❉ We look back on the festive tradition of the BBC’s A Ghost Story for Christmas series, which was revived in 2005.
❉ The BBC Christmas tapes make interesting, infuriating, amusing and depressing viewing… But are they any good?
❉ What happened to the mini-episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus scheduled for Christmas Day 1969?
❉ ‘Crackanory’ returns from Monday 30 January on Dave, previewing exclusively on UKTV Play from Monday 23 January.
❉ A major eight-part drama for BBC One starts on 7 January 2017.
❉ Sam Michael plays showrunner.
❉ Mark Gatiss on what to expect from the eagerly awaited return of ‘Sherlock’.
❉ ‘The Last Five Years’ to air on the night before what would have been Bowie’s 70th birthday, Beeb comp for 13 January.
❉ Tracy-Ann Oberman on her iconic roles, comedy CV, cult faves, ‘Bette & Joan & Baby Jane’ and being a rebellious geek.
❉ The ‘MTV Cops’ come to Blu-ray, fully restored and in high definition.