TV round-up: 12/12/14 – 18/12/14

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This week’s round-up includes the finale to BBC’s successful drama, The Missing. Elsewhere, there are two annual award ceremonies taking place in the next seven days: Sports Personality of the Year and The British Comedy Awards. But first, to aid you in your festive cooking, Mary Berry shares her Christmas favourites this evening. Read the full round-up below.

Mary Berry’s Absolute Christmas Favourites: The star of The Great British Bake Off who has gradually become one of the nation’s favourite famous faces, Mary Berry returns to our screens tonight to show us some of her Christmas favourites by drawing on her wealth of baking knowledge. In the first of this two-parter, Mary updates her mother’s Christmas Eve fish pie, whilst also making a chicken and ham pie ideal for the Boxing Day lunch. As well as this, Berry prepares two puddings: a blackberry and apple crumble tart and a chocolate mousse cake. Mary Berry also visits a cheese-maker and a chocolatier. Tune in tonight on BBC Two at 8.30pm.

Sports Personality of the Year 2014: Gary Lineker, Gabby Logan and Clare Balding present this year’s award ceremony live from Glasgow at the Hydro Arena, where the successor to Andy Murray will be crowned. Those in battle for the central prize include Rory McIlroy who has dominated the golfing scene, winning two of the year’s four Majors. As well as McIlroy, Lewis Hamilton and Lizzy Yarnold are also in the running. In addition to the main prize, awards will be handed out in categories such as Team of the Year, Coach of the Year and Unsung Hero. The Helen Rollason Award will also be awarded, given to someone who epitomises courage and has the ability to inspire others. Watch it this Sunday on BBC One at 8pm.

The Missing: The drama that began back in October finally comes to a close next week, where the action continues to move between the past and the present as the investigation into the disappearance of Oliver finds the answers it has been looking for. The programme, which stars the likes of James Nesbitt, Frances O’Connor, Tcheky Karyo and Jason Flemyng, has been consistently popular with UK audiences across the board, peaking at over seven million. Catch the last in the series on Tuesday at 9pm on BBC One.

The British Comedy Awards 2014: The annual award ceremony takes place next week, where Jonathan Ross hosts a night to celebrate the best comedy in Britain today. Matt Berry is likely to be the most successful act of the evening, with Toast of London being up for six awards, the most nominations since Gavin & Stacey seven years ago. Other nominees include Harry Enfield, Graham Norton and Katherine Parkinson. Shows nominates include The Wrong Mans and Would I Lie to You?. Catch this comedy night on Wednesday, Channel 4 at 9pm.

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