BBC’s Christmas TV lineup revealed: Mrs Browns Boys return for two festive specials, Doctor Who launches 2022 and A Very British Scandal debuts


The BBC has unveiled their Sparkling Christmas TV lineup, a mix of lifelong favorites and set plays to keep viewers happy during the festive season.

Leading the schedule is the Mrs Browns Boys, which will once again open with two festive specials, and Doctor Who, with Star-stud New Year’s Day specials in 2022.

The festival editions of the game show favorites The Wheel and The Hit List and the debut of the highly anticipated drama A Very British Scandal have also been filled.

Exciting: The BBC has unveiled their Sparkling Christmas TV lineup, with the Mrs Browns Boys ready to return for two more festive specials

As usual Mrs. Browns Boys will leave viewers with hysterics with two one-off specials, becoming members of the Agnes choice song, but the new year will bring a fresh start to the beloved Irish family.

Call the Midwife returns to its ninth annual Christmas episode, with Lucille and Cyril catching a wedding fever while preparing to tie the knot.

But as the childbirth home is filled with mothers, Mother Mildred once again stepped in to help.

Expected: Following the news that Jodie Whittaker will quit her role as Title Lord in 2022, Doctor Who will return to start the new year

Expected: Following the news that Jodie Whittaker will quit her role as Title Lord in 2022, Doctor Who will return to start the new year

Following the news that Jodie Whittaker will be leaving her role as Time Lord in 2022, Doctor Who will return to start the new year, with several guest stars including Aisling Bee, Adjani Salmon and Pauline McLean.

Sarah (played by Bea) owns and runs the ELF collection and Nick (Adjani Salmon) is a customer who visits her unit on New Year’s Eve every year. This year, however, their night is a little different than planned,

Lee Mac’s Not Going Out returns when the family travels to Pantomime, but Ghosts will also be opening for Christmas Tent in the grounds.

Death in Paradise fans can enjoy the trip to St. Mary’s for the first time in a Christmas special, where star Danny John-Jules returns unexpectedly.

The family favorite Shaun the Sheep also launches a festive special called The Flight Before Christmas, while the animated version of the superworm is narrated by Olivia Coleman, Rob Brydon and Matt Smith.

Stunningly: Strictly Come Dancing returns for its first festival special in two years after the Christmas show was canceled last year due to the epidemic of Covid (2019 show image)

Stunningly: Strictly Come Dancing returns for its first festival special in two years after the Christmas show was canceled last year due to the epidemic of Covid (2019 show image)

Strictly Come Dancing is set to return to its first festive special in two years after last year’s Christmas show was canceled due to an infectious disease.

This year’s show will see celebrities ‘brand new lineup take part, with the first two names The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades and First Dates’ Fred Syrix confirmed Monday.

Meanwhile, viewers eager to get their teeth in another play can look forward to Sarah Phelps’ A Very British Scandal, in which Claire Foy and Paul Bettany star as the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, describing one of the most infamous legal cases of the 20th century.

David Tennant will also star in the epic adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 Days, starring Leonie Benesh and Ibrahim Coma as intrepid explorer Phillias Fogg.

Theatrical: Meanwhile, viewers eager to get their teeth into another drama can look forward to A Very British Scandal, in which Claire Foy and Paul Bettany star as the Duke and Duchess of Argyle.

Theatrical: Meanwhile, viewers eager to get their teeth into another drama can look forward to A Very British Scandal, in which Claire Foy and Paul Bettany star as the Duke and Duchess of Argyle.

How many gameshow favorites come to the screen with Christmas specials including Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel, The Hit List, I Can See Your Voice, Blankety Blanc and Wood I Lie to You?

With Romesh Ranganathan taking on the responsibility of hosting Anne Robinson, the weak link returns to the screen for a Christmas special all at once.

BBC Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore says: ‘Christmas 2021 is a time to reunite with friends and family again, and this year’s line-up of must-see programs brings everyone together to share the festive season at the BBC.

‘Whatever your mood, there’s a whole assortment of special events to attract and enchant your favorite stars and characters. The BBC is an entertainment destination this Christmas and New Year. ‘

Hitting Screens: A number of gameshow favorites come to life with Christmas specials including Michael McIntyre's The Wheel, The Hit List and Wood I Lie to You.

Hitting Screens: A number of gameshow favorites come to life with Christmas specials including Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel, The Hit List and Wood I Lie to You.

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