10.00pm Peep Show Channel 4 – Channel 4’s longest running, multi-award-winning sitcom Peep Show returns for a seventh series. Starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, the series follows the increasingly complicated lives of the aging best buddies/flatmates. In the opening episode, Mark and Jeremy are at the hospital awaiting the birth of Mark’s baby. Sophie is determined to have a natural birth and doesn’t want Mark to transfer any of his anxiety to the baby. Meanwhile, Jeremy is convinced he will never get over losing Elena, until he meets Zahra, whose boyfriend is in a coma.
10.30pm Robert’s Webb Channel 4 – Robert Webb makes his solo debut with a new comedy show filmed in front of a studio audience. Robert’s Web offers an alternative take on the week’s online news and happenings – scouring the internet for the funniest tweets, the most talked-about uploads, the weirdest new Facebook groups and the best celebrity websites.
10.35pm The Graham Norton Show BBC1 – Bette Middler, Stephen Fry and David Haye.
Continuing series include The X Factor, Merlin, I’m a Celebrity and TV Burp.
10.00am Fern Britton Meets.. BBC1 – An Interview with June Brown aka Dot Cotton.
1.30pm House Gift ITV – Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, antiques expert Tom Keane and designer Danielle Proud are in Cheam in Surrey. They are all bidding to find the perfect gift for Arts and Crafts fanatics Charles and Pat. Charles wants to add something modern to their museum-like house but Pat is not so sure.
9.00pm Ian Hislop’s The Age of the Do-gooders BBC2 – Ian Hislop rescues the reputation of the maverick ‘Do-Gooders’ who he believes fixed the 19th century’s version of ‘broken Britain’ in this new history series. Irresistibly easy to mock, these busy bodies are highly unfashionable today. But they are heroes to Ian – extraordinary men and women who precipitated the most remarkable period of social change in British history and, Ian argues, left us with a nation worth living in. And yet unlike notable Victorian royals, inventors, politicians and generals, many of them have been all but forgotten.
9.00pm The Art of Germany BBC4 – Andrew Graham-Dixon begins his exploration of German art by looking at the rich and often neglected art of the German middle ages and Renaissance. He visits Cologne Cathedral, which encapsulates the varied and often contradictory character of German art.
10.35pm A Question of Sport BBC1 – Sue Barker asking the questions to regular team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell. They are joined by Ashes-winning cricketer Michael Vaughan, athlete Iwan Thomas, and two sports fans from the world of entertainment – comedian Frank Skinner and Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones.
8.00pm Behind Walford: Roxy Mitchell BBC3 – Actress Rita Simons plays feisty barmaid Roxy Mitchell in EastEnders, but can she step into her character’s shoes and do the job for real? In this documentary, Rita spends a week behind the bar of a real life East End pub before taking the helm and being ‘mine host’ for the weekend.
10.00pm Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights Channel 4 – First solo series from the Glaswegian stand up with unique, sketches crafted in the darkest recesses of the human psyche.
10.35pm The Morgana Show Channel 4 – Character-based comedy sketch show starring Morgana Robinson.
8.30pm Julia Bradbury’s German Wanderlust BBC4 – Julia Bradbury takes her boots and backpack to the Continent to explore the landscape of Germany and the cultural movement that made it famous – Romanticism. She begins with a two-day walk exploring part of the Upper Middle Rhine.
9.00pm Al Murray’s German Adventure BBC4 – 2-part documentary that sees the comedian set out to discover the truth behind the wartime jokes and banter that still plague all things German. In a journey through one of Germany’s coldest winters, he discovers a country of warm and welcoming people and two centuries of arts and culture, from Bach to Bauhaus and the Brothers Grimm.
9.00pm The Beckham’s Crazy 2010 LivingTV – Incisive documentary series charting a year in the life of Britain’s hottest celebrities.
8.00pm Rick Stien’s Cornish Christmas BBC2 – The Chef joins in the ancient festival of Wassailing, tries out the famous ice rink at Eden, enjoys the company of Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends and cooks his own goose. With Cornish Christmas music and the occasional glass of Cornish beer and cider, this festive feast is guaranteed to get viewers in the best seasonal spirits.
9.00pm At Home with the Georgians BBC2 – In this three part series, historian Amanda Vickery explores how the great British obsession with our homes began 300 years ago. Using the intimate diaries and letters of Georgian men and women, previously lost to history, she explores how the desire for a home revolutionised relationships between men and women.
9.00pm The Secret Millionaire Changed my Life Channel 4
9.00pm My Boyfriend The War Hero BBC3 – In July 2009, 16-year-old Vicky Swales got engaged to her soldier boyfriend Craig Wood during his two-week rest and recuperation break from his first tour of Afghanistan. Less than three weeks later, Craig was hit by a bomb and lost two legs and an arm. This documentary tells the tale of what Vicky does in the year that follows and of the immense stress that the couple endure as Craig’s life is once again put in the balance.
8.00pm Countrywise Kitchen ITV – Paul Heiney and the team are joined by chef Mike Robinson to seek out the best British seasonal recipes from beautiful locations around the UK.
9.00pm Michael McIntyre: Hello Wembley BBC1 – TV airing of the comedian’s second Live DVD.
9.00pm John Sergant on the Tracks of the Empire BBC2 – John Sergeant embarks on a 3,000 mile journey through the history of the greatest legacy the British left to India – its vast rail network.