The festive season’s TV schedule this year features themed nights celebrating Peep Show and Father Ted , as well as a spoof awards and countdown show on E4.

What To Do When Someone Dies (ITV)
Ellie Manning (Anna Friel) has to come to terms with the death of her husband Greg in a horrific car accident while travelling with a mystery woman.

  • Production company: Sally Head Productions
  • TX date: 2011
  • Length: 3 x 60 mins
  • Executive producer: Sally Head
  • Commissioning editors:  Sally Haynes, Laura Mackie

If It’s Broke, Fix It! (Home)
Handyman Craig Phillips teaches reluctant homeowners some DIY tricks. Phillips conducts a boot camp-style competition for two teams of DIY-shy entrants, designed to train them in some basic skills and help them win £500 in home improvement vouchers.

  • Production company: RDF TV
  • TX date: 2011
  • Length: 10 x 60 mins
  • Commissioning editors: Jane Rogerson, Jane Mote

The More You Ignore Me (BBC1)
Drawing on the comedian Jo Brand’s work as a psychiatric nurse, The More You Ignore Me follows five-year-old Alice who develops five personalities to cope with the breakdown of her parents’ marriage and her “weird” family - including a mother who is sent to a psychiatric hospital.

  • Production companies: Cake Films, What Larks!
  • Length: 1 x 90 mins
  • Executive producer: Keith Halsall
  • Commissioning editor: Polly Hill

Dani’s House (CBBC)
The new series will continue to focus on the teenage years of former Tracey Beaker actress Dani Harmer, playing herself.

  • Production company: The Foundation
  • TX date: 2011/2012
  • Length: 26 x 30 mins
  • Executive producers: Elaine Sperber, Melissa Hardinge
  • Commissioning editor: Damian Kavanagh

We Love Peep Show (Channel 4)
Documentary in honour of the series, which is now the longest running originated comedy in C4’s history. The film will feature series highlights and interviews with the cast of Peep Show.

  • Production company: Objective Productions
  • TX date: Christmas 2010
  • Length: 1 x 60 mins
  • Commissioning editor: Darren Smith

Unintelligent Design (Channel 4)
An evening with Father Ted, which looks at the influences of the sitcom’s writers, Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews.

  • Production company: Hat Trick Productions
  • TX date: Christmas 2010
  • Length: 1 x 30 mins
  • Commissioning editor: Darren Smith

Return To Craggy Island (Channel 4)
Part of the Father Ted evening, tracking Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews as they travel across Ireland and visit the show’s setting.

  • Production company: Hat Trick Productions
  • TX date: 1 x 60 mins
  • Length: Christmas 2010
  • Commissioning editor: Darren Smith

Gok’s Clothes Roadshow (Channel 4)
Gok’s Fashion Fix will be given a new title as part of a format refresh for its fourth series. To reflect the new title, each episode will be filmed in one location rather than multiple places. The aim is to create a ‘community’ and ‘event’ feel to the show.

  • Production company: Remarkable Television
  • TX date: 2011
  • Length: 8 x 60 mins
  • Executive producer: Colette Foster
  • Commissioning editors: Katie Boyd, Katie Horswell

The Idiot Awards (E4)
Comic Russell Kane will present the spoof awards show, which features categories including the most idiotic reality show moment and the most idiotic airport meltdown.

  • Production company: Twofour
  • TX date: Christmas 2010
  • Length: 1 x 120 mins
  • Executive producer: Juliet Rice
  • Commissioning editor: David Williams

50 Greatest Plastic Surgery (E4)
Illustrating the highs and lows of cosmetic surgery. CGI morphing techniques will be used to show what Hollywood faces will look like in the future.

  • Production company: Twofour
  • TX date: Christmas 2010
  • Length: 1 x 120 mins
  • Executive producer: Juliet Rice
  • Commissioning editor: David Williams