When the winter weather finally arrives, but you’re not yet on full-on Christmas hostess duty (one month today!), there’s nothing better than popping another log on the fire, pouring yourself a pint of Baileys on the rocks (or is that just me?) and relaxing on the sofa in front of your favourite tv programme.
If you’re an Adele fan and you didn’t see the Adele at the BBC special do catch up on iPlayer, aside from her singing live, a piece with her look alike’s was great telly.
It wouldn’t be November without I’m A Celebrity. This year is no different to any other, Ant and Dec doing what they are so good at – mercilessly taking the mickey out of the celebs in the jungle. There’s always one high maintenance diva that the viewers enjoy nominating for task after task, and this year Lady Colin is the gift that keeps on giving.
Winter plus Christmas equal sequins, it’s the law. And just in time, along comes Strictly. We’re over half way though the run now, for me it’s about the dancing, nothing else. Jay and Aliona’s Pulp Fiction jive is the best dance so far. Not long now until we find out who will lift this years glitter ball trophy.
The Man In The High Castle, produced by Ridley Scott and starring Rufus Sewell – in uniform. If you care about the plot line it is an alternate history of what life may have been like had the Allied Powers lost World War II. Available for binge watching on Amazon Prime.
Also coming up is a BBC hour-long tribute to Peter Kay called 20 Years Of Funny. No date has been released yet, although it is in the pre-Christmas listings, so Kay fans keep an eye out.
If anything starring Idris Elba fills you with joy, he is returning to our screens for a two episode of Luther on the 15th December.
The BBC have just announced their Christmas day highlights – and part of that is the imaginatively titled Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show. Also, the acclaimed musical Gypsy, starring the fabulous Imelda Staunton. One to record and enjoy when the kids have gone out.
ITVs Christmas day highlight is the Downtown Christmas special. Channel 4’s big day offering is a special edition of Gogglebox – with kids.
We have to wait until New Years day for the much anticipated one-off Sherlock special, based in Victorian England. If you really want to push the boat out you can pay ££’s to go and see it at your local Picture House cinema – with added extras not being screened on the night.
Something good to look out for the new year; a thriller mini series, The Night Manager. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, and Tom Hollander. In six parts, based on the novel by John le Carré.
Have I missed anything decent?
my husband Older,Wiser Models Inc. for the photo.