PICKS OF THE WEEK: 07-11 DECEMBER 2020

What to watch this week.


Coronation Street

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, ITV

Joanna Lumley narrates a celebration of the diamond anniversary of the programme, exploring the legacy of the world's longest-running TV soap opera. There are revelations from the show's stars past and present, including audition nerves, fallings out, memorable location shoots, as well as their memories of the storylines that gripped the nation


The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown

Monday, BBC One

The Rev Geraldine Granger delivers online sermons for her parishioners during the pandemic, beginning by explaining the difference between metres and miles when it comes to social distancing. Richard Curtis's comedy returns for three mini-episodes, starring Dawn French.


The Royal Variety Performance 2020

Tuesday, ITV

Featuring music from Michael Ball, Gary Barlow, Steps, Melanie C and Britain's Got Talent winner Jon Courtenay..


Snackmasters

Thursday, Channel 4

Fred Sirieix returns with the show in which leading chefs try to crack the secret techniques and recipes behind some of Britain's best-loved snacks. To begin, they are tasked with replicating a lunchbox legend - a packet of Quavers.


Jo Brand's How To Stay Sane In A Mad World

Friday, Channel 4

The comedian embarks on an alphabetic romp as she reveals the most fun, creative and Covid-friendly ways to remain level-headed during the pandemic. From health to horticulture, QR codes to UV rays, and hibernation to isolation, this A-Z guide is brimming with expert advice to keep viewers fighting fit and mentally strong. Along with a host of famous faces, Jo has tips, quips and tonnes of takeout to make surviving the pandemic as easy as ABC.