The TVWeek: Monday 15th – Friday 21st December 2012

by | Dec 7, 2012 | All, TV Week


7.40pm Take Me Out Celebrity Christmas Special ITV1 – Features Keith Lemon and Joe Swash

9.00pm Ten Years of Girls Aloud ITV1 – Documentary that follows the girl group as they prepare to get back together.

9.20pm Clive Dunn: a Tribute BBC2 – Documentary celebrating the life of the Dad’s Army actor.

10.00pm Jools Holland: My Life in Music BBC2 – Documentary charting Jools Holland’s rise to the top. Featuring interviews with Sir Tom Jones, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Paul Weller, Sir Bob Geldof and Vic Reeves.


7.00pm The Great Spanish Crash BBC2 – Documentary series that sees Paul Mason travel to Spain to discover how such a thriving economy has now become the biggest casualty of the Eurozone

7.00pm Happy Birthday ET ITV1 – Documentary exploring the behind the scenes story of the family favourite. 

7.30pm Sports Personality of The Year BBC1

8.00pm The Making of a Lady ITV1 – Joanna Lumley stars in this single drama which tells the story  of a woman who lives a life of servitude without complaint. Penniless Emily Fox Seton is saved from destitution by marrying reserved Lord Walderhurst. But it is difficult to adjust to becoming a Lady. Her new position brings wealth but inspires envy, and it is hard to know who to trust. Friends become enemies and Emily finds she is fighting for her life.

8.00pm River Cottage: Three Go Mad at Christmas Channel 4 – Hugh is joined by comedians Stephen Mangan, Kathy Burke and Mark Heap.


8.00pm Nigellissma – an Italian Inspired Christmas BBC2 – Nigella has an Italian Christmas feast.

8.30pm Olympics 2012: 50 Greatest Moments BBC3 – Gabby Logan and Gregg James present an irreverent look back at the best moments of the summer games.

9.00pm Britain’s Secret Terror Squad BBC1 – Panorma explores the hidden world of a newly discovered undercover squad in the British Army.

9.00pm Bad Santas Channel 4 – 2-part documentary series that takes a group of unemployed men and trains them at Britain’s leading Santa school. Concludes Tomorrow.


8.00pm The Great British Bake-Off Christmas Masterclass BBC2 – Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry showcase festive favourites.

9.00pm Wartime Farm at Christmas BBC2 – Ruth Goodman and Peter Gin return to Manor Farm to recreate Christmas in wartime.

9.00pm Don’t Tell the Bride: Christmas on Ice BBC3 – In this Christmas Special a groom tries to create a Winter Wonderland for his unsuspecting bride to be.


8.00pm Snow Babies BBC1 – A look at Animals born in the coldest and harshest places on the planet.

8.00pm Kirstie’s Vintage Christmas Channel 4 – Kirstie creates vintage Christmas decorations.

9.00pm The Christmas No 1 Story BBC2  – An affectionate look at the Christmas #1 with contributions from Noddy Holder and Rolf Harris.

9.00pm Great Movie Mistakes 2012 BBC3

10.00pm The Twins Who Share a Body Channel 4 – Documentary centred around Indian conjoined twins who are about to celebrate their ninth birthday.


8.00pm George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces at Christmas Channel 4 – Special exploring Christmas themed spaces.

9.00pm Live Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire? ITV1

9.00pm Michael Grade’s History of the Pantomime Dame BBC4 – Michael Grade explores the very British tradition of the pantomime dame.


8.00pm Text Santa ITV1 – Ant & Dec host the festive fundraising event raising money for six UK based charities.

9.00pm The Hoarder Next Door Christmas Special Channel 4 – Christmas episode of the reality series. Stelios comes to the aid of Pauline who can’t throw away any of her vast collection of Christmas decorations.

9.00pm Slade Night BBC4

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