ITV News’ Tom Bradby joins John Whittingdale MP, broadcaster, journalist and political commentator Ayesha Hazarika and writer and director Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty, Bodyguard) to discuss their top political moments across the decades
John Whittingdale, MP, Minister of State for Media and Data, speaking at an RTS event said that in the 1980s ITV’s Brian Walden would devote all his hour-long programme to a set-piece interview with a senior politician.
“Several times I helped Margaret Thatcher prepare for a Walden interview,” he recalled. “We don’t have that in-depth interview any longer.
Knowing Me, Knowing Yule with Alan Partridge (1995)
Alan Partridge opens the doors to his mock-up Norwich home for Knowing Me, Knowing Yule, a Christmas special that has to be extra-special to save the show from cancellation.
Strictly: The Best Of The Final will look back at the magical routines that made the Strictly finals and saw champions raise the famous trophy.
The special will showcase the emotional roller-coaster finalists go through and pay tribute to the 2014 champion Caroline Flack.
The Strictly: The Best Of specials will also include much-loved moments from themed weeks, movies, musicals and Blackpool.
The line-up consists of some of the show’s most popular contestants including Anita Rani, Ann Widdecombe, Caroline Flack, Aston Merrygold, Jake Wood and Michael Vaughan.
Based on fairy tales the stars will be performing Christmas-inspired routines to win the Silver Star trophy.
Anita Rani, TV presenter
RTS award-winner Rani is recently known for her presenting segments on The One Show and Countryfile.
Rani competed in the 13th series of the dancing show.
Comedy: The League of Gentleman
It really is the season to be jolly as far as television is concerned, the line-up is full of one-off specials, film premieres and climatic soap storylines.
So, crack open the port, grab a selection box and feast on our compilation of some of the finest moments in the history of Christmas television.
Only Fools and Horses
There is something for everyone with some Christmas crackers in the line-up and retiring to your sofa after a stressful day’s shopping is sure to get you in the festive spirit.
The comic duo first paired appeared on screen in 1987 in their sketch show French and Saunders and they will return to television for a one-off Christmas special.
It's been 10 years since the pair released their last series together, A Bucket O French and Saunders, and now they are back together to celebrate 30 years of their partnership.
Father Brown: The Star of Jacob
BBC One, 1.45pm
An outbreak of laryngitis in the church choir, a missing donkey and a kidnapped baby are all threatening to spoil Kembleford's Christmas festivities this year.