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WHAT TO WATCH 3-9 December

This week’s best telly includes the final week of I'm A Celeb, the Strictly Semi-Final and a new 90-minute drama from Jimmy McGovern. Here are 7 shows you can’t miss this week...


1. Nadiya's Asian Odyssey

Monday 3rd December at 9pm on BBC One


Never off our telly for very long, Nadiya Hussain returns to our screens this week in a new two-part series which explores the people, places and food of Thailand and Cambodia.


She was born and brought up in Britain, but her family is from Bangladesh and having made a surprise discovery about her DNA she heads to these countries to search for connections.


Her journey takes her from the world-famous temples of Angkor Wat in the north of Cambodia, to a small island with a traditional Muslim culture in the deep south of Thailand.


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2. I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

on ITV


It's hard to believe that this year's series of I'm A Celebrity is already nearing the end.


So far we've said goodbye to Noel Edmonds but now is when the battle to be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle really begins.


Who will be the next to leave? And who will end up winning the whole show? You'll have to tune in to find out!


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3. People Just Do Nothing

Tuesday 4th December at 10pm on BBC Two


As the final series of People Just Do Nothing continues this week, the cracks start to show in Chabuddy and Carol's relationship as his side business gets him into trouble at work.


Grindah has developed a mysterious illness which flares up whenever Essex is mentioned. Convinced it is asthma, he visits the doctor.


And elsewhere, Steves has an important visit from his probation officer and must disguise any signs of radio at Kurupt FM.


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4. Fortitude

Thursday 6th December on Sky Atlantic


This weeks sees the start of Sky Atlantic's final visit to Fortitude, where Hell has frozen over.


The concluding chapter of the Arctic chiller is a four-part special event, as the remaining inhabitants find their fates thrown to the freezing winds.


As Oslo despatches two new officers to attempt to make some sense of the anarchy in Fortitude, Dan Anderssen (Richard Dormer) continues his descent into madness, bringing him head to head with the grief-stricken Michael Lennox (Dennis Quaid).


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5. Strictly Come Dancing

Saturday 8th at 6:35pm and Sunday 9th December at 7:15pm on BBC One


With the Glitter Ball trophy in sight, things are really hotting up this week as the Semi-Final sees all five of the remaining couples doing all they can to make it through to next week's Grand Final.


And the stakes are raised even higher this week as each couple has to perform twice in a bid to impress the judges and the audience at home. One routine will be Latin and the other will be Ballroom.


On Sunday night, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman have unenviable task of revealing who will be dancing for the last time and who will be through to next week's Grand Final. There'll also be a spectacular musical performance from Little Mix.


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6. Doctor Who

Sunday 9th December at 6:25pm on BBC One


This week sees the tenth and final episode from this series of Doctor Who, The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos. air ahead of the New Year's Day episode.


On the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos lies the remains of a brutal battlefield. But as the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan answer nine separate distress calls, they discover the planet holds far more secrets. Who is the mysterious commander with no memory? What lies beyond the mists? Who or what are the Ux?


The answers will lead the Doctor and her friends towards a deadly reckoning.


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7. Care

Sunday 9th December at 9pm on BBC One


Jimmy McGovern does hard-hitting 90-minute dramas like no one else and this week his latest, Care, sees superb performances from Sheridan Smith, Sinead Keenan and Alison Steadman.


The one-off drama has been co-written with Gillian Juckes whose real life experiences formed the inspiration for the story.


Sheridan Smith plays Jenny, a mother of two raising her girls alone after the departure of her husband. Her one lifeline is her widowed mother Mary, played by Alison Steadman, whose help with childcare allows Jenny to hold down her full-time job at the supermarket. When Mary suffers a devastating stroke and develops dementia, their world comes crashing down and everything changes for Mary, Jenny and her sister Claire, played by Sinead Keenan.


Finding herself torn between her own life and the wellbeing of her mother, Jenny soon discovers that another way could be possible - but she’ll have to fight for it.


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