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WHAT TO WATCH 11-17 November

This week's best telly includes a new BBC One drama starring Julia Ormond and Ben Barnes, a new era for The Crown and the return of I'm A Celeb.

Here are 7 shows you can’t miss this week...

1. Ant & Dec’s DNA Journey

Monday 11th November at 9pm on ITV

In this final part of Ant & Dec’s DNA Journey, Ant & Dec continue their surprisingly emotional journey of discovery which through DNA follows their maternal and paternal blood lines.

Their travels take them to Ireland and the US, including The United Nations Headquarters, and not only will the pair delve into their past but they'll also meet relatives they had no clue even existed, unveiling some truly shocking revelations that only their DNA could unlock. 

The two-part special offers viewers a rare and personal glimpse into a truly remarkable friendship which has seen them achieve huge success resulting in a multitude of awards and accolades.


2. Gold Digger

Tuesday 12th November at 9pm on BBC One

Julia Ormond and Ben Barnes star as Julia and Benjamin in BBC One's new six-part drama Gold Digger, about a woman falling in love with a much younger man and the affect it has on her already damaged family.

Julia wakes up alone on her 60th birthday, the first one she's spent by herself in the 35 years she was married to Ted, before he left her. Determined to have a good day, Julia leaves her Devon home and heads to London to celebrate with her children, but one by one they let her down.

Feeling adrift, Julia’s at a low ebb when she happens upon a young man in a museum, Benjamin. The pair get talking and before she’s quite sure what’s happening they begin a whirlwind romance. All that’s left to do is introduce him to her children. But they are suspicious of this younger man’s motives, and soon start plotting how to remove him.


3. The Cockfields

Tuesday 12th - Thursday 14th November at 10pm on Gold

Joe Wilkinson and Diane Morgan star in this new three-part sitcom for Gold, stripped across three consecutive nights and written by Joe and David Earle.

For Simon's 40th birthday, he takes new girlfriend Donna back home to the Isle of Wight for the first time to spend a long weekend with his doting mother Sue, her small-minded husband Ray and celebrity-obsessed stepbrother David.

Sue is thrilled to bits about this rare visit but can't help fussing around Donna. Ray's organised some Isle of Wight fun including catching up on episodes of The Chase. Meanwhile David is keen for them have a nose at Alan Titchmarsh's new house on the island...

If that wasn't enough, Simon's father Larry and his new girlfriend Melissa are causing tensions to rise. Can Simon survive a long (very long) birthday weekend with his biological and extended family without losing his cool, or his girlfriend?

The series also stars Sue Johnston, Bobby Ball, Nigel Havers, Sarah Parish and Ben Rufus-Green.


4. The Accident

Thursday 14th November at 9pm on Channel 4

In the final episode of Jack Thorne's The Accident, Harriet is in the dock for gross negligence manslaughter as the families' private prosecution finally arrives in court.

Angela and the others have nearly bankrupted themselves to fund the case. Polly fears for Leona who wants to give evidence, but it's her relationship with Iwan that presents her with the most challenging questions.


5. The Crown

Sunday 17th November on Netflix

As The Crown returns for a third series, a new guard sweep into Downing Street as Queen Elizabeth and her family struggle to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing Britain.

From cold-war paranoia, through to the jet-set and the space age - the exuberance of the 1960s and the long hangover of the 1970s - Elizabeth and the Royals must adapt to a new, more liberated, but also more turbulent world.

For the next two seasons, Olivia Colman takes over from Claire Foy to play Queen Elizabeth II, Helena Bonham Carter plays Princess Margaret, Tobias Menzies playes The Duke of Edinburgh, Josh O'Connor plays Prince Charles, Erin Doherty plays Princess Anne, Ben Daniels plays Lord Snowdon, Jason Watkins plays Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Charles Dance plays Lord Mountbatten.

6. His Dark Materials

Sunday 17th November at 8pm on BBC One

As BBC One's epic adaptation of His Dark Materials continues, Lyra finds help from an unlikely place, from the clutches of the Gobblers.

It helps her put together more about her past and keep safe from Mrs Coulter and the Magisterium.


7. I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Sunday 17th November at 9pm on ITV

With a rumoured line-up that includes Caitlyn Jenner, Ian Wright, Kate Garraway and Nadine Coyle, this year's series which reunites Ant & Dec as hosts, looks set to be the best yet.

Other celebrities rumoured to be taking part are radio presenters Roman Kemp and Adele Roberts, Corrie actor Andrew Whyment, former EastEnders actor Jaqueline Jossa, former rugby union player James Haskell and Myles Stephenson from Rak-Su.

They'll each be leaving their plush pads and luxuries far behind, to spend up to three weeks taking on the harsh surroundings of the Australian Jungle, with a whole host of brand new nasty surprises created just for them.


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