My Family (S6) – Christmas Special 2005Double bill, Wednesday 11 December at 20:10
Christmas looks like being even more chaotic than usual in the Harper household, with Susan manically planning a birthday party for Kenzo on top of the festive celebrations.
Nick sends a Christmas present that could have a lasting effect on the household – his friend Alfie. And Susan’s mother Grace has found herself a toy boy, whose present – and presence – causes mayhem.
My Family (S7) – Christmas Special 2006Double bill, Wednesday 18 December at 20:10
Being more Scrooge than Santa, Ben tries to convince Susan he has a mystery illness in an effort to escape the festive season and ends up in hospital.
Meanwhile, Janey is desperate to get her son, Kenzo, the ultimate Christmas gift and is over the moon when she finally gets her hands on MacroMan, this year’s must-have toy. Her only problem is convincing Kenzo that he wants one.
And Alfie and Michael are making the most of Ben’s absence with a last-minute Christmas party. They have Alfie’s recipe for a very special brew, Butts’ Old Peculiar, but where are they going to find some girls?
Christmas ComedyEvery night from Saturday 21 December at 20:00
Join BBC Entertainment over the festive period for an array of top quality comedy shows, including the best in stand-up from Michael McIntyre, Rowan Atkinson and Dara Ó Briain as well as hilarious panel shows such as Would I Lie to You?and QI.
Sitcoms new and old also feature, with Pramface, My Family and the classic Fawlty Towers. And for fans of sketch shows, there is the catchphrase-laden Little Britain starring David Walliams and Matt Lucas.
Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow: Christmas 2011Saturday 21 December at 20:00
With well-loved stars such as Jack Dee, Rhod Gilbert and Miranda Hart providing the laughs and music from Kylie Minogue and Pixie Lott, Michael McIntyre introduces the cream of both new and established talent from the world of comedy and entertainment.
From the team behind Comedy Roadshow and Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow is never short on laughs and the Christmas special is an hour of festive, side-splitting fun.
My Family (S8) – Christmas Special 2007Double bill, Wednesday 25 December at 20:00
Susan pretends a quiet Christmas away at a country retreat would be better for Ben than another holiday at home, but her plans to spring a family surprise on him backfire in spectacular fashion.
Meanwhile, Alfie is left babysitting Uncle Idris but rocks up at the hotel looking for his charge, Michael and Janey bring along unexpected guests, and newly qualified masseuse Abi finds her cousin Ben on the table as her first customer.
EastEndersNew time: Tuesdays - Fridays at 12:00 from Friday 27 December
Bust-ups and bankruptcy, marriages and murder – EastEnders is Britain's favourite soap, with storylines that consistently draw in audiences and guarantee water-cooler discussions the following day.
Set in the close-knit, multi-racial community of London's Albert Square, human interest stories intertwining relationships, social issues, triumphs and tragedies, loves and losses keep fans glued to the screen year after year.
Top Gear DayTuesday 31 December from 13:00
New Year's Eve brings a whole day of Top Gear with Clarkson, James and Hammond getting behind the wheel of all manner of weird and wonderful vehicles for challenges, reviews, races and general mucking about.
Includes the Bolivia Special, in which the trio are dropped into the middle of the South American rainforest with their choice of off-road vehicle and must embark on a perilous journey taking in deadly cliff-side roads and high altitude mountain passes.
Also features The Worst Car in History, in which Jeremy and James put their petrol-heads together on a journey to identify, name and shame the world’s worst car ever.
New Year Fry UpWednesday 1 January from 12:30
Switch on for a whole host of shows featuring everyone’s favourite comedy national treasure, Stephen Fry.
Celebrate his full range of talents, from his memorable supporting turn in the classic Blackadder Goes Forth to his hosting duties in QI and his presentation of his 100 Greatest Gadgets of all time.
Blackadder Goes ForthWednesdays at 18:55
Many great men have played a part in shaping Britain's noble heritage. Others have just ended up on the dung heap. Men like Edmund Blackadder.
The Western Front 1917. A world-weary Captain Blackadder, veteran of numerous campaigns, suddenly finds himself in the trenches facing four million German machine guns having joined the British Army when it was little more than a travel agency for gentlemen with an abnormally high sex drive. He is not a happy man. He’d be slightly happier if General Melchett's battle plans were less suicidal and if Private Baldrick's cooking wasn't confined to rat.
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (S11)Thursdays at 22:00
Loved by both the public and his guests for his irrepressible, warm and witty approach, celebrated comedian Alan Carr returns with a new series of his BAFTA-winning chat show.
True to form, he welcomes a glittering array of celebrity from the world of entertainment to his sofa for some hilarious high jinks and showbiz gossip.
- Sundays at 20:00
Get ready for sparks to fly as business competitors from a diverse range of professions rub shoulders with their local rivals on a mission to prove that they are the best on the block.
Extremely funny and highly entertaining, Best in Town provides a fascinating insight into some very familiar trades and the colourful (and often off-the-wall) people that populate them.