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WHAT TO WATCH 9-15 December

One-offs, returning favourites, and a Doctor Who regeneration!

This week's best telly includes a huge moment for Doctor Who, a stand-up special from James Acaster, the final outing for The Crown on Netflix and the biggest An Audience with... to date, with Kylie Minogue!

Elsewhere Suranne Jones and Rose Leslie return in the second series of Vigil, Bad Education returns for a Christmas special and Dynamo is back as you've never seen him before.

Here are 7 TV shows you can't miss this week...

1. Doctor Who

Saturday 9th December at 6.30pm on BBC One

The 60th anniversary specials of Doctor Who have been superb and this week's final special, The Giggle will see David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor regenerates into Ncuti Gatwa as the Fifteenth Doctor.

In this final special, the giggle of a mysterious puppet is driving the human race insane and when the Doctor discovers the return of the terrifying Toymaker, played by Neil Patrick Harris, he faces a fight he can never win.


2. An Audience with Kylie

Sunday 10th December at 7.45pm on ITV1

Last week at the legendary Royal Albert Hall, global superstar Kylie Minogue, took to the stage in front of fans and a specially invited audience of VIP guests for the biggest An Audience With... to date.

Kylie will perform some of her greatest hits from across her record-breaking career, including recent smash hits Padam Padam and Tension. There will be surprises and personal stories too, as she takes questions from the dazzling celebrity audience on this unforgettable night.


3. Vigil

Sunday 10th to Tuesday 12th December at 9pm on BBC One

Suranne Jones and Rose Leslie return this week as Amy Silva and Kirsten Longacre in the second series of BBC One's hit drama Vigil and this time they're looking to the skies as they enter the secret world of drone warfare to catch a killer.

Following multiple deaths at a Scottish weapons test, Silva and Longacre are tasked with finding out the cause. Entering the closed ranks of the air force in Scotland and the Middle East, the pair face the deadly warfare of tomorrow as they fight for their own uncertain future.

1-3/6 Continues nightly until Tuesday. Three episodes available at launch

4. James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

Tuesday 12th December at 9pm on Sky Comedy

This festive season, Sky are treating us to three stand-up specials, from some of the UK’s favourite comics, starting with James Acaster's widely raved-about special Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999, in which he dissects the best year of his life to date, 1999, and the worst year, 2017.

No stone goes unturned as he recounts breakups, family holidays, a solar eclipse, therapy and not forgetting ‘that’ moment on The Great British Bake Off.


5. Bad Education: A Christmas Carol

Wednesday 13th December at 9pm on BBC Three

Before series five of Bad Education launches in the new year, BBC Three's hit sitcom returns for an extra special musical-themed Christmas spectacular in which Jack Whitehall returns for a special cameo as Alfie Wickers with an unmissable musical theatre performance.

Also starring Layton Williams, Charlie Wernham, Mathew Horne, and Vicki Pepperdine alongside the cast of Class K as they’ve never been seen before, Bad Education: A Christmas Carol features original songs and choreography to tell a Dickens-inspired tale.

On the last day of Christmas term at Abbey Grove, drama teacher Stephen stages his own funeral to hear what the school will say about him when he leaves for his new job in a pantomime. But he is shocked to encounter the ghost of Alfie, who tells him he will be visited by three ghosts to show him the error of his ways.

Alfie wants Stephen to care about teaching more than he ever did; but his happiness depends on the lessons he learns that night, when Stephen has an important decision to make about his career at Abbey Grove.


6. The Crown

Thursday 14th December on Netflix

As The Crown returns for the second part of its final series, we pick up after the events of part one in which the British royal family was navigating the aftermath of the sudden deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed after their fatal car crash in Paris.

These six new episodes pick up a few months after the tragedy, as Prince William and Prince Harry grow up, with the former pursuing his studies at the University of St. Andrews. And it’s time for some royal romance when William meets fellow student Kate Middleton during his time at uni.

5-10/10 All episodes available at launch

7. Dynamo is Dead

Thursday 14th December at 9pm on Sky Max

From walking on water to levitating above skyscrapers, Dynamo is famous around the world for making the impossible possible, and this week the world-renowned magician is back as you’ve never seen him before, embarking on a transformative and soul-searching journey to explore the depths of mental health and well-being.

As he grapples with his own struggles, Dynamo seeks answers from inspirational figures around the world so that he can bury his past and find a new beginning.

Through candid conversations with iconic actors, musicians, sports stars, journalists, and activists, each with their own powerful stories to tell, Dynamo learns of the struggles behind their success as they open up about their own journeys and share the wisdom and tools to navigate the complexities of life.

Throughout his journey Dynamo shares his unparalleled magical talents with each of his guests, performing ground-breaking new magic inspired directly by their stories.

The heart-pounding climax of the show will be broadcast live. To embrace his future, Dynamo must first bury his past, and his journey of recovery will end with him attempting his most dangerous stunt ever… being buried alive.



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