On a programming note after last year's Peter Pan Goes Wrong it looks like this year there's a Christmas Carol Goes Wrong.
Great news, and that seems to be made for TV rather than adaptation of a stage show. It was thrown out in a rather poor slot last year though so didn't set the ratings alight - will be interesting to see where it goes this year.
The BBC have a three hour gap to fill in the schedules thanks to the pulling of the Agatha Christie drama. Even a decade ago they'd have had plenty of shows from off-peak they could probably juggle around to fill the gap, but sadly that's not the case anymore though I guess putting a film into a flagship slot solves two of the three hours, so they'd probably get away with it.
As for idents - they have tended to launch midweek in recent years so I'd place my bets on Tuesday 5th December. Strictly final day on the 16th would be a more sensible date of course (and still seemingly quite early!) but little chance it'll be that late.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television"