THURSDAY Amazing Hotels Christmas Special
This Is My Song 8PM, BBC1
In this new two-parter, ordinary people get to work with the music industry’s most talented producers to create a track for a very personal reason. First, a grandfather and grandson cement their close bond.
Amazing Spaces Winter Wonderland 8PM, CH4
George Clarke is in the Alps for this frozen special; there, he visits some ingenious small spaces, including a traditional Swiss cabin made from concrete, and a mountaintop restaurant that resembles a spaceship.
Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape 8.30PM, ITV
Still in Puglia, Gino D’Acampo visits charming Alberobello, before heading to Lecce – the Florence of the south. Along the way, he prepares a classic local pasta speciality and a healthy marinated chicken dish.
Giles Coren and Monica Galetti check in at the Kulm Hotel St Moritz in the Swiss Alps. It was here that winter tourism was born 150 years ago – the owner made a bet with summer guests that if they returned in the winter and didn’t enjoy themselves, he would pay for their stay. Luckily, he won.