Boxing Day TV 2019: BBC, ITV, and Channel 4 schedule for films and shows


Boxing Day is just around the corner and there’s no better time than to kick back and watch a host of brilliant TV shows.

So put your feet up, grab that tin of chocolates and settle in for a day of festive treats on the day after Christmas.

EastEnders’ Christmas shows will be filled with drama this year


Channel: BBC One

Time: 9.00pm

The events of Christmas Day weigh heavy in Walford, with more than one family left ripped apart. Sharon and Keanu’s worlds have been shattered – but how far has Phil gone?

On a happier note, Gray and Chantelle are excited about renewing their wedding vows but their plans are ruined when the venue cancels.

Patrick is unhappy about Denise meddling in his personal life and takes an extreme course of action.

Emmerdale fans will be left wondering who is the father of Maya’ baby


Channel: ITV 1

Time: 7.00pm

Graham pleads his case to Rhona as he does he can to try and get back with her.

David is determined to keep things quiet after Maya’s baby was found on his doorstep. There is still the uncertainty surrounding whether the baby belongs top David or his son Jacob.

Nicola reaches out to Laurel after previously telling her their friendship was over.

This was because Laurel stood by Jay who believes Jimmy has been abusing his son Archie, when it fact it is Laurel’s own son Arthur.

Coronation Street’s Christmas shows come after an eventful year of drama

Coronation Street

Channel: ITV 1

Time: 8.00pm

Following one of the most dramatic Christmas Days in Weatherfield history, the long-suffering Street residents come to terms with the aftermath and try to get their lives back in order.

Paddington is here to spread the Christmas joy this festive season

Paddington: The Man Behind The Bear

Channel: BBC Two

Time: 9.00pm

Following straight on from the premiere of Paddington 2 over on BBC One, this documentary explores where the original stories came from.

Creator Michael Bond drew on his wartime memories of evacuee children to shape the story of the little bear from darkest Peru, while his literary agent, who came from a Jewish family who fled the Nazis, inspired Paddington’s kindly friend Mr Gruber.

Featuring interviews with Michael Bond’s family, friends and celebrity admirers, including Stephen Fry, Bernard Cribbins and Heston Blumenthal, and readings by Hugh Bonneville.

Warwick Davis host the Christmas-themed version of the general knowledge quiz show

Tenable: All Stars Christmas Special

Channel: ITV 1

Time: 4.00pm

Warwick Davis presents a Christmas-themed version of the Top 10 general knowledge quiz.

Joining him are a star-studded team of panto celebrities – Debbie McGee, Louie Spence, Paul Chuckle, Rustie Lee and Paul Zerdin.

They will all be taking on the Tenable Tower for the chance to win 125,000 for their chosen charities.

Paul O’ Grady presents a Christmas special of For The Love Of Dogs At Christmas

Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs At Christmas

Channel: ITV 1

Time: 6.00pm

The comedian helps out at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home over the festive period, where he is enlisted to help pooches with behavioural problems.

They include a reclusive mongrel that refuses to leave its kennel and a grumpy Yorkshire terrier that refuses to walk.

Paul also helps an overprotective staffie mum struggling to say goodbye to her pups and an excitable one-year-old puppy that just cannot stop having little accidents.

He also gets out and about with the street vets to bring festive joy to London’s homeless and their dogs.

Jimmy Carr hosts Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2019

Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2019

Channel: Channel 4

Time: 9.00pm

Jimmy Carr welcomes Richard Ayoade, Noel Fielding, Roisin Conaty, Maya Jama and Dara O Briain to the end-of-year celebrity panel game.

The celebs will be putting their knowledge of the past 12 months to the test.

On hand to help are Jon Snow, Mitchell Brook Primary School and a whole host of celebrity question-setters.

Gary Lineker goes through the highlights the Boxing Day Premier League on Match of The Day

Match Of The Day

Channel: BBC One

Time: 10.20pm

Gary Lineker introduces highlights of the Boxing Day Premier League fixtures, including Leicester City v Liverpool at the King Power Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The Foxes and Reds had both made excellent starts to the season, with Brendan Rodgers’ side emerging as surprise contenders for the title – or at the very least a Champions League place.

Plus, action from Aston Villa v Norwich City at Villa Park, Bournemouth v Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium, Chelsea v Southampton at Stamford Bridge, Crystal Palace v West Ham United at Selhurst Park, Everton v Burnley at Goodison Park, Manchester United v Newcastle United at Old Trafford, and Sheffield United v Watford at Bramall Lane.