Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Must-See Shows

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TOP OF THE POPS NEW YEAR SPECIAL TODAY, BBC1, 5.10PM FEARNE Cotton and Clara Amfo present a compilation of the biggest hits of the past 12 months, including tracks by some of this year's most popular and best-selling artists.

George Ezra makes a welcome return to the TOTP studio to perform Paradise, while Christine & the Queens play Girlfriend.

Jonas Blue is joined by Jack & Jack for a rendition of the summer anthem Rise, and Anne-Marie performs her hit Friends, from debut album Speak Your Mind.

There are also appearances by Mabel, Tom Grennan, Years & Years, Lewis Capaldi, B Young, Tom Odell and Clean Bandit.

Big Ben: Countdown to New TOMORROW, CHANNEL 4, 9PM ANNA Keay, Director of the Landmark Trust, presents the second in an occasional series going behind the scenes of clock tower's ongoing restoration, meeting key personnel working to maintain the iconic tower, clock and the great bell itself.

This episode features the foundry owner in Halifax who has been charged with making the new cast ironwork for the clock tower.

JOOLS' ANNUAL HOOTENANNY NEW YEAR'S EVE, BBC2, 11.15PM JOOLS Holland presents the 26th edition of his annual New Year's Eve party, with Canadian singer Michael Bublé performing classic songs in a big band style from his latest album Love - including his take on Elvis Presley's Such a Night.

Also appearing are Jess Glynne, Nile Rodgers and Chic, George Ezra, Marc Almond, Rudimental, Yola, the Record Company, Junior Giscombe, Hot 8 Brass Band and Ruby Turner, while the Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards will be on hand at midnight to play in the New Year.

DOCTOR WHO NEW YEAR'S DAY, BBC1, 7PM JODIE Whittaker's first season as the Time Lord was met with mixed reviews. While most people felt she was a worthy addition to the series, others claimed her bubbly nature wasn't appropriate and the scripts weren't up to scratch. …

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