is… a glorious reconstruction of the trial of Wagatha Christie

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Vardy Versus Rooney: A Courtroom Drama

21:00, Channel 4

This year’s Wagatha Christie trial will be in the history books. The story of Rebekah Vardy’s libel suit against Coleen Rooney — with her in-court dissection of Peter Andre’s chipolata and analysis of how to argue with a pigeon — hardly needs embellishment to be great entertainment. And so, this two-parter uses the real transcripts for a glorified reconstruction. But with Natalia Tena and Chanel Cresswell as the warring Wags, and Michael Sheen clearly enjoying himself as Rooney’s lawyer, oh how glorious. The first episode hears Vardy’s side of things, while tomorrow’s concluding part has Rooney referencing memes as evidence (including one of the two women’s Photoshop faces on Scooby-Doo characters). Holly Richardson


10pm, Dave

This fun, albeit Taskmaster-adjacent series of challenges concludes with some more insane outdoor activities. Phil Wang and Fatiha El-Ghorri find a way out in a plumbing challenge. And a dummy of the host, David Mitchell, is buried in a variety of delightfully morbid and occasionally downright sinister ad hoc funeral ceremonies. Have fun. Phil Harrison

Rosie Molloy gives up everything

10pm, Sky Comedy

Rosie Molloy (Sheridan Smith) is coping with her father’s death using her usual nauseating chain smoke cocktail, cheap jokes, wine and other failed attempts to get clean. Perhaps, when reality arrives at her funeral where they throw peanut M&Ms on her father’s coffin (she had a peanut allergy), she will be prompted to make a real change? Or not. Human resources

The dog house at Christmas

20:00, Channel 4

Even the hardest-hearted Grinch will melt at the sight of Emori, the three-legged German shepherd, as the Wood Green Pets Charity continues its commendable efforts to match rescue dogs with suitable new owners. Also looking for permanent homes (and lots of Christmas treats) are wily fox terrier Ziggy and a friendly staffie-cross named Winston. Graeme Virtue

Inside M&S at Christmas

9pm, ITV1

This isn’t just a behind-the-scenes documentary examining how a major retailer prepares for its pivotal month; this is a true Marks & Spencer. How does the legendary brand intend to stay on top? The Test Kitchen is whipping up easy-to-bake turkeys and sprouts au gratin as their holiday announcement brings back a beloved double act. GV

Lionesses: European champions

10.40pm, BBC One

This will be remembered as the year the Lionesses took it home – the first time an England senior team won a major football tournament since 1966. This celebratory documentary follows their journey through the eyes of manager Sarina Wiegman, the Captain Leah Williamson and team members such as Jill Scott, Ellen White and Lucy Bronze. Ian Wright and Alex Scott also share their praise and explain exactly what a historic moment it has been for women in sport. Human resources

Film choice

Beauty and the Beast (Bill Condon, 2017) 2.45pm, BBC One
“Beauty is found within,” is the sensible message of Bill Condon’s unashamedly romantic live-action version of the fairy tale, though it helps if your fiancé turns into Dan Stevens at the end. Emma Watson brings Hermione’s practicality (and a decent singing voice) to French bookworm Belle, who bonds with her furry captor over a shared love of literature. Ewan McGregor (candlestick), Ian McKellen (clock) and Emma Thompson (teapot) provide comic relief as animated appliances, while Be Our Guest, with its Busby Berkeley style, is the standout number on the soundtrack. Simon Wardell

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