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What to watch on TV on New Year's Eve

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Ellie Walker-Arnott
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Say farewell to the past year with a trio of New Year treats, a theatrical special and some seriously good movies: 

Ben-Hur

Back in the '50s this swords-and-sandals epic starring Charlton Heston was the most expensive piece of cinema ever made. 9.15am, Channel 5. 

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

David Suchet, aka Poirot, narrates a TV version of the West End show. The popular comedy of errors follows an amateur dramatics group as they attempt to put on an ambitious pantomime. 6.20pm, BBC1.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Complete your Christmas Harry Potter marathon with the final instalment of the fantasy franchise. The Boy Who Lived faces Voldemort for a final showdown at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 9pm, ITV.

Alan Carr's News Year Specstacular

Danny Dyer, Keith Lemon, Laura Whitmore, Sinitta, Gemma Collins and more play party games with the gregarious host. 9pm, Channel 4. 

The Graham Norton Show

The big new films of early 2017 are the talk of the night, as 'Assassin's Creed' stars Micheal Fassbender and Marion Cotillard and 'Split' actor James McAvoy hang out on Norton's sofa. 10.25pm, BBC1. 

Pulp Fiction

Quentin Tarantino's stylish and violent comedy is an astonishing, entertaining '90s classic. 10.30pm, Channel 5

Jool's Annual Hootenanny

The musical maestro returns for his annual New Year extravaganza. Guests include Chaka Khan, Roy Wood, Rag'n'Bone Man, Gregory Porter, Seasick Steve and more. 11.20pm, BBC2. 

Here are the TV shows we can't wait to watch in 2017. And the 2016 movies we're not in a rush to see again... 

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