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WHAT TO WATCH 11-17 November

"The winner of Big Brother 2023 is..." soon to be announced.

This week's best telly includes the Big Brother live final, the beginning of the end for The Crown and rising star Lenny Rush becomes the youngest ever host of Children in Need.

Elsewhere, The Lazarus Project returns for its second series, Keanu Reeves fronts a new documentary for Disney+ and BBC Three launch their latest drama, Grime Kids.

Here are 7 TV shows you can't miss this week...

1. Grime Kids

Monday 13th November at 10pm on BBC Three

Created and written by Theresa Ikoko, as tired of being nobodies, five friends start their own UK garage crew with dreams of pirate radio and local fame in this new However, friendship, love, loss, and a lot of growing up soon follow.

In the first episode, school’s out. Dane, Junior, Bishop, and Bayo want to make the most of their summer. Dane’s old friend Kai has an idea about how. Armed with fake IDs and fake bravado, they sneak into Knights of the Realm, the rave of the summer.

The boys are awestruck by the wall-to-wall designer labels, the famous faces, the music, and the girls, one girl in particular for Dane (and Kai).

1/5 All episodes available at launch

2. A Murder at the End of the World

Tuesday 14th November on Disney+

FX's new murder mystery drama A Murder at the End of the World, set at the remote and isolated compound of a reclusive billionaire and starring Emma Corrin, Clive Owen, Harris Dickinson and Brit Marling comes to Disney+ this week after being postponed from the end of August due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.

Emma Corrin stars as Gen Z amateur sleuth and tech-savvy hacker “Darby Hart” who's described as a new kind of detective. Darby and eight other guests are invited by a reclusive billionaire, played by Clive Owen, to participate in a retreat at a remote and dazzling location.

When one of the other guests is found dead, Darby must use all of her skills to prove it was murder against a tide of competing interests and before the killer takes another life.

1-2/7 Continues weekly

3. Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story

Wednesday 15th November on Disney+

Disney+'s latest documentary series, Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story, is fronted by Keanu Reeves and tells the remarkable story of how, in 2009, competing in the most expensive and technologically advanced racing series on Earth, the impossible happened.

An understaffed, underfinanced and independent team won the World Championship, with a team that cost just £1. The series promises to take viewers behind the scenes of this Formula 1 fairytale with the people who were there on the track, in the garage and the boardroom, each giving their own thrilling versions of a miraculous year.

Expect exclusive access to the F1 archives, much of it previously unseen, from a year that global sport will never forget, with contributions from British F1 driver Jenson Button and Ross Brawn, who led the team to victory. 

1-4/4 All episodes available at launch

4. The Lazarus Project

Wednesday 15th November at 9pm on Sky Max

Paapa Essiedu returns to Sky this week to play George in sci-fi drama The Lazarus Project. He's the latest recruit to The Lazarus Project, a secret organization that has harnessed the ability to turn back time whenever the world is at threat of extinction

In this series, when the world locks into a time loop in which the world ends every three weeks, the Lazarus team must race against time to find a solution before humanity is wiped out forever. Among their number is resolute Lazarus agent, George, who's been left in disgrace after betraying the organisation in the name of love.

George is determined to redeem himself and win back the trust of his friends, colleagues, and the love of his life. But when he discovers that the cause he's fighting is more sinister than it appears, George begins to suspect that the only person he can really trust is himself.

1/8 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch

5. The Crown

Thursday 16th November on Netflix

As The Crown returns for the first half of its final season, so too does Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II.

The new season follows the blossoming relationship between Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed before a fateful car journey has devastating consequences. And as Prince William tries to integrate back into life at Eton in the wake of his mother’s death, the monarchy has to ride the wave of public opinion.

Elsewhere, reaching her Golden Jubilee, the Queen reflects on the future of the monarchy with the marriage of Charles and Camilla and the beginnings of a new Royal fairytale in William and Kate.

1-5/10 Concludes with part two on Thursday 14th December

6. Children in Need

Friday 17th November at 7pm on BBC One

For this year's Children in Need, Lenny joins the stellar line-up of returning presenters; Ade Adepitan MBE, Mel Giedroyc, Jason Manford, Chris Ramsey and Alex Scott MBE to take viewers through a glittering evening of fun and fundraising, live from MediaCityUK in Salford.

Promising non-stop fun for viewers with a night of dazzling entertainment, jam-packed full of sketches, music, performances and surprises from some of the nation’s most-loved stars, this year's Children in Need also hopes to raise as much money as possible for children and young people across the UK.

The night will feature special one-off sketches from some of the UK’s most loved TV shows, including MasterChef and a very special parody of Race Across The World. There will be also live performances from singer songwriter Jerub, the UK’s Junior Eurovision act STAND UNIQU3 and Leigh-Anne performs her track My Love for the first time on TV.

For the past few weeks viewers of The One Show have been watching The Challenge Squad featuring four young people who’ve been supported by BBC Children in Need projects. Tonight, two of them will be challenged to perform live on Children in Need, with two very special collaborations with guest performers.

Money raised through BBC Children in Need’s 2023 Appeal will help children and young people overcome the additional challenges they currently face, including supporting children and young people living in poverty, providing emergency support to families in crisis, providing comfort to children feeling sad, lost and alone, helping children overcome social injustice and supporting children to feel safe and secure.

Throughout, appeal films feature some of those whose lives have been changed through the support of BBC Children in Need, and the project workers who work tirelessly to help them.


7. Big Brother: Live Final

Friday 17th November at 9pm on ITV1 and ITV2

After six weeks of what I'm already calling a classic series of Big Brother, the time has come to crown the first UK winner of Big Brother in five years.

Whilst my money is on Trish or Yinrun to take the £100,000, as ever, who wins? You decide! So make sure to tune in live on Friday as AJ and Will reveal the results of the final vote to housemates, giving them a grilling about their time on Big Brother.



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