Christmas TV Guide 2013 Listings: this season's must-see specials
The Crawley family head to Buckingham Palace in Downton's
two-hour Christmas special, where Robert is forced to protect the royal
family and his own after a scandal threatens to take down the British
monarchy. Set in the summer, six months after the end of series four, the episode
also sees the return of Cora's mother and brother from America alongside
Lady Mary's two love interests from the last series.
Get ready for Christmas with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as they keep the festive baking season as stress free as possible.The famous duo will share their favourite recipes for Christmas classics
including Stollen, Mincemeat Streusel and a Gingerbread House that can
be made with all the family, and some less well known bakes such as
Scottish Black Bun, Tunis Cake and Paul's Hand-raised Boxing Day Pie –
the perfect way to use up all the trimmings from the day before.
Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's
deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out
to the stars - and among them, the Doctor.Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his
best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate
and that of the universe.The Christmas special bids farewell to Matt Smith and welcomes the new and 14th Doctor, Peter Capaldi.
Characters David and Alicia will be taking centre stage in a
Christmas-themed episode that sees the lovebirds set to tie knot on 25
December. David's pregnant ex-fiancee Priya, however, will do all she
can to stand in the way of their nuptials.
The gang return for a special Christmas episode and will no doubt
provide the usual mix of tears, drama and entertainment for the festive
season.Series ten finished on a cliff hanger, with Joey Essex announcing his
departure from the show and bidding farewell to his ex fiancee Sam
Faiers.Lucy Mecklenburgh, Mario Falcone and Tom Pearce were meanwhile caught in
a love triangle, with Mario begging Lucy to take him back.
Christmas is just round the corner, but no-one knows what Mrs Brown's
grandson Bono wants for a present as he posted his letter to Santa too
early.Meanwhile, at her family games night, Agnes struggles to control her
temper when none of the guests will play by her rules. But at least
there shouldn't be any problems with the Christmas tree this year –
she's having a very special one delivered.The story continues in the New Year's special, scheduled for 30 December at 9:30pm.