BBC One confirms Christmas Day lineup

BBC One has confirmed its primetime lineup for Christmas Day.

The hour-long Doctor Who special ‘The Snowmen’ will air at 5.15pm, with Strictly Come Dancing following at 6.15pm.

A festive edition of Call The Midwife is currently scheduled for 7.30pm and EastEnders will then be shown at 8.45pm.

The Royle Family’s Christmas special – which will see Dave (Craig Cash) plot to pitch an idea on Dragons’ Den – will air at 9.45pm.


The Royle Family 2012 Christmas Special: Barbara Royle (SUE JOHNSTON), Jim Royle (RICKY TOMLINSON)

Both Miranda and Mrs Brown’s Boys will air their own Christmas episodes on Boxing Day (December 26) – at 9pm and 9.30pm respectively.

Other confirmed dates include the Strictly final – 6.30pm on December 22 – and the series launch of period crime thriller Ripper Street on December 30.

The final ever episode of fantasy drama Merlin will air on Christmas Eve (December 24) at 8.15pm.