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WHAT TO WATCH 18-24 November

Christmas cheer, celebs in the jungle and more!

This week's best telly includes the highly anticipated return of Deal or No Deal after 8 years off our screens, new series of Sorry, I Didn't Know and Two Doors Down, and an exciting new competition show based on the hit Netflix drama Squid Game.

Elsewhere, 10 new celebrities enter the I'm A Celeb camp in Australia, Daisy Haggard and Paterson Joseph team up for a new BBC One thriller, Jason Isaacs takes on the role of Cary Grant in a new ITVX biopic and a new BBC Three comedy explores life and love in all its ugly chaos.

And if that wasn't enough, Hannah Waddingham rings in the festive season with an hour-long musical extravaganza!

Here are 9 TV shows you can't miss this week...

1. Boat Story

Sunday 19th and Monday 20th November at 9pm on BBC One

Written by Harry and Jack Williams, BBC One's new thriller Boat Story launches this week and stars Daisy Haggard and Paterson Joseph as unsuspecting leads Janet and Samuel.

At its heart, Boat Story is an action-thriller about two ordinary people whom the world has turned its back on, and whether they’re willing - or desperate enough - to do something crazy to get what they want in life. Pushed to the very edge, can they trust each other and get away with their lives and the money?

Clutching a haul of illegal drugs found on a shipwrecked boat, the pair can’t believe their luck and agree to sell it and split the cash. But on their tail is a sharp-suited gangster known as ‘The Tailor’, played by Tchéky Karyo.

Boat Story embodies twists and turns with character-driven, surprising storytelling. Off-beat humour contrasts with high-octane action sequences against the spectacular backdrop of the beautiful, windswept Yorkshire coastline.

1-2/6 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch

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

Sunday 19th November to Friday 24th November at 9pm on ITV1

As we wait for The Traitors to return and mourn the end of Big Brother, a new line-up of celebritites are preparing to battle it out in TV’s toughest entertainment challenge as I'm A Celeb returns for its 23rd series!

Those entering the jungle this year include Britney Spears' sister, that's actress and singer Jamie Lynn Spears, GB News host and ex-politician Nigel Farage and This Morning favourite Josie Gibson.

Also taking part this year are Made in Chelsea favourite turned radio and podcast host Sam Thompson, EastEnders favourite Danielle Harold, Hollyoaks icon Nick Pickard, YouTuber Nella Rose, JLS member and TV presenter Marvin Humes, food critic Grace Dent and First Dates' Maître d' Fred Sirieix.

This new line-up of celebrities will leave their plush pads and luxuries far behind as they spend up to three weeks taking on the Australian jungle with a whole host of surprises created just for them as once again Ant & Dec are on hand to bring us the highlights live every evening.

1-6/22 Continues nightly

3. Sorry, I Didn't Know

Sunday 19th November at 11.05pm on ITV1

ITV1's hit panel show Sorry, I Didn't Know is returning for its fourth series as host Jimmy Akingbola returns alongside team leaders Chizzy Akudolu and Eddie Kadi and it's still the only comedy panel show about Black history.

Once again, the series will showcase some of the hottest comedians from diverse backgrounds as they have their knowledge tested of untold stories and unsung heroes, unveiling interesting Black history facts along the way.

This week, Kae Kurd, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, Oti Mabuse and Jordan Stephens join Chizzy and Eddie to take take viewers on a tour of Black British history as the teams do battle over four rounds.

1/6 Continues weekly

4. Deal or No Deal

Monday 20th to Friday 24th November at 4pm on ITV1

Deal or No Deal, one of the most exciting and iconic gameshows of all time is back on a new channel and with a brand new host, Stephen Mulhern!

Each episode a brave new contestant takes on the infamous Banker for the chance to win a life-changing cash prize. There are no questions in this gameshow, except for one; Deal or No Deal?

1-5/20 Continues weekdays

5. Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas

Wednesday 22nd November on Apple TV+

This week on Apple TV+, Hannah Waddingham rings in the festive season with Home for Christmas, an hour-long special filled with musical performances of beloved Christmas classics.

Recorded live at one of London’s oldest and most beautiful theatres, The Coliseum, Hannah will be joined on stage by a number of special guests including Sam Ryder, Luke Evans, Leslie Odom Jr., Phil Dunster and more. Additional performers include the English National Opera, the London Gay Men’s Chorus, The Fabulous Lounge Swingers and an 18-piece band.

Along the way, Hannah will share her personal journey to this magical moment with anecdotes and memories about her own holiday experiences.


6. Squid Game: The Challenge

Wednesday 22nd November on Netflix

Immersed in the world of the hit Netflix drama Squid Game, 456 real players put their skills and character to the ultimate test for a life-changing $4.56 million prize.

Based on Netflix's biggest show ever, Squid Game: The Challenge sees 456 real players enter the show to compete through a series of games inspired by the original show as well as some surprising new additions, all in pursuit of a life-changing reward of USD $4.56 million.

Whilst competitors are eliminated around them, their strategies, alliances, and character will be put to the test.

/10 Continues weekly until Wednesday 6th December

7. Archie

Thursday 23rd November on ITVX

Jason Isaacs stars as Cary Grant in Archie, ITVX's new biopic about the life of Hollywood’s leading man.

Written by Jeff Pope and directed by Paul Andrew Williams, it tells the story of a young Archibald Alexander Leach’s troubled childhood and how extreme poverty, his father’s adultery and the loss of his older brother, John, tore the family apart and sent his loving mother into a downward spiral of grief and depression.

Jeff Pope’s scripts reveal how deceit, cruelty and one, overpowering lie shaped Archie’s life.

At 14 he auditioned for the music hall act, the Bob Pender Troupe, a band of acrobats, stilt walkers, clowns and comedians after seeing them perform at the Bristol Hippodrome. Lean and athletic, he learned the art of stilt walking, and when the troupe went on tour to the US, teenage Archie was intoxicated by the land of opportunity. Believing he was not wanted by his family in the UK, he decided to stay in the US to try to make his way in showbusiness.

With no thoughts of acting, a chance meeting with the comedian George Burns helped him find his first footing on the acting ladder and a contract with a movie studio who felt he needed to change his name, and Cary Grant was born.

The drama intercuts with scenes from 1961 when at the height of his fame, living in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, the legendary actor was breaking all box office records, but desperately unhappy in his private life.

With two failed marriages behind him, he began to woo an actress he’d seen on a TV show, Dyan Cannon. Thirty-three years his junior, Dyan, didn’t initially fall for his charms turning down his attempts to meet, because she didn’t feel they could ever be a match.

Dashingly handsome, suave and sophisticated, Cary continued to pursue her, with introductions to his famous friends, until they eventually wed in Las Vegas in 1965.

Archie also stars Laura Aikman as Cary’s formidable ex-wife, actress and filmmaker Dyan Cannon, with Harriet Walter as Elsie Leach, Cary’s mother.

The cast also includes younger versions of Archie Leach, played by Dainton Anderson, Calam Lynch and Oaklee Pendergast, with Kara Tointon as young Elsie.

1-4/4 All episodes available at launch

8. Such Brave Girls

Thursday 23rd November at 10pm & 10.25pm on BBC Three

BBC Three's new sitcom Such Brave Girls, explores life and love in all its ugly chaos. It follows sisters Josie and Billie, played by Kat and her real-life sister Lizzie Donaldson, and their single mother Deb, played by Louise Brealey.

We follow them as they navigate life armed with nothing but poor judgement and self-esteem exclusively tied to people who couldn't care less about them. They're vain, selfish, heavily in debt, pathologically desperate for affection and bursting with misplaced, terrifying love.

Deb invites new boyfriend Dev, played by Paul Bazely, home to meet her daughters Billie and Josie, whilst desperately trying to suppress how troubled they are. Josie’s face isn’t doing a very good job of covering up how depressed she is, so Deb sets out to teach her how fulfilling capitalism can be, by taking her shopping.

Billie spots the love of her life Nicky, played by Sam Buchanan, with a new girl, so decides to win him back with a significant change to her appearance and discovers just how much love hurts.

1-2/6 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch

9. Two Doors Down

Friday 24th November at 9.30pm on BBC One

As Two Doors Down returns for its seventh series, the hit sitcom moves from BBC Two to BBC One following a record breaking Christmas special in 2022. And whilst Cathy was absent for series six, Doon Mackichan returns as Cathy comes home.

In the opening episode, the neighbours are gathered over at Colin's house for a surprise birthday party for Anne Marie. But when the doorbell goes, it's Colin who gets the big surprise.

1/6 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch


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