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What to watch: BBC First December 2020 recommendation

If you happened to use the streaming service BBC First in Malaysia, there will be interesting premieres shows happening on December and January. Let’s check out the what’s new from BBC First:

All Creatures Great and Small  (Period Drama | Episodes: 6 x 60’)

James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph) Clive the Bull (Jester)

Show Summary: 
Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph) follows his dream to become a vet in the magnificent Yorkshire Dales. He soon discovers that treating the animals is as much about treating their owners, and the Dales’ farmers are a tough crowd to please. At Skeldale House James gets to know his newly formed dysfunctional family; his chaotic and erratic boss Siegfried Farnon (Samuel West), his wayward brother Tristan (Callum Woodhouse) and the shrewd Mrs Hall (Anna Madeley) who is endlessly steering the ship. When local beauty Helen Alderson (Rachel Shenton) attracts James’ attention he finds another, more enduring reason to stay in the Dales. 

Cast: Rachel Shenton (White Gold), Nicholas Ralph, Anna Madeley (Patrick Melrose), Callum Woodhouse (The Durrells), Samuel West (Mr Selfridge). 

Premieres: Friday, 4 December 2020 (UnifiTV channel 481, BBC Player)

All Creatures Great and Small: Christmas Special  (Period Drama | Episodes: 1 x 60’)

Show Summary: 
Continuing right when Series 1 left off, Tristan has decked the halls with mistletoe and Mrs Hall has laid on a feast and is looking forward to her son Edward returning for Christmas. As the house fills with locals for the party, James receives a call from Bert Chapman who wants help with his dog who is struggling to give birth. James has to leave the party and is surprised when Helen asks if she can go with him to get away from all the wedding gossip around her upcoming wedding with Hugh. 
When it’s time to leave, James is horrified to discover the fog has descended trapping them high up in the Dales until morning. 
James calls Skeldale and promises to get Helen back in time for the wedding, meanwhile wondering if he will be able to suppress his true feelings for her. 

Premieres: Wednesday, EXPRESS from UK 23 December 2020, 8:00AM  (UnifiTV channel 481, BBC Player)

Life  (Contemporary | Episodes: 6 x 60’)

Picture Shows: Behind The Scenes – Gail (ALISON STEADMAN)

Show Summary: 
An explosive series from the team behind BAFTA-winning global hit Doctor Foster. Created by multi-award-winning writer Mike Bartlett, Life explores the human capacity for connection in an increasingly splintered society. Manchester, England. The residents of a large suburban house go about their very different lives. The walls that divide their flats keep them apart. But life has a way of bringing people together. And as their stories begin to intersect, hidden secrets connect these characters in ways that could never have been anticipated. 

Premieres: Friday, 11 December 2020 (UnifiTV channel 481, BBC Player)

The Little Drummer Girl  (Thriller | Episodes: 6 x 60’)

Show Summary: 
From the producers of Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning The Night Manager, and directed by Park Chan-Wook, Alexander Skarsgaard, Michael Shannon and Florence Pugh star in brand new John Le Carré drama adaptation, The Little Drummer Girl. 
A Palestinian assassin is targeting prominent Israelis. An English actress is recruited by the Israelis to infiltrate the assassin’s terrorist cell. This will require all of her acting talents and put her at considerable risk. 

Premieres: Friday, 18 December 2020  (UnifiTV channel 481, BBC Player)

Call the Midwife: Christmas Special  (Period Drama | Episodes: 1 x 90’)

Picture Shows: Programme iconic. Sister Monica Joan (JUDY PARFITT), Sister Julienne (JENNY AGUTTER), May Turner (APRIL RAE HOANG), Nurse Lucille Anderson (LEONIE ELLIOTT), Trixie (HELEN GEORGE), Angela Turner (ALICE BROWN), Nurse Phyllis Crane (LINDA BASSETT)

Show Summary: 
December 1965. Everyone at Nonnatus House is looking forward to traditional Christmas celebrations with all the trimmings, but nothing goes quite according to plan. Sister Monica Joan is rushed to hospital, Trixie is incensed to receive a subscription to a Marriage Bureau as a Christmas gift, and a surprise reunion for Shelagh involves her in a deeply moving birth. Amid all this the circus arrives in Poplar, bringing new friendships, new experiences, and an exciting adventure for Nurse Crane. 

Cast:  Leonie Elliott, Judy Parfitt, Jenny Agutter, Stephen McGann, Linda Bassett, Helen George, Laura Main 

Premieres: Saturday, EXPRESS from UK 26 December 2020, 8:00AM  (UnifiTV channel 481, BBC Player)

Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks  (Sci-Fi | Episodes: 1 x 90’)

Show Summary: 
With the fate of the Doctor seemingly hanging in the balance following the climactic ending to series 12, Doctor Who will next return to screens for a special during the upcoming festive season, in an episode entitled Revolution Of The Daleks. 
A thrilling and emotional festive special featuring major guest stars, and the Doctor’s most iconic and deadly adversaries. 

Premieres: Saturday, EXPRESS from UK 2 January 2021, 8:00AM  (UnifiTV channel 481, BBC Player)

So, be sure to mark your calendar to stay tuned with your favourite series and specials happening on BBC First.

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