More of us watch TV on Christmas Day than at any other time of year. Ade Edmondson celebrates the festive season by delving deep into the archives, reminiscing as Eric Morecambe makes an improvised live appearance in the World of Sport studio, and the Christmas schedule is interrupted by a live broadcast of man's first ever moon orbit, which captivated 1 billion viewers and listeners in 64 countries. There's also a look back at the comedy specials that defined their decades, from Till Death Us Do Part in the 1960s to Only Fools and Horses in the 1980s, a never-to-be-forgotten Christmas Day 1986 episode of EastEnders, and the adverts that launched classic toys like Action Man, Tiny Tears and Lego.
Ade's Christmas Crackers. UTV: 7.00pm
Story by Sheena McGinley | 16:06 | Sunday 23rd December 2012 | TV Highlights
Touched by Auschwitz
Feature-length documentary marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp by Red Army troops....BBC Two |
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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller star in this affecting coming-of-age drama. Originally intended as a comeback...FilmFour |
Remember when Bruce Willis used to do really good action thrillers? We do. Die Hard, The Last Boyscout, The Fifth Element?...TV3 |
Phil Spencer: Secret Agent
Channel 4: 8:00pm
Last in the series for the property expert tonight as he comes to the rescue of some homeowners in Leicestershire who have...