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From roast potatoes to couch potatoes - what to watch this Christmas

By The Citizen  |  Posted: December 21, 2013

From roast potatoes to coach potatoes - what to watch this Christmas

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in Hot Fuzz

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The Christmas TV schedule is out and it's packed full of festive fun. And EastEnders. Here's our picks of what to watch.

Monday December 23

A Christmas Carol (2009) - Animated fantasy based on the Dickens classic. BBC1, 4.30pm.

Jane Eyre (2011) - Big budget retelling of Jane Austen's novel. Starring Michael Fassbender and Judi Dench. BBC2, 8.30pm.

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Gary Barlow: Journey to Afghanistan - The Take That and X-Factor star visits Camp Bastion. ITV1, 9pm.

Raised by Wolves - Comedy written by columnist and author Caitlin Moran and her sister. Channel 4, 10.50pm.

Tuesday December 24 - Christmas Eve

Finding Nemo (2003) - Animated adventure comedy about a missing clown fish. BBC1, 5.55pm.

Midsomer Murders - The start of a new series for the long-running detective drama. ITV1, 8pm.

Last Tango in Halifax - Final episode of the series. BBC1, 9pm.

The Awakening (2011) - Supernatural horror set in the 1920s. BBC2, 11.25pm.

Christmas Day

Top of the Pops Christmas - Seasonal countdown of the year's biggest chart hits. BBC1, 2pm.

Toy Story 3 (2010) - The next chapter in the animated lives of Woody, Buzz and co. BBC1, 3.20pm.

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special - Brucey returns for a festive edition of the ever-popular show. BBC1, 5pm.

Call the Midwife Christmas Special - Plenty of drama unfolds in this seasonal edition of the much-loved show.

Doctor Who - It's a big one for Who fans, with Peter Capaldi taking over the baton from Matt Smith. BBC1, 7.30pm.

Downton Abbey - Rose is to be presented at Buckingham Palace. ITV1, 8.30pm.

EastEnders - Expect plenty of fireworks, especially where Janine Butcher is involved, in an hour-long episode. BBC1, 8.30pm.

Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) - Documentary on the final days of the singer's life as he rehearsed for a new tour. Channel 5, 9.30pm.

The Ashes: Fourth Test - England are playing only for pride, but can they turn things around? Coverage starts at 10.30pm, Sky Sports 2.

Boxing Day

Cars (2011) - Animated fun following the fortunes of a top race car. BBC1, 4.05pm.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) - Voldemort rises to ultimate power. ITV1, 7.15pm.

Still Open All Hours - David Jason reprises his much-loved role of Granville. BBC1, 7.45pm.

Hot Fuzz (2007) - Gloucester's own Simon Pegg teams up with Nick Frost in this brilliant crime comedy caper. ITV2, 11pm.

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  • GlosAnarchy  |  December 23 2013, 12:33PM

    JeremyBadger problem is most of them are in Cheltenham now!

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  • JeremyBadger  |  December 21 2013, 4:06PM

    Coach potatoes what the h@ll are they? Still what do we expect ,this is TIG after all. TIG = Terrible Illiterate Gloucester newspaper.

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  • GlosAnarchy  |  December 21 2013, 1:38PM

    And who wants to watch a program about a alleged pedo? No smoke without fire Mr Jackson!

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  • Apothegm_  |  December 21 2013, 1:30PM

    Should the headline have read "couch potatoes" rather than "coach potatoes"? Does anyone at TiG care?

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