From Sherlock to Shirley Bassey - our guide to the best festive telly
TV & Radio
Christmas comes but once a year, as does, in this unforgiving annus horribilis, Doctor Who (Christmas Day, BBC1, 5:45pm), who hasn’t graced our screens since Christmas 2015. So there will be much rejoicing when Peter Capaldi returns for an adventure in which the Doc joins forces with a masked New York superhero. Ahead of the new series next year, Matt Lucas also returns as a semi-regular companion.After seven successful years at the TARDIS console, Doctor Who show-runner Steven Moffat retires at the end of 2017, to make way for new boss Chris Chibnall of Broadchurch infamy.