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It's a comedy special tonight, with Lenny Henry, Micky Flanagan and Victoria Wood all bringing the laughs.

Sir Lenny Henry – A Life on Screen

9pm, BBC Two

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Lenny has been making us laugh and raising awareness for good causes for decades now, so this BAFTA tribute is long overdue. Contributions come from Michael Grade, Chris Tarrant, Trevor McDonald, Richard Curtis, and of course, Henry himself. He's come a long way from a child in Dudley to being a Shakesperean actor, via 'Tiswas', 'Comic Relief' and 'The Lenny Henry Show' – this is a chance to look back at the journey.

Micky Flanagan: Back in the Game

11:05pm, Channel 4

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Flanagan may be back after a well-earned break, but this is a chance to enjoy him at his chirpy cockney best. Recorded during his 2013 tour, when Flanagan had finely honed his act, it sees him play to his home crowd at London's Hackney Empire – it was just one stop on a tour that was seen by more than 500,000 people across the UK and Ireland.

Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings

11:30pm, Christmas Gold

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This Christmas special from 2000 is a reminder of the late Wood's comedy genius. Highlights include a Jane Austen-style period drama, and a parody of 'Brief Encounter'. With guest turns from Derek Jacobi, Imelda Staunton and even Alan Titchmarsh himself, this is a bonafide festive treat.

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