Bake Off and Sherlock among this year's BBC Christmas offerings

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The BBC has unveiled its Christmas highlights - with a seasonal Bake Off, Sherlock, Mrs Brown's Boys and Doctor Who amongst this year's shows.

The Great Christmas Bake Off, featuring a selection of bakers from previous series, will be the final show on the BBC before it moves to Channel 4.

The Doctor is back on screen for the first time in a year in Dr Who: The Return Of Doctor Mysterio.

The Return Of Doctor Mysterio (BBC)
The Return Of Doctor Mysterio (BBC)

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are back in the much-anticipated return of Sherlock.

Mrs Brown's Boys features in two new Christmas specials - Mammy's Forest and Chez Mammy - while the BBC has also announced the return of Outnumbered.

Mrs Brown's Boys (BBC/Alan Peebles)
Mrs Brown's Boys (BBC/Alan Peebles)

Max Branning is back in EastEnders and Call The Midwife also returns.

The BBC is also adapting Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes, taking on the classic fairy tales of Cinderella, Jack And The Beanstalk, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs and "serving them with a mischievous twist".

A scene from Revolting Rhymes (BBC/Magic Light Pictures)
A scene from Revolting Rhymes (BBC/Magic Light Pictures)

The voice cast includes Dominic West, David Walliams, Rob Brydon and Tamsin Greig.

The BBC is also adapting Ethel And Ernest, the graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, featuring Brenda Blethyn and Jim Broadbent amongst the voice cast.

Ethel And Ernest (BBC/Lupus Films)
Ethel And Ernest (BBC/Lupus Films)

Other shows include Last Tango In Halifax, The Best Of Tracey Ullman's Show, Still Open All Hours, Agatha Christie's Witness For The Prosecution and of course the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special.

Charlotte Moore, director of BBC content, said: "We've pulled out all the stops this Christmas to bring the nation together with a sparkling line-up of family favourites, brand new treats and festive specials on BBC television.

"We are showcasing an unrivalled range of top-quality comedy, drama, entertainment, factual and religious programmes across our channels that promise to deliver something for everyone."