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WHAT TO WATCH 17-23 December

'Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house, every TV was on but to what I hear you ask? Well, here are 7 shows you can’t miss this week...

1. People Just Do Nothing

Monday 17th December at 10pm on BBC Two

After five incredible series, it's time to say goodbye to Kurupt FM as People Just Do Nothing airs its final episode.

As Grindah bids farewell to Brentford, it's the end of Kurupt FM and Beats has planned a final send-off before his big move.

Elsewhere, Miche has high expectations for her leaving do at the salon, Chabuddy G starts up a new business venture and Steves reaps the benefits of his new gardening skills and gains a new flatmate.


2. Love Island: The Christmas Reunion

Monday 17th December at 9pm on ITV2

It was the most talked about series of the summer, and now ITV are reuniting this year's Love Island cast for a Christmas reunion.

The Christmas Reunion sees Caroline Flack reunite nineteen of its most talked about Islanders as they gather for the ultimate festive get together that picks up where the couples left off.

Six months on, whose love has lasted the distance, who has scores to settle, and who is feeling single and ready to mingle once again?

Escaping to a festive retreat, the Islanders will lift the lid on the dramatic break ups and tabloid headlines that have played out since departing the villa. Are reconciliations on the cards, or have the holiday romance bubbles well and truly burst?

Returning for the reunion are Love Island winners Jack and Dani and finalists Wes and Megan, and Kaz (boyfriend Josh is away in the USA). Meanwhile, how will estranged couples Laura and Paul, Georgia and Sam and Ellie and Charlie react as they come face to face?

Samira, Dr Alex, Alexandra, Kendall, Hayley and Eyal are also back to update on whether they’ve had more luck in love outside the villa. And are Adam and Zara still living a happy ever after?


3. The "Christmas" Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

Thursday 20th December at 9pm on BBC Two

If there's one comedian who's been on television more than anyone else this year, it's Romesh Ranganathan, so it's only right that's he's returning to BBC Two for a Christmas episode of The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan.

This time he's travelling the furthest he's ever travelled outside of his cosy comfort zone as he heads to one of the coldest and most hostile environments on earth. He gets an insider's guide to the Canadian Arctic and finds out if his preconceptions about this remote part of the world are right, or whether there is more to this area than the prospect of freezing to death or being eaten by a polar bear.

Travelling across frozen wastelands to spend a week in the largest territory of Canada, he is guided by his host - Inuit athlete, movie star, youth ambassador and renowned hunter Johnny Isaaluk.

So has Romesh got it wrong about the Arctic? Romesh sets off to find out if there is anything worth travelling there for.


4. Not Going Out Live

Friday 21st December at 9pm on BBC One

For the first time ever, Lee Mack’s Not Going Out is going out live on BBC One.

With no room for slip-ups or mistakes we join Lee and Lucy live from their festively decorated living room, nervously discussing the Ding Dong Merrily On Live Christmas Spectacular - the Christmas variety show they’ve been strong-armed into organising to raise money for their children’s school.

But things are rarely plain sailing for our duo, as they soon come to realise: with an animal impersonator as the only confirmed performer, quality acts are worryingly thin on the ground. Who will Lee and Lucy turn to? Surely Toby (Hugh Dennis) and uptight wife Anna can’t be roped in? With egg juggling and some knife throwing for good measure... what could possibly go wrong?


5. Watership Down

Saturday 22nd at 7pm and Sunday 23rd December at 7:20pm on BBC One

This week sees BBC One air two special feature-length episodes of Watership Down, voiced by an all-star cast that includes James McAvoy, John Boyega, Olivia Colman and Daniel Kaluuya.

Adapted for the screen by Tom Bidwell and directed by Noam Murro, this tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of rabbits as they flee the certain destruction of their home.

Led by stout-hearted brothers Hazel (James McAvoy) and Fiver (Nicholas Hoult), the rabbits begin their journey from Sandleford Warren, through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, towards the hope of a better life.


6. Trollied: The Wedding

Sunday 23rd December at 9pm on Sky One

People Just Do Nothing isn't the only comedy we're saying goodbye to this week as the shutters are coming down for good on Sky One's supermarket sitcom Trollied.

Bowing out with a special one-off episode, all the Valco gang are together for Gavin and Cheryl's big day and that can only mean trouble.

Gavin’s handed in his notice at Valco and they’ve got big plans for a new life in France (well, Calais). But having the stag do the night before the wedding turns out to be one big mistake.

A few quiet drinks in the local turns messy for Gavin, his tedious best man Jerome played by Hugh Dennis, Neville, Brian and Colin and they wake up in Dublin. While Cheryl panics that Gavin’s got cold feet, the stag party race to get back to Warrington. Can they get Gavin there in time?

Well, maybe… if they steal a Valco lorry.


7. King Gary

Sunday 23rd December at 9:30pm on BBC One

Tom Davis, best-known for Murder In Successville has been given his very own BBC One pilot, King Gary, which the channel have decided to air so close to Christmas in a great slot, which suggests that they're happy with the outcome.

King Gary is a larger-than-life working-class sitcom that follows the trials and tribulations of 'geezer diva' Gary King and his childhood sweetheart Terri as they aspire to achieve moderate material success in competitive suburbia. This, accompanied by drama queen Gary's constant striving to impress his prehistoric old school dad 'Big Gary' and attempts to fill his big boots, equals a massive 'try hard' douchebag.

In the pilot, Gary's world is tipped upside down and thrown into utter turmoil when he discovers that a neighbour down his road is having a rival barbecue on the same day as his first barbecue of the year. To Gary this is out-and-out war and he sets about organising the biggest barbecue in history to win over the residents.



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