All the TV and films available on BBC iPlayer this Christmas

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BBC iPlayer has lots to offer this Christmas. (BBC)
BBC iPlayer has lots to offer this Christmas. (BBC)

It's a bumper Christmas at BBC iPlayer as there will be a record number of boxsets available, with over 1,000 titles to watch.

From the year's best TV to classic favourites, there's something for everyone to enjoy including some TV highlights set to air for the first time over the festive season.

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Look out for drama series A Very British Scandal starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany as the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, and psychological thriller The Girl Before, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and David Oyelowo, about a woman who moves into a strange house designed by an enigmatic architect.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 23/11/2021 - Programme Name: Around the World in 80 Days - TX: n/a - Episode: Around the World in 80 Days - ep 4 (No. 4) - Picture Shows: **STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:00:01 TUESDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2021** Passepartout (IBRAHIM KOMA), Phileas Fogg (DAVID TENNANT), Abigail “Fix” Fortescue (LEONIE BENESCH) - (C) Slim 80 Days / Federation Entertainment / Peu Communications / ZDF / Be-FILMS / RTBF (Télévision belge) - Photographer: Joe Alblas
Jules Verne's classic gets a new adaptation. (Federation Entertainment / Peu Communications / ZDF / Be-FILMS / Joe Alblas)

There is also a brand new adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic novel Around the World in 80 Days starring David Tennant, and Jamie Dornan stars in The Tourist as a man searching for his identity through the vast and unforgiving Australian outback, both of which will be available in the new year.

Family favourites to watch include new Julia Donaldson adaptation Superworm, as well as other classic titles from the author that have featured at Christmas such as The Gruffalo, The Highway Rat and Zog and the Flying Doctors.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 23/11/2021 - Programme Name: Superworm - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Superworm lifts a rock above his head. Superworm (MATT SMITH) - (C) Magic Light Pictures - Photographer: Magic Light Pictures
Julia Donaldson's 'Superworm' comes to the BBC. (Magic Light Pictures)

Viewers can also settle down with plenty if comedy boxsets, from recent series The Outlaws to classic sitcoms such as The Office.

Films available on iPlayer over the Christmas period will include Frozen, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spider-Man: Homecoming, A Star is Born and Judy.

TV available to stream on BBC iPlayer this Christmas:

A Very British Scandal

The Girl Before

Around the World in 80 Days

The Tourist

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Doctor Who

Call the Midwife

Death in Paradise



Not Going Out



Line of Duty

Binge on 'Line of Duty' this Christmas. (BBC)
Binge on 'Line of Duty' this Christmas. (BBC)

You Don't Know Me


Superman & Lois


Gossip Girl

Peaky Blinders

Killing Eve


Happy Valley

Programme Name: Back To Life Series 2 - TX: 31/08/2021 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  Miri Matteson (DAISY HAGGARD) - (C) Two Brothers Pictures - Photographer: Luke Varley
Catch up on 'Back to Life' this Christmas. (Two Brothers Pictures/Luke Varley)

I May Destroy You

Normal People

The Outlaws

Alma's Not Normal

The Cleaner

The Office


Keeping Up Appearances

In Her Skin

Back to Life

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What We Do in the Shadows


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The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo's Child

The Highway Rat

Stick Man

The Snail and the Whale

Zog (Credit: BBC)
Zog is available to watch. (BBC)

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Nova Jones

Jamie Johnson

Malory Towers


Mr Stink

The Boy in the Dress

Gangsta Granny

Attenborough’s Wonder of Song

Attenborough and the Mammoth Graveyard

The Mating Game


Programme Name: Universe - TX: n/a - Episode: Universe - ep 5 (No. 5) - Picture Shows: Just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang, massive, violent blue stars dominated the skies of the very first planets to form in the universe.  - (C) BBC - Photographer: Lola Post Production
Brian Cox's 'Universe' will be available. (BBC/Lola Post Production)

Wonders of the Celtic Deep

The Earthshot Prize

Blair and Brown: The New Labour Revolution

The Hunt for Bible John

Fever Pitch: The Rise of the Premier League

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Four Hours at the Capitol

Reclaiming Amy

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Films available on BBC iPlayer this Christmas:

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Homecoming


Kick-Ass 2

Ready Player One

A Star is Born


<p>Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga sizzle on screen as a drug-addicted rock star and young ingenue who helps get her break into the music industry. Though at times it veers into overly sentimental territory there is a rawness to the performances and cinematography that grips your heart all the way through. </p>
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in 'A Star is Born'.

Crazy Rich Asians

Last Christmas

Late Night

Mary Poppins Returns

Blade Runner 2049


Beauty and the Beast



Family favourites include 'Paddington'.
Family favourites include 'Paddington'.

The Jungle Book






Paddington 2

Written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
Performed by Idina Menzel. 
Festive favourite 'Frozen'. (Disney)


Inside Out

Finding Dory

Monsters University


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