Tonight’s TV lineup includes a special program featuring Paul Burrell and Sherrie Hewson who will be baring it all for a charitable cause.
The Real Full Monty: Jingle Balls
If you can make it past a closeup of Paul Burrell’s tattooed bottom within the opening minute (“If Diana was here, she’d get her binoculars out!”), this two-parter about a celebrity strip show is a surprisingly uplifting tearjerker – everyone involved has a personal link to cancer. Ben Cohen, Gemma Collins, Julia Bradbury and Sherrie Hewson are also part of the lineup. Hollie Richardson
Between the Covers
7pm, BBC Two
Geri Halliwell-Horner, former member of the pop group Spice Girls, made a surprise appearance at a book club. She recently wrote a children’s novel and joined actor Bill Paterson, Strictly star Ellie Taylor, and comedian Miles Jupp to discuss books such as Redhead By the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler.
Christmas Hacks by Jamie
8pm, Channel 4
Jamie Oliver guides us through the traditional Christmas meal, offering a simple method to achieve maximum taste. This includes a succulent turkey, delicious mulled-wine gravy, and a single batch of delectable stuffing that can be divided to accommodate both vegetarians and meat-eaters.
Winter on the Farm
8pm, Channel 5
Rudolph has made his red nose a beloved custom, but the reddish antler growth of Roger the Reindeer needs to be taken care of by a veterinarian. This is just one of the pressing responsibilities at Cannon Hall farm as they prepare for Christmas. Meanwhile, presenter Helen Skelton enjoys a serene hike in the peaceful Lake District, far from all the chaos. – Ellen E Jones
Julius Caesar: The Making of a Dictator
9pm, BBC Two
The concluding portion of this docudrama delves into Caesar’s rise to power. It begins with the ambitious leader negotiating a truce amidst a violent internal conflict, but ultimately, two years later, he finds himself wounded by sharp weapons. While the insights of expert historians are informative, the standout performance comes from the actor portraying JC in the reenactments, displaying exceptional skill in “smell the fart” acting. Alexi Duggins
“Deceptive Seeds: The Fertility Specialist”
10pm, BBC Four
The unsettling docu-series focused on Dr. Jan Karbaat, a fertility doctor who covertly impregnated women with his own sperm. The final episode explores the involvement of others in his unethical actions. One of his preferred sperm donors openly admits to providing him with both quantity and quality, and the children he fathered also share their perspectives.
English Football League One: Portsmouth vs. Bolton, 7:30pm live on Sky Sports Main Event at Fratton Park Stadium.