The BBC dominated the airwaves over Christmas last year: eight of the 10 most watched shows on Christmas day – and all top 10 on boxing day – were from the BBC, report The Independent.

They included the Sherlock special, The Abominable Bride, Mrs Brown’s Boys, and a new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None.

In a move as shocking as someone baking a cake on the Great British Bake Off, the BBC are looking to repeat their success of last year.

The lineup for Christmas 2016 include a one-off Great British Bake Off special and the return of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s Sherlock.

Director of BBC Content, Charlotte Moore, said: “We’ve pulled out all the stops this Christmas to bring the nation together with a sparkling line-up of family favourites, brand new treats and festive specials on BBC Television.

“We are showcasing an unrivalled range of top quality comedy, drama, entertainment, factual and religious programmes across our channels that promise to deliver something for everyone.”

With that being said, here are the things you should be looking out for on TV this festive period…

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