BBC Christmas schedule: Full list of every TV show, from Doctor Who to Vicar of Dibley

Jacob Stolworthy
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 (BBC Studios/Ben Blackall/James Pardon)
(BBC Studios/Ben Blackall/James Pardon)

The full BBC Christmas schedule for 2020 has been announced.

Despite Covid-19 putting the brakes on many projects, the channel has “pulled out all the stops” to entertain households over the festive period.

Almost all of the shows being broadcast were filmed under Covid regulations (Sir Lenny Henry recorded the narration for a new kids special in his bedroom), with some (namely Strictly) being reworked in order to proceed.

Below is a full list of everything you can expect to see on the BBC over Christmas.


Black Narcissus

Call the Midwife

Doctor Who – "Revenge of the Daleks"

<p>‘Doctor Who’ fans can look forward to a new Christmas episode</p>BBC Studios/Ben Blackall/James Pardon

‘Doctor Who’ fans can look forward to a new Christmas episode

BBC Studios/Ben Blackall/James Pardon

The Serpent



The Goes Wrong Show

King Gary


Mrs Brown’s Boys

Not Going Out


Upstart Crow

The Vicar of Dibley

<p>James Fleet and Dawn French return for new ‘Vicar of Dibley’ lockdown episode</p>BBC/Tiger Aspect Productions Ltd/Des Willie

James Fleet and Dawn French return for new ‘Vicar of Dibley’ lockdown episode

BBC/Tiger Aspect Productions Ltd/Des Willie

Game Show

Blankety Blank

The Hit List

Miranda’s Games with Showbiz Names

The Wall

The Wheel


Christmas in Storyland


The Dog Ate My Homework

The Dumping Ground – Sasha Clause

Worzel Gummidge

Zog and the Flying Doctors


The Great British Sewing Bee

Mary Berry Saves Christmas


Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

The Repair Shop

Strictly Come Dancing: 25 greatest performances


Jools Holland’s Hootenanny

Ozzy Osbourne documentary

Top of the Pops (Christmas and New Year special)

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