Highlights from ITV this fortnight

Christmas is off the cards and then back on the cards in Bad Move, with Steve and Nicky facing a tricky Christmas drinks party and their ghastly neighbours. An exclusive new film about the most famous ice skating couple in history, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, skates on to our screens on the eve of Christmas Day. Save those Turkey sandwiches and catch up with an explosive first season of Absolutely Ascot on ITV2 from Thursday 27th at 1pm. Just in time for 2019 Vera’s New Year’s Eve special is an absolute must-watch covering the highs and lows of her best cases.

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Bad Move - Festive Cheer

Bad Move - Festive Cheer

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Christmas Eve, Monday 24th December, 8:30pm

Steve (Jack Dee) and Nicky (Kerry Godliman) are back on our screens in this festive special, but have their fortunes changed, and will they have a merry Christmas? The unlucky duo vow not to celebrate Christmas and to treat it as just another day, but Nicky takes pity on Alice, and before they know it, they’re hosting an ill-fated drinks party attended by Nicky’s dad and their smug neighbours Matt and Meena.

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Torvill & Dean 

Torvill & Dean 

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Christmas Day, Tuesday 25th December, 9:15pm 

Poppy Lee Friar and Will Tudor head the cast of this drama looking at the early years of Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean and what sparked their success. The film follows the duo from their childhood homes in Nottingham, as the pair try skating separately. As the years go by, life on the ice becomes increasingly important and their paths are soon brought together, with success on the horizon.

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Absolutely Ascot 

Absolutely Ascot 

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Thursday 27th December, 1pm 

Follow the fabulous lives of a cast of larger-than-life characters who live around glitzy Ascot, all of whom have a connection to the racecourse and horse racing. Through the first season, the ladies get their outfits ready for the busiest social event of the year at Ladies’ Day, Samson gets into a love triangle with his girlfriend and Courtney, Henry causes drama and the gang get ready for Angel’s birthday party.

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Vera's New Year's Eve

Vera's New Year's Eve

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Thursday 31st December, 10pm

Catch up with some of the best cases ever dealt with by the obsessive, caustic and courageous DCI Vera Stanhope in the wind-swept wilds of Northumberland. Vera has a lot on her plate as a murder at an army barracks has connections to Afghanistan, a surgeon is killed and his daughters kidnapped, a physiotherapist is gunned down at a country retreat, and an ex-Met police officer is fatally stabbed.

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