See in the New Year with Jools Holland’s Annual Hootenanny, watch The Last Leg of the Year whilst getting ready for a big night out, or celebrate the natural winter world with Wild Scandinavia.
Jools Holland’s Annual Hootenanny
BBC Two, 11.30pm
Jools Holland’s Annual Hootenanny is now closing its 30th year. For those who want to welcome in the new year with old favourites like Rod Stewart or the Sugababes, whilst celebrating those who are new on the scene, such as Escapism singer RAYE; Jools Holland has quite the night in store.
Alongside many more musicians and the 1st Battalion Scot Guards, Jools will lead you into the small hours of the morning (1.30am to be exact) catching up with some famous faces and giving some 2024 predictions.
The Last Leg of the Year
Channel 4, 9.00pm
Hosts and comedians Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker see out the year in a two-hour extravaganza, giving a satirical look back on 2023 with sketches and songs – alongside House of Games host Richard Osman, Judi Love (Loose Women), Ghosts' Kiell Smith-Bynoe, and comedians Suzi Ruffell and Seann Walsh.
BBC Two, 8.25pm
Dune’s Rebecca Ferguson narrates a series of Scandinavian landscapes, from episode one’s Baltic Sea, to the Arctic Svalbard of episode three. The addition of ancient Norse myths will add unknown depth to the forests, glaciers and canyons – home to the many animals who are explored through the three-part documentary.
Whilst lynxs send love letters, puffins return home to breed, and ravens and golden eagles fight it out for a meal, the threat of global warming lurks below as glaciologists explore the impact of climate change.