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WHAT TO WATCH 28 November - 4 December

This week's best telly includes the final of this year's I'm A Celebrity, another unmissable Small Axe film by Steve McQueen and what promises to be a gripping finale of The Undoing.

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

1. Strictly Come Dancing

Saturday 28th at 7.15pm and Sunday 29th November at 7.25pm on BBC One

With just three weeks to go until this year's Strictly final, and seven couples left in the competition, who will impress the judges the most as Motsi Mabuse returns to sit alongside Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood?

It's been a remarkable series with a new couple at the top of the leaderboard each week, be it HRVY, Maisie, Ranvir, Clara or Jamie - but could this week be the time Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse finally make it to the top with their Jive?

And with Clara topping the leaderboard in week five and coming bottom the week after, it's just as unpredictable at the bottom. Sunday night's results show will see two more couples face the dreaded dance off and sadly one couple will be leaving the competition for good.

Also on Sunday night the show opens with an electric group performance by the professionals set inside a giant pinball machine and Gary Barlow performs his new single Elita.


2. His Dark Materials

Sunday 29th November at 8.10pm on BBC One

Andrew Scott finally makes his proper mark on this series of His Dark Materials as John Parry - or Jopari as he is now known - as him and Lee take to the sky in search of the bearer of the subtle knife.

As Will and Lyra try to gain entry into the Torre Degli Angeli in search of the knife, inside they discover a tied-up Giacomo and are forced into a tense battle for the knife with Tullio.

In Oxford, Boreal’s offer of private funding is rebuked by Mary and when Mrs Coulter meets Boreal, they travel through to Will’s Oxford for Lyra. Back in the café, Will promises Lyra they’ll get the alethiometer back from Latrom.


3. Small Axe: Red, White and Blue

Sunday 29th November at 9pm on BBC One

Small Axe continues this week on BBC One with the third of Steve McQueen's five films, Red, White and Blue.

John Boyega stars as Leroy Logan, a young black man studying forensics, who after seeing his father Kenneth, played by Steve Toussaint, assaulted by two policemen, finds himself driven to revisiting a childhood ambition to become a police officer. An ambition borne from the naïve hope of wanting to change racist attitudes from within.

Leroy must face the consequences of his father’s disapproval, and the blatant racism he finds in his new role as a despised yet exemplary constable in the Metropolitan Police Force.


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

Sunday 29th November - Friday 4th December at 9pm on ITV

As we count down to Friday's final, who will end up being crowned the first ever King or Queen of the castle?

We've so far seen Shane Richie and Jordan North take on the majority of the trials, but does that mean that they've done enough to go all the way and win? Giovanna Fletcher was recently voted Camp Leader by the public, so perhaps that's an indication as to which way the final vote will go?

Either way, this year's I'm A Celeb has been brilliant and moving the show from the Australian jungle to a Welsh castle may have been the best decision the show has ever made! They've all formed genuine bonds with one another and if ever there's a year where we wanted a happy camp on I'm A Celeb it's 2020. With six episodes left in the series, expect more trials, more losses at Kiosk Cledwyn's Ye Olde Shoppe and probably a lot more crying.

And yes, technically there is an episode on Saturday (8.30pm), but rather than a brand new show with the fallout from Hollie's exit, it's another compilation of unseen bits from the week. So if you're after some new castle action, you're going to have to wait until Sunday.


5. The Undoing

Monday 30th November at 2am or 9pm on Sky Atlantic

If you're anything like me, the weekly wait for new episodes of The Undoing has felt like torture - especially after the dramatic end to last week's penultimate episode. But the time has finally come to find out who killed Elena Alves as the series comes to an end.

The Undoing stars Nicole Kidman as Grace Fraser, a successful therapist who's living the only life she ever wanted for herself and Hugh Grant as her devoted husband Jonathan. Their young son attends an elite private school in New York City.

But her seemingly perfect world is rocked by a violent death and when her husband goes missing, a chain of terrible revelations emerge.

I don't want to go through the suspects and reasons here as I don't wish to spoil the series for those of you who are yet to give it a watch. If that's you by the way, switch on your telly right now, hit play on The Undoing and I guarantee you'll be at the end of episode five before you know it.

And with an episode title of The Bloody Truth, here's hoping we get all the answers we want from what promises to be a gripping season finale!


6. Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism and Me

Monday 30th November at 9pm on BBC One

Former professional footballer Anton Ferdinand explores the issue of racial abuse in the game, talking about his own experiences for the first time and what can be done to help players coming through today in Football, Racism and Me, which has been 18 months in the making.

With a rise in reported incidents of racial abuse in football, Anton talks for the first time about his own highly-publicised 2011 incident with the former England captain John Terry. Anton wants to both understand his own story and explore what needs to be done to address the problem of racism in the game today.

He confronts how the ripple effects of the incident, and the online abuse he has experience since, not only affected his own mental health and career but also the lives of his loved ones. Determined to turn his experiences into positive action, Anton uncovers where he believes players are still being failed by the system, and how football urgently needs to change.


7. Celebrity Crystal Maze

Thursday 3rd December at 10pm on Channel 4

Richard Ayoade returns to guide more celebrity adventurers on an epic quest through the four fantastical zones of The Crystal Maze; Aztec, Industrial, Futuristic and Eastern.

Skill, Physical, Mystery and Mental challenges in a bid to win precious crystals, which they will exchange for time in the legendary Crystal Dome.

In the first episode of the new series, TV presenter Laura Whitmore captains her team, made up of comedian Chris Ramsey, dancers Perri Kiely and Jordan Banjo and former rugby player Gareth Thomas - through the maze.

The celebrities risk everything, even breaking several course records along the way. But will their efforts pay off in the Dome, where the tokens never lie?



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