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Programme(s) you most enjoyed over the festive?

(27 Posts)
Jaxjacky Sat 02-Jan-21 15:25:32

The two I enjoyed were Roald and Beatrix, then All Creatures Great and Small.

chelseababy Sat 02-Jan-21 15:27:39

Celebrity Great British Sewing Bee. Really good fun. Bonus of Patrick in a kilt if that appeals.

grannyactivist Sat 02-Jan-21 15:35:34

We rarely sit down together to watch anything, but our daughter insisted we should try watching ‘This is us’ on Prime and it’s the best series I’ve seen in a very long time. I think we started to watch one episode each night in mid December and coincidentally watched the Christmas episode on Christmas Day.

GagaJo Sat 02-Jan-21 15:51:28

Weirdly, Emily in Paris. I watched the series with a 12 year old who wanted to watch it, and I shocked myself by not hating it.

Jaxjacky Sat 02-Jan-21 16:14:01

GagaJo I’ll have to have a look at that, had heard mention of it with mixed views, but I’ll judge for myself.

merlotgran Sat 02-Jan-21 16:16:35

For a good laugh I loved Motherland.

Dorsetcupcake61 Sat 02-Jan-21 16:20:23

I had never seen Tea With Mussolini until yesterday,thoroughly enjoyed. I thought the New Years Day concert from Vienna was even more beautiful this year.

grandMattie Sat 02-Jan-21 16:23:57

I enjoyed the festive - Masterchef professional, GBBO and GB sewing bee. Also how to train your dragon and Zog...

merlotgran Sat 02-Jan-21 16:24:43

I must have seen Tea with Mussolini at least four times but couldn't resist another watch.

Perfect film for a lazy afternoon.

Ilovecheese Sat 02-Jan-21 16:27:01

The Repair Shop at Christmas was my favourite.

Casdon Sat 02-Jan-21 16:42:54

My daughter and I both really enjoyed Love and Friendship, the film on BBC 2, which was based on Lady Susan, a Jane Austen short story. Passed us both by when it was released.

Jaxjacky Sat 02-Jan-21 17:24:37

merlogran forgot Motherland and Ghosts, enjoyed both.

Calendargirl Sat 02-Jan-21 17:46:28

Black Narcissus.

TerriBull Sat 02-Jan-21 18:17:45

I enjoyed All Creatures Great and Small just before Christmas. Carols from Kings on Christmas Eve. Other than that subscribed to see The Undoing (Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant) on Prime, very much enjoyed that. Must catch up with the Christmas episode of Motherland, I've quite liked most of them.

M0nica Sat 02-Jan-21 19:13:51

The only tv programme we watched over Christmas was Celebrity Sewing Bee, so that has to be the best,

Deedaa Sat 02-Jan-21 19:15:14

I enjoyed Tea With Mussolini, Black Narcissus, Ghosts, The Sewing Bee (the kilt!) Christmas University Challenge and The Torville and Dean programme yesterday.

Nortsat Sat 02-Jan-21 19:29:29

The Repair Shop, only Connect, the Christmas Bake off.

The New Year’s Day Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic (now that they admit women musicians).

Harris27 Sat 02-Jan-21 19:34:05

Loved the Christmas repair shop episode. Also I enjoyed the all creatures great and small episode. I did love the Bob Mortimer Paul whitehouse Christmas episode of gone fishing. Love them.

Grandma70s Sat 02-Jan-21 19:55:14

There used to be an annual game on Twitter called ‘Count the women in the Vienna Phil’, but now there are about a dozen it’s not a joke anymore. I enjoyed the concert, particularly because I’ve been to concerts in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein, so I can reminisce.

Carols from King’s, of course, and University Challenge.

I’d love to have seen the Roald and Beatrix programme, but I don’t have Sky and wasn’t prepared to get it for one programme.

I’m bemused by the thought of sewing as a spectator sport.

MayBee70 Sat 02-Jan-21 21:28:28

I was disappointed with the Christmas Motherland. It seems to be trying too hard to be funny these days and I don’t like that new character. Too ott. Ghosts, on the other hand (which I’ve only just watched) was sublime. The best comedy has to have a touch of melancholy and it made me laugh and cry. Perfect.

Maggiemaybe Sat 02-Jan-21 21:45:08

Nothing's really impressed that much this year. I've enjoyed the quizzes. I was a bit disappointed by Motherland and Dr Who, even Call the Midwife. Perhaps I'm getting too picky in my old age. I've missed the usual Agatha Christies and ghost stories. I did enjoy Pandemonium, and the repeat of Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe, which I missed the first time round.

hollysteers Sat 02-Jan-21 21:51:00

Old film, The Holly and the Ivy, absolutely loved it.
Black Narcissus and don’t know what to think, just watched episode 2.
Bridgerton, which is rather ridiculous but easy on the eye.

BlueBelle Sat 02-Jan-21 22:03:27

Nothing at all impressed in my opinion over the holiday period but I ve enjoy tonight with The Masked Singer followed by The Voice

merlotgran Sat 02-Jan-21 22:04:49

As well as Carols from Kings I thought Midnight Mass from Bristol was very well done considering the restrictions. The small choir was amazing.

nadateturbe Sat 02-Jan-21 22:27:27

Mastermind and All Creatures...
Ballet from ROH. (possibly iplayer)

Midwife and Black Narcissus were disappointing. TV was generally disappointing.