PICKS OF THE WEEK: 20-26 DECEMBER 2021

What to watch this week.



The Girl Before

Monday-Wednesday, BBC One

Edward pursues relationships with both Jane and Emma. As Emma is forced to testify against her attacker, Jane visits Emma’s therapist, where she learns she is in danger.


Celebrity Masterchef Christmas Cook Offs

Tuesday & Thursday, BBC One

Strictly professional Oti Mabuse, reality star Joey Essex, footballer Neil Ruddock, comedian Judi Love and actor Su Pollard create dishes using ingredients found in a seasonal advent calendar.



Ghosts Christmas Special

Thursday, BBC One

When they discover a man living in a tent on their grounds, Alison and Mike - with the ghosts’ help - learn that they have more to offer this Christmas than they realised.


The Larkins At Christmas

Saturday, BBC One

In the village all the talk is of the pantomime and an ongoing spate of burglaries – Miss Pilchester, the Normans and Johnny Delamere are amongst the victims.


Around The World In 80 Days

Sunday, BBC One

London, 1872. Inspired by a news story, Phileas Fogg is goaded into betting that he can circle the globe in just 80 days, despite never having been abroad before.


A Very British Scandal

Sunday, BBC One

Heiress Margaret Sweeny is in the midst of a divorce when she meets the dashing (and married) Ian Campbell, future Duke of Argyll.