These are the best shows and movies on TV on New Year's Day 4 years ago

These are the best shows and movies on TV on New Year's Day

They've saved some of the best TV of the festive season until last. 

Probably one of the last days you can justify vegetating on the couch with the last of the sweets and treats left over from Christmas.


Once you've surfaced from the celebrations on New Year's Eve, here's what you can watch on TV:

Harry Potter: A History of Magic - RTÉ 2 - 2:45pm

JK Rowling discusses the real-life counterparts to her magical world of Harry Potter.

Blue Planet II: Oceans of Wonder - BBC One - 3:30pm

David Attenborough takes a look back at the brilliant 2017 series.

Maleficent - BBC One - 5pm

Pat Shortt's Music from d'Telly - RTÉ One - 7pm


 Pat has been busy rummaging through the RTÉ Archive to share his very own Christmas music favourites.

The Great Festive Bake Off - Channel 4 - 7:40pm

The second episode of the Christmas specials of The Great British Bake Off.

Sue Perkins and the Chimp Sanctuary - BBC Two - 9pm

Sue meets special animals who have been freed from testing laboratories.


Pitch Perfect 2 - Channel 4 - 9pm 

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - RTÉ One - 9:30pm