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What’s on TV tonight? Shows to watch on Monday 18 Dec from Birds of a Feather Christmas Special to Mary Berry’s Christmas Party

WHAT can’t you miss on TV tonight? Our beam to the must-see shows…

NEW! Birds of a Feather Christmas Special, 9pm, ITV

 Birds of a Feather Christmas Special: We're back in Chigwell
Birds of a Feather Christmas Special: We’re back in Chigwell

The girls return for their normal special and, after their Moroccan journey last year, we find ourselves back in Chigwell, nonetheless there is still change stirring as Tracey (Linda Robson, right) – gasp! – puts the residence on the market.

Needless to say, this horrifies Sharon (Pauline Quirke, left) and Dorien, but certainly Trace won’t go by with selling up… will she?

It may not be boundary-pushing comedy, but the jokes are on point, generally a repeated wisecrack about Sharon with an Alexa-style voice-controlled gadget, and there’s a honeyed subplot about homelessness that will warp your heart.

New! Mary Berry’s Christmas Party, 8.30pm BBC One

 

 Mary Berry's Christmas Party: Darcey Bussell, Adil Ray, Alex Jones and Fearne Cotton (l-r) whip up a feast
Mary Berry’s Christmas Party: Darcey Bussell, Adil Ray, Alex Jones and Fearne Cott​on (l-r) whip up a feast

This is one Christmas cooking show you won’t wish to skip as Mary (centre) and guest Darcey Bussell, Adil Ray, Alex Jones and Fearne Cott​on (l-r) whip up a feast, while ​​Myleene Klass provides the music.

Scrumptious.

New! The League of Gentlemen, 10pm, BBC Two

 The League of Gentlemen: Not for those of a ethereal disposition, but a genuine comic provide for fans
The League of Gentlemen: Not for those of a ethereal disposition, but a genuine comic provide for fans

Dare you return to Royston Vasey, the illusory northern city with unsound shopkeepers, bullying pursuit restart officers and toad-worshipping puritans?

Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith’s (l-r) dim comedy earnings for 3 half-hour specials.

Not for those of a ethereal disposition, but a genuine comic provide for fans.

New! Inside the Christmas Factory, 7.30pm, BBC Two

 Inside the Christmas Factory: Gregg Wallace (left) looks at the making of Christmas cake
Inside the Christmas Factory: Gregg Wallace (left) looks at the making of Christmas cake

This programme is always fascinating, and this week we learn how some of the favourite gratifying treats are created.

Gregg Wallace (left) looks at the making of Christmas cake (and is confused when asked to wear a hair net), Cherry Healey (right) shapes fiery potion into a stone (or tries!) and Ruth Goodman explores the story of angel lights in a cosy, anniversary watch.

New! Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds at Christmas, 9pm, Channel 4

 Old People's Home for Christmas: The doubtful friendships freshness as they ready for a Christmas concert
Old People’s Home for Christmas: The doubtful friendships freshness as they ready for a Christmas concert

Forget the not-so-snappy title, this show is full of gratifying feels as it reunites pensioners such
as Hamish (centre) and Zina with their little pals.

The doubtful friendships freshness as they ready for a Christmas concert. An unmissable joy.

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