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It's Christmas, everyone's fighting for control of the TV. Thankfully, with streaming services like Amazon Prime Video you can watch what you want at any time, so it doesn't matter if your programme clashes with someone else's.

There's plenty to watch on Amazon. 'The Grand Tour' has a Christmas special, there's an 80s-set comedy, Nazi thriller, transgender drama and more.

Some shows are even available in 4K, a resolution that's four times as sharp as high definition. Check out our guide and plan your viewing.

The Grand Tour


Clarkson and co. continue to bray their way around the world, crushing cultural sensitives under the wheels of their 4x4s as they go.

The Christmas special airs on 23rd December – called 'Happy Finnish Christmas', it sees the trio take to Kakslauttanen, in Lapland, Finland, with a yet-to-be-announced special guest.

Then a week later, it's a Namibia special – judging by the way they've rinsed Amazon's coffers so far, no doubt the boys will have something spectacular in store for New Year. The following week, they're off to Stuttgart in Germany.

The series runs up until 3rd February – we'll have to see if they can maintain the momentum, or if the show's energy fizzles out by then. Available in 4K.

The Man in the High Castle series two

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If you missed the first series, do yourself a favour and binge-watch it now. Based on Philip K Dick's novel of the same name, it posits what could have happened had the Axis powers conquered the US during the second world war.

The first season was loved by critics, and was the most-watched original series that Amazon has produced. It also picked up two Emmys this year, as well as a stack of nominations in other awards.

The all-star cast returns for series two, including Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank and Rufus Sewell. And it's in 4K too! Bonus.

Mozart in the Jungle series three

Available now

The third series of Amazon's lid-lifting series on the classic music scene is just as enlightening as the first two. Based on oboist Blair Tindall's 2005 memoir 'Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music', it shines a light on the seedy goings-on of orchestras behind-the-scenes.

It stars Lola Kirke, Gael Garcia Bernal and Saffron Burrows, and won two Golden Globes, an Emmy and an Image Foundation Award this year. Available in 4K.

Red Oaks series two

Available now

If you've seen the 1980 golfing comedy 'Caddyshack', you know what to expect, only with tennis instead of golf. In the second series of this coming-of-age comedy (which is available in 4K), Craig Roberts returns as David Myers, a young student working as a tennis pro at the prestigious Red Oaks Country Club during the summer between his sophomore and junior years of college.

It's set in the 1980s, with suitably un-PC humour. The question is: Is it satirising old attitudes, or promoting them itself? As with a lot of TV, a lot depends on the viewer.

Transparent series three

Available now

The BAFTA-winning series is back for a third series. It's a family drama, focussing on the fallout following the father Mort (Jeffrey Tambor) coming out as transgender.

Series three sees the Pfefferman family splintering, with Maura seeking gender confirmation surgery in a bid to become the woman she envisions. \

But the family comes together for a cruise in Mexico, proving that while they all have their differences, they can all still be together. It too is in 4K, and stars Tambor, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass and Gaby Hoffmann.

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