Thursday 20 December TV Highlights

5pm

LIVING Charmed “Little Monsters”

SCI FI “The Lost World “The Knife”

SKY TWO Futurama “Insane in the Mainframe”

SKY THREE Relic Hunter “Gypsy Jigsaw” – which sounds like something from the ’70s you could pick up at a car boot sale.

5.30pm

SKY TWO Futurama “Bendin’ in the Wind”

6pm

ITV4 The Champions “Reply Box No 666”

SCI FI Mysterious Ways “Reason to Cry”

7pm

BBC3 Doctor Who “Utopia” – here come the drums, here come the drums

ITV4 Third Rock from the Sun “My Mother the Alien”

LIVING The X-Files “Home” – superbly spooky episode, once banned in the US.

SCI FI Mysterious Ways “The Greater Good” – blimey, a double dose tonight. Must be Christmas.

SKY TWO Stargate SG-1 “Menace”

7.30pm

ITV4 Third Rock from the Sun “Jolly Old St Dick” – Christmas episode

ZONE HORROR The Twilight Zone – no episode details (they could have been showing the same one for the past fortnight for all we know)

8pm

ITV4 UFO “The Man Who Came Back”

SCI FI The Dead Zone “Revelations” – your chance to mourn its passing

SKY TWO Stargate SG-1 “The Sentinel”

TROUBLE Charmed “Scry Hard”

VIRGIN 1 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine “Past Tense” – second part of the excellent time travel story.

9pm

SCI FI Dead Like Me “Always” – your chance to celebrate its resurrection

SKY TWO Battlestar Galactica “Razor”

TROUBLE Kyle XY “What’s the Frequency, Kyle?”

10pm

BBC4 Lost Hearts – another chilling MR James ghost story adaptation

SKY ONE Journeyman “Double Down”

SCI FI Dead Like Me “Haunted” – the final episode of the original series

11.20pm

BBC2 The Martians and US “The End of the World as We Know It” – documentary series about British SF

BBC4 The Signalman – adaptation of the Charles Dickens ghost story (the one the Doctor says he loves in “The Unquiet Dead”, Who fans)

Midnight

BBC4 Children’s TV on Trail “1980s”

1am

LIVING Blood Ties “Wrapped”