what to watch: 7-13 november


This week, Dave Gorman returns with more amusing observations, the US Elections finally come to an end and I’m A Celebrity returns to take over our evenings for the next few weeks!

Here are the 7 shows you have to watch this week…

1. Damilola, Our Loved Boy | Monday 7th November, 8:30pm on BBC One

Our Loved Boy (First Look)

The shocking death of ten year-old Damilola Taylor in 2000 saw an innocent schoolboy lose his life on the streets of London.

In front of the world’s media, his parents embarked on a gruelling path to find justice – but behind closed doors, how could their love survive such private grief?

In Damilola, Our Loved Boy, a brand new feature-length drama for BBC One the personal story behind the headlines is revealed, immersing us in Damilola’s world, exploring his journey from Lagos to London, and his family’s quest for justice.

Told primarily from the point of view of Damilola’s father, Richard Taylor OBE, this is a surprising, intimate and deeply moving story of fatherhood, family and hope.


2. Trollied | Monday 7th November, 9pm on Sky 1


Reaching a sixth series of a comedy in the UK is almost unheard of, but that’s exactly what Sky 1 comedy Trollied has managed to achieve.

The hit supermarket sitcom returns for series six and the search for the new Valco area manager is finally over

But news of the successful candidate leaves Gavin (Jason Watkins) reeling. Then, after an unexpected incident in the store, Gavin’s thoughts turn to the amount of cheap unhealthy food that Valco sells. Determined to take better care of his customers, he vows to make a change.

Meanwhile, Brian (Stephen Tompkinson) is horrified to learn that Margaret (Rita May) has developed a very expensive new habit, while rumours of a possible relationship between Katie (Chanel Cresswell) and Daniel (Samuel Anderson) spread through the aisles. Plus, pushy, arrogant new ‘pleasure food’ sales rep Duncan Trench (Rufus Hound) makes his presence felt at Valco.


3. Ordinary Lies | Tuesday 8th November, 9pm on BBC One

Ordinary Lies 2 Ep 4

The fourth episode of Ordinary Lies follows the journey of Wendy, played by Rebekah Staton, the gregarious forklift truck driver who likes a good time and enjoys joking with her colleagues at Coopers.

Wendy is content with her life; she enjoys her job and has the perfect family home with her girlfriend Katya and daughter Florence. However, Wendy’s life takes a turn for the worse when her violent ex, Nina shows up unannounced at her home and threatens to kill Katya.

With Nina determined to break up Wendy’s new relationship and ruin her life, Wendy is forced into a pit of despair. When the police don’t seem to offer any help, Wendy feels she has no choice but to take matters into her own hands, leading to drastic repercussions.

Is this a decision she could regret for the rest of her life?

Meanwhile, just as things seem to be heading in the right direction for Ally and Ash, Ash goes missing. Will this make Ally want to give up trying to help him overcome his depression or will she continue to fight to help make Ash better?


4. Dave Gorman’s Modern Life Is Goodish | Tuesday 8th November, 10pm on Dave


This week Dave Gorman returns for a brand new series of Modern Life Is Goodish.

Once again he’ll be using his unique blend of stand-up and documentary-comedy to give a whole new take on the things normally taken for granted, leading Dave to exasperation and amused disbelief (not to mention, occasionally, onto tricky ground with the network’s lawyers).

In the first episode of the new series, Dave addresses so-called guilty pleasures and how some fans of things can take all of the fun out of liking something.


5. Election Night in America | Tuesday 8th November – Wednesday 9th November, 11:15pm – 6am on BBC One

US Election

After what feels like FOREVER, America will finally decide this week who they want their new president to be.

On US Election night, BBC News will be reporting the race to the White House as it unfolds on BBC One, the BBC News Channel, BBC Radio 4 and BBC 5 Live, BBC World News, BBC World Service and online.

Andrew Neil and Katty Kay will present live coverage from a studio overlooking Times Square, New York. Andrew and Katty will be joined by Democratic and Republican election analysts to discuss the results as they come in. Emily Maitlis will be there to keep track of the races in key states on a giant touchscreen as the votes are counted and Jeremy Vine will be analysing the exit polls with his usual eye catching virtual reality graphics.

BBC correspondents will be based at the key swing states to bring audiences the news from those election battlegrounds; while Jon Sopel and Laura Trevelyan will be reporting from within the Democratic and Republican party camps.

6. Sunny D | Sunday 13th November, From 10am on BBC Three


Meet Dane (Dane Baptiste), star of brand new BBC Three comedy Sunny D. Dane is deeply frustrated with life.

He is approaching 30 and still lives with his parents in his childhood bedroom – an arrangement nobody is particularly happy about. He hates his job and is desperately ambitious for the finer things in life.

Dane’s family is celebrating his Dad’s (Don Warrington) birthday with a party. The milestone is an unwelcome reminder for Dane that he’s yet to achieve any of his goals in life.

To make matters worse, his relatives compare Dane with his twin sister Kadean (Gbemisola Ikumelo); his perfect cousin Christian (Akemnji Indifornyen) and his high-achieving girlfriend Nicola (Sasha Frost).

Dane seeks solace at the party with his Dad and his friends, but after having one too many of his Dad’s special birthday rums, Dane makes an unforgettable announcement. But will he regret it?

Read my interview with Dane Baptiste on Sunday.


7. I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! | Sunday 13th November, ITV


Ant & Dec return this week to host the latest series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! The time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to head down under and battle it out in TV’s toughest challenge.

At the time of writing, comedian Joel Dommett, Diversity member Jordan Banjo, brother of Ashley and presenter model Lisa Snowdon have all landed in Australia ahead of Sunday’s first show.

Other celebrities rumoured to be taking part are Danny Baker, Carol Vorderman and Gogglebox favourite Scarlett Moffatt.

This year’s fresh batch of celebrities will be thrown in at the deep end, as they all face gruelling challenges right from the start, as viewers choose which of them will face the first Bushtucker Trial.

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