Fast Freddie, the Widow and Me (ITV1)
Laurence Fox (Lewis) and Sarah Smart (Wallander) head the cast of this soft-centred drama about a brash, boorish luxury car dealer who, after a drink-driving conviction, is sentenced to work in the run-up to Christmas with a charity that grants sick children their final wishes. He’s an oaf and the charity is unimpressed… and I won’t tell you any more because, if you are anything like me, you will be able to see exactly where Fast Freddie, the Widow and Me is heading. And you won’t care because you’ll be too busy sobbing into a box of dates.
Doctor Who (BBC1)
I won’t go into too much detail (you can read about it in next week’s Radio Times), but needless to say the now-annual Doctor Who Christmas special is one of the great uniting festive shows. This year writer Steven Moffat is giving his all, with a snowy take on CS Lewis’s classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.