TV PREVIEW: Doctor Who is pick of the Christmas bunch

REPORTER Daniel Jaines looks at this year’s Christmas TV.

IF YOU want to see something local on your screens this year, there’s one Christmas show to watch and that’s the Doctor Who Christmas special on Christmas Day at 7pm.

With a scene shot at Lincolnshire Aviation Centre in East Kirkby and starring Alexander Armstrong (pictured right), the story follows the Time Lord who crash-lands on Earth during the Second World War and tries to make sure two unfortunate evacuees and their mother have the best Christmas ever.

He transports them to a magical land dominated by an enchanted forest - but that is when their troubles really begin.

The episode, inspired by CS Lewis’s Narnia stories. also stars Claire Skinner, Bill Bailey and Arabella Weir.

Other highlights over the Christmas period include the recent film adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which will be on Christmas Eve at 5.50pm on BBC One, along with Morecambe and Wise on BBC Two at 8pm, also on Christmas Eve. Channel 5 will showing showing classic Christmas films on Christmas Day including Mrs Santa Claus at 3.45pm.