​Boxing Day 2019 TV Listings – everything you need to know

The long-awaited Boxing Day 2019 TV listings are finally available, but it’s a cruel and cruel joke they’re here just as we’re sitting around the Christmas table licking our plates clean. We’ve been told…

​Boxing Day 2019 TV Listings – everything you need to know

The long-awaited Boxing Day 2019 TV listings are finally available, but it’s a cruel and cruel joke they’re here just as we’re sitting around the Christmas table licking our plates clean.

We’ve been told that UK TV viewing figures are down to its lowest level in decades, meaning many of us will be forced to dip into their DVR’s or record shows to watch on repeat as we desperately try to catch up with the awful Winter Olympic action, the ludicrous Christmas adverts, and the extent of the Eurovision woes.

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It’s all a bit ridiculous, but that’s the state of British TV we’re in right now. And when you consider that we only get three days each week to actually enjoy something rather than flick between channels, nothing much is more frustrating than half an hour of a Jeremy Kyle show which we’ll be forced to watch when we’re done with that horrible pudding…

Here are some of the TV shows that are new to the Christmas period this year. Whatever happens, you’ll definitely need a DVR, and you’ll know exactly how much time you have to finish watching them.

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Left Foot Forward is a new weeknight documentary that’s coming out this Boxing Day, providing a non-waning perspective on current British politics. Like Countryfile, it’s a nice addition to the BBC’s short evening schedule, but we can guarantee it’ll take some catching up to get used to it.

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We’ve already described this as some of the best historical drama of 2018, and it’s also a completely underrated gem on the BBC, so you won’t want to miss this. Simply go on YouTube and find the whole series and binge right through.

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