ABC TV - Programs and Schedules

The episode is a Christmas special and not officially part of season 4 that had 9 episodes shown in early 2022. This Christmas special won’t be fast tracked as it was broadcast last Christmas by the BBC on 16 Dec 2022.

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Week commencing 3 December 2023


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Sunday 3 December
5:30 pm Disability Leadership Oration 2023 Special

7:30pm Joanna Lumley’s Britain Rpt
8:20pm Annika Season Final
09:10pm Shetland Season Final
10:05pm We Hunt Together Rpt
10:55pm Troppo Rpt
11:55pm rage Vault

Monday 4 December
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Australian Story Season Final
8:30pm Media Watch Season Final
8:50pm Freddie Mercury: The Final Act Rpt
10:20pm You Can’t Ask That: HIV Positive Rpt
10:55pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business Rpt
11:25pm Yakka: Australia At Work: Making a Nation Rpt
12:25am Waltzing The Dragon With Benjamin Law: Part One: Homecoming Rpt

Tuesday 5 December
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm The Way We Wore Season Final
9:00pm Yakka: Australia At Work: Groundbreakers
10:00pm Believing in Australia
11:00pm ABC Late News
11:15pm The Business Rpt
11:30pm Media Watch Rpt
11:45pm Employable Me Australia Rpt
12:50am The Cult Of The Family: A Question of Identity Rpt

Wednesday 6 December
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Hard Quiz: Battle of the Duds Rpt
8:30pm Question Everything
9:05pm Australian Epic: Our Schapelle
9:35pm Planet America
10:05pm QI: Sexed-Up Rpt
10:35pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg Rpt
11:15pm ABC Late News
11:30pm The Business Rpt
11:50pm We Hunt Together Rpt
12:35am The Trial Of Christine Keeler Rpt
1:35am Parkinson In Australia: 1979: Kerry Packer, Jack Thompson Rpt

Thursday 7 December
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Bill Bailey’s Wild West Australia: Broome Season Final
8:50pm Grand Designs: Ely Rpt
9:35pm Miriam Margolyes Almost Australian: The Lucky Country Rpt
10:35pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business Rpt
11:05pm The Way We Wore Rpt
12:05am Parliament Question Time: Senate
1:15am Parkinson In Australia: 1980: Don Dunstan, Robyn Archer, John Meillon Rpt

Friday 8 December
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Under The Vines Season Final
9:15pm Midsomer Murders: Red In Tooth And Claw Rpt
10:45pm ABC Late News
11:05pm Question Everything Rpt
11:35pm Life Rpt
12:35am Wakefield Rpt
1:35am rage

Saturday 9 December
7:30pm All Creatures Great And Small
8:20pm Vera: Blue Rpt
9:50pm Annika Rpt
10:40pm Under The Vines Rpt
11:25pm QI: Sexed-Up
11:55pm rage Guest Programmer

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Call The Midwife Christmas Special

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Tuesday 26 December 7.30pm

With Christmas approaching, the midwives move to their maternity clinic and are delighted when their first patient is a familiar face. Life in Poplar returns to normal after the tragic train crash, and everyone unites for a festive talent show.

It is December 1967 and life in Poplar is getting back to normal following the fatal train crash. Lucille (Leonie Elliott) delivers a beautiful baby boy to an overjoyed mother, despite living in abject poverty, and Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) receives surprising news from the Mother House.

Sister Monica (Judy Parfitt), Joan, Nancy, Sister Frances (Ella Bruccoleri), Nurse Crane (Linda Bassett) and Sister Julienne look forward to Trixie’s (Helen George) return from Italy where she has been caring for her ill Godmother. Matthew (Olly Rix) is overjoyed Trixie is back home and makes a very romantic gesture.

Fred (Cliff Parisi) is reminded of those in Poplar who are still affected by the train crash and is determined the community pulls together to help these struggling families. He pitches the idea of a talent show. Violet (Annabelle Apsion) naturally takes the lead in organising.

The baby and antenatal maternity clinic moves to a new premise at The Florence Dean Hall. Nurse Crane and Miss Higgins are relieved to finally receive the keys and it’s all hands-on deck to get it ready in time for a busy Tuesday clinic.

Dr Turner and Shelagh (Laura Main) are reunited with the Mullucks family who continue to suffer the devastating effects of Thalidomide. Rhoda Mullucks (Liz White) is pregnant with her fourth child and will be under Shelagh and Dr Turner’s care at the maternity home.

As snow falls over Poplar, Nurse Crane and Miss Higgins come to the aid of a young pregnant mother who has recently come out of prison. Meanwhile, Sister Frances’ workload increases due to the team being understaffed, yet she’s forced to take rest following an incident on Christmas Day.

Production credit: A BBC Production.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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Wednesday 27 December 7.30pm

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo makes its return to the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade in 2023 with a brand new show, Stories.

The iconic military spectacle will transport audiences with tales of music, dance, and culture with performers and musicians from around the globe.

Featuring the military at the heart of the showcase with the Royal Air Force confirmed as the lead service, audiences can expect a spectacular combination of music, dance and military precision from some of the world’s leading armed forces and cultural performers including the magnificent sound of the Massed Pipes and Drums, supported by Tattoo pipers and drummers, musicians from UK Military Regiments and international acts, the Tattoo dancers and Shetland fiddlers.

Stories embraces all the military tradition the Tattoo is known and loved for while bringing new cultures and vibrancy to this sought after spectacle.

Production Credit: A Live Wire Production Film

Death In Paradise Christmas Special

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Friday 29 December 7.30pm

A podcaster is murdered whilst investigating the disappearance of a child. It’s a case that’s haunted Selwyn for many years, and now Neville and the team must lay its ghost to rest. CAST: Don Warrington

When nine-year-old Linus Peters went missing on Christmas Eve in 1977, a young Selwyn Patterson promised Linus’ twin brother, Marvin, he would find him. A promise he failed to keep as the boy was never found. The case has haunted him all these years.

In 2022, crime novelist Jennifer Langan (Siobhan McSweeney) comes looking for answers for her podcast on Linus’s disappearance and digs it all up again for Commissioner Selwyn (Don Warrington).

When Jennifer is murdered at the swamp where Linus went missing, the team begin to think she may have been targeted for investigating the case. Then Officer Marlon Pryce (Tahj Miles) discovers a recording from the night of the murder and the team hears what they think sounds like Linus’ ghost.

DS Naomi Thomas (Shantol Jackson) and DI Neville Parker (Ralf Little) insist they work logically. There’s no such thing as ghosts, is there?

Production details: Red Planet Pictures

All Creatures Great and Small Christmas Special

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Saturday 30 December 8.20pm

It’s Christmas in Darrowby and everyone is trying to make the most of things while the world is at war. A young guest brings some wonder, mischief and cheer to Skeldale house while everyone waits for important news. When Mrs Pumphrey (Patricia Hodge) heralds the arrival of a kitten in need of some extra care at Pumphrey Manor, James (Nicholas Ralph) has just the person to take him under their wing.

Siegfried (Samuel West) is asked to pay a visit to an injured River just before a big race and makes an important discovery which Sebright Saunders (Michael Maloney) uses as leverage to get River back on the racetrack. Siegfried risks compromising himself and everything he stands for, but Tristan (Callum Woodhouse) has other ideas.

When Mrs Hall (Anna Madeley) runs into Gerald (Will Thorp) at the market and hears his news, she finds herself inviting him to a Skeldale Christmas party that hasn’t been organised. The rest of the house help her cobble together some guests and a spread - but will he come, and if he does, is Mrs Hall ready to tell him how she feels?

Production credit: Production company: Playground Entertainment. Executive Producers: Colin Callender, Melissa Gallant, Rebecca Eaton, Susanne Simpson, Ben Vanstone, Louise Pedersen, David Sweetman. Producer: Richard Burrell. Lead Writer, Ben Vanstone.

Royal Carols: Together At Christmas 2023

Monday 25 December 6:00pm

The Princess of Wales will return to Westminster Abbey to host a special Christmas carol service and will be joined by Adam Lambert, Beverley Knight, Jacob Collier, Freya Ridings and James Bay.

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Barry Humphries In His Own Words

Friday 15 December at 8:30pm

Barry Humphries In his Own Words is a tribute to the life of iconic Australian comedian Barry Humphries, told using only his own words from an in-depth interview recorded in 2015 for the ABC series Stop Laughing this is Serious.

Best known for writing and playing his stage and television characters Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson, Humphries’ biographer Anne Pender described him in 2010 as not only “the most significant theatrical figure of our time … [but] the most significant comedian to emerge since Charlie Chaplin”. Humphries’ characters brought him international renown. He appeared in numerous stage productions, films, and television shows.

Originally conceived as a dowdy Moonee Ponds housewife who caricatured Australian suburban complacency and insularity, Dame Edna Everage evolved over four decades to become a satire of stardom – a gaudily dressed, acid-tongued, egomaniacal, internationally fêted “Housewife Gigastar”. Production Credit: An ABC Factual production. Commissioning Editor Stephen Oliver.

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Week commencing 10 December 2023


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Sunday 10 December
7:30pm Joanna Lumley’s Britain Rpt
8:20pm Death In Paradise: Christmas Special 2021 Rpt
9:50pm We Hunt Together Rpt
10:35pm Troppo Rpt
11:30pm Freddie Mercury: The Final Act Rpt

Monday 11 December
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Prosecuting Evil Premiere
9:25pm Under Cover Rpt
10:25pm You Can’t Ask That: Wheelchair Users Rpt
10:45pm ABC Late News
11:00pm Yakka: Australia At Work: Groundbreakers Rpt
12:00am Waltzing The Dragon With Benjamin Law: Part Two: Fortune Rpt
1:00am rage

Tuesday 12 December
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm The Platypus Guardian Rpt
8:55pm Yakka: Australia At Work: At Your Service Series Final
09:55pm Believing in Australia Series Final
10:55pm ABC Late News
11:10pm Employable Me Australia Rpt
12:10am The Cult Of The Family: In Search of Justice Rpt

Wednesday 13 December
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Hard Quiz Rpt
8:30pm Question Everything Season Final
9:00pm Australian Epic: The Tampa Season Final
9:35pm Planet America Season Final
10:05pm QI: Season’s Greetings Rpt
10:35pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg Rpt
11:20pm ABC Late News
11:35pm We Hunt Together Rpt

Thursday 14 December
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Project Wild: Cambodia Rpt
8:30pm Grand Designs: Chichester Rpt
9:20pm Lucy Worsley: Agatha Christie Mystery Queen: Cat Among the Pigeons Rpt
10:20pm You Can’t Ask That: Drag Rpt
10:50pm ABC Late News
11:05pm What Are We Feeding Our Kids? Rpt
12:00am Parkinson In Australia: 1980: John Waters, Maggie Tabberer, Jack Fingleton Rpt

Friday 15 December
7:30pm Gardening Australia Christmas Special Season Final
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8:30 pm Humphries In His Own Words Premiere
9:30pm Midsomer Murders: Death By Persuasion Rpt
10:30pm Question Everything Rpt
11:05pm ABC Late News Season Final
11:20pm Life Rpt
12:20am Wakefield Rpt

Saturday 16 December
7:30pm All Creatures Great And Small
8:20pm Vera: The Darkest Evening Rpt
9:50pm The Capture Rpt
10:50pm Prosecuting Evil Rpt
12:15am rage Guest Programmer

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The Man Who Stole the Scream

Monday 18 December 8:00 PM

This is the remarkable story of the theft of one of the most iconic paintings in history, Edvard Munch’s The Scream.

Stolen during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway, it was an outrageously bold art heist that triggered a thrilling cat-and-mouse caper, involving the Norwegian authorities, the global media and Scotland Yard’s specialist Art Squad.

Only one man was ever convicted of the crime - former professional footballer Pål Enger. Why did he do it and what really happened? Was his motive money, fame or an obsession that’s haunted him since he first saw the painting as a child on a school trip?

Mischievous and profoundly moving, it’s an extraordinary Scandi-noir psychological crime caper.

Production Credit: Amcomri Entertainment Company

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The Gospel According to Marcia

Sunday December 24 4:30pm

Marcia Hines, Australian music legend, sings iconic gospel hits and discusses how her own faith has helped forge 50 years in the music industry. Included are never before heard stories from behind the industry curtain told by one of Australia’s most enduring, celebrated artists.

A Symphonic Odyssey With Professor Brian Cox

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Tuesday 2 January 7.30pm

Explore the secrets of the universe with Professor Brian Cox in this special event that combines ground-breaking science with the power of the Sydney Symphony.

Explore the secrets of the universe with Professor Brian Cox in this special event that combines ground-breaking science with the power of the Sydney Symphony.

Through the latest extraordinary imagery and some of the greatest orchestral music ever written, Professor Cox examines astonishing cosmic ideas and creates the links between cosmology and music, showing how both can teach us what it means to be human, and what it means to live a small, finite life in a vast, spectacular universe.

Production credit: A Barking Dog production

Event - 30 November – 2 December 2023

Changing Ends

Wednesday 3 January 9.00pm; Double episode

ABC iview BINGE; Screens on ABCTV from 1 January

A comedy sitcom based on British comedian Alan Carr’s life in Northampton in the 1980s growing up as the son of a fourth division football manager.

A comedy sitcom based on British comedian Alan Carr’s life in Northampton in the 1980s growing up as the son of a fourth division football manager.

This is more than just a trip down memory lane. It’s a love letter to a time and a town where things weren’t always so inclusive. Told with warmth and wit, it follows Alan’s journey through puberty, adolescence and finally self-discovery.

Against the backdrop of Thatcher’s Britain, Alan experiences sexual awakenings, battles with bullies and navigates the highs and lows of fourth division football. This is a show about school and family, and figuring out who you are when your family are Match of the Day football fanatics – and you’re a little bit Miss Marple.

Production Credit: BBC Studios

Episode 1

Having a father who’s the football manager of a fourth division club is never going to be easy, but when you’re being dropped by your friends for being camp Alan decides to take things into his own hands. Should he go against his own instincts and become a footballer himself? Will throwing himself into the beautiful game be enough to win back his bezzie mate Charlie?

Episode 2

Whilst Ron, the Cobblers Chairman, needs to please an important investor, Graham needs to please his wife Christine, who is desperate for a night out. At school, Alan is struggling to hide from the bullies that his Dad is Graham Carr. With his first PE lesson looming and communal showers filling him with dread, it isnt just his Dad’s identity that Alan wants to keep under-wraps.

Martin Clunes Islands of the Pacific - Season 2

Thursday 4 January 9.00pm

The second part of Martin Clunes’ Pacific adventure, meeting people and getting to know about their lives, cultures and stories.

Following on from the success of his previous series touring the islands of America and Australia, Martin continues his epic journey across the Pacific, meeting people and getting to know about their lives, cultures and stories.

In the second part of his Pacific adventure, Martin explores Trobriand Islands, part of Papua New Guinea where he plays their favourite game of cricket, East New Britain where he is reminded of the fragility of the volcanic island. After that Martin explores the Philippines from Manila’s jeepneys and bamboo bikes to the remote tribal burials and rice god rituals.

Production credit: Buffalo Pictures for ITV, UK

Darby & Joan

From Saturday 6 January 7.30pm

Former cop Jack Darby & English nurse Joan Kirkhope collide in the outback & become entangled in a string of mysteries. Forming an unlikely investigative duo, they quickly realise the greatest mystery they face is each other.

Knockabout former cop Jack Darby (Bryan Brown) drives along in his battered Landcruiser, his dog his only company. From the opposite direction comes flinty English nurse Joan (Greta Scacchi) in her shiny-new, behemoth motorhome.

Joan is on a pilgrimage to find answers about her husband’s mysterious death, while Jack has taken to the open road to escape his past. But when they collide in the Australian outback, and become drawn into a series of unexpected mysteries, this unlikely investigative duo soon realise the most intriguing puzzle they face is each other.

Production credit: An Acorn TV Original, with major production investment from Screen Australia, in association with Screen Queensland. A CJZ Production.

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C21 reports South Korea’s KBS has picked up Artemis Productions’ Australian docuseries Ningaloo Nyinggulu, which premiered on the ABC in May this year and is distributed internationally by Abacus Media Rights. The deal was done ahead of Asia TV Forum (ATF) in Singapore this week.

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Whitney

Tuesday 19 December 8:30 PM

An intimate, unflinching portrait of Whitney Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life.

Prime documentary from 2018

Week commencing 17 December 2023


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Sunday 17 December
7:30pm Living With Devils Premiere
8:30pm Vera Season Final
10:00pm We Hunt Together Rpt
10:50pm We Hunt Together Rpt
11:35pm Attenborough And The Empire Of The Ants Rpt
12:30am Parkinson In Australia: 1979: Mike Willisee, Ita Buttrose, Sir Robert Helpmann Rpt

Monday 18 December
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm The Man Who Stole The Scream Premiere
9:35pm Bradman And Tendulkar Rpt
10:35pm Brock: Over The Top Rpt
11:35pm Yakka: Australia At Work: At Your Service Rpt
12:30am Lucy Worsley: Agatha Christie Mystery Queen: Cat Among the Pigeons Rpt

Tuesday 19 December
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Take 5 With Zan Rowe Special
8:30pm Whitney Premiere
10:30 pm Movie: Burlesque Premiere
12:25am Just Between Us: There’s Something I Want To Tell You Rpt

Wednesday 20 December
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Hard Quiz Battle of the Influencers Premiere


8:30pm The Yearly With Charlie Pickering 2023 Premiere
9:00pm Australian Epic: The Tampa Season Final
9:30pm Would I Lie To You?: At Christmas Rpt
10:00pm QI Christmas Special Rpt
10:35pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg Rpt
11:15pm We Hunt Together Rpt
12:00am Life Rpt

Thursday 21 December
7:30pm 7.30 Season Final
8:00pm Project Wild: Tonga Season Final
8:30pm Grand Designs: South Lakeland Rpt
9:20pm Lucy Worsley: Agatha Christie Mystery Queen: Destination Unknown Rpt
10:20pm You Can’t Ask That: Priests Rpt
10:50pm Whitney Rpt
12:50am Nigella’s Christmas Table Rpt

Friday 22 December
7:30pm Camilla’s Country Life Rpt
8:30pm Midsomer Murders: The Curse of the Ninth Rpt
10:00pm Life Rpt
11:00pm Wakefield Rpt
11:55pm rage

Saturday 23 December
7:30pm All Creatures Great And Small
8:20pm Shakespeare And Hathaway: Christmas Special Premiere
9:05pm Vera: Natural Selection Rpt
10:35pm The Capture Rpt
11:35pm rage Guest Programmer

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State Memorial for Barry Humphries

Friday 15 December 11:00 am (local time) - live all markets on ABC News Channel

A State Memorial Service for world-renowned entertainer, author, actor and satirist Barry Humphries AC CBE. Live coverage from the Sydney Opera House.

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With news The Drum has been axed I’d move the Hard Quiz repeats to 6:30pm as lead in to the 7pm news.

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The Search for the Palace Letters

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Monday 8 January 8.00pm

This remarkable documentary tells the story of Professor Jenny Hocking, the historian who took on the Australian Government and HM Queen Elizabeth II in a landmark legal battle – and won.

The documentary tells the remarkable story of Professor Jenny Hocking, a historian who fought a landmark legal battle against the Australian Government, the National Archives and the British Royal Family in a bid to access Palace letters that revealed the story behind the dismissal of the Whitlam Government.

Running for many years, the Palace letters case resulted in a stunning High Court victory and opened the secret archives on the Palace’s role in the unprecedented dismissal of the Whitlam Government and overturned the powerful precedent of Royal Secrecy, enabling Australians to know their own history.

Production credit: A Film Art Media production in association with VicScreen, ScreenWest, Lotterywest and Documentary Australia. Written and directed by Daryl Dellora. Produced by Sue Maslin.

Martin Clunes Islands of the Pacific - Season 2

The second part of Martin Clunes’ Pacific adventure, meeting people and getting to know about their lives, cultures and stories.

Episode 1

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Thursday 4 January 9.00pm

Following on from the success of his previous series touring the islands of America and Australia, Martin continues his epic journey across the Pacific, meeting people and getting to know about their lives, cultures and stories.

In the second part of his Pacific adventure, Martin explores Trobriand Islands, part of Papua New Guinea where he plays their favourite game of cricket, East New Britain where he is reminded of the fragility of the volcanic island. After that Martin explores the Philippines from Manila’s jeepneys and bamboo bikes to the remote tribal burials and rice god rituals.

Episode 2

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Thursday 11 January 9.00pm

Following on from the success of his previous series in which well-known British actor Martin Clunes toured the islands of America and Australia, Martin is now on an epic journey across the Pacific, meeting people and getting to know about their lives, cultures and stories.

In this week’s episode, Martin explores the Philippines, from Manila’s jeepneys and bamboo bikes, Catholic fiestas and family feasts, to remote tribal burials, rice god rituals, meeting chocolate heroes, shamans and witches, to spotting cuddly tarsiers and pulsing fireflies.

Week commencing 24 December 2023


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Sunday 24 December
7:30pm Movie: The King’s Speech
9:15pm The Larkins At Christmas Rpt
10:25pm The Yearly With Charlie Pickering 2023 Rpt
11:25pm Christmas Cabaret Rpt
12:20am Christmas Sounds Better This Year Rpt
1:25am Parkinson In Australia: 1979: Paul Hogan, Frank Hardy Rpt

Monday 25 December :christmas_tree:
6:00am rage Christmas Special
9:00am ABC News Mornings
9:30am The Pope’s Christmas Mass 2023
11:30am News Breakfast: Christmas Cracker Rpt
12:00pm ABC News At Noon
12:30pm Movie: Shaun The Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas Rpt
1:00pm Bluey Rpt
1:05pm Bluey Rpt
1:15pm Movie: The King’s Speech Rpt
3:00pm HM The King’s Christmas Message 2023
3:10pm The Larkins At Christmas Rpt
4:20pm The Secret Garden Rpt
6:00pm Royal Carols: Together At Christmas 2023 Premiere Special
7:00pm ABC News
7:30pm HM The King’s Christmas Message 2023 Rpt
7:40pm Royal Variety Performance 2023 Premiere Special
9:40pm Lion Rpt
11:35pm Lucy Worsley: Agatha Christie Mystery Queen: Destination Unknown Rpt

Tuesday 26 December
7:30pm Call The Midwife: Christmas Special (2022)
9:05pm Movie: Queen of the Desert
11:15pm Mystify Michael Hutchence Rpt
12:50am Just Between Us: Family Is What You Make It Rpt

Wednesday 27 December
7:30pm The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2023 Premiere Special
9:00pm Movie: Brooklyn
10:50pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg Rpt
11:30pm We Hunt Together Rpt
12:20am Life Rpt

Thursday 28 December
7:30pm Movie: Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool
9:15pm Grand Designs: East Essex Rpt
10:00pm Lucy Worsley: Agatha Christie Mystery Queen: Unfinished Portrait Rpt
11:00pm In The Room: Leigh Sales with Lin-Manuel Miranda Rpt
12:00am Parkinson In Australia: 1980: Julie Anthony, John Olsen, Alan Bond Rpt

Friday 29 December
7:30pm Death In Paradise: Christmas Special (2022)
9:05pm Doc Martin Christmas Special Rpt
10:10pm Farewell Doc Martin Rpt
11:00pm Life Rpt
12:00am Wakefield Rpt
12:50am rage

Saturday 30 December
7:30pm All Creatures Great And Small
8:20pm All Creatures Great And Small: Christmas Special (2022)
9:10pm Vera: Dark Angel Rpt
10:40pm The Capture Rpt
11:40pm rage Guest Programmer

As per usual, full Christmas Day schedule is posted for those who might be watching during the day.

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It was held last Friday, December 8.

ABC will air the Carols about 12 hours after the ITV broadcast. Here is a short promo from ITV.

We are lucky that we will see the episode well before Britain, as it does not air there until Boxing Day.

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Pick Of The Litter

Monday 1 January 2024

Follow a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born as they begin their quest to become Guide Dogs for the Blind, the ultimate canine career.

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Would be at 0400 GMT in the UK when it airs in Australia

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and first time i can remember being it on 3pm since it always been on at 7:20 pm after the news.

Are they trying to do a uk thing

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Possibly, since the King’s Christmas Message traditionally airs at 3pm in the UK also.

Coincidentally, the ABC and 10 will show the Message at the same time of 3pm on Christmas Day.

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