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
The Graham Norton Show
A fairly good couch in store for Graham Norton tonight, there will be plenty of laughs had anyways with two comedians in for...BBC One |
The Trip to Italy
BBC 2: 10.00pm
These pair really would crack you up on their adventures together. 'The Trip to Italy' is the second 'road trip' of Steve...BBC Two |
The Late Late Show
RTE 1: 9.35pm
The Late Late Show is certainly going to a bit 'out there' this week as it plans on doing a "Late Late Show –...RTE One |
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Channel 4: 10:00pm
He's no Graham Norton but Alan Carr never fails to entertain in his own way. Tonight he has a great lineup too with...
BBC Young Musician 2014
BBC 4: 7.30pm
Every year the BBC sets out to find the best young musician in all the land, well, all of Great Britain anyways. Tonight,...BBC Four |
Later... with Jools Holland
The extended edition of the new series began on Tuesday, when the programme kicked off its 44th run with Elbow performing...BBC Two |
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