The BBC has promised viewers “the very best in holiday entertainment” as it unveiled its Christmas lineup this morning.
Highlights include a Doctor Who Christmas Special, in which David Tennant stars alongside the one and only Kylie Minogue, who plays a waitress on the Titanic and special episodes of Extras� featuring cameos from George Michael and Clive Owen� and The Catherine Tate Show.
Comedy legends Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles (pictured above) are reunited as one of the nation’s favourite couples, Audrey fforbes-Hamilton and Richard DeVere, in a one-off return of the Seventies smash hit To The Manor Born.
On BBC Two Richard Hammond meets Evel Knievel for a special one-off interview, plus there are exclusive screenings of the Royal Ballet’s recent production of Romeo And Juliet and the Royal Opera House’s critically acclaimed staging of Carmen.
Jools Holland will be welcoming in 2008 with his 15th annual Hootenanny, featuring a host of stars and acts that have made their mark on the musical landscape of 2007.
BBC Three offers a contemporary retelling of the Christmas story live on the streets of Liverpool starring Geoffrey Hughes, Cathy Tyson and Jennifer Ellison.
The highbrow BBC Four promises to treat viewers to a major dance season with the complete showing of Darcey Bussell’s Farewell Performance before her retirement from the Royal Ballet .