm) Adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. Starring Gillian Anderson, David Suchet & Ray Winstone. Continues tomorrow, concludes Thursday. (1/3)
Three Men Go To New England (BBC2, 9pm) Return of the occasional series, with comedians Dara O'Briain, Rory McGrath and Griff Rhys Jones travelling with a birthday flotilla to celebrate the 125th birthday of the Statue of Liberty.
Fast Freddie, The Widow & Me (ITV1, 9pm) Drama about a rich car salesman doing community service with impoverished children. Starring Laurence Fox & Sarah Smart.
The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2011 (Channel 4, 9pm) Return of the annual comedy quiz, hosted by Jimmy Carr, with guests Jonathan Ross, Russell Brand, Simon Pegg, Noel Fiedling David Mitchell, Alan Carr & Ruth Jones.
I've Never Seen Star Wars (BBC2, 10.30pm) Series 2 of the comedy series where celebrities discuss the embarrassing gaps in their personal experiences of life. Hosted by Jo Brand, with guest Stephen Fry.

Frozen Planet (BBC1, 7pm) Highlights of the wildlife series.
Sir Jimmy Savile At The BBC: How's About That Then? (BBC2, 7pm) Tribute to the radio/TV legend who died recently.
PICK OF THE DAY Top Gear Christmas Special 2011 (BBC2, 8pm) Special episode where the trio travel across India.
Ad Of The Year (ITV1, 8pm) A look the best of this year's adverts.
Jon Snow's 2011 (Channel 4, 8pm) Retrospective on the year's news.
It'll Be Alright On The Night (ITV1, 9pm) Return of the outtakes show. Hosted by Griff Rhys Jones. Continues Saturday. (1/2)
The Untold Tommy Cooper (Channel 4, 9pm) Special episode looking at the life of popular comedian Tommy Cooper.
Ben Hur (Five, 9pm) Adaptation of the Biblical adventure story.
Felix & Murdo (Channel 4, 10.35pm) Comedy about two untrained athletes in the 1908 London Olympics. Starring Alexander Armstrong & Ben Miller.
The Best Of The Armstrong & Miller Show (Channel 4, 11.10pm) A look back at the comedian's popular '90s sketch show.

That Was 2011: The ITV Review Of The Year (ITV1, 7.30pm) Retrospective on 2011's key events.
Earthflight (BBC1, 8pm) Documentary offering aerial views of some of the planet's greatest natural wonders.
Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) Special profile of new millionaire dragon Hilary Devey.
QI (BBC2, 9pm) Festive special of the comedy panel show.
PICK OF THE DAY Paddy's 2011 Show & Telly (ITV1, 9pm) Comedy TV quiz show. Hosted by Paddy McGuinness.

The Many Faces Of Dame Judy Dench (BBC2, 8pm) Documentary on the actress's stage/TV/film career.
Mrs Dickens' Family Christmas (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary on Charles Dickens, from the perspective of his wife. Presented by Sue Perkins.
A Royal Year To Remember (ITV1, 9pm) Documentary on this year's Royal Wedding.
The Angelos Neil Epithemiou Show (Channel 4, 9pm) Comedy chat show, presented by the ex-Shooting Stars character.
The Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 2011 (Five, 9pm) Self-explanatory.
Tweets Of The Year (ITV2, 10.15pm) A look at the past year via celebrity tweets on Twitter. Narrated by Russell Kane.
PICK OF THE DAY Charlie Brooker's 2011 Screenwipe (BBC4, 10.30pm) Retrospective of the year's TV output from satirist Charlie Brooker.

It'll Be Alright On The Night (ITV1, 9pm) More from the outtakes show. Hosted by Griff Rhys Jones. (2/2)
PICK OF THE DAY Alan Carr's New Year (Channel 4, 9pm) New Year's Eve party with Alan Carr. Guests are Kirstie Allsopp, Jonathan Ross, Micky Flanagan, Melanie Sykes, Gok Wan, Bruno Tonioli, Alesha Dixon, Olly Murs, Rachel Riley, Paddy McGuinness, and others.

Come Dine With Me (Channel 4, 7pm) Return of the culinary gameshow.
Treasure Island (Sky1, 7pm) Drama adaptation of the classic swashbuckling novel. Starring Eddie Izzard, Philip Glenister, Elijah Wood, Rupert Penry-Jones & Donald Sutherland. Concludes tomorrow. (1/2)
Great Barrier Reef (BBC2, 8pm) Monty Hall explores the natural wonder.
The Hotel (Channel 4, pm) Return of the fly-on-the-wall documentary series.
PICK OF THE DAY Sherlock (BBC1, 8.10pm) Series 2 of the Sherlock Holmes modern update. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman. (1/3)
A History Of Ancient Britain Special (BBC2, 9pm) Documentary about a 5,000-year old temple in Orkney. Presented by Neil Oliver.
Absolutely Fabulous (BBC21, 9.40pm) Second special of the '90s sitcom. (2/3)
Hacks (Channel 4, 10pm) Satirical drama based on this year's newspaper scandal. Starring Alexander Armstrong, Michael Kitchen, Celia Imrie, Phil Davies, Claire Foy & Russ Abbott.