It's Tuesday, in case you forgot what day it is in all the festive merriment. Time to settle down with some quality dramas.
The Queen 4:30pm, ITV Set in the aftermath of Princess Diana's untimely death in 1997, this film focusses on how New Labour, led by Tony Blair (Michael Sheen), manages to convince Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren) to acknowledge the public's remarkable outpouring of grief. Mirren won an Oscar for her performance in the title role, but Sheen shines as Blair, and there's strong support from Sylvia Syms as the Queen Mother and James Cromwell as a delightfully pompous Prince Philip.
Finding Neverland 5:55pm, BBC Two 'Monster's Ball' director Marc Forster effortlessly combines fantasy and reality in this take on the origins of 'Peter Pan', adapted from a play by Allan Knee. Johnny Depp plays JM Barrie, who takes inspiration for the timeless story from four fatherless boys and their recently widowed mother Sylvia (played by Kate Winslet). As the relationship develops, the film tugs at the heart strings, and the whole thing is wrapped up in love for its subject matter.
Erin Brockovich 10:45pm, Channel 5 Julia Roberts plays the title role, a twice-divorced mother of three who takes on big business in a classic tale of David vs Goliath. When she finds evidence that a power company has ruined the local community's health with contaminated water, lawyer Brockovich takes the fight to it. What's more extraordinary is that it's based on a true story. Director Steven Soderbergh puts aside his usual flash and pizzaz for a more engrossing human drama, and the viewer reaps the rewards.