Five must-see TV highlights for the week ahead

Philip Schofield

It's forecast to be extra cold across the UK for the next seven days. So get cosy on your couch and check out what you can watch this week...

1. How to Spend It Well at Christmas With Phillip Schofield - Tuesday at 8pm on ITV1

This three-part consumer series features Phillip Schofield testing the latest must-have festive buys with help from celebrity guests, including Jonathon Ross and Stacey Solomon, product experts and members of the public. Stuck for an idea of what to get your nephew or niece? This could be the show for you.

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2. The Channel: The World's Busiest Waterway- Wednesday at 9pm Channel 4

Four hundred ships pass through the Dover Strait every day. This fly-on-the-wall documentary series meets the people who keep the system working, moving 17 million of us across this busy stretch of sea each year.

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3. Rugby League World Cup Final - England v Australia Saturday at 9am on BBC2

England have made it to the World Cup Final after a controversial win over Tonga in the semis (see the thrilling highlights above). Can the English make up for the struggling cricketers and defeat the reigning champions and 10-time winners, Australia.

4. Bournemouth v Southampton andManchester City v West Ham - Sunday from 12:30pm on Sky Sports Premier League

Sky Sports viewers can enjoy two top flight fixtures live this Sunday. The latter promises to be an interesting encounter as struggling West Ham face table-toppers Man City. Pep Guardiola's team are being hailed as one of the best to ever grace the division; can new Hammers boss David Moyes coax a decent performance out of his under-achieving squad?

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5. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Cert U) on the TalkTalk TV Store

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

On-demand viewers can now download and keep this stylish sci-fi adventure through their TalkTalk TV boxes or online via the TalkTalk TV Store.


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