TV Guide 04.12.2017 |

TV Guide


Monday 4th December

FILM PREMIERE: Twenty Feet From Stardom, 11:15pm, Film4

Oscar-winning documentary exploring the lives and careers of backing singers, with contributions from singers including Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder and Bruce Springsteen.


Tuesday 5th December

Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas, 8pm, Channel 4

Kirstie Allsopp shares a few of her cunning craft and recipe ideas, including a handmade fairy, delicate diorama baubles, a recipe for salmon, a cocktail masterclass, and some Scandinavian baking. Plus, some hand-printed wrapping paper, ceramic birds and bespoke Christmas cards.


Extraordinary Teens: My Gay Life, 10pm, Channel 4

Shot over several years, this documentary tells the story of a young boy called Billy growing up gay in 21st-century Britain, filmed from ages 11 to 17.


Baltimore Rising, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

Directed by Sonja Sohn (one of the stars of The Wire), Baltimore Rising follows activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates, who struggle to hold Baltimore together in the wake of the 2015 death of Freddie Gray, even as the homicide rate hits record levels, and explores how to make change when change is hard.


FINAL EPISODE: Curb Your Enthusiasm, 10pm, Sky Atlantic

In the final episode of the ninth series, Larry David attempts to talk himself out of another situation.


Wednesday 6th December

Jamie: Drag Queen At 16, 11:45pm, BBC One

Documentary focusing on the life of teenager Jamie Campbell as he shares his dream of becoming a drag queen with his peers.


Friday 8th December

The Year In Music 2017, 9pm, BBC Two

Claudia Winkleman and Clara Amfo look back at the year's music highlights – featuring 2017's best albums, biggest artists and most unforgettable performances, including interviews with Foo Fighters, Liam Gallagher, Stormzy, Nile Rodgers, Dua Lipa, Nick Grimshaw, MistaJam and Jo Whiley. 


The Graham Norton Show, 10:35pm, BBC One

This week Graham is joined by Oscar-nominated star of The Help and Zero Dark Thirty, Jessica Chastain, comedian and writer Dawn French, Pitch Perfect actress Rebel Wilson and three stars of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, namely Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black. Plus Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play live.


Saturday 9th December

Michael McIntyre's Big Show, 8:20pm, BBC One

Celebrity couple and TV presenting duo Marvin and Rochelle Humes both hand over their phones for the show's first-ever double Send-to-All. Pop-rock outfit The Vamps perform on-stage, and Michael showcases some of his new material.


FILM: The Wolf Of Wall Street, 9pm, Film4

Leonardo DiCaprio dazzles in this epic fact-based comedy crime drama telling the story of Jordan Belfort, a corrupt New York stock broker who rises from unemployment to becoming one of the richest men in the city's financial elite by manipulating the financial market and defrauding his investors. Also starring Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey.


Sunday 10th December

Strictly Come Dancing: The Results, 7:15pm, BBC One

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly reveal the results of last night's viewers' vote, which will decide who is going through to next week's final.


Attenborough And The Giant Elephant, 9pm, BBC One

The naturalist investigates the life of Jumbo, a famous Victorian elephant, supposedly the largest that ever lived. Jumbo arrived in London Zoo in 1865 and was popular with the royal family, but was dangerously unhappy in captivity. In later life, Jumbo would be sold to PT Barnum's circus, becoming a celebrity before dying under mysterious circumstances. Attenborough examines Jumbo's remains and considers the lives of elephants in the wild to learn more about the animal's difficult life.



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