ABC TV - Programs and Schedules

Week commencing 6 November

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Sunday 6 November
7:30pm Inside The Sydney Opera House Series Final
8:30pm Significant Others
9:25pm Silent Witness: Matters of Life and Death - Part One
10:25pm The Cry Rpt
11:25pm Shetland Rpt

Monday 7 November
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners
9:20pm Media Watch
9:35pm Planet America
10:05pm Parkinson In Australia: 1983: Bill Hunter, Cliff Young, John Newcombe Rpt
10:55pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business Rpt
11:25pm Q+A Rpt

Tuesday 8 November
7:30pm 7:30pm
8:00pm Stuff The British Stole
8:30pm Magda’s Big National Health Check
9:30pm Jeffrey Smart Rpt
10:30pm People’s Republic Of Mallacoota: That’s A Lot Of Sausage Sizzles Rpt
11:00pm ABC Late News
11:15pm The Business Rpt
11:30pm Four Corners Rpt

Wednesday 9 November
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Hard Quiz - Vying for Tom’s Big Brass Mug are experts in the Phantom, Love Actually, Republican China, and…Eddie McGuire!
8:30pm Question Everything
9:00pm Fisk
9:30pm Would I Lie To You? Rpt
10:00pm The Witchfinder Rpt
10:35pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business Rpt
11:05pm Inside The Sydney Opera House Rpt

Thursday 10 November
7:30pm 7:30
8:00pm You Can’t Ask That: Carnies and Show People Rpt
8:30pm Q+A
9:35pm Kurt Fearnley’s One Plus One: Judith Lucy Season Final
10:05pm Stuff The British Stole Rpt
10:35pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business Rpt
11:05pm Magda’s Big National Health Check Rpt

Friday 11 November
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Frankly
9:10pm All Creatures Great And Small
9:55pm Fisk Rpt
10:25pm Annika Rpt
11:10pm ABC Late News
11:30pm rage Rpt

Saturday 12 November
7:30pm Doc Martin
8:20pm The Capture Season Final
9:30pm Significant Others Rpt
10:25pm Des Rpt
11:10pm Silent Witness: Matters of Life and Death - Part One

Gardening Australia - Summer Special

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Friday 2 December 7.30pm

Costa works with landscapers of all abilities; Josh visits a daylily grower; Millie grows a water garden; Hannah wards off pesky weeds; Sophie learns about dune ecology; we meet a farming family celebrating perennial plants.

Summer is here, and this episode celebrates the bounty of summer gardens. We are also recognising International Day of People with Disabilities, by showcasing inspiring gardeners of all abilities.
Costa gets hands-on with a group of professional landscapers to learn how a Canberra gardening crew empowers workers of all abilities.

Josh heads out to the Wheatbelt to meet a woman who has cultivated an awe-inspiring collection of over 750 daylily varieties.

Millie makes space for wildlife and water plants by creating ponds and drinking spots at different levels throughout her garden.

Hannah shares her simple, stress-free methods to keep various weeds under control in all areas of the garden.
Sophie learns about the biodiversity of coastal dunes, and the revegetation efforts to preserve and maintain these delicate ecosystems.

We meet Jacqui Stevenson and her father, Brett, who have transformed their farm in Wiradjuri Country and Alfredtown, NSW, into an accessible perennial paradise.

Jerry shows how to propagate tassel ferns; Clarence decodes different types of mulch; Jane recommends native plants perfect for pruning.

Production credit: Executive Producer, Gill Lomas.

Week commencing 13 November

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Sunday 13 November
7:30pm Death In Paradise Rpt
8:30pm Significant Others
9:20pm Silent Witness: Matters of Life and Death - Part Two Season Final
10:20pm The Cry Rpt
11:20pm Mystery Road: Origin Rpt

Monday 14 November
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners Season Final
9:20pm Media Watch
9:35pm Planet America
10:05pm Parkinson In Australia: 1983: Rowan Atkinson, Mike Carlton, Francis James Rpt
11:00pm ABC Late News
11:15pm The Business Rpt
11:30pm Q+A Rpt

Tuesday 15 November
7:30pm 7:30
8:00pm Stuff The British Stole
8:30pm Magda’s Big National Health Check
9:30pm Nude Next Door
10:30pm Space 22 Rpt
11:00pm ABC Late News
11:15pm The Business Rpt
11:30pm Four Corners Rpt

Wednesday 16 November
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Hard Quiz Season Final
8:30pm Question Everything
9:00pm Fisk
9:30pm Would I Lie To You? Rpt
10:00pm QI: Quirky Rpt
10:35pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business Rpt
11:05pm Death In Paradise Rpt

Thursday 17 November
7:30pm 7:30
8:00pm You Can’t Ask That: Ex-Politicians Rpt
8:30pm Q+A
9:35pm Baby Surgeons Rpt
10:25pm Stuff The British Stole Rpt
10:55pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business Rpt
11:25pm Magda’s Big National Health Check Rpt

Friday 18 November
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Frankly
9:10pm All Creatures Great And Small
9:55pm Fisk Rpt
10:20pm Troppo Rpt
11:25pm ABC Late News
11:40pm rage

Saturday 19 November
7:30pm Doc Martin
8:20pm Shetland Season 6 Premiere
9:20pm Significant Others Rpt
10:10pm Des Rpt
11:00pm Silent Witness: Matters of Life and Death - Part One Rpt
12:00am rage Guest Programmer

Promo for Folau

Monday 21 November and Monday 28 November, 8.30pm

Series 4 of Good Karma Hospital aired on the ABC in June.

Week commencing 20 November

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Sunday 20 November
7:30pm Death In Paradise Rpt
8:30pm Significant Others Season Final
9:20pm Freddie Mercury: The Final Act Rpt
10:55pm Mystery Road: Origin Rpt
11:50pm The Heights Rpt x 5

Monday 21 November
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Media Watch
8:50pm Folau Series Premiere
9:50pm Planet America Season Final
10:25pm Wayne Rpt
12:00am ABC Late News
12:15am The Business Rpt
12:30am Q+A Rpt

Tuesday 22 November
7:30pm 7:30
8:00pm Stuff The British Stole
8:30pm Love On The Spectrum Rpt
9:30pm Fake Or Fortune?: The Lost Gainsborough Rpt
10:30pm Space 22 Rpt
11:00pm ABC Late News
11:15pm The Business Rpt
11:35pm Folau Rpt

Wednesday 23 November
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Hard Quiz Rpt
8:30pm Question Everything
9:00pm Fisk
9:30pm Would I Lie To You? Rpt
10:00pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg
10:45pm ABC Late News
11:00pm The Business Rpt
11:15pm Death In Paradise Rpt

Thursday 24 November
7:30pm 7:30
8:00pm You Can’t Ask That: Firefighters Rpt
8:35pm Q+A
9:40pm Baby Surgeons Rpt
10:25pm Stuff The British Stole Rpt
10:55pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business Rpt
11:30pm Love On The Spectrum Rpt

Friday 25 November
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Frankly Season 1 Final
9:10pm All Creatures Great And Small Season Final
9:55pm Fisk Rpt
10:25pm Troppo Rpt
11:20pm ABC Late News
11:35pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg
12:20am rage

Saturday 26 November
7:30pm Doc Martin
8:20pm Shetland
9:20pm Significant Others Rpt
10:10pm Danny And The Human Zoo Rpt
11:40pm rage Guest Programmer

Victoria
5:30pm ABC News: Victoria Votes
6:00pm Victoria Votes: Election Night Live
8:00pm Victoria Votes: Election Results Live
10:30pm Doc Martin
11:15pm Shetland
12:15am Significant Others Rpt
1:10am rage Guest Programmer Rpt

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Judy

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Sunday 4 December 8.25pm

Legendary performer Judy Garland (Renee Zellweger) arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts, in an attempt to reclaim her popularity and reputation.

Winter 1968: Showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in THE WIZARD OF OZ, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown.

As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans (Finn Wittrock), her soon-to-be fifth husband. And yet Judy is fragile.

After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood; gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids. Will she have the strength to go on?
Featuring some of her best-known songs, including the timeless classic ‘Over the Rainbow’, JUDY celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer”.

Renee Zellweger won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Judy Garland.

Production credit: Directed by Rupert Goold; Written by Tom Edge; Produced by David Livingstone.

A League of Her Own

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Monday 5 December 8.45pm

A League of Her Own follows the 2021 Queensland State of Origin Women’s team as they strive to achieve the extraordinary in one of the most physically demanding professional sports in Australia.
This passionate group of female rugby league players are on a mission to re-establish Queensland’s dominance in the State of Origin and to fight for equal rights on the field.

Led by Tahnee Norris, the first female coach of the Queensland Women’s State of Origin team, and captain Ali Brigginshaw, the team must juggle jobs and family, and overcome injury and discrimination to play the game they love.

Former legends of the game share the sacrifices they made, reflecting on where the sport began, the rocky road to where it is now and the hope for where it’s heading.

Production credit: 1 x 75 min. A Wildbear Entertainment Production. Developed and produced with investment from Screen Queensland. ABC Commissioning Editor: Rachel Robinson. ABC Manager, Screen: Jo Chichester. ABC Head, Screen Sport & Events: Kath Earle. Directors: Tani Crotty & Dena Curtis. Story Producer: Scott Sinclair. Producer: Veronica Fury.

Wilogical

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Wednesday 7 December 8.30pm

Wilogical is a new, hour-long show which promises a serving of Wil Anderson doing what he does best – trying to make sense of the world and his place in it live on stage with joke after joke.

Wil Anderson’s comedy is high energy, unpredictable and has a joke count that should carry a heart health warning. From his festival debut in 1997 through to 2019 Wil wrote and performed a new show every year, 25 different shows to sell-out audiences all over Australia and the world.
Then in 2020, well something happened…

The global pandemic reset the boundaries of the preposterous, the inconsistent, the implausible, the nonsensical… the Wilogical. (Honestly, these puns write themselves).

Anderson’s new show is as astute as it is hilarious. After twenty-plus years in the game Wil remains a relentless innovator, with shows that get better each year. Wilogical is no exception.

Wil Anderson is one of Australia’s most prolific comedians. He is a Helpmann award winner and a six-time MICF People’s Choice winner. He is Executive Producer and host of ABC TV’s Gruen and Question Everything, and he has hosted multiple smash hit podcasts: Wilosophy, TOFOP, FOFOP and 2 Guys 1 Cup. Wil Anderson is simply as good as comedy gets in our part of the world.

Production credit: A Guesswork Television Production. Written and Performed by Wil Anderson. Producers: Georgina Ogilvie, Lauren Moore. Director Catherine Vanderwolf. Executive Producers: Frank Bruzzese, Kathleen McCarthy.

Still We Rise

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Thursday 8 December 8.30pm

50 years on, the Aboriginal Tent Embassy is the oldest continuing protest occupation site in the world. Taking a fresh lens Still We Rise is a bold dive into a year of protest & revolutionary change for First Nations people.
In 1972, the planting of a beach umbrella by young Aboriginal activists in the lawns opposite Parliament House sparked a revelation across the country. Sitting strong and proud on Ngunnawal country, the Aboriginal Tent Embassy soon became a marker for justice, uniting people across the nation - the fight for land rights.

Revisiting hours of images and footage from the archives through a First Nations lens, Still We Rise is a bold dive into a year of incendiary protest and revolutionary change for First Nations people. Fifty years on, the Aboriginal Tent Embassy is the oldest continuing protest occupation site in the world and the fight for land justice continues. Still We Rise celebrates the young articulate feisty activists who fought so hard to inspire the generations to come.

Production credit: A Tamarind Tree Pictures Production in association with VicScreen, financed with the assistance of Screen Australia’s First Nations Department. Developed and produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Writer/ Director John Harvey, Producer Anna Grieve, Editor Patrick McCabe, Composer Leon Rodgers, ABC Head of Indigenous Kelrick Martin.

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ABC has pulled the Israel documentary from this Monday’s schedule. They has still working on the doco and clearing up some footage. No word if Media Watch will remain at 8.30pm or not. (Note: Four Corners finished up on Monday).

The Tuesday repeat of Folau is now obviously out too.

Update - replacement for the delayed Folau special.

Monday 21 November
8:50pm Brock Over The Top Rpt

Pity they didn’t move the Planet America season final forward.

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Week commencing 27 November

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Sunday 27 November
7:30pm Death In Paradise Rpt
8:30pm Movie: Lion (2016)
10:25pm Ridley Road Rpt
11:25pm Mystery Road: Origin Rpt

Monday 28 November
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Media Watch
8:50pm The Australian Dream Rpt
9:50pm Freeman Rpt
10:50pm ABC Late News
11:05pm The Business Rpt
11:20pm Q+A Rpt

Tuesday 29 November
7:30pm 7:30
8:00pm Stuff The British Stole
8:30pm Love On The Spectrum Rpt
9:30pm Fake Or Fortune?: Cosway Or Lawrence Rpt
10:30pm Space 22 Rpt
11:00pm ABC Late News
11:15pm The Business Rpt
11:35pm The Australian Dream Rpt

Wednesday 30 November
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Hard Quiz Rpt
8:30pm Question Everything Season 2 Final
9:00pm Fisk Season 2 Final
9:30pm Would I Lie To You? Rpt
10:00pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg
10:45pm ABC Late News
11:00pm The Business Rpt
11:15pm Death In Paradise Rpt

Thursday 1 December
7:30pm 7:30
8:00pm You Can’t Ask That: Autism Spectrum Rpt
8:30pm Q+A Season Final
9:35pm Baby Surgeons Rpt
10:25pm Stuff The British Stole Rpt
10:55pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business Rpt
11:25pm Love On The Spectrum Rpt

Friday 2 December
7:30pm Gardening Australia: Summer Special
8:30pm Vera Rpt
10:00pm Fisk Rpt
10:30pm Troppo Rpt
11:25pm ABC Late News
11:45pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg TBC
12:25am rage

Saturday 3 December
7:30pm Doc Martin
8:20pm Shetland
9:20pm Midsomer Murders: The Point Of Balance Rpt
10:50pm Movie: Lion
12:45am rage Guest Programmer

Gardening Australia - Christmas Special

Friday 16 December 7.30pm

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Clarence puts his spin on a Christmas song; Josh preps his garden for holiday time; Sophie creates flower lanterns; Hannah visits market gardens; Millie makes panettone; Jane tours two teachers’ garden; we meet a glass artist.

We are delighted to present our Christmas holiday special, our last episode for the year! Tune in for a special flora inspired Christmas song, heart-warming stories, and of course, lots of beautiful plants. Thank you all for watching and supporting all season, and we can’t wait to see you in the new year.

Clarence, ABC Classic and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra have teamed up to produce an Australian Christmas song – inspired by our Indigenous seasons and Languages. Sing along and join in the fun, like hundreds of Australians did.

Josh is keen to put his tools down over the summer holidays, so he shares his tips to keep the garden ticking over while he spends this time with family—and the cricket!

Sophie shows a creative way to light up your life and bring garden flowers and colourful leaves inside by creating pressed flower lanterns made of simple papier-mâché.

Hannah visits a market gardening couple who produce heirloom and unusual varieties of vegetables to feed forty families in their local community.

Millie meets a kitchen gardener who shows how she utilises dried fruit and flowers to create her own spin on a traditional treat, the Italian panettone.

Jane visits horticultural educators John and Michelle Rayner to see how they combine their rich knowledge of plants and growing techniques to create their own stunning garden.

We meet Amanda Dziedzic, a glassblowing artist who creates delectable replicas of the vegetable world.
Production credit: ABC Executive Producer, Gill Lomas.

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Week commencing 4 December

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Sunday 4 December
7:30pm Death In Paradise Rpt
8:30pm Movie: Judy (2018)
10:25pm Ridley Road Rpt
11:25pm Mystery Road: Origin Rpt

Monday 5 December
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Media Watch
8:50pm A League Of Her Own Premiere
10:15pm Our Dawn Rpt
10:45pm ABC Late News
11:00pm The Business Rpt
11:20pm Q+A Rpt

Tuesday 6 December
7:30pm 7:30
8:00pm Stuff The British Stole Season Final
8:30pm Love On The Spectrum Rpt
9:30pm Fake Or Fortune? Rpt
10:30pm Summer Love: Marion & Eddy Rpt
11:05pm ABC Late News
11:20pm The Business Rpt
11:35pm A League Of Her Own Rpt

Wednesday 7 December
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Hard Quiz Kids Special Rpt
8:35pm Wil Anderson: Wilogical Special
9:35pm Would I Lie To You? Rpt
10:05pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg
10:50pm ABC Late News
11:05pm The Business Rpt
11:20pm Death In Paradise Rpt

Thursday 8 December
7:30pm 7:30
8:00pm You Can’t Ask That: Olympic and Paralympic Gold Medallists Rpt
8:30pm Still We Rise Special
9:30pm The Wimbledon Kidnapping Rpt
10:20pm Stuff The British Stole: The Return Rpt
10:50pm ABC Late News
11:05pm The Business Rpt Season Final
11:20pm Love On The Spectrum Rpt

Friday 9 December
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Vera Rpt
10:00pm Troppo Rpt
11:00pm ABC Late News
11:20pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg Rpt

Saturday 10 December
7:30pm Doc Martin
8:20pm Shetland
9:20pm Midsomer Murders Rpt
10:50pm Movie: Judy
12:45am rage Guest Programmer

Bad scheduling by the ABC. This should have aired during the last week of September this year leading up to NRLW grand final.

First & Forever

Thursday 15 December 8:30pm

triple j and ABC Indigenous are taking you to the front row of First & Forever; special broadcast premiering on ABC TV and ABC iview

triple j and ABC Indigenous are proud to bring you First & Forever, the inaugural festival celebrating Blak Excellence and the country’s outstanding First Nations musical talent. The landmark music event will premiere in a special broadcast on ABC TV and ABC iview at 8.30PM on Thursday 15 December.

Helmed by the Mushroom Group, Victorian Government and co-curated by Briggs with special thanks to Paul Kelly, First & Forever is performed, filmed and recorded at The Gathering Place, Hanging Rock, lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples. The must-watch 1.5-hour special brings together an all-star line-up of First Nations icons, outstanding storytellers, award-winning talents and rising stars.

Hosted by triple j’s Blak Out producer and Gomeroi woman Karla Ranby, and triple j’s Weekend Lunch and soul ctrl presenter, and Torres Strait Islander man Tyrone Pynor, the ABC TV and ABC iview special will feature intimate chats and performances with Jessica Mauboy and Tasman Keith, Kobie Dee, Thelma Plum, Alice Skye, and Budjerah. The truly one-of-a-kind event will also showcase live music highlights from Baker Boy, King Stingray, Briggs, Ziggy Ramo, Sycco and so many more. View the full line-up here

Karla Ranby says: “I’m stoked to be presenting First and Forever with my brother, Tyrone! In all my years in the music industry, I’ve never seen a line-up like this. It feels like a once in a lifetime show that we’re going to be talking about years from now.”

triple j’s Blak Out host and proud Yuin & Thunghutti man Nooky will also share the biggest live performances and best stories from on the ground in a special First & Forever show on 18 December. He’ll be chatting to all your favourite acts, uncovering the best backstage stories and highlights from the event. Plus, you can follow along at the triple j and ABC Indigenous Instagram and Facebook as we bring you all the key moments from the festival.

First & Forever is performed, filmed and recorded at the foot of the majestic Hanging Rock on the lands of Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples, who have worked with each other and First & Forever to name the location The Gathering Place – a name that “acknowledges the power of Country to build community, communication and an equitable future.”

First & Forever premieres Thursday 15 December on ABC TV and ABC iview at 8.30PM, sign up here to watch. Hear it 5PM on Sunday 18 December on triple j’s Blakout, or on the triple j or ABC listen app.

Christmas Cabaret

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Tuesday 20 December 9.30pm

Join comedian and host Nazeem Hussain for the Compass Christmas Cabaret! it’s Christmas like you’ve never seen before. One hour of multi-faith comedians and guests including Paul Kelly, and Kate Miller-Heidke.

A Muslim, a Christian and a Jew walk into a bar and talk about Christmas – only this isn’t a bar, and this isn’t the traditional Compass Christmas special!

Join comedian and host Nazeem Hussain for the Compass Christmas Cabaret on Tuesday 20 December 9.30pm, ABC TV & ABC iview.

It’s Christmas like you’ve never seen before. One hour of multi-faith comedy and songs celebrating Christmas - or not.

With guests Paul Kelly, Kate Miller-Heidke, Claire Hooper, Steven Oliver, He Huang, Suraj Kolarkar, Sara Saleh, Jude Perl plus, Vika and Linda Bull.

A rollicking journey of what Christmas means to modern Australia. What’s it like to be a non-Christian during Australia’s biggest cultural and religious festival?

With Christianity on the decline in Australia is Christmas really for everyone? Do perhaps the non- Christians love Christmas more than the Christians?

With Christmas messages from Magda Szubanski, Jeremy Fernandez, Courtney Act, Benjamin Law, and other well-loved Australians. Plus, Jacqui Lambie in a Santa Suit!
Production credit: An ABC Production, Compass EP: Amanda Collinge

Malory Towers Christmas Special

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Part One: Thursday 22 December 6.00pm
Part Two: Friday 23 December 6.00pm

Adapted from the iconic novels by Enid Blyton, Malory Towers returns with a two-part Christmas special and will feature the festive shenanigans of Darrell Rivers and pals and welcomes Great Granny Mary to Malory Towers along with Ron’s younger brother Fred Gilson, who is soon on hand to help the pupils with local pirate legends.

Christmas at the boarding school is sure to delight families with the Malory-style Christmas spirit.

Production credit: A WildBrain and King Bert production. Executive producer: Jo Sargent

All Creatures Great and Small Christmas Special

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Friday 23 December 7.30pm

James and Helen question their future together in the run up to Christmas Day, while things look grave for one of Darrowby’s most beloved animals.

It’s Christmas in Darrowby and Helen and James realise they haven’t agreed on where they’re spending Christmas Day. Mrs Hall is expecting them at Skeldale and Jenny at Heston Grange, and the pair are reluctant to disappoint either of them. The situation raises bigger questions about what their lives will look like in the future.

When a beloved local pet is taken seriously ill, Siegfried has to bring them into the practice for emergency treatment. In the face of such an emergency, Helen ends up feeling like a spare part at the Skeldale Christmas Party, but fellow farmer Dave Kitson could end up being the solution to Helen finding her place at Skeldale and the key to the animal’s survival.

Tristan learns that it might be time to take himself more seriously and reveals some important news, while a card from James’ father asking him to phone them on Christmas Day leaves James on tenterhooks about whether he can make amends.

Production credit: A Playground Television & All3Media Production

Office Christmas Party

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Friday 23 December 8.30pm

FTA Premiere

When the CEO (JENNIFER ANISTON) tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, he (T.J. MILLER) and his Chief Technical Officer (JASON BATEMAN) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party to save their jobs.

An A-list comedy cast including Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller and Kate McKinnon star in Office Christmas Party, the hilarious film from the makers of Blades of Glory.

When CEO Carol Vanstone (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch of the business, he (T.J.Miller) and his Chief Technical Officer (Jason Bateman) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.

Production credit: Directed by Josh Gordon, Will Speck.

Extraordinary Escapes Christmas Special

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Saturday 24 December 6.10pm

In this magical Christmas special, broadcaster and national treasure, Sandi Toksvig travels to snowy Norway in search of more Extraordinary Escapes, this time Scandinavian style. And as it’s the festive season, she has invited, not one, but three of Britain’s most fabulous and fascinating women to join her in these awe-inspiring locations - star of Dragon’s Den, Deborah Meaden, actress Fay Ripley and space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock who knows a thing or two about the Northern Lights.

Two hundred and fifty miles north of the Arctic Circle Sandi and Maggie go in search of killer whales during a stay in an architectural gem designed for guests to enjoy the wonders of the Aurora Borealis from their sofa – if they come out!

Deborah Meaden swaps the Dragons for a face-to-face meeting with a pack of wolves when Sandi treats the businesswoman and keen conservationist to a unique and luxurious stay in northern Norway.

And it really is Cold Feet for actress Fay Ripley when in sub-zero temperatures she and Sandi venture to a mountain top glass cabin where they take in breath-taking fjord views, cut down their own Christmas tree, take a trip to the local village in search of decorations and are treated to a choir singing Christmas carols.

Production credit: Tuesday’s Child Scotland

Doc Martin - Final episode

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Saturday 24 December 7.30pm

The village are throwing the Ellinghams a farewell party. Ruth is helping Mrs Tishell deal with the news and encourages her to attend, but it seems that Martin and Louisa aren’t going to make it because a farmer has spotted their lost dog!

It’s the drama’s final emotional episode.

The For Sale sign is up outside Portwenn Surgery. Ahead of leaving for London, the Ellingham’s are hosting a jumble sale to raise money for the Lifeboats. A horologist has come to see Martin’s clocks, but Martin is reluctant to sell any of them, so is relived to be interrupted by a patient, Arthur, who isn’t sure where Wadebridge Surgery is and is in a lot of pain.

Ruth comes to collect some books Martin has put aside for her and catches him having a funny turn. She isn’t convinced he’s as fine as he says he is and comes clean about writing a medical paper about his blood phobia. She offers to leave the manuscript for him to read as she believes he’s been misdiagnosed.

Penhale, however, is taking the farewell party very seriously. Everyone has their bit to play. While preparing for the farewell, Bert tells Al he misses Caitlin, but instead of telling Caitlin how he feels he initially ends up ordering a thousand napkins before he gets the words out. The farewell party doesn’t go to plan when it is interrupted by Mrs Tishell climbing onto the mover’s van at the surgery – she needs to do something! She cannot let the Doc leave the village!

Meanwhile, Martin is in search of Chicken, who unbeknown to Martin escaped at Arthur’s farm after his house-call. Louisa and Martin have gone to collect him ahead of their farewell, but they don’t get back in time to celebrate because things go from bad to worse.

When they try to catch Chicken, who is chasing rabbits, Martin ends up tearing his brachial artery. He instructs Louisa on how to tie off his artery, given he cannot do it himself, but she needs to hurry as he is losing a lot of blood. Louisa rushes him to hospital just in time and with Martin admitted she heads home to see the children.

Before she has a chance to visit Martin, he arrives back in the village – hospitals are for sick people! Portwenn has given them everything, it isn’t holding them back, but is rather their future, maybe moving to London is the wrong decision.

Production credit: An ITV drama

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Week commencing 11 December

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Sunday 11 December
7:30pm Death In Paradise Rpt
8:30pm Movie: The Post (2017)
10:25pm Ridley Road Rpt
11:25pm Mystery Road: Origin Rpt

Monday 12 December
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Media Watch Season Final
8:50pm Brock: Over The Top Rpt
9:50pm Walkabout Wickets Rpt
10:35pm Parkinson In Australia: 1982 Rpt
11:20pm ABC Late News
11:35pm Still We Rise Rpt

Tuesday 13 December
7:30pm 7:30
8:00pm Anh’s Brush With Fame: Lisa Wilkinson Rpt
8:30pm Love On The Spectrum Rpt
9:30pm Fake Or Fortune?: A Venetian View Rpt
10:30pm Summer Love: Luke & Olly Rpt
11:05pm ABC Late News
11:20pm Brock: Over The Top Rpt

Wednesday 14 December
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Hard Quiz Celebrity Special Rpt
8:35pm QI: Season’s Greetings
9:05pm QI: Quizmas Rpt
10:05pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg
10:50pm ABC Late News
11:05pm Death In Paradise Rpt

Thursday 15 December
7:30pm 7:30
8:00pm You Can’t Ask That: Kids Rpt
8:30pm First & Forever Special
10:00pm The Wimbledon Kidnapping Rpt
10:50pm ABC Late News
11:10pm Love On The Spectrum Rpt

Friday169 December
7:30pm Gardening Australia: Christmas Special
8:30pm Vera Rpt
10:00pm Troppo Rpt
10:55pm ABC Late News
11:15pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg Rpt
11:55pm rage

Saturday 17 December
7:30pm Doc Martin
8:20pm Shetland
9:20pm Midsomer Murders Rpt
10:50pm Movie: The Post
12:40am rage Guest Programmer

‘Tis the season on ABC

The ABC is on hand to usher in some Christmas cheer with a slew of festive Christmas specials across ABC TV, ABC TV Plus, ABC Kids and ABC iview.

Gardening Australia will bring good tidings with the Gardening Australia Christmas special on Friday 16 December at 7.30pm, featuring a flora inspired Christmas carol, garden ideas for the holiday season and a Christmas spin on a traditional treat.

Make merry with a Christmas crossover in Mad As Hell Does Hard Quiz on Wednesday, 21 December at 8pm. Watch as Tom Gleeson performs a Christmas miracle by reuniting Shaun Micallef’s erstwhile comrades and pits them against each other for the glory of the Big Brass Mug.

In a Compass Christmas event, Christmas Cabaret will premiere Tuesday 20 December at 9.30pm. Hosted by Nazeem Hussain, the one-hour special will feature a line up of multi-faith comedians plus special guests including Paul Kelly & Kate Miller-Heidke.

For the littlies, the cadets on Kangaroo Beach are back for an action-packed Christmas adventure full of sun, sand and surf in Kangaroo Beach’s Hoppy Christmas Special, premiering Monday 5 December at 5.10pm on ABC Kids and ABC iview.

Guaranteed to kick start the holiday season with a bang, tune into Would I Lie To You? At Christmas, premiering Wednesday 21 December at 9.30pm and Doc Martin Christmas special on Monday 26 December at 7.30pm.

Highlights also include:

ABC TV & ABC iview

  • QI S20 Christmas Ep- Wednesday, 14 December at 8.30pm
  • Gardening Australia Christmas Special- Friday 16 December at 7.30pm
  • Christmas Cabaret – Tuesday 20 December at 9.30pm
  • Mad As Hell Does Hard Quiz- Wednesday 21 December at 8pm
  • The Yearly with Charlie Pickering- Wednesday 21 December at 8.30pm
  • Would I Lie To You? At Christmas S15 Special- Wednesday 21 December at 9.30pm
  • All Creatures Great and Small Christmas Special- Friday 23 December at 7.30pm
  • Paddington – Saturday 24 December at 4.40pm
  • Extraordinary Escapes S2 Christmas Special- Saturday 24 December at 6.10pm
  • Paddington 2 – Sunday 25 December at 4.15pm
  • Doc Martin Christmas Special (final ep ever)- Monday 26 December at 7.30pm

ABC TV Plus & ABC iview

  • Love the Coopers- Friday 16 December at 8.30pm
  • Office Christmas Party- Friday 23 December at 8.30pm
  • Live at the Apollo S16 Christmas Special- Saturday 24 December at 8.30pm

ABC Kids & ABC iview

  • Kangaroo Beach Hoppy Christmas special – Monday 5 December at 5.10pm
  • Love Monster - A Very Merry Unicorn Day -Saturday 10 December
  • Miraculous Ladybug S5 – Wednesday 14 December at 6.30pm
  • Malory Towers: A Ghost of Christmas Present – Thursday 22 December at 6pm
  • Malory Towers: A Ghost of Christmas Past – Friday 23 December at 6pm

ABC iview Christmas collections

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Doc Martin Christmas Special

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Monday 26 December 7.30pm

Christmas is coming to Portwenn as Martin Clunes returns for one last time in this Christmas treat, a one off festive special.

The Portwenn Platt is alive with festive cheer until Martin has the grotto closed down because Santa keeps scratching himself. Martin awaiting Leonard’s results says he cannot be Santa until they have the diagnosis.

Leonard wants to show ‘Doc the Grinch’, the magic of Christmas, so after a drink in the Crab he tries to deliver the Ellingham’s Christmas presents… down the chimney. Martin is outraged and tells him off, unaware James has witnessed it all. James decides to run away but Ruth bumps into him and persuades him to have breakfast given the journey to the North Pole is a long one.

Mrs Tishell fancies her chances with the Doc when she finds herself under the mistletoe after he notices her choking for a second time. Given its her last Christmas she has nothing to lose right? Wrong! Martin is repulsed by her advances, but as a result diagnoses her with a manageable condition and also discovers her prolapsed disc has healed, so she no longer has to wear her neck brace, but as unreasonable as it sounds, she cannot seem to remove it.

Leonard has an accident and seemingly happy to miss the Christmas parade, Leonard confides in Martin about the death of his wife and why he celebrates Christmas. He challenges Martin to do the same, so they head back to the village just in time to lead the parade, but not in Martin’s Lexus!

Production credit: ITV

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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Monday 26 December 4.00pm

An array of performers from across the globe join the famous Massed Pipes and Drums to celebrate the spectacular return of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Set against the backdrop of Edinburgh’s imposing castle, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of the most iconic events on the Scottish calendar. Bringing together audiences from across the globe, the Edinburgh Tattoo celebrates the skills and talents of military bands and display teams from throughout the world. There are few such moving festival moments, a fact to which any of the over 220,000 people who experience it live in any normal year can attest – not to mention the further 100 million who watch television broadcasts of the event!

Commentator JJ Chalmers and reporter Jennifer Reoch celebrate the return of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for the first time since 2019. Joining the world-famous Massed Pipes and Drums in the theme of ‘voices’ is an array of performers from across the globe, including the Top-Secret Drum Corps, Banda Monumental de Mexico, the New Zealand Army Band, plus the US Air Force Drill Team and for the first time, the Highland Divas and the US Army Field Band.

Production credit: A BBC Production