The TV Specials To Watch This Christmas…

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  • Outnumbered Christmas Special
    It’s the first Outnumbered Christmas special in three years – and rumour has it, there are even plans to check in with the Brockman family every couple of years from now on. In the first 40-minute episode, it’s Boxing Day and the Brockman family are tasked with carrying out a special mission for Grandad – and there are car problems, child problems, parent problems and emotional problems. And if the adults can’t sort things out, it looks like the children will have to. Boxing Day, 10pm, BBC One

    Written by Mr Selfridge‘s Dan Sefton and set in the Cornish countryside, Dawn French returns to the small screen as passionate cook Gina in this four-part drama about family, food and infidelity. Begins 30th December, Sky1

    To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters
    Directed by BAFTA winner Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax), this one-off drama explores the lives of the sisters, who despite the obstacles they faced, produced some of the most distinctive novels in literature. 29th December, 9pm, BBC One

    The Witness for the Prosecution
    This two-part adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1925 short story centres around the brutal murder of the glamorous and enormously rich heiress Emily French – all the evidence points to one man, but will he prove his innocence? Boxing Day, 9pm,

    BBC One

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