Christmas 2012: best TV on today, Monday 31 December

Top of the Pops, Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular, 2012: A Funny Old Year, The Graham Norton Show, Jools' Annual Hootenanny and House Party: NYE


Top of the Pops – 7:00pm, BBC1


Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates look back at the biggest hits of 2012, with performances from Girls Aloud, Robbie Williams, Ellie Goulding, Rizzle Kicks and Tinie Tempah, to name a few.

Alan Carr’s New Year Specstacular – 9:00pm, Channel 4

Alan Carr throws a New Year’s party for the likes of Jonathan Ross, Melanie Sykes, Christine Bleakley,  Jack Whitehall, Jimmy Carr, Gok Wan, Rylan Clark and Bruno Mars.

2012: A Funny Old Year – 9:00pm, ITV1

An alternative look back at the last year. Jason Manford and a band of comedians gently make fun of the best, worst and strangest things that happened in 2012 – from the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics to the weather and pop sensation Psy.

The Graham Norton Show – 10:35pm, BBC1

Graham Norton celebrates the start of a new year with a set of sofa guests so spectacular you’ll want to cancel your New Year plans and stay in instead. The king of chatter welcomes Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman, Billy Crystal, John Bishop, Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry and Pink…

Jools’ Annual Hootenanny – 11:10pm, BBC2

This year marks Jools Holland’s 20th hootenanny, and the last one to be filmed at BBC Television Centre. Count down to midnight with a host of stars including Emeli Sandé, Professor Green, Paloma Faith, Petula Clark, Adam Ant, Kevin Rowland, Roland Gift, The Hives, Bobby Womack, The Dubliners, Lianne La Havas, Bettye LaVette, Jake Bugg and Ruby Turner.

House Party: NYE – 11:50pm, Channel 4


Following the success of their August bank holiday House Party, Channel 4 are hosting another night of DJs including Annie Mac and Norman Jay. Invite all your friends round, turn up the TV and enjoy a night of world-class acts without the queue at the bar.