What you’ll be watching in the weeks ahead...
Hollywood legend Kurt Russell takes on the role of Santa Claus in the Netflix festive drama
The Christmas Chronicles. The story follows two siblings – Kate and Teddy – who try to prove Santa is real by catching him on camera, but end up causing his sleigh to crash… Stephen Tompkinson and Jo Hartley play Jayne Torvill’s parents, George and Betty, in the new ITV drama Torvill and Dean. It follows the 1984 Olympic gold medallists from their early years ice dancing in Nottingham.
After her Strictly stint, Stacey Dooley will be taking on a new challenge – moving in with a variety of different people for 72 hours. Stacey Dooley
Sleeps Over on W aims to lift the lid on some of Britain’s most surprising families.
Robert Carlyle will play astronomer and scientist Ogilvy – who’s life is in grave danger when the Martians arrive – in BBC1’s new threepart adaptation of HG Wells’ alien invasion story,
The War of the Worlds.
BBC1’s new daytime cookery programme,
Best Christmas Food Ever,
will see chef Paul Ainsworth and home cook Catherine Fulvio whipping up mouthwatering showstoppers worthy of the Christmas table. BBC1’s new drama Mrs Wilson tells the true story of Alison, whose world is rocked when her husband (Iain Glen) dies. Keeley Hawes stars as Dorothy, one of the women in his life.