CONFIRMED

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WEDNESDAY

7 DECEMBER

 SEASON 4 

TOO HOT TO HANDLE

NETFLIX

It's the reality dating show in which a group of singles arrive for a retreat at an irresistible new villa, where they'll have to say no to their natural urges in order to win big. They'll each be hoping to not break the rules of no kissing, no heavy petting, and no self-gratification to win the $100,000 prize. 
 

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WEDNESDAY

7 DECEMBER

 BRAND NEW 

ROSIE MOLLOY GIVES UP EVERYTHING

SKY COMEDY

Sheridan Smith stars as Manchester girl, Rosie Molloy who is addicted to everything. Smoking, alcohol, Terry's Chocolate Oranges, Xanax, Adderall, caffeine... and the list goes on! After an embarrassing incident at her brother Joey’s wedding, Rosie wakes up in the hospital and decides to change her life by ‘Giving Up Everything’.

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THURSDAY

8 DECEMBER

 BRAND NEW 

A SPY AMONG FRIENDS

ITVX

A limited series based on the best-selling book by Ben Macintyre starring Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce. It dramatises the true story of Nicholas Elliott and Kim Philby, two British spies and lifelong friends. Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet double agent in history. This is a story of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, trust and treachery. Philby’s deeply personal betrayal, uncovered at the height of the Cold War, resulted in the gutting of British and American Intelligence.

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THURSDAY

8 DECEMBER

 BRAND NEW 

THE CONFESSIONS OF FRANNIE LANGTON

ITVX

A four-part murder mystery drama adapted by author and writer Sara Collins from her debut novel of the same name. Karla-Simone Spence leads the cast as Frannie Langton who was born into a life of slavery and is fighting to tell her own story. She is joined by Sophie Cookson as Madame Marguerite Benham and Patrick Martins as Olaudah “Laddie” Cambridge.

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THURSDAY

8 DECEMBER

 FINAL EPISODE   SPECIAL 

PLEBS: SOLDIERS OF ROME

ITVX

A feature-length version of the hit comedy series which reunites Marcus, Grumio and Aurelius for one last time. Marcus, Grumio, Jason and Aurelius join the army in peace-time, hoping to win respect, romance and discounts at participating restaurants. But when war’s declared, they’re sent to fight on the front line for a cause they don’t believe in. Now their main interest is the struggle for survival…

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THURSDAY

8 DECEMBER

 BRAND NEW 

TELL ME EVERYTHING

ITVX

A new drama exploring the stresses of mental health for today’s teens created by the omnipresence of technology and social media, whilst they are still searching for their own identity, exploring sexuality, and experimenting with relationships, drink, drugs and sex (as well as what to wear tonight).

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THURSDAY

8 DECEMBER

 RETURNING   SPECIAL 

I AM RUTH

CHANNEL 4 9PM

After two series, Dominic Savage's female-led anthology drama I Am is returning, this time for I Am Ruth, a feature-length episode in which Kate Winslet stars alongside her daughter Mia Threapleton. Ruth is a loving and concerned mother who witnesses her teenage daughter Freya retreating into herself as she becomes more and more consumed by the pressures of social media. 

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FRIDAY

9 DECEMBER

 SEASON 2 

LITTLE AMERICA

APPLE TV+

An anthology series which highlights inspiring, true stories of immigrants. The second season of the series will explore eight incredible stories inspired by real people from around the world, including a Belizian woman who works for a Hasidic family in New York, a Korean man who makes hats for the Black church community in 1980s Detroit, and the story of a 40-something Japanese woman in Columbus, Ohio whose dream is to assemble an all-women's baseball league to....

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SUNDAY

11 DECEMBER

 SERIES 5 

STRIKE: TROUBLED BLOOD

BBC ONE 9PM

Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger return as Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott in the latest adaptation of Robert Galbraith's best-selling crime novels. Private detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he’s approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough, who went missing under mysterious circumstances in 1974.

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TUESDAY

13 DECEMBER

 BRAND NEW 

CHRIS KAMARA: LOST FOR WORDS

ITV1 9.15PM

This new documentary sees Chris Kamara embark on a very personal journey as he seeks to discover a deeper insight into his recent diagnosis of Apraxia of Speech (AOS). In the uplifting authored documentary footballing legend Chris Kamara will give viewers unprecedented access into life with AOS, a speech condition in which a person has trouble pronouncing words correctly and consistently, and his hard-fought battle to accept his diagnosis.

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THURSDAY

15 DECEMBER

 RETURNING   SPECIAL 

JOE LYCETT VS DAVID BECKHAM

CHANNEL 4 9PM

In this Christmas 2022 special, Joe locks horns with one of the world's most famous footballers to highlight the true cost of the Qatar World Cup. We join him in the nerve-shredding days leading up to his biggest headline hijacking stunt to date. Plus, he brings the good fight to one of the UK's biggest sellers of Christmas cards and reunites the cast of a telly classic.

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THURSDAY

15 DECEMBER

 RETURNING   SPECIAL 

BAD EDUCATION: REUNION

BBC THREE 9PM

Ahead of a new series, useless teacher and big kid Alfie Wickers is reunited with his old students one last time as they return to Abbey Grove for a joyfully chaotic careers day and is a chance to bid a fond farewell to Alfie.

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THURSDAY

15 DECEMBER

 BRAND NEW 

LITVINENKO

ITVX

David Tennant plays Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian Federal Security Services and KGB officer whose death, from polonium poisoning in November 2006, triggered one of the most complex and dangerous investigations in the history of the Metropolitan Police.

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SUNDAY

17 DECEMBER

 BRAND NEW 

THAT'S MY JAM

BBC ONE

Hosted by Mo Gilligan, this new entertainment format takes inspiration from the wildly popular musical segments on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Each week two new teams of celebrities take on a host of super-sized musical challenges as Mo pushes their singing abilities, performance skills and musical knowledge to the limit as they compete to be declared That’s My Jam champions.

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SUNDAY

18 DECEMBER

 SERIES 3   FINAL SERIES 

HIS DARK MATERIALS

BBC ONE

The final series is based on The Amber Spyglass and sees Lyra, the prophesied child, and Will, the bearer of The Subtle Knife, must journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned. But as her father's great war against the Authority edges closer, they will learn that saving the world comes at a terrible price.

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SUNDAY

20 DECEMBER

 SERIES 2 

I HATE SUZIE TOO

SKY ATLANTIC

Billie Piper returns as child star turned actress Suzie Pickles. In series two, Suzie has a new agent, new PR and a new job, dancing for likes on Dance Crazee, a reality TV competition that has the audience hooked. Having lost everyone that matters to her, Suzie returns to her first love, the public.  

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WEDNESDAY

21 DECEMBER

 SEASON 3 

EMILY IN PARIS

NETFLIX

One year after moving from Chicago to Paris for her dream job, Emily finds herself at a crucial crossroads in every aspect of her life. Faced with two very different paths, Emily will have to decide exactly where her loyalties lie - at work and in her romantic life - and what those decisions mean for her future in France, all while continuing to immerse herself in the adventures and surprising twists and turns that life in Paris provides.

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THURSDAY

22 DECEMBER

 BRAND NEW 

RICHES

ITVX

A new drama written and created by Abby Ajayi, about the exploits of the super-successful and wealthy Richards family. Stephen, a successful and smart businessman who always gets his own way has built his life and business empire around the fact everything he touches turns to gold. When Stephen suffers a stroke, the family’s world comes tumbling down.

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SUNDAY 25 DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS DAY

 RETURNING   CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 

STRICTLY COME DANCING

BBC ONE

Strictly Come Dancing returns to the Ballroom for an all-star Christmas special, once again bringing festive fun, frolics and fab-u-lous dancing to homes across the nation. Six stars will take to the floor in a bid to be crowned Christmas Champion 2022, but will the judges be naughty or nice to them? Hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, the Christmas Special will include a merry musical performance and some spectacular group routines including the celebrities and their professional partners, guaranteed to spread Christmas cheer.

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SUNDAY 25 DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS DAY

 BRAND NEW 

THE WITCHER: BLOOD ORIGIN

NETFLIX

Set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin tells a story lost to time - one of seven outcasts who unite against an unstoppable power that took everything from them. Their blood quest giving rise to a prototype Witcher in a conflict that brings about the “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.

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WEDNESDAY

28 DECEMBER

 SEASON 5 

THE CIRCLE

NETFLIX

The ultimate social media experiment returns for its fifth season on Netflix. Once again The Circle will be hosted by Michelle Buteau as a new set of contestants compete in challenges to earn the ultimate cash prize as top influencer. 

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WEDNESDAY

28 DECEMBER

 BRAND NEW 

WITHOUT SIN

ITVX

Vicky McClure stars in this new psychological thriller exploring the relationship which develops between a grieving mother and the man she believes murdered her daughter. 3 years on from the death of her teenage daughter, we follow how Stella is still hostage to her grief. The loss of her beloved only child has created deep divisions in her life, as she struggles on a daily basis to come to terms with this.

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SUNDAY 1 JANUARY

NEW YEAR'S DAY

 SERIES 3 

HAPPY VALLEY

BBC ONE 9PM

Sarah Lancashire, James Norton and Siobhan Finneran return for the final series of this hit drama. When Catherine discovers the remains of a gangland murder victim in a drained reservoir it sparks a chain of events that unwittingly leads her straight back to Tommy Lee Royce.

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SUNDAY 1 JANUARY

NEW YEAR'S DAY

 BRAND NEW 

ROMANTIC GETAWAY

SKY MAX

Katherine Ryan plays Allison and Romesh Ranganathan plays Deacon in this new comedy about a couple desperate to have a child. After countless IVF attempts, they are faced with the possibility it might not happen. They are unable to afford more rounds, and with mounting debts, the pressure on the relationship begins to show. What is their solution? Steal. Now they must avoid getting caught…

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FRIDAY

6 JANUARY

 BRAND NEW 

THE RIG

PRIME VIDEO

A new six-part thriller which sees the crew of the Kinloch Bravo oil rig stationed off the Scottish coast in the dangerous waters of the North Sea. When they are due to be collected and return to the mainland a mysterious and all-enveloping fog rolls through. The rig is hit by massive tremors, and they find themselves cut off from all communication with the shore and the outside world. Stars Iain Glen, Emily Hampshire, Martin Compston, Rochenda Sandall, Owen Teale, Richard Pepple, Mark Bonnar, Calvin Demba, Emun Elliott, Abraham Popoola, Stuart McQuarrie and Molly Vevers.

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WEDNESDAY

11 JANUARY

 BRAND NEW 

WELCOME TO CHIPPENDALES

DISNEY+

A new drama telling the outrageous story of Somen "Steve" Banerjee, an Indian immigrant who became the unlikely founder of the world's greatest male-stripping empire - and let nothing stand in his way in the process. The series stars series regulars Kumail Nanjiani, Murray Bartlett, Juliette Lewis, and Annaleigh Ashford, with recurring guest stars Quentin Plair, Robin de Jesús, Andrew Rannells, Spencer Boldman and guest stars Nicola Peltz Beckham and Dan Stevens.

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FRIDAY

13 JANUARY

 SEASON 4   FINAL SEASON 

SERVANT

APPLE TV+

Following its suspenseful season three finale, season four brings the final chapter of the Turner story to what promises to be an epic and emotional conclusion. Leanne’s war with the Church of Lesser Saints heightens, threatening Spruce street, the city of Philadelphia and beyond. Meanwhile, the shattered Turner family must not only confront the increasing threat of Leanne but the certain reality that Dorothy is waking up. As the Turner family brownstone continues to crumble, questions are finally answered: who is Leanne Grayson and who is the child in their home?

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