What is on TV this Christmas 2018?

From Doctor Who to Strictly Come Dancing and Watership Down, here are the festive highlights from BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky

Animation


Watership Down

Sergeant Sanfoin (Craig Parkinson), Captain Campion (Lee Ingleby), Hyzenthlay (Anne-Marie Duff), Nettle (Charlotte Spencer) and Bigwig (John Boyega)
Sergeant Sanfoin, Captain Campion, Hyzenthlay, Nettle and Bigwig in Watership Down (BBC)

Who’s in the Watership Down voice cast?

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James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, John Boyega, Gemma Arterton, Olivia Colman, Ben Kingsley, Daniel Kaluuya, Miles Jupp, Taron Egerton, Rosamund Pike, Gemma Chan, Peter Capaldi, Rory Kinnear, Craig Parkinson, Jason Watkins, Anne-Marie Duff, Tom Wilkinson and more.

What is Watership Down about?

This animated two-part co-production between the BBC and Netflix retells the story of Richard Adams’ beloved Children’s Book. Here’s hoping it’s not as terrifying as the original 1978 movie.

When can I watch it and on what channel?

Saturday 22nd December 7pm, BBC1

Zog

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Who’s in the Zog voice cast?

Sir Lenny Henry, Tracey Ullman, Hugh Skinner, Patsy Ferran and Kit Harington.

What is Zog about?

Made by Magic Light Pictures, the people behind Stick Man and The Highway Rat, Zog is an adaptation of the children’s book of the same name by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. It follows the titular mischievous dragon as he learns how to fight knights and capture princesses at school.

When is it on TV?

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4.50pm, Christmas Day, BBC1