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BBC One full Christmas Day schedule has been confirmed

BBC One full Christmas Day schedule has been confirmed

If you want to stick on BBC One all afternoon on Christmas Day be our guest

The BBC One line-up for Christmas Day has been announced, with broadcaster Scott Bryan taking to social media to announce what you'll see if you stick it on for the whole afternoon.

While there's some usual suspects in there, this year also sees a fresh start for Doctor Who and a fond farewell from the show Ghosts.

But you came to learn the schedule, so let's get cracking.




3pm - The King's Speech

No, not the film starring Colin Firth, the one where the actual King gives his actual speech.

King Charles III will spend a few minutes talking about the year that was, and some other topics on his mind.

No doubt aficionados of the Royal Family will be on the lookout for veiled references to Prince Harry, or potential digs at Rishi which are slightly more subtle than wearing a tie emblazoned with the flag of a country the prime minister just p***ed off.

"It's my speech and I can make subtle digs at you if I want to."
Chris Jackson/Getty Images

3:10pm - Toy Story 4

We all thought that Toy Story 4 would be the last one given that it seemed to be one big goodbye, but Toy Story 3 was like that as well so perhaps we should have seen a sequel coming.

While we look set to get Toy Story 5 you can spend the festive season curled up on the sofa watching the most recent one.

Toy Story 4 will be your Christmas afternoon movie.

4:40pm - Strictly Come Dancing

A special chance for some celebrities to strut their stuff on the dancefloor shouldn't be missed.

I bet you're already doing the theme tune in your head right now.

This Christmas you can see rugby player Danny Cipriani, actor Tillie Amartey, Sugababes star Keisha Buchanan, historian Dan Snow, EastEnders star Jamie Borthwick and journalist Sally Nugent showing they don't have two left feet.

Strictly is back with a Christmas special.

5:55pm - Doctor Who

Ncuti Gatwa will have just started his time as The Fifteenth Doctor when Christmas rolls around and Doctor Who fans still weeping at the second departure of David Tennant will be able to console themselves with 'The Church on Ruby Road'.

For a good few years the Doctor Who Christmas special was a staple of the festive season and here's hoping for a wonderful dose of sci-fi to lift the spirits and warm the hearts.

Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson will be starring in Doctor Who.

6:50pm - Michael McIntyre's The Wheel

Michael McIntyre has a gameshow featuring a giant revolving wheel with people on it, it's called Michael McIntyre's The Wheel.

If that's your sort of thing then you can leave BBC One on after Doctor Who has ended, though while everyone else is watching it's a prime opportunity to nip back into the kitchen and pick at the turkey.

7:45pm - Ghosts

The final episode of the much-loved BBC sitcom is going to be a Christmas special where we can bid farewell to Button House and all of their spooky inhabitants.

Ghosts wrapped up the main series run recently but fans will undoubtedly love the chance to see one final episode of the show and get that last little bit of closure they were hoping for.

Whether that means Allison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) will leave the stately home, all of the ghosts will be sucked off or something else, we'll just have to tune in on 25 December.

One last time.

8:15pm - Call the Midwife

It's been going strong since the beginning of 2012 and doesn't show signs of stopping any time soon.

Call the Midwife's Christmas special will be the show's 105th episode and with the series renewed until 2026 it will continue to be a welcome addition to the TV schedule.

The show itself has spanned a decent chunk of history, and this year's Christmas special will see us in 1968 with the Apollo 8 mission circling around the moon.

Meanwhile, back on earth our dear midwives have all sorts of drama going on, but you'll have to watch to see it unfold.

Let's hope it's a good one, without any fear.
BBC / Neal Street Productions

9:45pm - EastEnders

Someone's gonna die on Christmas Day in Albert Square, and we'll finally find out who it is.

Back in February we were treated to a time-skip featuring a dead body and for months one character on EastEnders has been doomed.

However, the big mystery hanging over everything is just who the corpse was and all shall be revealed on Christmas Day.

Run from it, hide from it, you cannot escape Mrs Brown's Boys.

10:45pm - Mrs Brown's Boys

Of all the things BBC One has got on the Christmas Day schedule, Mrs Brown's Boys is certainly one of them.

It's safe to say the show evokes mixed feelings, pulling in big audience figures while being the first to be mentioned whenever the internet wants to know what the worst thing on TV is.

Still, if Mrs Brown's Boys floats your proverbial boat then make sure you're not out of action by the time it's on.

Christmas is a time to celebrate but if you party too hard you'll be snoring on the sofa instead of watching the TV.

Featured Image Credit: BBC/ Pixar

Topics: Christmas, TV and Film, BBC, King Charles III, Toy Story, Strictly Come Dancing, Doctor Who