This week’s must-see TV
1 Disney’s A Christmas Carol
FROM WEDNESDAY, SKY CINEMA Everyone knows Charles Dickens’ story of bitter miser Scrooge, who is shown the error of his ways by four ghostly apparitions who visit him on Christmas Eve. But you’ve never seen it like this before – namely, in glorious CG animation. Jim Carrey provides the voice for Ebenezer Scrooge, while Gary Oldman voices both Bob Cratchit and the late Jacob Marley – the latter being Scrooge’s dead business partner. But the ghost of Marley reappears with a warning to share with Scrooge, alongside a few supernatural beings. The computer wizardry means it’s stunning to look at, with foggy Victorian London looking wonderfully creepy. And, beware, some of the phantoms are scary! Also starring the voices of Colin Firth and Robin Wright.
2 Murder On The Blackpool Express
SAT, GOLD, 9.30PM This laugh-out-loud comedy murder-mystery boasts a fantastic cast. Join the coach tour dedicated to the work of a crime writer, which turns into a real-life whodunnit as passengers start getting bumped off. Johnny Vegas and Nigel Havers star.
3 The Pride Of Britain Awards 2017
TUESDAY, ITV, 8PM Now in its 19th year, the great and the good gather together to honour Britain’s bravest, and it’s always an incredible night. Carol Vorderman plays host, and there will be more famous faces than you can shake a stick at – including Prince William, who is also presenting an award.
4 The Murder Of Becky Watts: Police Tapes
THURSDAY, ITV, 9PM Just 16 when she was killed, Becky’s terrible death shocked the nation. In this harrowing new documentary, Susanna Reid (pictured below) meets Becky’s grieving family. The programme also includes police footage recorded at the heart of the investigation, and shows justice being served.
5 Howards End
SUNDAY, BBC ONE, 9PM NEW SERIES There’s nothing like a posh costume drama to cheer up a Sunday night – and this one looks great. Matthew MacFadyen and Hayley Atwell star in E M Forster’s tale of two unconventional sisters and their search for love.