A filthy adaptation of Raymond Briggs’s story of a monster from an underground world whose job is to make things go bump in the night for us humans or ‘drycleaners”. Timothy Spall is brilliant as Bogey himself, with starring turns from Joanna Scanlan as his wife Mildew, a human family of Marc Warren and Keeley Hawes, and Victoria Wood as a woman who knows a surprising amount about the bogeymen.
Jekyll and Hyde, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, ITV
It’s been a tumultuous ride for Charlie Higson’s ITV series. Complaints it was too violent marred the show’s launch before the Paris terrorist attacks led to the postponement of episode four. Now it’s drawing to a close with a dramatic double bill. The penultimate episode takes us back to the country pile of Renanta Jezequiel (Amelia Bullmore) before the action returns to London for a final showdown with the Tenebrae baddies. Will Jekyll and Hyde be back for a second series? The jury’s still out…
Harry Price: Ghost Hunter, 9:00pm, ITV
The real Harry Price was a ghost-buster in the 1920s who exposed fraudulent clairvoyants. Rafe Spall stars in this adaptation of Neil Spring’s novel The Ghost Hunters as the titular character who is approached by anxious MP Sir Charles Harwood, whose unhappy and troubled wife is being plagued by a mysterious figure.
And Then There Were None, 9:00pm, BBC1
The mystery continues as the dark and stormy night draws in. Who is the one killing off the guests? Sarah Phelps’s adaptation of the great Agatha Christie’s spooky novel will keep you guessing right until the very end. Fans of Mr Aiden Turner will be delighted to see him clad in only a towel, as suspicion and paranoia increases for everyone.
Gypsy: Live from the Savoy Theatre, 9:00pm, BBC4
Imelda Staunton stars as the fiercely ambitious Momma Rose in this popular revival of the smash hit Broadway musical. If you didn’t manage to see it during its run at the Savoy, now is your chance to see what all the fuss was about. Staunton won best performance in a musical at the UK Theatre Awards, so you know it’s going to be a cracker.
Catherine Tate’s Nan, 10:25pm, BBC1
Catherine Tate’s foul-mouthed and bad-tempered pensioner returns for two new Christmas Specials this year. This time, Nan’s beaten up a blind veteran in the street and is being forced into going to anger management classes, led by the brilliant Warwick Davis as the therapist. Laugh along with Tate’s funniest and aggressive creation.
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