TV tonight: our highlights for Monday 23rd November

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Hospital is just one of the gems on today…

TV tonight Hospital

This week’s Hospital follows transplant patients, Nigella shows us more recipes to Cook, Eat, Repeat, and it’s the start of Jonathan’s trial in The Undoing. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss tonight. 

  • Our hand-selected recommendations for what’s on TV tonight include three TV shows, a film, live sport and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set 
  • Keep up to date with the latest soap spoiler storylines on TV tonight with our daily soap synopsis 
  • For more information about what’s on TV tonight see our TV Guide 

What’s on TV tonight 

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight… 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat, 8pm, BBC2

TV tonight NIgella's Cook, Eat, Repeat

Nigella shares more favourite recipes

None of your Jamie ‘bish bash bosh’ here, Nigella’s all about gently ‘tumbling’ or ‘nestling’ ingredients into a pot. And once you’re in that mindset, she’s sharing recipes for a versatile dish of roast vegetables, cumin and fennel seeds with spiced bulgar wheat, and a chocolate and peanut butter layered cake. 

★★★★ JP

Hospital, 9pm, BBC2

Tonight’s episode highlights the hugely complicated issues the NHS is battling as it focuses on transplant services at London’s Royal Free Hospitals. Kidney transplants were halted during the first wave of the pandemic but four months later they are reinstated with Khalid, 68, one of the many who desperately needs the life-saving surgery. But it’s not just COVID-19 that is making life more complicated – a Greek patient needing a liver transplant also highlights how a no-deal Brexit could seriously affect NHS finances and the lives of those needing its expertise. 

★★★★ JL

The Undoing, 9pm, Sky Atlantic/NOW TV

TV tonight The Undoing

Haley’s playing hardball

Attorney Haley (Noma Dumezweni) is ruthless in her quest to acquit Jonathan (Hugh Grant) in the penultimate episode of this twisty thriller. Spying on jurors and coaching clients are mere warm-ups. By the end of the first day’s hearing, Haley’s tied so many people up in knots, she should get a boy-scout badge. Meanwhile, Henry feels the strain of the world judging his entire existence while his dad’s in the dock for murdering his mistress. As if being a teenager isn’t tough enough. And Grace is shocked by a confession close to home… 

★★★ ER

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Him & Her, seasons one to four, BritBox/BBC iPlayer

TV tonight Him & Her

Sarah Solemani and Russell Tovey star

Russell Tovey, recently seen in ITV’s spooky drama The Sister, appears in lighter vein here as one half of a lazy twenty-something couple (Sarah Solemani plays his partner) who spend their days watching DVDs in his flat, at least until the idea of getting married starts to take hold. At times crude, it is also heart-warming and funny. Joe Wilkinson played Dan, the couple’s eccentric neighbour who lives in the flat upstairs, while Camille Coduri also starred.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

One Day, Netflix

TV tonight One Day

Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess star

If you enjoyed the BBC1 adaptation of David Nicholls’ Us, the screen version of his smash-hit novel One Day is available to watch on Netflix. It begins on St Swithin’s Day, 15 July, in 1988, with the meeting at university of working-class Northerner Emma and posh Southerner Dexter, then revisits the pair on the same day each year as they lurch through adulthood. Hollywood star Anne Hathaway is wonderful as Yorkshire lass Emma, playing her as a caustic, unconfident girl who blossoms into a beauty, while Jim Sturgess captures Dexter’s early sense of entitlement and his later rueful humility. Deftly adapted for the screen by Nicholls himself, this is funny, romantic and deeply moving. 

Live sport

  • Grand Slam of Darts 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event/NOW TV

Soaps on TV tonight

  • EastEnders, 8.05pm
  • Emmerdale, 7pm
  • Coronation Street, 7.30pm & 8.30pm
  • Hollyoaks, 6.30pm

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don’t miss Hospital on TV tonight – more amazing work in the NHS at this critical time

Not found anything you want to watch on TV tonight? Check out our TV Guide. 

Happy viewing!

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Laverne Cox & Angelica Ross On Disclosure’s Impact and Protecting Trans Lives | Netflix

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What happens now that the impact of ‘Disclosure’ has been felt? Moderated by activist and writer Tre’vell Anderson, Executive Producer Laverne Cox and co-star Angelica Ross reunite to share their thoughts on what’s next for transgender representation in Hollywood, untold stories that didn’t make the cut and how we can take action as a society in protecting trans lives.

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Laverne Cox & Angelica Ross On Disclosure’s Impact and Protecting Trans Lives | Netflix
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In this documentary, leading trans creatives and thinkers share heartfelt perspectives and analysis about Hollywood’s impact on the trans community.

Teens React To Coming Out Scenes | Netflix VS Reality

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We brought together a group of teens to watch ‘coming out’ scenes from Netflix shows and invited them to share how the on-screen stories compared to their own personal experiences.

In partnership with Jubilee Media: https://www.youtube.com/jubileemedia

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Twitter Reacts to The Babysitter: Killer Queen | Netflix

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Which bish was fire fire fire? We rounded up some of the craziest, funniest, and most insightful reactions that Twitter had to offer regarding The Babysitter: Killer Queen.

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Two years after Cole survived a satanic blood cult, he’s living another nightmare: high school. And the demons from his past? Still making his life hell.

Drag Queens Trixie Mattel & Katya React to Princess Switch:Switched Again | I Like to Watch

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Drag queens Trixie Mattel and Katya react to scenes from the new Vanessa Hudgens film Princess Switch: Switched Again in this new episode of “I Like to Watch”.

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When Margaret’s Christmas coronation complicates her love life, her double Stacy steps in to save the day. But will a third look-alike ruin their plan?

Bridgerton | Exclusive Clip: Dinner with the Bridgertons | Netflix

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The Bridgerton family spends their dinners just the same as you do: debating Lady Whistledown’s true identity. Bridgerton, from Shondaland, premieres December 25, only on Netflix

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Searching for true love on high-society London’s competitive marriage market, Daphne Bridgerton meets her match in a dashing but wedlock-resistant duke.

TV tonight: our highlights for Sunday 22nd November

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Who Wants to be a Millionaire: The Million Pound Question is just one of the gems on today…

TV tonight The Million Pound Question

The Million Pound Question remembers WWTBAM’s big winners, The Crown sees the Royal Family head to Balmoral with two special guests, and His Dark Materials continues. Here’s what you shouldn’t be missing on TV tonight. 

  • Our hand-selected recommendations for what’s on TV tonight include three TV shows, a film, live sport and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set 
  • For more information about what’s on TV tonight see our TV Guide 

What’s on TV tonight 

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight… 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

The Crown, Netflix

TV tonight The Crown

Margaret Thatcher isn’t a hit at Balmoral

The second episode of this royal saga sees the Queen and family decamp to Scotland for their holidays, with two guests joining them for the notorious ‘Balmoral Test’. Lady Diana Spencer is a real hit, with Prince Philip enamoured by the coquettish teen, yet the same can’t be said of Margaret Thatcher. After wearing a bright blue suit and perfume while stalking deer, the new PM fails to impress and the trip is the start of a strained relationship. 

★★★ SMA

Who Wants to be a Millionaire: The Million Pound Question, 8pm, ITV

TV tonight The Million Pound Question

Judith Keppel recalls when she won the jackpot

The first of a six-part series in which winners of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? look back on their life-changing appearances on the show. First up is Judith Keppel, a London-based garden designer and distant relative of Camilla Parker Bowles, who became the first winner in 2000, prompting the headline ‘Camillionaire!’. Host Chris Tarrant recalls that, because she was so nervous, he never expected her to win, and Eggheads regular Judith talks about the bizarre and lucky coincidence relating to her final, million-pound question. 

★★★★ IM

His Dark Materials, 8.10pm, BBC1

TV tonight His Dark Materials

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a long way from his musical Hamilton

Who wouldn’t want to be pals with Lee Scoresby, the dashing aeronaut played by Lin-Manuel Miranda?! This week, the adventurer is doing his best to help his friend Lyra by hunting for elusive Stanislaus Grumman, who knows all about the coveted subtle knife that could protect the youngster. Meanwhile, Lyra puts herself in jeopardy when she pays another visit to Dr Mary Malone in Oxford… 

★★★★ CC

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Him & Her, seasons one to four, BritBox/BBC iPlayer

TV tonight Him & Her

Sarah Solemani and Russell Tovey star

Russell Tovey, recently seen in ITV’s spooky drama The Sister, appears in lighter vein here as one half of a lazy twenty-something couple (Sarah Solemani plays his partner) who spend their days watching DVDs in his flat, at least until the idea of getting married starts to take hold. At times crude, it is also heart-warming and funny. Joe Wilkinson played Dan, the couple’s eccentric neighbour who lives in the flat upstairs, while Camille Coduri also starred.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Call Me By Your Name, 12midnight, C4

TV tonight Call Me By Your Name

Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet star

He’s about to play the lead in the hotly anticipated Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve, of Arrival (2016) fame, but here’s Timothée Chalamet in the film that made the world take notice. He’s the teenager in sun-drenched 1980s Italy who gets a massive crush on Oliver (Armie Hammer), the research assistant at his professor dad’s holiday villa. But does the older man feel something too? And will he/should he act on it? A sensitively done coming-of-ager. 

Live sport

  • ATP World Tour Tennis Final 6pm, BBC2/Amazon Prime Video
  • Autumn Nations Rugby Union: Scotland v France 3pm, Amazon Prime Video

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don’t miss The Million Pound Question on TV tonight – relive those heart-stopping wins

Not found anything you want to watch on TV tonight? Check out our TV Guide.   

Happy viewing!

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17 Great British Comedy Sketch Shows

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Sketch comedy shows are prefect for days when we need to relax and laugh… They’re also a great way for actors and comedians to demonstrate their wide range of abilities. (That’s my favorite thing about sketch shows: all the different characters played by just a few people – such talent!)

Sketch or Skit? Although these are close to being interchangeable, they’re a little different. A sketch is a “a slight theatrical piece having a single scene, especially a comic variety act” while a skit is a “satirical or humorous story or sketch – a brief burlesque or comic sketch included in a dramatic performance (such as a revue)” [Mariam Webster].

They sound the same, right? However, a skit is more likely to be improvised and performed by amateurs, while a sketch is often scripted and delves deeper in characters and stories. So, they can be used interchangeably, but there are slight differences that comedians or actors might have strong opinions on.

NTSC vs PAL? Many of these shows are only available on DVD, so if you want to purchase any, be sure you can play them. DVDs are made for different regions. Region-Free DVD players will play both PAL (European) and NTSC (American) discs. We have a guide for that here if you need one. I noted whether the DVDs were PAL or NTSC in case you don’t have a region-free player.

 

NOTICE: The most recent sketch show on this list began in 2009. Some of these shows might contain content that may be considered racist, sexist, transphobic, homophobic, body-shaming, or appropriation of race and culture. Viewer discretion is advised.

 

A Bit of Fry & Laurie

A Bit of Fry & Laurie stars Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie as they explore a variety of “bits.” They often use wordplay and funny costumes. The show is partly filmed in front of a live audiences and includes musical performances by Laurie. It ran for four seasons from 1987 to 1995.

All four seasons of A Bit of Fry & Laurie are streaming on Amazon Prime Video US.
BritBox has the pilot (a Christmas special) and first season.

 

Alfresco

Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie also star in this show, along with Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane, Ben Elton, and Siobhan Redmond. Unlike many sketch shows, it was filmed on location (hence the name Alfresco, which comes from the Italian al fresco, “in the fresh air”). 

It is the predecessor to A Bit of Fry & Laurie, but there are only two seasons. They’re both streaming on BritBox.

 

Burnistoun

Burnistoun is set in a fictional town in the greater Glasgow area. It stars Scottish comedians Iain Connell and Robert Florence. Richard Rankin (Outlander) also has recurring roles. 

Burnistoun was streaming on Netflix US, so hopefully BritBox or Acorn will get the rights to stream it next. 
For now, it’s only available on DVD [PAL], so you’ll need a region-free DVD player to watch it.

 

Little Britain

*Clip contains sexual innuendo and is from Comic Relief, not the main show.

Little Britain stars David Walliams and Matt Lucas. It is known for satirizing all walks of British life. It’s narrated by Tom Baker. It was so popular, they even went on to make Little Britain USA. It stars a variety of funny recurring sketches, including the Welsh character “the only gay in the village,” along with sketches like “computer says no,” a character called “Vicky” who is a moody teenager (played by Matt Lucas), and an assistant (David Walliams) who is in love with the fictional Prime Minister.

Little Britain isn’t streaming right now because a sketch contains racial appropriation, but it is available to own on DVD [NTSC – Americas region]. Hopefully they’ll create a new edit of the show so it can be released on a streaming service soon.

 

The League of Gentlemen

The League of Gentlemen began in 1999 and stars Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss, and Jeremy Dyson. Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith went on to star in the dark comedy Inside No. 9. 

The League of Gentlemen is streaming on BritBox.

And if you fall in love with this dark humor, be sure to check out Inside No. 9 next.

 

The Catherine Tate Show

The Catherine Tate Show stars Catherine in a variety of roles, such as “Nan” (above), “Lauren” (a mouthy schoolgirl), and for Comic Relief, she plays a woman trying online dating who ends up with Daniel Craig but doesn’t know who he is. 

The Catherine Tate show (unfortunately, because it’s one of my favorites), is not streaming right now. 

The complete box set is available on DVD [PAL], but if you’re in the Americas, you’ll need a special region-free DVD player to watch it. They aren’t a bad investment because you can see shows that weren’t officially exported to the Americas; PAL format DVDs are often cheaper, too. 

 

French & Saunders

This sketch comedy series is written by and stars comedians Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. They often parody pop culture, movies, and songs. Also starring Simon Brint, David Walliams, Kathy Burke, Rosie Cavaliero, Claudia Winkleman, and Rupert Penry-Jones. 

French & Saunders seasons 1 – 6 are available on DVD [PAL] but you’ll need a region-free DVD player to watch them. We have a helpful guide for DVD regions and players here.

A 30th Anniversary Special (from 2017) is available on BritBox.

 

Monty Python’s Flying Circus

From the surreal and hilarious world of Monty Python comes their sketch comedy show Flying Circus. Starring all the regulars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, and Graham Chapman.  

For a taste: when a family’s cat is so apathetic it doesn’t even more, they hire Confuse-A-Cat Limited, as seen in the above clip.

You can own the digital version on Amazon or watch it on Netflix.

The complete Blu-Ray collection restored to HD (with lots of bonus features) is available on Amazon.

 

That Mitchell and Webb Look

From the co-creators of Peep Show, David Mitchell and Robert Webb, comes a hilarious sketch show that also stars Olivia Colman and Sarah Hadland (Stevie from Miranda). David Mitchell went on to become a team captain on the comedy panel show Would I Lie to You?

That Mitchell and Webb Look is available on Region 2 [PAL] DVDs from Amazon. So, you’ll need a region-free DVD player to watch it if you’re in the Americas.

 

Big Train

Big Train is a sketch comedy show written by Father Ted writers Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan. It stars Simon Pegg, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Rebecca Front, Amelia Bullmore, Julia Davis, Tracy-Ann Oberman, and Catherine Tate. It ran for two seasons from 1998 to 2002. 

Big Train is available on DVD [NTSC] from Amazon.

Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, and Julia Davis also starred in the “bleak, ambient” sketch show Jam in 2000. 

 

Not the Nine O’Clock News

Not the Nine O’Clock News stars Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, and Griff Rhys Jones. Four seasons aired from 1979 to 1982. The show was created to be deliberately different from Monty Python’s surreal comedy; rather, this show focuses more on pop culture and satirizing news stories.

Not the Nine O’Clock News is available on BritBox.

 

Not Only… But Also…

If you’re interested in watching the “godfather of an entire branch of British comedy,” you can safely start here. This 1964 comedy is often called the precursor to great sketch comedy, like Monty Python and Fry & Laurie. Not Only… But Also… stars comedy legends Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.

Peter Cook & Dudley Moore: The Best of… What’s Left of… Not Only… But Also… is available on DVD [NTSC] from Amazon.

 

Horrible Histories 

Although Horrible Histories is made for kids, tons of adults love it, too. Not only is it funny, but it is also educational. It stars Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard, Sarah Hadland, and Ben Willbond. They run with sketches about the Terrible Tudors, Angry Aztecs, Savage Stone Age, Vile Victorians, Measly Middle Ages, Rotten Romans, and so on. 

Six seasons of Horrible Histories are streaming on Amazon Prime Video US.

 

The Mighty Boosh

This isn’t strictly a sketch show. They’re considered a “comedy troupe.” But it features the same five (or so) actors in various roles with lots of fun costumes and accents. It follows Howard Moon (Julian Barratt) and Vince Noir (Noel Fielding), two friends who work in a zoo. Rather than being individual sketches, the different characters and situations exist in the same world. Each episode also features an original song. This show is so surreal and whimsical, it makes Monty Python look rational.

You can own the digital version on Amazon.

 

The Fast Show

The Fast Show is a sketch comedy starring Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Simon Day, Mark Williams, John Thomson, Arabella Weir, and Caroline Aherne. It’s unique twist is by being completely predictable; the comedy is stereotypical and the punchlines are nearly all the same.

There are three seasons. The first season is available on DVD [PAL] from Amazon, but you’ll need a Region-Free DVD player to watch it if you’re in the Americas. 

 

Smack the Pony

This female-lead sketch show stars Fiona Allen, Doon Mackichan, Sally Phillips, and Sarah Alexander. Darren Boyd also makes appearances. Their comedy features rapid-fire lines, modern everyday life, and relationship dramady.

The first episode is available on All 4’s official YouTube channel.  

Three seasons of Smack the Pony are streaming for free with ads on Tubi

 

The Armando Iannucci Shows

This sketch show is devised by Armando Iannucci who went on to work on The Thick of It, In the Loop, Veep, and Avenue 5. It features observational comedy about normal life and stars Iannucci, Hugh Cecil, Karen Ascoe, Melanie Hudson, Tony Gardner, and Stephen Mangan. If you’re a fan of The Thick of It, you’ll recognize the style of humor.

All eight episodes of this 2001 series are available on DVD [PAL] so you’ll need a Region-Free DVD player

 

A Few Honorable Mentions

These sketch shows deserve mentioning, but we didn’t include them in the above list because they don’t appear to be streaming and the DVDs are out of production. Hopefully some of them will eventually be available to stream. You can always contact streaming services and request shows. We have an article about how to do that here.

  • The Two Ronnies
    Starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett. It was a long-running sketch show with 12 seasons from 1971 to 1987. The features music, mini series of comedy sketches, and recurring characters. 
  • Harry & Paul
    Starring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse and ran for four seasons from 2007 to 2012. It features class and gender comedy as well as a few spoofs.  
  • Morecambe & Wise
    Starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. This popular show ran from 1968 to 1977. One reviewer says it has “timeless jokes with great character work.” 
     
  • Bo’ Selecta!
    Starring Leigh Francis. It ran from 2002 to 2004 and features toilet humor and surrealist celebrity satire. 
  • The Goodies
    Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, and Bill Oddie. The Goodies ran from 1970 to 1982. It is often surreal and features slapstick and satirical comedy.
  • Goodness Gracious Me
    Starring Sanjeev Bhaskar (The Indian Doctor, Unforgotten), Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal, and Nina Wadia. This sketch comedy pokes fun at stereotypes in British and Asian cultures.

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Giving Voice | Official Trailer | Netflix

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Executive produced by Viola Davis and John Legend, Giving Voice follows students in the annual August Wilson Monologue Competition inspired by the late playwright.

Watch Giving Voice on December 11 only on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/GivingVoice

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Giving Voice | Official Trailer | Netflix
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Students from across the US audition for a spot in the August Wilson Monologue Competition, culminating in a riveting final round on a Broadway stage.

Emily in Paris Cast Reveals What’s On Their Camera Roll

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The cast of Emily in Paris show us all their favorite behind the scenes pictures, revealing what it was like to film in Paris!

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Emily in Paris Cast Reveals What’s On Their Camera Roll
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After landing her dream job in Paris, Chicago marketing exec Emily Cooper embraces her adventurous new life while juggling work, friends and romance.

TV tonight: our highlights for Saturday 21st November

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Strictly Come Dancing is just one of the gems on today…

TV tonight Strictly Come Dancing

The competition is hotting up in Strictly, Portsmouth is Britain’s Most Historic Town this week, and Catchphrase celebrates its Catchiest Moments. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight. 

  • Our hand-selected recommendations for what’s on TV tonight include three TV shows, a film, live sport and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set 
  • For more information about what’s on TV tonight see our TV Guide 

What’s on TV tonight 

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight… 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

Britain’s Most Historic Towns, 7.45pm, C4

TV tonight Britain's Most Historic Towns

Alice Roberts in Portsmouth

Professor Alice Roberts explores an uncomfortable time in our history as she visits Portsmouth to reveal more about the Age of Empire. On board the actual HMS Victory, she learns more about Nelson, who captained it in the Battle of Trafalgar, and uncovers some difficult truths about his attitudes to slavery and women. She also shows the grim reality of life for sailors at this time and visits Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. 

★★★★ JL

Strictly Come Dancing, 7.15pm, BBC1

TV tonight Strictly Come Dancing

Hot to foxtrot: Johannes and Caroline

It’s a joy watching the celebs take on a new routine and improve week on week but it’s safe to say they wouldn’t get very far without the Strictly pro dancers. We’d be lost without the likes of pocket dynamo Janette Manrara – currently tearing up the dance floor with pop star HRVY – and the always charming Johannes Radebe, who’s tripping the light fantastic this year with Caroline Quentin. For us, the pro dancers are the real Strictly stars and we can’t wait to see what delights they have for us this week. 

★★★★ VW

Catchphrase: Catchiest Moments, 6.45pm, ITV

TV tonight Catchphrase: Catchiest Moments

Host Stephen Mulhern

Stephen Mulhern (and Mr Chips, of course) look back at some of the wackiest and funniest moments in the popular game show’s history, where contestants definitely didn’t say what they saw, or at least must have been seeing something very different to us at home! 

★★LP

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Him & Her, seasons one to four, BritBox/BBC iPlayer

TV tonight Him & Her

Sarah Solemani and Russell Tovey star

Russell Tovey, recently seen in ITV’s spooky drama The Sister, appears in lighter vein here as one half of a lazy twenty-something couple (Sarah Solemani plays his partner) who spend their days watching DVDs in his flat, at least until the idea of getting married starts to take hold. At times crude, it is also heart-warming and funny. Joe Wilkinson played Dan, the couple’s eccentric neighbour who lives in the flat upstairs, while Camille Coduri also starred.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Nativity!, Netflix

TV tonight Nativity!

Mr Poppy and the kids are ready to perform

Now’s the time to dig out some festive family favourites and Netflix has all three Nativity! films. In this first one, Martin Freeman’s grumpy primary school teacher is very much of the ‘Bah, humbug!’ persuasion after being dumped by his girlfriend. He’s unhappy about being coerced into organising the school nativity play – assisted by the over-enthusiastic and hapless Mr Poppy, played brilliantly by Marc Wootton – and then a little white lie about Hollywood interest gathers momentum… While totally unbelievable, it’s also entirely in keeping with the season, with lots of sparkle and lovable kids (who were mostly improvising throughout) singing surprisingly catchy songs in shrill voices. 

Live sport

  • Autumn Nations Cup Rugby Union:England v Ireland 2pm (k-o 3pm), C4/Amazon Prime Video
  • Autumn Nations Cup Rugby Union: Wales v Georgia 4.45pm (k-o 5.15pm) S4C/Amazon Prime Video
  • Premier League Football: Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City 5pm (k-o 5.30pm), Sky Sports Premier League/NOW TV

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don’t miss Strictly on TV tonight – getting tougher every week

Not found anything you want to watch on TV tonight? Check out our TV Guide. 

Happy viewing!

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Stranger Things: A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Robert Englund Joins Season 4 Cast!

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Stranger Things is adding a legendary cast member for its fourth season. 

Robert Englund, the actor who brought Freddy Krueger to life, is joining the cast of the 1980s-set Netflix series. 

Englund is on board as Victor Creel, a disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital.

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Yep, this is for sure going to be the perfect role for Englund, who scared fans for years on the A Nightmare on Elm Street movie series. 

The series has also cast the following roles:

– Eduardo Franco aka Argyle: a fun-loving stoner, pizza delivery boy, & Jonathan’s new best friend.

– Jamie Campbell Bower aka Peter Ballard: a caring man who works as an orderly at a psychiatric hospital.

– Sherman Augustus aka Lt. Colonel Sullivan: a no-nonsense man who believes he knows how to stop the evil in Hawkins.

– Mason Dye aka Jason Carver: a handsome, rich athlete dating the most popular girl in school.

– Tom Wlaschiha aka Dmitri: a smart and charming Russian prison guard.

– Nikola Djuricko aka Yuri: an unpredictable Russian smuggler who loves bad jokes, cold hard cash, and crunchy style peanut butter.

– Joseph Quinn aka Eddie Munson: the head of the Hawkins High official D&D Club, The Hellfire Club.

All eight join the already expansive cast that includes Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Matthew Modine, Noah Schnapp, and Sadie Sink.

Harbour’s return was in question after Stranger Things Season 3 seemingly wrapped with his death, but a video confirming production was underway ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic also revealed that Hopper is very much alive, but imprisoned. 

A firm premiere date has not been set by Netflix, but given that production was halted for months due to the pandemic, we’re probably looking at the second half of 2021 at the earliest. 

What are your thoughts on the casting news?

Hit the comments below. 

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TV tonight: our highlights for Friday 20th November

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House of Games Night is just one of the gems on today…

TV tonight Richard Osman's House of Games Night

Richard Osman’s House of Games goes primetime, Griff Rhys Jones resumes his Australian Adventures, and Lucy Worsley uncovers the last of Royal History’s Biggest Fibs. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight. 

  • Our hand-selected recommendations for what’s on TV tonight include three TV shows, a film, live sport and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set 
  • Keep up to date with the latest soap spoiler storylines on TV tonight with our daily soap synopsis 
  • For more information about what’s on TV tonight see our TV Guide 

What’s on TV tonight 

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight… 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

Griff’s Great Australian Adventure, 8pm, ITV

TV tonight Griff's Great Australian Adventure

Griff’s living the high life on the Gold Coast

We first saw comedian Griff Rhys Jones start his railway journey around Australia back in March, but the last three episodes documenting his travels were postponed… until now. Griff shows us some of the hidden gems Down Under has to offer, starting aboard the Spirit of the Outback, travelling along Queensland’s Gold Coast and deep into the rugged, historic Outback. 

★★ LP

Richard Osman’s House of Games Night, 8.30pm, BBC1

Tv tonight Richard Osman's House of Games Night

Game on: Richard and his players go primetime

Moving to a primetime slot for five weeks, Richard Osman’s laidback quiz with the big, big prizes – a bottle of fizz! a onesie! – starts its run with Jennifer Saunders, Jermaine Jenas, Jason Manford and Roisin Conaty answering the questions. Things get going with a gentle Rhyme Time round. As an example of the level of questions you can expect, here’s the first one: What rhyming answer involves a children’s TV show starring Big Bird with what Theresa May ‘naughtily’ ran through as a child? It’s not University Challenge, obviously, but it is a lot of fun. 

★★★★ SM

Royal History’s Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley, 9pm, BBC2

TV tonight Royal History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

Talking about a revolution: Lucy uncovers the truth about 1917 Russia

The Russian Revolution of October 1917 was the world’s first great socialist movement that rid the country of its cruel Tsar leaders and gave power to the people.Or did it? This brilliant series ends with Lucy Worsley dispelling the myths about this turbulent time, beginning with the fact that it was a group of women workers that started the revolt, not Lenin, who wasn’t even in the country. She also looks at the lies told about the murder of the Russian royal family, including their five children, and how Stalin was the original master of fake news. 

★★★★★ JL

Best box set to watch 

Fresh Meat, seasons one to four, Netflix/All 4

TV tonight Fresh Meat

College daze: Pre-COVID student life

Ghosts’ Charlotte Ritchie stars alongside Jack Whitehall in this sharply funny comedy from the Peep Show creators. They play two of the six students sharing a house in Manchester in the days before COVID when university life was rather different to what it is now.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

The Shallows, 10.50pm, Film4

TV tonight The Shallows

Blake Lively stars

Tapping into the primal terrors that lurk beneath the water’s surface, this pits Blake Lively’s lone surfer against a great white shark in a desperate battle for survival. Stranded 200m from the beach, with her attacker between her and the shore, Blake’s gutsy heroine proves incredibly resilient and resourceful, as she thinks up canny strategies to outwit her foe.

Live sport

  • Championship Football: Coventry City v Birmingham City 7pm (k-o 7.45pm), Sky Sports Football/NOW TV
  • Scottish Championship Football: Dunfermline v Hearts 7.30pm (k-o 7.45pm), BBC Scotland

Soaps on TV tonight

  • EastEnders, 8.05pm
  • Emmerdale, 7pm
  • Coronation Street, 7.30pm & 8.30pm

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don’t miss Richard Osman’s House of Games Night on TV tonight – which celeb is the cleverest?

Not found anything you want to watch on TV tonight? Check out our TV Guide. 

Happy viewing!

 

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Palm Springs, Lovecraft Country Lead Nominations for Inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards

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Hulu’s Palm Springs and HBO’s Lovecraft Country lead the nominations for the inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards, which are best described as being more pop culture and genre-oriented version of the Critics Choice Awards.

These awards are a special event honoring the most popular, fan-obsessed genres across both television and movies, including Superhero, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Horror, Action, and Animation.

The winners will be revealed in a special television presentation, which will be produced remotely following COVID safety protocols, hosted by writer/director/podcaster Kevin Smith and actress/writer Dani Fernandez.

The ceremony will air on The CW Network on Sunday, January 10, 2021 (8:00-10:00pm ET/PT) and will stream the next day for free on The CW App and cwtv.com.

FILM NOMINATIONS

BEST ACTION MOVIE


Bad Boys For Life (Sony)


Da 5 Bloods (Netflix)


Extraction (Netflix)


Greyhound (Apple TV+)


The Hunt (Universal)


Mulan (Disney+)


The Outpost (Screen Media)


Tenet (Warner Bros.)

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE


Tom Hanks – Greyhound (Apple TV+)


Chris Hemsworth – Extraction (Netflix)


Caleb Landry Jones – The Outpost (Screen Media)


Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods (Netflix)


Will Smith – Bad Boys For Life (Sony)


John David Washington – Tenet (Warner Bros)

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE


Betty Gilpin – The Hunt (Universal)


Yifei Liu – Mulan (Disney+)


Blake Lively – The Rhythm Section (Paramount)


Iliza Shlesinger – Spenser Confidential (Netflix)


Hilary Swank – The Hunt (Universal)

BEST ANIMATED MOVIE


Onward (Disney+)


Over the Moon (Netflix)


A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Netflix)


Soul (Disney+)


The Willoughbys (Netflix)


Wolfwalkers (Apple / GKIDS)

Will Forte

BEST VOICE ACTOR IN AN ANIMATED MOVIE


Jamie Foxx – Soul (Disney+)


Will Forte – The Willoughbys (Netflix)


Tom Holland – Onward (Disney+)


John Krasinski – Animal Crackers (Netflix)


Chris Pratt – Onward (Disney+)


Sam Rockwell – The One and Only Ivan (Disney+)

BEST VOICE ACTRESS IN AN ANIMATED MOVIE


Tina Fey – Soul (Disney+)


Honor Kneafsey – Wolfwalkers (Apple / GKIDS)


Maya Rudolph – The Willoughbys (Netflix)


Phillipa Soo – Over the Moon (Netflix)


Octavia Spencer – Onward (Disney+)


Eva Whittaker – Wolfwalkers (Apple / GKIDS)

BEST SUPERHERO MOVIE*


Birds of Prey (Warner Bros.)


The Old Guard (Netflix)


Secret Society of Second-Born Royals (Disney+)


Sonic The Hedgehog (Paramount)


Superman: Man of Tomorrow (Warner Bros. Animation)

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPERHERO MOVIE*


Skylar Astin – Secret Society of Second-Born Royals (Disney+)


Jim Carrey – Sonic The Hedgehog (Paramount)


Chiwetel Ejiofor – The Old Guard (Netflix)


Ewan McGregor – Birds of Prey (Warner Bros.)


Ben Schwartz – Sonic The Hedgehog (Paramount)

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPERHERO MOVIE*


Kiki Layne – The Old Guard (Netflix)


Peyton Elizabeth Lee – Secret Society of Second-Born Royals (Disney+)


Margot Robbie – Birds of Prey (Warner Bros)


Jurnee Smollett – Birds of Prey (Warner Bros)


Charlize Theron – The Old Guard (Netflix)

BEST HORROR MOVIE


Freaky (Universal)


The Invisible Man (Universal)


Relic (IFC Films)


The Rental (IFC Films)


Sputnik (IFC Films)

BEST ACTOR IN A HORROR MOVIE


Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù – His House (Netflix)


Pyotr Fyodorov – Sputnik (IFC Films)


Michiel Huisman – The Other Lamb (IFC Films)


Dan Stevens – The Rental (IFC Films)


Vince Vaughn – Freaky (Universal)

BEST ACTRESS IN A HORROR MOVIE


Haley Bennett – Swallow (IFC Films)


Angela Bettis – 12 Hour Shift (Magnet Releasing)


Elisabeth Moss – The Invisible Man (Universal)


Kathryn Newton – Freaky (Universal)


Sheila Vand – The Rental (IFC Films)

BEST SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY MOVIE


Love and Monsters (Paramount)


Palm Springs (Hulu and NEON)


Possessor (NEON)


Synchronic (Well Go USA)


The Vast of Night (Amazon Studios)

BEST ACTOR IN A SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY MOVIE


Christopher Abbott – Possessor (NEON)


Jake Horowitz – The Vast of Night (Amazon Studios)


Anthony Mackie – Synchronic (Well Go USA)


Andy Samberg – Palm Springs (Hulu and NEON)


J.K. Simmons – Palm Springs (Hulu and NEON)

BEST ACTRESS IN A SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY MOVIE


Ally Ioannides – Synchronic (Well Go USA)


Katherine Langford – Spontaneous (Paramount)


Sierra McCormick – The Vast of Night (Amazon Studios)


Cristin Milioti – Palm Springs (Hulu and NEON)


Andrea Riseborough – Possessor (NEON)

BEST VILLAIN IN A MOVIE


Jim Carrey – Sonic The Hedgehog (Paramount)


Kathryn Newton – Freaky (Universal)


Martin Short and Jane Krakowski – The Willoughbys (Netflix)


J.K. Simmons – Palm Springs (Hulu and NEON)


Hilary Swank – The Hunt (Universal)

* Superhero categories also include Comic Book and Video Game Inspired Movies

TELEVISION NOMINATIONS:

BEST ACTION SERIES


9-1-1 (Fox)


Hanna (Amazon)


Hunters (Amazon)


S.W.A.T. (CBS)


Vikings (History)


Warrior (Cinemax)

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION SERIES


Daveed Diggs – Snowpiercer (TNT)


Andrew Koji – Warrior (Cinemax)


Logan Lerman – Hunters (Amazon)


Alexander Ludwig – Vikings (History)


Shemar Moore – S.W.A.T. (CBS)


Al Pacino – Hunters (Amazon)

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION SERIES


Angela Bassett – 9-1-1 (Fox)


Jennifer Connelly – Snowpiercer (TNT)


Esme Creed-Miles – Hanna (Amazon)


Mireille Enos – Hanna (Amazon)


Katheryn Winnick – Vikings (History)


Alison Wright – Snowpiercer (TNT)

BEST ANIMATED SERIES


Archer (FXX)


BoJack Horseman (Netflix)


Big Mouth (Netflix)


Central Park (Apple TV+)


Harley Quinn (HBO Max)


Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)


Star Trek: Lower Decks (CBS All Access)

BEST VOICE ACTOR IN AN ANIMATED SERIES


Will Arnett – BoJack Horseman (Netflix)


H. Jon Benjamin – Archer (FXX)


Nick Kroll – Big Mouth (Netflix)


John Mulaney – Big Mouth (Netflix)


Jack Quaid – Star Trek: Lower Decks (CBS All Access)


Justin Roiland – Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)


J.B. Smoove – Harley Quinn (HBO Max)

BEST VOICE ACTRESS IN AN ANIMATED SERIES


Kaley Cuoco – Harley Quinn (HBO Max)


Tawny Newsome – Star Trek: Lower Decks (CBS All Access)


Maya Rudolph – Big Mouth (Netflix)


Amy Sedaris – BoJack Horseman (Netflix)


Aisha Tyler – Archer (FXX)


Jessica Walter – Archer (FXX)

BEST SUPERHERO SERIES*


The Boys (Amazon)


DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW)


Doom Patrol (DC Universe and HBO Max)


The Flash (The CW)


Lucifer (Netflix)


The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPERHERO SERIES*


Jon Cryer – Supergirl (The CW)


Tom Ellis – Lucifer (Netflix)


Grant Gustin – The Flash (The CW)


Antony Starr – The Boys (Amazon)


Karl Urban – The Boys (Amazon)


Cress Williams – Black Lightning (The CW)

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPERHERO SERIES*


Melissa Benoist – Supergirl (The CW)


Aya Cash – The Boys (Amazon)


Diane Guerrero – Doom Patrol (DC Universe and HBO Max)


Elizabeth Marvel – Helstrom (Hulu)


Lili Reinhart – Riverdale (The CW)


Cobie Smulders – Stumptown (ABC)

BEST HORROR SERIES


Evil (CBS)


The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix)


Lovecraft Country (HBO)


The Outsider (HBO and MRC Television)


Supernatural (The CW)


The Walking Dead (AMC)

BEST ACTOR IN A HORROR SERIES


Jensen Ackles – Supernatural (The CW)


Mike Colter – Evil (CBS)


Michael Emerson – Evil (CBS)


Jonathan Majors – Lovecraft Country (HBO)


Ben Mendelsohn – The Outsider (HBO and MRC Television)


Jared Padalecki – Supernatural (The CW)


Michael K. Williams – Lovecraft Country (HBO)

BEST ACTRESS IN A HORROR SERIES


Natalie Dormer – Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (Showtime)


Cynthia Erivo – The Outsider (HBO and MRC Television)


Katja Herbers – Evil (CBS)


T’Nia Miller – The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix)


Wunmi Mosaku – Lovecraft Country (HBO)


Victoria Pedretti – The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix)


Jurnee Smollett – Lovecraft Country (HBO)

BEST SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY SERIES


The Mandalorian (Disney+)


Outlander (Starz)


Raised by Wolves (HBO Max)


Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)


Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access)


Upload (Amazon)


What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

BEST ACTOR IN A SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY SERIES


Robbie Amell – Upload (Amazon)


Travis Fimmel – Raised by Wolves (HBO Max)


Sam Heughan – Outlander (Starz)


Kayvan Novak – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)


Pedro Pascal – The Mandalorian (Disney+)


Nick Offerman – Devs (FX on Hulu)


Patrick Stewart – Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access)

BEST ACTRESS IN A SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY SERIES


Caitriona Balfe – Outlander (Starz)


Amanda Collin – Raised by Wolves (HBO Max)


Natasia Demetriou – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)


Sonequa Martin-Green – Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)


Thandie Newton – Westworld (HBO)


Hilary Swank – Away (Netflix)


Jodie Whittaker – Doctor Who (BBC America)

BEST VILLAIN IN A SERIES


Tom Ellis – Lucifer (Netflix)


Abbey Lee – Lovecraft Country (HBO)


Samantha Morton – The Walking Dead (AMC)


Sarah Paulson – Ratched (Netflix)


Antony Starr – The Boys (Amazon)


Finn Wittrock – Ratched (Netflix)

Source: TVfanatic.com

Podcast Review of The Crown season 4

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Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 157, in which I review The Crown season 4 — the best season so far in this superb series.

Further listening:

Review of The Crown seasons 1-3

Further reading:

Review of The Crown Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4

 

Check out this episode!

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Alice in Borderland | Official Trailer #2 | Netflix

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There is one rule to survive in the Borderland: you must win life-threatening GAMES.
Will Arisu, who has wasted away his days without any goals in life, and Usagi, who supports Arisu with her quiet strength and kindness, survive in the Borderland?
The Netflix Original Series “Alice in Borderland” starts Thursday, December 10th, only on Netflix.

SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/29qBUt7

About Netflix:
Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with over 195 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Alice in Borderland | Official Trailer #2 | Netflix
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The Crown Season 4 | Costumes of The Crown | Netflix

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From Princess Diana’s wedding dress to Margaret Thatcher’s extraordinary outfits, find out more about the stunning costumes created for Season Four of The Crown. Costume Designer Amy Roberts explores the visual journeys of the characters as they navigate 1980s fashion, with sartorial insight from fellow crew and cast.

SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/29qBUt7

About Netflix:
Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with over 195 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

The Crown Season 4 | Costumes of The Crown | Netflix
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In the 1980s, Elizabeth clashes with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher while Prince Charles enters a tumultuous marriage with Lady Diana Spencer.

The Surgeon’s Cut | Official Trailer | Netflix

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They’re philosophers, storytellers and pioneers in their fields. Four surgeons reflect on their lives and professions in this inspiring docuseries.

Watch The Surgeon’s Cut, only on Netflix December 9th.

SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/29qBUt7

About Netflix:
Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with over 195 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

The Surgeon’s Cut | Official Trailer | Netflix
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The Ripper | Official Trailer | Netflix

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For five years, between 1975 to 1980, the Yorkshire Ripper murders cast a dark shadow over the lives of women in the North of England. 13 women were dead and the police seemed incapable of catching the killer. No one felt safe – and every man was a suspect.

SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/29qBUt7

About Netflix:
Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with over 195 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

The Ripper | Official Trailer | Netflix
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Investigators and witnesses recall how a modern-day Jack the Ripper terrorized the north of England during the late 1970s.

Leyla Everlasting | Official Trailer | Netflix

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One marriage. Two loves. Three troubles. Directed by Ezel Akay (Ezop), Leyla Everlasting only on Netflix, December 4.

SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/29qBUt7

About Netflix:
Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with over 195 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Leyla Everlasting | Official Trailer | Netflix
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A resilient housewife, her husband and their marriage therapist become mired in a toxic love triangle and a plot to obtain an antique manuscript.

Voices of Fire | Official Trailer | Netflix

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In Hampton Roads, VA Pharrell Williams and his uncle Bishop Ezekiel Williams set out on a mission to build an inspiring gospel choir with one mission: to change the world.

Watch Voices of Fire, only on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/VoicesofFire

SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/29qBUt7

About Netflix:
Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with over 195 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Voices of Fire | Official Trailer | Netflix
https://youtube.com/Netflix

In this faith-based docuseries, Bishop Ezekiel Williams builds an inspiring, nontraditional gospel choir with the help of superstar nephew Pharrell.

The Crown season 4: Margaret Thatcher and The Queen, Charles and Diana

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I thought Season 4 of The Crown, which my wife and I just finished binge watching, was the best of the series so far.  It had two toweringly important stories, each brilliantly acted and powerfully presented.

Margaret Thatcher, the U.K.’s Iron Lady, contemporary of Ronald Reagan (from my American perspective), was tour-de-force portrayed by Gillian Anderson.  Her acting, excellent to begin with in The X-Files, just gets better and better.  Her conversations with Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth II were non-pareil.  Woman-to-woman, perfect tones of voice and gestures and head inclinations and facial expressions, these conversations are a veritable textbook of how to act.  And the true story of Thatcher, the combination of her real toughness and real vulnerabilities, including her clinging love of power, rang bells as to what’s happening in the United States right now.  Trump has none of Thatcher’s steel.  His toughness is all bravado.  But he has the same love of power.  And though Thatcher believed in democracy, albeit as a hard-eyed conservative, and Trump is a fascist at heart, their penchant for clinging to power is disturbing to contemplate, and deftly portrayed by Anderson as Thatcher in The Crown.

Charles and Diana, as we all know, is a modern-day Shakespearean tragedy.  Josh O’Connor has Charles, at least far as we saw him in the news clips, pretty well down pat.  The slightly bent head, the almost diffident smile, all of that hiding a keen wit and a boiling well of anger at being stuck in this marriage and even life makes a riveting counterpoint to Emma Corrin’s Diana, innocent at first, growing into a thirst for fame, soaking it up, and the beginning of a real humanitarian soul that leads her to hug a boy with AIDS in Harlem, NY.  The two of them drive themselves and hence the larger family to the breaking point.

But the Queen survives it all, and succeeds, better politically than personally, but still tolerably well at this point, as the family celebrates an internally frosty Christmas in the closing scene.  I have no idea how accurate this all is.  I of course know nothing of Elizabeth personally, and I prefer ancient Roman history to England for the past seventy years.  But, as I always tell my students, docu-dramas never tell the complete truth, not usually even most of it, and that’s ok.  Because, at their best, they can tell deeper truths about human affairs, in all senses of that word.   And this season of The Crown does one fabulous job of it.

See also  The Crown season 1: Peerless …  The Crown season 2: Standing Ovation … The Crown season 3: Outstanding Story, Worthy Chapters

 


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TV tonight: our highlights for Thursday 19th November

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Saving Britain’s Pubs is just one of the gems on today…

TV tonight Saving Britain's Pubs with Tom Kerridge

Tom Kerridge may have found the perfect boozer in Saving Britain’s Pubs, Kitten Rescue with Jo Brand returns, and the DIY SOS team has another Big Build. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight. 

  • Our hand-selected recommendations for what’s on TV tonight include three TV shows, live sport, a film and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set 
  • Keep up to date with the latest soap spoiler storylines on TV tonight with our daily soap synopsis 
  • For more information about what’s on TV tonight see our TV Guide 

What’s on TV tonight 

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight… 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

Kitten Rescue with Jo Brand, 7pm, Channel 5

TV tonight Kitten Rescue with Jo Brand

Jo with her new best friends

They may be agile but our feline friends often get themselves into some scrapes, so prepare for more heart-pumping moments as Kitten Rescue returns for a new series. This week it takes 10 hours and two fire crews to rescue kitten Ezri, who fell into a river and then became trapped in a storm drain. Jo scrubs up to help operate on Marta, who broke a leg falling from a four-storey balcony, and we meet Simon, who was chained to a fence. Lucky Jo also gets to hand-feed some adorable kittens, including five-week-old, three-legged Stumpy. 

★★ NH

Saving Britain’s Pubs with Tom Kerridge, 8pm, BBC2

TV tonight Saving Britain's Pubs with Tom Kerridge

Tom behind the bar of the Black Bull

Tom Kerridge visits the Black Bull pub in Loch Lomond, which is community-owned and run. Could it be a viable business model? This was filmed in January, so it’s hard to see plans being made to increase turnover, knowing what was about to happen. It’s further bad news when Tom reminds us that food delivery, increased home entertainment and cheap supermarket alcohol have meant that ‘staying in’ became the new ‘going out’. Obviously, staying in has a different meaning right now – if our pubs survive these difficult times, will we appreciate them more in the future? 

★★★★ JP

DIY SOS: The Big Build, 8pm, BBC1

TV tonight DIY SOS: The Big Build

Meet the, er, team!

Caroline Blanchard’s home is overwhelmed with traumatic memories: first, the death of her seven-year-old daughter Natasha in an accident in the garden. Then, nine years later, her husband Paul’s fatal heart attack in their conservatory. Nick Knowles and the team set out to transform Caroline’s home and garden – preserving the good memories and eliminating the bad. Can they do it in just five days? 

★★★★ SP

Best box set to watch

Fresh Meat, seasons one to four, Netflix/All 4

TV tonight Fresh Meat

College daze: Pre-COVID student life

Ghosts’ Charlotte Ritchie stars alongside Jack Whitehall in this sharply funny comedy from the Peep Show creators. They play two of the six students sharing a house in Manchester in the days before COVID when university life was rather different to what it is now.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

Office Christmas Party, 9pm, Film4

TV tonight Office Christmas Party

Jennifer Aniston and TJ Miller star

Bursting on screen with a raucous ‘Ho-ho-ho’, this festive comedy finds trust-fund heir TJ Miller throwing a huge office Christmas party in a bid to win a crucial client and stop his resentful CEO sister Jennifer Aniston from closing the Chicago branch of their tech company and laying off its staff. Employees Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn and Kate McKinnon fall behind his cockeyed scheme. 

Live sport

  • Betfred Superleague Rugby League Semi-Finals 7pm, Sky Sports Mix/NOW TV

Soaps on TV tonight

  • EastEnders, 7.35pm
  • Emmerdale, 7pm & 8pm
  • Hollyoaks, 6.30pm

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don’t miss Saving Britain’s Pubs on TV tonight – is there hope?

Not found anything you want to watch on TV tonight? Check out our TV Guide. 

Happy viewing!

 

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Source: whatsontv.co.uk

YOU Season 3 Nabs THESE Actors From Your Favorite Shows!

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YOU Season 3 has found Joe’s latest obsession. 

Per Deadline, Michaela McManus (The Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill) has boarded the third season of the Netflix hit in the role of Natalie, Joe’s married neighbor. 

If you watch YOU online, you know Joe set Natalie as his next obsession at the close of YOU Season 2

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Natalie is professionally and socially successful (which seems to be the norm on this series!), but Joe knows there is more to her than meets the eye, and that explains his decision to pursue her. 

Joe has always been intrigued by women who are not who they appear to be. Case in point: Love Quinn, who later emerged as a merciless killer, much like Joe. 

But Joe is bonded with Love in that they both created a baby, and thus, have moved to a suburban neighborhood. 

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Saffron Burrows, who plays Love’s mother, has been upped to a series regular ahead of the third season. 

Tati Gabrielle (The 100, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) is also joining the cast as Marienne, a librarian who is clued up on what is going on in her neighborhood. 

She’s observant, but is hiding a personal struggle that prevents her from creating a better life for her and her child. 

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Among the other casting additions, we have Ben Mehl (The Good Wife), Shannon Chan-Kent (Good Trouble), Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives), Chris O’Shea (Madam Secretary), Bryan Safi (9-1-1), Mackenzie Astin (Homeland), Ayelet Zurer (Daredevil), and Jack Fisher (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).

They join the previously cast Shalita Grant, Travis VanWinkle, and Scott Speedman. 

Yep, it’s a packed cast, but the series typically reinvents itself every year with new people for Joe to take down. 

But YOU Season 3 will be very different with both Joe and Love moving to the suburbs. 

What are your thoughts on the latest casting announcement?

Hit the comments. 

Source: TVfanatic.com

6 projects selected for New Perspectives Pitch Lab

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6 projects have been selected for the inaugural New Perspectives Pitch Lab, a training initiative for emerging non-fiction talent with a social impact project in development or production,

The Pitch Lab is an initiative of the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Doc Society and the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), in partnership with Screen NSW. It consists of five online coaching and development sessions and an online pitch event with mentors including Malinda Wink, Global Director of Good Pitch, Doc Society, and Screen NSW Investment Manager Andrea Ulbrick.

Head of Screen NSW, Grainne Brunsdon, said: “The successful teams chosen for the inaugural New Perspectives Pitch Lab initiative all demonstrate tremendous talent, distinctive and diverse storytelling styles and imagination. Screen NSW is excited to be involved in the development and mentorship of these unique and sincere stories. We look forward to seeing how the stories develop in the labs and prepare to become tools of record or to drive policy change.”

AFTRS Head of Documentary, Richard Welch, said: “For the inaugural New Perspectives Pitch Lab, AFTRS was thrilled to work alongside our industry partners Doc Society, AIDC, and Screen NSW to identify projects with new perspectives. We’re excited to support them through the labs program at AFTRS.”

Alice Burgin, CEO, AIDC said: “AIDC wishes to congratulate all the successful candidates. We cannot wait to see the final pitches and welcome one team to our 2021 event.”

Malinda Wink, Global Director, Good Pitch, on behalf of Doc Society, said: “I’m looking forward to diving into these six projects covering a diversity of formats, subjects and storytellers from across Australia. Each project has great potential for impact and reaching audiences both here and abroad.”

The selected projects:

  • The Valley, a feature documentary from writer/director Josie Hess and producer/writer Stephanie Sabrinskas about a regional Victorian town that sits on the precipice of Australia’s largest coal mine. In the wake of the industrial collapse, young female activists fight to rebuild a brighter future for their communities. Josie Hess is an award-winning filmmaker working across horror, comedy, documentary and porn. Josie’s work has included co-directing their first feature documentary Morgana, which premiered at Melbourne International Film Festival in 2019 . Josie produced The Grave of Saint Oran, a short stop motion film based on a poem by Neil Gaiman with Director Jim Batt, premiering at the 2019 Sydney International Film Festival. Their film work has also made waves in the porn world, with Labia of Love winning ‘Hottest Artful Porn Award’ at the Toronto International Porn Awards in 2018 and also picking up ‘Best Fetish Film’ for Having my Cake in 2015. Stephanie Sabrinskas is a musician, writer and all-purpose creative from the Latrobe Valley in Gippsland. In 2019, her band Rusted Tongue recorded their debut self-titled EP which Stephanie co-wrote. Rusted Tongue performed at HOBOFOPO (Hobart’s folk punk festival) and were the recipients of the Irish Mythen Bursary Grant for up and coming female musicians.

 

  • Gay Graves, by writer/researcher/host Holly Zwalf and producer Erin McBean, is a podcast series uncovering the hidden, forgotten, and never-before-told queer histories of Australia. From gay bushrangers, lesbian buskers, and techno-dancing bush hippies through to genderless Indigenous dreaming spirits and crossdressing husbands and wives, Holly Zwalf and guests visit a new gravesite in each episode to scatter eco-friendly rainbow confetti and to (re)discover the LGBTQ+ histories buried there. Holly Zwalf has a PhD in creative writing and a background in podcasts, screenwriting, performance poetry, cabaret, stand-up comedy, and freelance writing for a variety of online magazines. She is a queer solo parent by choice who lives in the bush in regional Queensland with her wild child. In 2020 she was a Queensland state finalist for AFTRS and Screen Australia’s Talent Camp. Her documentary Tea Change was one of six projects shortlisted for OutHere, a Channel Ten and Screen Australia regional LGBTQ+ documentary initiative. Erin McBean has worked as a writer, director and producer across documentary, advertising, podcast and film production in Europe and Australia. She has written and line-produced broadcast documentaries for ABC, SBS and Arte, among others. Since 2018, she has been developing her work as a director, including directing and producing the short documentary Mother//Lover as part of the Screen Australia Doco 180 initiative. In 2020, she produced the podcast Dangerous Women with Holly Zwalf. Erin has a number of other projects in development.

 

  • iSpeak, by producer/writer Aven Yap and sound engineer Chloe Turner (AFTRS graduate, Masters in Sound), is a podcast about how language shapes the human experience. By the end of this century, half of the world’s 7000 languages will become extinct. Which languages do we want to define our lives? Why do we speak the way we do? What will we lose when a language falls silent? iSpeak explores how we reckon with the rapidly changing ways we interact with language. Aven Yap is a classical pianist turned writer-producer. Born in Malaysia and raised in Brisbane, Aven has worked across a diverse slate spanning Asia and Australia. His credits include true-crime documentary Mama’s Boy (Melbourne Women in Film Festival, 2018) and multilingual factual series The Yoga Revolution (shot in five Asian countries). His short film Piano Mums (St Kilda Film Festival, 2018, and multiple international festivals), starring AFI Best Actress nominee Diana Lin, has a feature adaptation in development with investment from Screen Queensland. Chloe Turner is a Sydney-based sound practitioner and member of the Australian Screen Sound Guild. Her sound work in short and feature films has screened at Telluride Film Festival (2020), St Kilda Film Festival (2018) and Melbourne Women in Film Film Festival (2018), along with several others locally and internationally. Chloe has recently completed her master’s degree in screen sound at AFTRS, where she produced an original drama podcast pilot, Refuge. She has a particular interest in stories that give a voice to those who are traditionally silenced and marginalised in mainstream media.

 

  • Make It Look Real, a feature documentary by producers Bethany Bruce and Daniel Joyce and director Kate Blackmore, is about an intimacy coordinator, who is hired to choreograph Hollywood sex scenes and keep actors safe on set. She sets out to change her industry in the wake of the #MeToo movement, but begins to question whether she really is able to protect the actors she works with. Bethany’s focus as a producer is on inclusive stories, especially those from the feminine viewpoint. Her short documentary credits include The Glass Bedroom, Video Becomes Us and the upcoming Accumulations with director Kate Blackmore for the ABC. Her drama credits include the AACTA Social Shorts-nominated Wolf and the festival favourite Broken Line North, and as executive producer on the TIFF-selected short film Birdie. Bethany was mentored by acclaimed producer Bridget Ikin (Sherpa, An Angel at My Table) during her time working on the BAFTA-nominated feature documentary Sherpa. Recently, Bethany was co-producer of feature documentary Martha: A Picture Story, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. Producer Daniel Joyce is a leading Australian documentary practitioner. His most recent film, Martha: A Picture Story, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2019 and is being widely released in 2020. His film Barbecue launched at SXSW before a global Netflix release in 2017. His previous documentaries have explored sites of social tension and personal ethics in projects such as Meatwork, Big Bad Love and Maddie Parry: Tough Jobs for the ABC (Australia). He has consistently worked with female creatives and helped to elevate emerging directors to their first successes. Daniel is also a sponsor of AIDC’s Leading Lights program for new filmmakers. Director Kate Blackmore is an acclaimed artist and a filmmaker whose work focuses on the experience of women and the way society relates to the moving image. Film and television projects include: The Woman and The Car – a thirty-minute documentary commissioned by the Adelaide Film Festival; online arts series The Glass Bedroom and Video Becomes Us for the ABC; Art in Mind, which profiled international artists such as Ai Weiwei and Ryan Gander; and the Walkley Award–nominated contemporary dance series The Movement.

 

  • Norita, by producers Rebecca Bennett and Daniel Joyce and director Jayson McNamara, is a feature documentary set in Argentina. In 1977, Nora Cortiñas’ son was kidnapped by Argentina’s dictatorship. During her forty-year search for him, Nora is transformed from a conservative housewife into a trailblazing activist and celebrated icon, inspiring a new generation to fight for their democracy. Director Jayson McNamara is a journalist and filmmaker working between Australia and Latin America. His debut film, Messenger on a White Horse, revealed the Buenos Aires Herald’s struggle for media freedom in reporting the story of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo during Argentine dictatorship. The film screened on Nat Geo Mundo in 2018 and, in the two years since, Jayson has been more intimately documenting the life of 90-year-old Argentine activist Nora Cortiñas. The two share a friendship that stems from their initial encounters at local LGBTQ+ campaigns, which Jayson covered as a former reporter at the Buenos Aires Herald. Jayson’s feature and short film work has screened at the Full Frame, BAFICI and LASA film festivals and on French cable and Argentine public television. Jayson is supported by producers Rebecca Bennett and Daniel Joyce. Rebecca’s most recent documentary Ghosthunter premiered at Sheffield Docfest and won the Sydney Film Festival documentary award, the AACTA Award for best editing and the AWGIE for best writing. She is passionate about telling women’s stories of struggle and change.

 

  • The Removalist, a documentary from NSW director Clare Lewis and NSW producer Carolina Sorensen, unpacks Australia’s gender-based violence problem one box at a time. Emerging documentary director Clare Lewis has a background in producing art and film projects. For two decades, Clare curated independent galleries, realising ambitious projects in Sydney’s public domain and producing artists’ films. In recent years, she has pursued her passion for documentary storytelling with a focus on projects that have the potential to inspire social change. Her short documentary If the Walls Could Talk screened on ABC Open, Landline and ABC News 24. She wrote and directed There Goes Our Neighbourhood, a 57-minute documentary that screened in 2018 on ABC TV, a co-production with WildBear Entertainment and her company with Carolina Sorensen, People Productions. Clare was also producer on People Productions’ film I’m Wanita, which will be released in 2021. Carolina Sorensen has been working in the film and television industry for fifteen years in various roles in non-scripted film and television projects, and is a founder of People Productions with Clare Lewis. In 2017, Carolina produced a short film about the iconic band Midnight Oil, directed by Paul Clarke, and is currently in production on the feature length documentary about the band, which will be distributed by Roadshow Entertainment and later screen on the ABC. In 2018, Carolina produced the 57-minute documentary for the ABC, There Goes Our Neighbourhood, about the public housing community of Waterloo trying to save their homes with art, directed by her business partner Clare Lewis, with Alan Erson as executive producer. Most recently, Carolina produced the feature film I’m Wanita, which was funded by Screen Australia, ABC and Screen NSW, and is slated to be released in Australia in 2021 by Label Distribution.

AIDC, Australia’s premier event for documentary and factual content servicing the screen and digital media industries, will take place from 28 February to 3 March 2021.

Source: tvtonight.com.au