This week's TV sees the return of Dawn French's hilarious vicar in The Vicar of Dibley, Nadiya Hussain heads to America's Deep South, and Coronation Street celebrates 60 years on screen as the world's longest-running soap opera.
The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown
Monday 7th December
BBC One, 8:50pm
Dawn French is once again donning the clerical collar as The Vicar of Dibley returns with a 2020 lockdown twist.
Vicar Geraldine Granger (French) is now giving her sermons via Zoom and, in this opening sermon set during Easter, she will be taking on social distancing misunderstandings as one of her parishioners confuses the two-metre rule with two miles.
James Fleet returns as Hugo Horton, who has been spending lockdown with his father.
Coronation Street: 60 Unforgettable Years
Monday 7th December
On the week of Coronation Street’s diamond anniversary, this retrospective special takes a look at what makes the soap such a long-standing success as the longest-running TV soap opera ever.
Narrated by Joanna Lumley, who played Elaine Perkins on Corrie in 1973, the programme will take a look at all the jaw-dropping moments and gaffes that have made the show a beloved British institution.
Hearing from the likes of Michelle Keegan, Julie Hesmondalgh and William Roach, the episode will reveal unheard secrets from the set, including first auditions, fallings out and memorable location shoots, as well as the special memories of storylines that have captured the audience’s imagination over the years.
Accused: Trial in the Outback
Tuesday 8th December
Channel 5, 9pm
Accused: Trial in the Outback takes a look at the infamous case of a nine-month-old baby who was stolen by a dingo while on a camping holiday in Central Australia.
This opening episode of the two-part documentary explores the case which saw Azaria’s mother, Lindy Chamberlain, be wrongly accused of murdering her child and face a gruelling trial by press.
The documentary will feature contributions from the Chamberlain family, with Lindy, her family members and investigators discussing the heartbreaking true story.
Nadiya’s American Adventure
Thursday 10th December
BBC One, 8pm
Bake Off champion Nadiya Hussain heads to the United States in this two-part documentary exploring the immigrant-influenced food of America.
In this opener, Nadiya explores the foodie feasts of New Orleans during their world-famous Mardi Gras celebrations. She learns how to bake a King Cake, a giant fusion of a doughnut and a bagel.
Nadiya also tries catfish fishing on the bayou and spends time with New Orleans’s Vietnamese community, enjoying an enormous crawfish-boil.
The episode takes a moving turn when Nadiya visits an area of the city that is still struggling with the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Katrina, and meets a man hoping to transform his community.
Big Zuu’s Christmas Eats
Friday 11th December
Grime MC Big Zuu is joined by his fellow musical friends for a festive edition of his food show.
The rapper will be cooking for JME, Julie Adenuga, Loyle Carner and his own cousin AJ Tracey, as they gather around the Christmas table for a Gobi curry and a delicious Christmas dinner.
His Dark Materials
Sunday 13th December
BBC One, 8:10pm
In ‘Malice’, the penultimate episode of the series, Lyra (Dafne Keen) and Will (Amir Wilson) find allies to help them in the search for Will’s father.
The Magisterium makes a shocking discovery, and Mrs Coulter (Ruth Wilson) is forced to face a grave enemy.