Viewers left bitterly disappointed with BBC Christmas TV schedule

The BBC has unveiled its Christmas TV schedule – and fans are not happy about it.

Taking to Twitter and Facebook, BBC One posted a preview of what viewers can expect to see on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Some viewers have blasted the channel for airing repeats throughout the festive season, with others demanding to know why there will not be a Gavin and Stacey special this year.

Christmas Eve schedule
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Rubbing salt further into the wounds, there will be a Gavin and Stacey special on BBC Radio Wales.

A total of 72 programmes have been revealed, 32 of which are specials with just as many repeats in store for fans.

There will be specials of Strictly and Mrs Brown’s Boys on Christmas Day, as well as the annual EastEnders slot.

Christmas Day schedule
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On Boxing Day footie fans can tune into the Aston Villa v Crystal Palace match.

The broadcaster released the Christmas TV schedule on Twitter, with a post reading: “Mince pies at the ready! Here’s your Christmas schedule for @BBCOne.”

Taking to Twitter, fans were quick to blast the upcoming schedule.

Boxing Day schedule
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One fan wrote: “Really???? That’s a schedule you’re proud to offer?? Really?????”

“Who keeps commissioning Mrs Brown’s Boys!?!? It’s the worst show out there,” one person commented.

While another said: “What an absolute joke the BBC used to be the channel to watch at Christmas not anymore why on earth do we have to pay an extortionate license fee for this pile of rubbish. I could think of better programming in my sleep scrap the license fee.”

And another fan replied: “More choice on Netflix/Amazon Prime. That’s why the BBC is dying.”

There are, however, lots of films and shows in store for kids this Christmas.

BBC One will be airing Christmas specials of Zog and The Gruffalo’s Child, and movies such as Moana and Madagascar too.

Plus there will be showings of Kung Fu Panda as well as the Christmas special, Pixar favourites Brave and Cars 3 and family fun with Paddington 2.

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