Tara Ward reviews the best of the small screen's festive offerings.
The Hollow Crown
Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Judie Dench and Sophie Okenado star in a spectacular, sexed-up version of Shakespeare's Plantagenets (Lightbox, December 19).
Kiwi Celebs present the year in review in the style of a pub quiz (Duke, Boxing Day).
A 'one off' Victoria Christmas special. Your standard Boxing Day costume drama (TVNZ1, Boxing Day).
All Aboard the Sleigh Ride
No commentary no music a two-hour ride through the arctic tundra. Slow TV, done the Norwegian way. A peaceful escape from the festive season (BBC Knowledge, Christmas Eve).
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