Top TV picks: Christmas Day

Top TV picks: Christmas Day

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From skating legends to familiar Bake Off contestants, here's the top picks for Christmas Day.

Call the Midwife

BBC One, 7.45pm


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The much-loved period drama Call the Midwife is back for another well-stuffed Christmas special.

Writer Heidi Thomas provides Christmas cheer, as the sisters at Nonnatus House look after four orphans and a new born baby, and are treated to a baby ballet show.

Torvill & Dean

ITV, 9.15pm


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William Ivory’s biographical drama charts the winning careers of young and gifted ice skaters (and future Dancing on Ice judges) Jayne Torvill (Poppy Lee Friar) and Christopher Dean (Will Tudor).

The biopic follows the pair from their first practice rink in Nottingham to their brilliant performance at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics.

Zog 

BBC One, 4.50pm


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Inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s beloved children’s book of the same name, Zog follows Pearl, a princess who yearns to do more than prance around the palace and dreams of becoming a doctor.

Pearl teams up with Zog, a struggling young dragon in his first years at dragon school, to help him heal his wounds and pass his dragon tests.  Narrated by comedian Lenny Henry, the cast includes Hugh Skinner (Outnumbered) and Kit Harrington (Game Of Thrones).

The Great British Bake Off

Channel 4, 8.00pm


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Bake Off favourites Liam Charles, Flo Atkins, Andrew Smyth and Jane Beedle return decked in Christmas jumpers for a festive challenge.

The four bakers will bake 12 iced biscuits to represent the 12 days of Christmas, six Icelandic Laufabraud and Christmas present cakes for the showstopper round. Tune in on New Year’s Day for another holiday special with four more returning contestants.

 

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From skating legends to familiar Bake Off contestants, here's the top picks for Christmas Day.