what to watch: 28 november – 4 december


This week there’s a new King or Queen of the jungle crowned in I’m A Celeb, television comedy greats are sat in front of classic Christmas comedies for a brand new show and there’s the thrilling finale to what has been one of the best television dramas this year, The Missing.

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

1. Inside The Ambulance | Monday 28th November – Friday 2nd December, 8pm on W

Inside The Ambulance - Series 1

Inside The Ambulance is a brand new series for W, which uses cameras mounted on paramedics and inside their vehicles to get closer than ever to the work of Britain’s frontline life-savers.

The fixed-rig series provides a unique perspective on the incredible real-life action and human stories experienced by first response emergency workers from the West Midlands Ambulance Service, one of Britain’s busiest. The series also provides an intimate perspective on what it’s like to respond to emergency calls. As well as getting up close and personal with patients this 10-part series focuses on the hard-working paramedics.

From the friendships the ambulance staff forge to the ways they cope with life and death situations on a daily basis, as well as the lighter moments of working with the great British public, Inside The Ambulance promises to be life-affirming television.


2. Rillington Place | Tuesday 29th November, 9pm on BBC One 

Rillington Place

Based on the real life events, this tense and impactful thriller explores the crimes of John Christie and the subsequent tragic miscarriage of justice in 1940s and 50s London.

The drama is presented over three episodes from three different perspectives, as our characters’ lives tragically converge at 10 Rillington Place.

Christie and his estranged wife Ethel are reunited after a nine year separation and move into 10 Rillington Place. As war breaks out, the fractures in their relationship begin to reappear, with deceit, suspicion and violence never far below the veneer of married respectability.

John Christie is played by Tim Roth and Ethel is played by Samantha Morton.


3. We Have Been Watching Christmas Special | Wednesday 30th November, 8pm on Christmas Gold


We Have Been Watching is a brand new series for Gold where some of Britain’s best comedians and funniest comedy actors gathering together for a jolly night in front of the telly, watching clips from classic sitcoms and sketch shows both old and new.

Guests provide fresh insight, smart observations and hilarious anecdotes to the shows we have loved over the last 50 years. Before the series starts in early 2016 (4th January) there’s a Christmas Special in which a batch of stars giving their own takes on that British institution: the Christmas comedy special.

Inviting us into their living rooms are John Challis and Sue Holderness (Only Fools and Horses), Sally Phillips and Sarah Hadland (Miranda), Ricky Tomlinson and Ralf Little (The Royle Family), and Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani (Him And Her) as well as David Baddiel, Maxine Peake, Nigel Planer and Jo Joyner.

With Christmas hats and crackers at the ready, the show’s stars are ready to delve into Christmas, and episodes discussed in this taster for the new series include Eric & Ernie’s Christmas Show, Father Ted, Mr Bean, Are You Being Served, The Fast Show, Miranda, Only Fools And Horses, ‘Allo ‘Allo! and The Royle Family Christmas episode from 1999.


4. The Missing | Wednesday 30th November, 9pm on BBC One


Not much is known about the final episode, but if the last seven episodes are anything to go by, it’s set to be unmissable.

What we do know is that the truth of the events leading up to Alice’s return to Eckhausen in 2014 is finally revealed.

Meanwhile, in 2016, Sam and Gemma pull together and join Julien in a desperate race against time, as they track Alice and Sophie’s abductor all the way from Germany to the mountains of Switzerland.


5. Alan Carr’s Happy Hour | Friday 2nd December, 8pm on Channel 4


Alan Carr throws open the doors to a brand new series, Alan Carr’s Happy Hour where celebrity guests, stand-up comedy, variety acts and live music are all on the bill.

Filmed at a social club in front of a specially invited audience, Happy Hour is Alan’s own club night packed full of big laughs, amazing audience surprises and exclusive performances.

Brought together by Alan’s trademark humour and charm, it’s the best night out you can have, without ever leaving home.

The first guests on the show will be James Arthur, Rebel Wilson, Jack Whitehall and Rob Beckett.


6Walliams & Friend | Friday 2nd December, 9:30pm on BBC One

David Walliams and Friend S1 - Harry Enfield

This week it’s the turn of Harry Enfield to be David Walliams’ ‘Friend’ in Walliams & Friend and the result is a masterclass in sketch.

Together they appear as John Torode and a rather fussy Gregg Wallace in MasterChef; portray a hilarious pair of ageing lotharios and take a look back at some of Harry’s comedy characters that never saw the light of day – until a certain David Walliams got his hands on them.

Adding a touch of royalty to proceedings, Her Majesty the Queen is surprised by her own family history when she takes part in the genealogy show Who Does One Think One Is?

Walliams & Friend features a different guest ‘Friend’ every episode, creating a one-off, brand new double act with David Walliams each week. The series also features a talented support cast including Morgana Robinson, Mike Wozniak and Jason Lewis.


7. I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! | Sunday 4th December, 9pm on ITV


They’ve survived the Bushtucker Trials, camp life and their fellow celebrities and after 3 weeks, the time has come for Ant & Dec to announce who will walk away from this year’s I’m A Celeb as King or Queen of the jungle.

With ten celebrities left, and only Danny Baker and Lisa Snowdon out so far, this year’s crown really is anyone’s for the taking.

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