The BBC has announced its Christmas TV line-up

Christmas TV: Death In Paradise, The Weakest Link and Mrs Brown’s Boys lead BBC festive line-up

Look at this lovely lot!

This year’s Christmas TV is really coming together, and now the BBC has unveiled its big festive line-up.

Aunty is giving us all your favourites, plus some new crime drama, a returning quiz classic, and lots more besides.

So what’s happening? Read on for the full lowdown.

A Very British scandal on the BBC this Xmas
Claire Foy in A Very English scandal (Credit: BBC)

Christmas TV: Drama on the BBC

We’re getting some big dramas on BBC One for Christmas.

First off is A Very English Scandal, the second series of the, well, scandal-based drama.

Claire Foy from The Crown and Paul Bettany star in the three-part series, which centres around the incredible life of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll.

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She was involved in one of the juiciest legal cases of the 20th century in the 1960s.

And then there’s thriller, The Girl Before, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and David Oyelowo.

Another thriller – The Tourist – stars Hollywood hunk Jamie Dornan as a man in Australia trying to find his identity.

Finally, we get something for the family.

David Tennant stars in a new version of Around The World In 80 Days and there’s new Worzil Gummidge guest-starring Bill Bailey. Hurrah!

Christmas TV: Death In Paradise gets its first festive special
Looks who’s back in Death In Paradise (Credit: BBC)

The first ever Death In Paradise Christmas special

We’re getting the first-ever Death In Paradise festive special this year.

Ralf Little is back as Neville Parker on Saint Marie, and there’s the return of a fan favourite.

Danny John-Jules is back as Dwayne in an all-new Christmas mystery.

Christmas TV: The Weakest Link returns with a new host
Romesh takes over from Anne Robinson in The Weakest Link (Credit: BBC)

Christmas TV: The return of The Weakest Link

For the first time in four years, quizzing classic The Weakest Link returns to the BBC line-up.

It aired between 2000 and 2012, and there was a Children In Need special in 2017.

However, this new version features a new host – Romesh Ranganathan – who welcomes in eight celebs to win money for charity.

Elsewhere, Bradley Walsh is back with Blankety Blank, and Michael McIntyre hosts a festive special of The Wheel.

Christmas TV: Agnes is back!
Agnes is back! (Credit: BBC)

Comedy at Christmas

Finally, we’re getting some BBC faves on during the Yuletide season when it comes to comedy.

We’re getting two visits to Mrs Brown’s Boys – one at Christmas and one at New Year – and a festive spesh of Not Going Out, with Jason Donovan as a guest.

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Add in some Strictly, some Top Gear, some Aardman and Julia Donaldson animation and some David Attenborough and there’s really no real reason for you to leave your sofa.

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