December 22, 2008

BBC HD Christmas highlights


In addition to a good selection of family movies there are a few specials on BBC HD this week that may be worth your time:
Crooked House (Mon-Weds, 11pm, 11.05 and 11.15pm) is a trio of ghost stories by Mark Gatiss that looks promising
The Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special is showing in high def on Christmas Eve at 10.15pm, fifteen minutes after it starts on BBC1 .
Christmas Day itself boast Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf & Death at 8.30pm, and the return of the Royle Family at 9.30pm. More Royals: for those who stand to attention at 3pm, The Queen's Speech is in HD, too.
Also on Christmas Day is a Strictly Come Dancing special at 7pm. Enjoy!
(Programming on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day all start around noon, 12 hours plus each day.)

5 comments:

Andrew Nixon said...

I got really excited when reading the Xmas Radio Times the other day when the preview for Doctor Who listed the channel as BBC One/BBC HD...

But it isn't on BBC HD!

anonymous said...

The Santa Clause is the second casualty. After Nemo getting cancelled for Bruce Almighty the flagship programming has been ripped out for some Tracey Beaker something or other. What a load of idiots BBC HD are.

Nialli said...

Doctor Who's never been filmed in HD regretably. Finding Nemo was shown at Easter in HD, but BBC HD is not normally adverse to showing repeats ...

anonymous said...

It's not that, it's last minute cancelling of things, it's just incompetent. We're told one thing and get another, it's going to cheese people off and it's the second time it's happened already this week.

Nialli said...

I don't disagree. Scheduling on BBC HD does appear to be subject to late change, sometimes even to the point when the official BBC HD site's listings are wrong.