Gangsta Granny

Wednesday at 7:00pm on December 24

Based on the bestselling book by David Walliams and boasting an impressive all-star cast including Joanna Lumley, Rob Brydon, Miranda Hart, Julia McKenzie and a hilarious cameo from superstar Robbie Williams, Gangsta Granny is a must-see comedy treat for all the family.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Wednesday at 8:30pm on December 31

The 2014 tattoo celebrates the Year of Homecoming with a cast of more than 1,000 performers. Against the world famous backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an annual event featuring performers from the four corners of the globe.

Top Gear’s Top 41

Monday to Sunday at 7:30pm from December 1

Richard Hammond counts down the top 41 best moments from the last decade of Top Gear, as chosen by the Top Gear team.

Infested with Michael Mosley

Wednesday at 7:30pm on December 10

From the face mites on our eyelashes to the amoebae that reproduce in our mouths, we all act as hosts to parasites – and we barely give them a second thought. In this programme, Michael Mosley infects himself with some of the most powerful and surprising parasites to find out how this fascinating relationship works.

BBC World News

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Reflecting the BBC’s commitment to global broadcasting we’re the leaders in global breaking news. BBC World News delivers impartial, in-depth analysis of international news including sport, weather, business, current affairs and documentaries.