Christmas Gift Guide 2016: 72 Essential Gifts You Need To Buy

TV

Riz Ahmed Nas The Night Of
HBO

With TV makers upping their game almost relentlessly this year, it's been a great ones for fans of the small screen, and that means it's great news for anyone looking to buy for a big TV lover in their lives.

43. The Night Of

The Night Of BR
HBO

The greatest TV show of the year is now the most essential blu-ray release. Relive the tense, often hilarious tale of a man thrown under suspicion of murder by circumstances and watch in horror as his morally good life unravels in prison as you question your own judgement at every turn.

It's a one of a kind show and another notch in HBO's belt as the greatest TV show maker of all time.

Get yours here.

42. American Dad Season 11

American Dad 11
Fox

America’s favourite CIA Agent and his unconventional family are back in this uncensored, unashamed and unforgivably rebellious release of the hit US show.

Packed with celebrity guest voices including Kim Kardashian and Jane Krakowski, this wildly hilarious season follows super-patriotic CIA agent Stan Smith and his eccentric family on their misadventures in Langley Falls, Virginia.

Win a copy here.

41. Star Trek: The Original Series: The Roddenberry Vault

Roddenberry Vault BR
Paramount

In honour of the Star Trek's 50th Anniversary, Paramount have released this three-disc Blu-ray offering fans unprecedented access to never-before-seen footage from the production of Star Trek: The Original Series. Putting together deleted footage preserved by the Roddenberry Estate and restoring it, this is an experience for fans like few others.

It includes twelve classic episodes chosen for their importance, and is packed with extra features and insightful documentaries from celebrity fans and analysts. Quite the bundle.

Get yours here.

40. Family Guy Season 16

Family Guy S16
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Get ready for 20 uncensored Family Guy episodes, in which Peter reveals his sweet K-pop dance moves, Stewie lands a sticky gig as a peanut butter spokesbaby, Brian fetches true love in India, and the gang spend a terrifying night in a totally insane asylum.

Is this the best season yet? It's definitely close.

Win yours here.

39. The Fall - Seasons 1-3

The Fall
BBC

Get all 17 episodes from the first three series of the BBC crime drama starring Gillian Anderson as a Metropolitan Police detective drafted to Belfast to help on a puzzling murder case. The show is an exercise in tense drama, as we watch Stella Gibson (Anderson)'s investigations lead her to believe that a serial killer is at work.

Meanwhile, the killer, Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan), continues to evade capture and sets about finding his next victim, in a far more watchable role for him than 50 Shades...

Get yours here.

38. The Tunnel

The Tunnel
Acorn

Yet another classic from the French. When a prominent French politician is found dead on the border between the UK and France, detectives Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) and Elise Wassermann (Clémence Poésy) are sent to investigate on behalf of their respective countries.

The Tunnel is the latest compelling and sophisticated thriller set against the backdrop of Europe in crisis, from the makers of Broadchurch, Spooks and Life on Mars and featuring stunning central performances.

Get yours here.

37. Broadchurch

Broadchurch Boxset
ITV

You don't win plaudits as the greatest British TV drama in a generation without working hard for it. This boxset unites all 16 episodes of the critically acclaimed, stunningly tense drama following the murder of an eight-year-old boy and the shockwaves that reverberate around a small community.

Featuring incredible performances by the likes of Jodie Whittaker, Olivia Colman and David Tennant, this belongs on every drama fan's TV boxset shelf.

Get yours here.

Win a Great TV Boxset bundle here.

36. Billy Connolly: High Horse Tour Live

Billy Connolly High Horse
Universal

The legend returns in his ‘High Horse Tour’! Billy Connolly is rightly considered one of the all time greats of stand-up and an innovator who changed the face of the medium. Without him, modern comedy would look very different indeed.

And even at the age of 72, the legendary Scot has a wild, manic energy, and is still as sharp as ever and he's also still as funny, just as importantly.

Win a copy here.

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