TV & radio
21 December –
Catch up on Who Do You Think You Are?
Throughout the week
There's plenty of chance to enjoy some classic episodes of everyone's favourite genealogy show this Christmas. Here's what to look out for:
Thursday 22 December Yesterday 12pm Zoe Wanamaker
Saturday 24 December Blighty 9am/1pm Natasha Kaplinsky; 10am/2pm Matthew Pinsent; 11am/3pm Graham Norton 12pm/4pm John Hurt
Find My Past
Thursday 22 December, 9pm Yesterday
The last in this 'reverse genealogy' series investigates three people's connections to Edward VII and the alleged 1870 affair that tarnished the royal family's reputation.
Tuesday 27 December, 9pm BBC One
2012 will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, and this new adaptation of one of his most famous works kicks off the BBC's celebrations. Gillian Anderson, Ray Winstone and Mark Addy lead a stellar cast in this first episode.
King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy
Tuesday 3 January 2012, 9pm BBC Two
This two-part documentary explores Elizabeth II's grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary, and how they rescued the British monarchy from potential disaster.
Words | Matt Elton