Today's TV offers a look behind closed doors at both Highclere Castle and secret celebrities' homes, as well as a documentary on the effects of 21st century stardom.
Christmas at Highclere Castle
Channel 4, 4:15pm
This yuletide special takes a look at behind the scenes during Christmas time at the real-life Downton Abbey: the huge estate of Highclere Castle in Hampshire.
The castle's residents are the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, who will introduce the dedicated team of staff in charge of creating a festive wonderland, including decorating a 22-foot tree.
Celebrity Snoop Dogs at Christmas
Channel 4, 7pm
A festive edition of one of the most bizarre shows to fall under the bracket of ‘TV created in lockdown’. The series offers a privileged look into celebrities’ homes via cameras… attached to their dog’s backs.
Viewers are offered a four-legged tour around lavish homes and are then encouraged to guess who the dogs belong to.
In this Christmas special, fashion stylist Gok Wan, designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page will be competing against each other to throw viewers off the scent of which home is theirs.
Celebrity: A 21st Century Story
BBC Two, 9pm
This new documentary series will analyse the meteoric rise of celebrity culture within the past two decades.
From the early days of reality TV, where Big Brother was streamed 24 hours a day, to the emergence of social media influencers, the programme will hear from celebrities such as Katie Price, Charlotte Church and Kerry Katona about the harsh realities of fame.
This opening episode will focus on the Beckhams, looking at their celebrity power couple status, as well as charting the rise of reality TV and the overnight fame it provided.