Pick of the Day

The Long Song, 9pm, BBC One

Based on Andrea Levy’s celebrated novel, and adapted for the screen by Sarah Williams, The Long Song is set on a sugar-cane plantation in Jamaica in the turbulent years before, and just after, the abolition of slavery. 

Starring Hayley Atwell, Lenny Henry and Tamara Lawrance, the three-part adaptation is set on a Jamaican slave plantation and focuses on July, who as a young child is taken from her mother Kitty to live in the big house with her odious mistress, Caroline, who hopes to train July up to be her personal maid. 

The new drama is described by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, as a "sweeping series about love and survival".

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Eastenders, 7.30pm, RTÉ One

The truth is finally out and Mick is back on the Square. Mick is still haunted by what Stuart put him through, so how will his return to Walford go?

The truth is out

Meanwhile, Hayley and Cherry move back in with the Slaters. Later on, Kat is shocked to spot the elderly man she knocked over a few weeks ago and makes herself scarce. Alfie tries to comfort Kat at the Queen Vic and she fills him in on what Maurice told her about Charlie that day. Finally, Louise's latest driving lesson goes wrong.

Love Actually, 9pm, ITV2

It's officially Christmas! Richard Curtis's festive favourite follows ten interconnected love stories during the run-up to Christmas. Romantic, witty and just a little bit sad, Love Actually will make you laugh, may even make you cry and will certainly leave you with a warm Christmassy glow.

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