And it doesn’t look set to be a quiet Christmas for the royal family either, as while Albert is obsessed with turning Buckingham Palace into a winter wonderland, Victoria is preparing to become a mum for the fourth time and is not happy when her husband invites some unwelcome guests to join their celebrations.‘Call The Midwife’ has become a Christmas Day ratings winner for the BBC in recent years, and we expect the 2017 special to be no different."I want people to like me and the people who play my friends, and not everybody else" she said.The series started out with an impressive 13 million viewers tuning in, but by the next week had dropped to 11 million.And with the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 having now released their Yuletide schedules, we can finally get down to the serious business of planning which shows we’re going to tune into live, and those we’re going to save until we’ve come out of our turkey-endued comas.
Featuring: Patricia Hodge (Moira); Deborah Grant (Jane); Phyllis Calvert (Hilary); Lill Roughley (Dulcie); Roger Brierley (Gerald); John Nettleton (Charles); Jim Broadbent (Alan); Bryan Burdon (Jim); Celia Imrie (Woman on television/Julia/Television soundtrack female voice); Susie Blake (Judith); Richard Lintern (Kevin); Dawn Archibald (Ailsa); Susan Leong (Doris, the Filipino waitress); Peter Goodwright (Television soundtrack male voices).
And of course, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the drama of ‘East Enders’, ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Emmerdale’.
So without further ado, we present to you Huff Post UK Entertainment’s definitive guide to 2017′s Christmas TV.
While last year’s festive offering was set in sunnier climes, this winter’s special sees the nuns, midwives and families of Poplar struggle through the Big Freeze of 1962/3.
To celebrate the return of Alan Partridge in 2018, this documentary looks back at the 25 year journey of the parody broadcaster.