CHRISTMAS ON BRITISH TV
AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MURDER IS EASY
BBC has unveiled their Christmas line up this year and it includes Agatha Christie series MURDER IS EASY which will air on BBC One set in England, 1954. On a train to London, Fitzwilliam (David Jonsson) meets Miss Pinkerton (Penelope Wilton), who tells him that a killer is on the loose in the sleepy English village of Wychwood under Ashe. The villagers believe the deaths are mere accidents, but Miss Pinkerton knows otherwise – and when she's later found dead on her way to Scotland Yard, Fitzwilliam feels he must find the killer before they can strike again. Because for a certain kind of person, murder is easy… Morfydd Clark, Tom Riley, and Mark Bonnar also star.
MEN UP TV MOVIE
BBC One will also air Iwan Rheon and Paul Rhys in MEN UP television movie which explores the lives of five ordinary Welshmen who embark on an extraordinary journey when they take part in the trial of a new drug which would later become Viagra. The feature-length drama is loosely inspired by the remarkable true story of one of the world's first medical trials for the drug, held in Swansea’s Morriston Hospital in 1994.
SECOND SEASON OF THE TOURIST
Also launching on BBC One during the holidays will be the second season of Jamie Dornan's THE TOURIST series with him playing Elliot who together with Helen (Danielle Macdonald) travels to Ireland to find answers about Elliot’s identity, but instead they are forced to face the dangerous consequences of his past actions.
A GHOST STORY FOR CHRISTMAS
BBC Two will see the premiere of a half hour long short movie A GHOST STORY FOR CHRISTMAS: LOT No249 an Arthur Conan Doyle adaptation starring Kit Harington and Freddie Fox. 1881. Old College, Oxford plays host to three very different young academics: Abercrombie Smith, a model of Victorian manhood, clean of limb and sound of mind; Monkhouse Lee, a delicate and unworldly student from Siam; and the strange and exotic Edward Bellingham, whose arcane research into Ancient Egypt is the talk of the campus.
ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
Over on Channel 5 December 21st will bring us the traditional Christmas special of ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL series with James far from home, stationed at an RAF training base. A heartfelt phone call with Helen, who is expecting their child, fills him with a longing to return to her side. The question looms: will he manage to make it home in time to celebrate Christmas? Back in Darrowby, Mrs. Hall busies herself orchestrating a festive community celebration, imbuing the town with the spirit of the season. Meanwhile, Siegfried and Carmody find themselves in a lighthearted dispute over who will don the mantle of Father Christmas this year.