This week’s must-see TV

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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.

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