Tonight on TV, get ready for a highly emotional holiday special featuring the Hairy Bikers.
The Christmas Homecoming of The Hairy Bikers.
9pm, BBC Two
In the previous year, Dave Myers, one of the bikers, was diagnosed with cancer. This emotional program documents his journey from receiving chemotherapy to reuniting with Si King and returning to his passion of creating delicious feasts. The focus is not solely on the food, but there are also numerous recipes for inspiration. Hollie Richardson.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2023
7pm, BBC One
This year’s Spoty will be held on a Tuesday evening, deviating from tradition. However, the rest of the event will proceed as usual with hosts Gabby Logan, Gary Lineker, Alex Scott, and Clare Balding presenting from MediaCityUK in Salford. Swearing goalkeeper Mary Earps is favored by bookies, but cricketer Stuart Broad and athlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson are also seen as strong competitors.
David Harewood Explores Italy Through the Eyes of Dickens
8pm, Sky Arts
Can Christmas truly be complete without indulging in some Dickensian tales? In a unique twist, actor David Harewood follows in the footsteps of the legendary author through his travels in Italy – from Venice, Naples, Genoa, and Rome – unearthing the profound impact the country had on his literary style, political ideologies, and personal experiences. HR
The Christmas Special of the Sister Boniface Mysteries.
A chilly and snowy full-length episode featuring three mysteries to be solved. The main protagonist, a Catholic detective (Lorna Watson), finds herself on a stranded train surrounded by glistening snow. She must uncover both a murderer and a jewel thief among the other passengers. Meanwhile, a naked man has been discovered dead in a shed back home. This lighthearted and comical story offers a nostalgic escape. Jack Seale
During the holiday season, inside McVitie’s.
9pm, Channel 4
Have you sampled a white chocolate digestive biscuit yet? This crucial inquiry into McVitie’s preparations for the holiday season – and their competition strategies – reveals the innovative approach behind this fresh treat. There’s also a unique variation of the Penguin bar, but is altering beloved favorites going too far? HR
This year’s Christmas episode of “Never Mind the Buzzcocks”
The Christmas edition of “Never Mind the Buzzcocks”
9pm, Sky Max
“Feeling regretful after consuming a pint of Baileys, host Greg Davies has titled his upcoming Christmas song ‘I’ve Drunk a Pint of Baileys and Now I Hate Myself’. Pop star guests Ricky Wilson from Kaiser Chiefs and Leigh-Anne from Little Mix may offer some helpful tips for the song’s success. In addition, there will be some comical dad-dancing by Harry Hill and a humorous story involving intoxicated Noddy Holder and a donkey. Ellen E Jones”
The film “Our Ladies” directed by Michael Caton-Jones will be airing on Film4 at 9pm in 2019.
This energetic adaptation of Alan Warner’s book The Sopranos tells the story of five Catholic girls from Fort William who go on a school choir field trip to Edinburgh in 1996. However, their focus quickly shifts from singing to engaging in rebellious activities such as drinking and pursuing romantic relationships. The film is a humorous and heartfelt coming-of-age tale, expertly directed by Michael Caton-Jones and featuring a talented young cast (especially Abigail Lawrie and Tallulah Greive) who bring depth and authenticity to their characters.
The film “Cyrano” directed by Joe Wright will air on BBC Two at 10pm.
Joe Wright’s adaptation of the stage musical is brought to life by Peter Dinklage’s exceptional performance as the titular character. In this version, Cyrano’s defining feature is not his long nose, but his small stature, which hinders him from declaring his love for Roxanne (played by Haley Bennett). Instead, he helps the handsome but less eloquent Christian (Kelvin Harrison Jr) win her over using his clever words. While the songs by the National’s Dessner brothers may not be particularly memorable, Dinklage’s portrayal of a swashbuckling, quick-witted, and lovesick Cyrano is truly heart-wrenching.