PICKS OF THE WEEK: 21-23 DECEMBER

What to watch this week (excluding Christmas picks).


Celebrity Masterchef: Christmas Cook-Offs

Monday, 9pm, BBC One

John Torode and Gregg Wallace return for the first of two festive specials as they invite memorable celebrities from previous series back to the MasterChef kitchen.


All Creatures Great And Small Christmas Special

Tuesday, 9pm, Channel 5

It's Christmas Eve and the day before Helen's much-anticipated wedding to Hugh, and everyone is gathering to celebrate at the Skeldale Christmas party. However, James is called away to help with a dog in labour, so Helen asks to go with him to get away from all the wedding talk, only for a descending fog to trap the pair in the Dales overnight.


Ghosts Christmas Special

Wednesday, 8:30pm, BBC One

Christmas comes to the haunted household of Button House in this festive special, and Alison and Mike prepare to host a family Christmas for the first time.


Motherland Christmas Special

Wednesday, 9pm, BBC Two

Christmas special of the sitcom in which Amanda organises her annual festive soiree, complete with a strict code of conduct on when and where to drink mulled wine and an evil Santa.


Jennifer Saunders' Memory Lane

Wedneaday, 9pm, ITV

Jennifer slips behind the wheel of a classic red Jaguar E-Type, joined in the passenger seat by Hollywood actor Michael Sheen whom she quizzes about his life and times.