Emmanuel Kehoe’s guide to Christmas television

Snuggle up and set those DVRs with our television critic’s lowdown on the festive season on the small screen

22nd December, 2019
Emmanuel Kehoe’s guide to Christmas television
Saoirse Ronan as Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots (Sky Premiere 11.15am, 8pm) Saoirse Ronan is spirited as the ill-fated first-cousin-once-removed of Queen Elizabeth I of England (Margot Robbie) who would eventually remove her cousin’s head. A directorial film debut by Josie Rourke and scripted by Beau Willimon (House of Cards), it presents a somewhat anachronistic feminist picture of the conflict/relationship between the two women who never actually met but corresponded with each other. David Tennant plays ranting Scottish Calvinist...

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