Christmas Television

This year’s festive offerings are as delightful as ever. Here are some select highlights from the schedule.

Christmas with Olivia Colman, Channel 4, 7pm

Olivia Colman shows us how Christmas happens in the Olivia Colman household. Narrated by Olivia Colman.

Dickie Spangles Dances the Hits of Morcambe and Wise, ITV 8pm

Dickie Spangles taps his toes through 45 years of tepid comedy. Olivia Colman guest stars.

The Great British Dunking A British Biscuit in a Great British Cup of Tea Contest British Christmas Special British, BBC One, 8:30pm

Maureen Buggerthorpe and chums are back on our screens, dunking British biscuits in great cups of Great British Tea. Because it’s Christmas, the erstwhile tea dunkers are celebrities. Guests include Olivia Colman.

The Snowman, Channel 4, 9pm

Animated classic, updated for 2016. With the voice of Olivia Colman.

The Queen’s Speech, BBC Two, 10pm

Heartwarming tale of an aristocrat overcoming adversity. Spoiler alert: She is given £370m of taxpayers’ cash to fix her home. Stars Olivia Colman.

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