New Year's Day TV picks: the best shows tonight including Sherlock

Published Friday, Jan 1 2016, 01:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Happy New Year! Here's the best of tonight's telly…

Billionaire Boy, BBC1, 7pm

Another of David Walliams' books, Billionaire Boy, is being adapted for TV with a cast including Walliams himself.

Billionaire Boy, Fri 1 Jan


Len makes a billion from inventing a new toilet roll and his 12-year old son, Joe appears to have everything, but all he really wants is a friend. Can Len see the error of his spending ways, realise money isn't everything, and reconnect with his young son?

Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast, C4, 8pm

Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty join forces for a third series of Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast at their end of the pier café.

Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast, Fri 1 Jan

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While Jamie cooks show-stopping dishes to share with friends and family, Jimmy explores the foods we buy in the supermarket and how we could actually be making them at home. Celeb friends will be stopping by too, and first up it's Orlando Bloom who's cooking up a Moroccan tagine.

Sherlock, BBC1, 9pm

It's 1895 and we're meeting Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman's Dr Watson all over again with a Victorian makeover.

Sherlock, Fri 1 Jan 2016


Some things don't change though and the two friends must solve a murder even in this century. With a ghost-bride stalking the streets of London committing unspeakable crimes, can Holmes and Watson use their cunning to combat an enemy from beyond the grave?

The Big Quiz, ITV, 9pm

Stephen Mulhern hosts The Big Quiz: Coronation Street versus Emmerdale this New Year's Day, as legends from both soaps are tested on the biggest events and funniest moments in their shows from 2015.

The Big Quiz, Corrie v Emmerdale, Fri 1 Jan


Michael Le Vell, Brooke Vincent, Sue Cleaver, and Jack P Shepherd take on Mark Charnock, Charlotte Bellamy, Liam Fox and Samantha Giles with all the drama you'd expect from a good soap showdown.

Mrs Brown's Boys New Year Special, BBC1, 10.30pm

Mrs Brown's Boys has a New Year Special and Agnes Brown is stunned when a handsome stranger appears at Foley's Pub.

Mrs Brown's Boys, NY Day special, Fri 1 Jan


Everyone assumes the fella is after Cathy, but the stranger reveals he only has eyes for one woman: Agnes herself! Will she go on her first date in years? And if she does is her suitor in for a big surprise?

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