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WHAT TO WATCH 5-11 November

This week’s best telly includes the final outing of Big Brother and the return of LEGO Masters. Here are 7 shows you can’t miss this week...

1. Hounslow Diaries

Monday 5th November from 10am on BBC Three

Hounslow Diaries might only be a pilot for now, but I have no doubt that BBC Three will offer Ambreen Razia, Mandeep Dhillon and Robyn Cara a full series.

Ambreen has also written the episode, and together they play Shaheeda, Tash and Leonie. three loud, excitable, determined Muslim teenage girls living in West London. Shaheeda’s made it her mission to get them a night out at a fancy West End club with a VIP bar. Only one problem - they have no cash and will definitely need plenty.

Luckily an opportunity falls into Shaheeda’s lap thanks to her sister’s never-ending wedding preparation. If Shaheeda can keep a lid on Tash’s kleptomania and Leonie’s nerves, they might just have the best night out ever.


2. Doing Money

Monday 5th November at 9pm on BBC Two

Doing Money is a new 90-minute fact-based drama for BBC Two that tells the shocking true story about slavery in modern Britain.

It follows the heartbreaking and compelling story of Ana, a young woman snatched in broad daylight from a London street, trafficked to Ireland and used as a sex slave in a series of 'pop up’ brothels.

Ana’s story offers a tense and thought-provoking thriller, with powerful insights into the challenges of policing a form of modern slavery that hides in plain sight. It exposes just how big a business 'doing money' is.

Stars Alina Serban as Lily, Voica Oltean as Skinny, Cosmina Stratan as Ancuta and Anca Dumitra as Ana.


3. Goodbye Big Brother: The Live Final

4. Big Brother's Last Bit on the Side

Monday 5th November at 10pm and 11:20pm on Channel 5

It's time to say your goodbyes... after 18 years, 19 civilian series and 22 celebrity series, Channel 5 have done what Channel 4 did in 2010 and pulled the plug on Big Brother making Series 19 (the channel's 8th) the final ever series.

No word yet on a revival on another network, so for now we have to believe this really is it. But we have one more final hurrah before we can let the tears flow.

After 53 days in Britain's most famous house, either Akeem, Cameron, Cian or Zoe will have the honour of becoming (for now) Big Brother's final ever civilian winner as Emma Willis reveals the results and interviews all four finalists during the main show.

And straight after at 11:20pm, Rylan Clark-Neal will be joined by Emma Willis for Big Brother's Last Bit on the Side as they say their emotional goodbyes to Big Brother, along with all of this year's housemates, some special guests and of course his loyal studio audience.

5. LEGO Masters

Tuesday 6th November at 8pm on Channel 4

With The Great British Bake Off finished for another year, what better show to replace it in the schedules than the second series of LEGO Masters, hosted by Melvin Odoom.

From thousands of applications, eight of the best amateur brick building duos in the British Isles are ready to pit their skills, creativity and imaginations against each other in the iconic Build Room and complete a series of challenges in the hope of being names LEGO Masters Champions 2018.

This year there’s a new addition, as scientist and engineer at heart Fran Scott joins as regular co-judge alongside Matthew Ashton, The LEGO Group’s Vice President of Design.

Taking part this year are; school friends Harry and Ollie, siblings Catherine and Patrick, father and son Paul and Lewis, father and daughter Stuart and Izzy, nephew and uncle Jayden and Kato, brothers Chris and Joseph, husband and wife Adam and Odette and Nathan and Tom who applied separately for the show and have been paired together to create a team.


6. Clique

Saturday 10th November from 10am on BBC Three

BBC Three drama Clique returns this week as Holly (Synnove Karlsen) begins her second year of university.

She's living with her friend Louise (Sophia Brown) and two new younger students Rayna and Fraser, played by Imogen King and Stuart Campbell.

Rayna and Fraser are enthralled by Holly and her part in exposing the corruption at Solasta last year. However Holly finds their unwanted attention uncomfortable and just wants to keep her distance and move on.


7. Strictly Come Dancing

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th November on BBC One

With just one week to go until Blackpool, the nine remaining celebrities will be hoping they can do enough to return next week and dance on one of the world’s most iconic dance floors.

But for one couple, their Strictly journey will end in Borehamwood. As ever, they'll be taking to the dance floor in a bid to dazzle the fabulous four judges, Shirley Ballas, Dame Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood.

After the judges have cast all their votes, the lines will open and viewers will get the chance to save their favourites. On Sunday night, the two couples with the lowest combined judges’ scores and viewers’ votes will have to face the dreaded dance-off.

There'll also be a special Remembrance Day performance from the Strictly Come Dancing professionals and a musical performance by Italian singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo.


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