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  • The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane

    Monday 22 December at 21:00

    Jack has left the Metropolitan Police under a cloud and his detective days are behind him. But when he saves a respectable country lady from a violent robbery in a dangerous quarter of London, he learns that the woman, Susan Spencer, is desperately hunting for her vulnerable young niece Mary.

    Whicher is drawn irresistibly into a disturbing and puzzling murder case which brings him up against wealthy and powerful figures, and throws him into conflict with his former colleagues in the Metropolitan police.

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    Murder mystery...

  • Jonathan Creek

    Tuesday 23 December and Wednesday 24 December at 21:00

    Alan Davies and Sheridan Smith return to star in two Jonathan Creek mysteries.

    In The Grinning Man, the master of illusion returns to explain a series of baffling disappearances in a haunted gothic house. While The Clue of the Savant's Thumb involves secret societies, seemingly supernatural events at a girls’ boarding school and the miraculous disappearance of a body in front of several witnesses.

    Can he once again render the impossible possible?

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    A double mystery...

  • Doctor Who

    Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 and Friday 26 December

    In The Snowmen, will the Doctor really abandon humankind, or will he fight to save the world and Christmas from the icy clutches of a mysterious menace?

    Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and John Hurt star in the 50th anniversary special episode, The Day of the Doctor.

    And in The Time of the Doctor, the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, takes the controls of the TARDIS for the last time.

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    Adventures in time...

  • Mr Stink

    Wednesday 24 December at 18:20

    Chloe sees Mr Stink every day, but she’s never spoken to him, which isn’t surprising, because he’s a tramp – and he stinks.

    But before she knows it, Chloe has an unusual friend hiding in her garden shed when it looks like Mr Stink, and his stinky dog Duchess, might be driven out of town.

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    What's that smell?

  • The Lady Vanishes

    Thursday 25 December at 21:00

    Feeling disorientated after a fall, Iris Carr, who is travelling across Europe by train, is befriended by Miss Froy, an elderly English woman sharing her carriage. But when she wakes up from a few hours’ sleep, Miss Froy has vanished without trace.

    Fellow passengers claim the lady never existed. Iris faces danger and intrigue as she fights to discover the fate of Miss Froy – and prove that she’s not going mad.

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    A classic thriller...

  • The Room at the Top

    Monday 29 December at 21:00

    When ambitious and attractive Joe Lampton moves to the wealthy town of Warley, it's not long before he's attracted the attentions of Susan Brown, a very pretty girl with a rich and successful father.

    But Joe is already in love with an older woman – Alice Aisgill. When Susan and others discover his affair, Joe must choose between the true love he feels for Alice and the success and stability offered by a union with Susan.

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    Post-war love triangles...

BBC Lifestyle

  • Valentine Warner Eats Scandinavia (S1)

    Weekdays at 20:25

    Adventurous cook Valentine Warner sets off on a new and exclusive culinary voyage across the North Sea to Scandinavia, exploring the region that's currently the hottest thing in foodie circles.

    Working his way through the seasons, Valentine tries his hand at cooking the food eaten by locals, according to what can be sourced across Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

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    Scandi bites...

  • Nigellissima: Xmas Special

    Thursday 18 December at 21:15

    Get ready for a mouth-watering Christmas as Nigella brings a truly Italian festive feast to the table, with big fresh flavours and a sumptuous spread.

    The essence of Italian food, like Nigella’s style of cooking, is simplicity and informality – just what you need at this busy time of year!

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    A taste of Italy...

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