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WHAT TO WATCH 5-11 November

This week's best telly includes the long-awaited return of I'm A Celebrity, the much-talked-about fifth series of The Crown and a brand new series of Two Doors Down.


Plus new dramas for James Corden and Emily Blunt, more late-night chat from Big Narstie and Mo Gilligan and more road trip antics with Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cumming.


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


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

Sunday 6th November at 9pm on ITV


I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! is back! And after two years in Wales, the series is returning to its rightful home in the middle of the Australian jungle as 10 new celebrities leave their plush pads and luxuries far behind to spend up to three weeks taking on the Australian jungle with a whole host of surprises created just for them.


Those entering the jungle this year are comedian Babatúndé Aléshé, pop icon Boy George, TV Presenter and Journalist Charlene White, radio legend Chris Moyles, England Lioness Jill Scott MBE, ex England Rugby player Mike Tindall MBE, TV personality Olivia Attwood, Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner, TV presenter and property expert Scarlette Douglas and Coronation Street legend Sue Cleaver.


As ever, Ant & Dec will present all the big stories live every night. But who will be crowned this year’s King or Queen of the Jungle?


1/22 Continues Sunday to Friday at 9pm (9.15pm on Tuesdays)



2. Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland and Beyond

Tuesday 8th November at 9.15pm on Channel 4


Following a successful first series, Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cumming are back as their rip-roaring road trip antics continue across Scotland... and beyond! A year older, but not necessarily wiser, and now accompanied by Alan's dog Lala, this series sees them take in some of Scotland's most spectacular and far-flung locations, reconnecting with old friends and rekindling old memories, before journeying across the Pond to their other mutual home, the California coast.


Alan was lured by the bright lights of Tinseltown over 30 years ago and Miriam lived there for over a decade. Both are ready to dive back in, but is the Golden State ready for them? In this first episode, our duo kick off their Scotland leg on the Harry Potter Express steam train, before it's camper van time again, as they drive to the glorious Cairngorms where Miriam finally gets behind the wheel... of a tandem scooter!


Looking like a bank robber in her midge-repellent hat, the pair get stuck into some very modern orienteering and have an emotional close encounter with reindeer. All before heading to the east coast to hook up with dear friend and actor Brian Cox at his old stomping ground, the Dundee Rep.


As an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church, Alan reveals he's been given the special task of conducting an LGBTQ+ wedding, which takes their journey towards Loch Lomond, a route that sparks childhood memories of holiday crushes for Miriam. Whilst Alan insists on a stop off at the quant village of Luss to relive his early career playing an evil woodcutter in the legendary Take the High Road.


And building up to a celebration to remember in more ways than one, Miriam gets her kit off for some pre-wedding pampering in the form of an outdoor massage, before donning her sequins and giving a unique read of The Owl and the Pussy-Cat, while Alan weds his cousin and gives Miriam a whirl on the dance floor.


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3. The Crown

Wednesday 9th November on Netflix


With the new decade in its stride, the Royal Family are presented with possibly their biggest challenge to date, as the public openly question their role in '90s Britain. Taking on the role of Queen Elizabeth II this series is Imelda Staunton, as Her Majesty approaches the 40th anniversary of her accession.


As she reflects on a reign that has encompassed nine prime ministers, the advent of mass television and the twilight of the British Empire, new challenges are on the horizon. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the transfer of sovereignty in Hong Kong signals a seismic shift in the international order presenting both obstacles and opportunities.


Meanwhile, trouble is brewing closer to home. Prince Charles, played by Dominic West, pressures his mother to allow him to divorce Diana, played by Elizabeth Debicki, presenting a constitutional crisis of the monarchy. Rumours circulate as husband and wife are seen to live increasingly separate lives and, as media scrutiny intensifies, Diana decides to take control of her own narrative, breaking with family protocol to publish a book that undermines public support for Charles and exposes the cracks in the House of Windsor.


Tensions are set to rise further as Mohamed Al Fayed (Salim Daw) arrives on the scene. Driven by his desire for acceptance of the highest order, he harnesses his self-made wealth and power to try and earn him and his son Dodi (Khalid Abdalla) a seat at the royal table.


1-10/10 All episodes available at launch



4. Two Doors Down

Wednesday 9th November at 10pm on BBC Two


As brilliantly funny sitcom Two Doors Down returns for its sixth series, Colin is vulnerable after being unceremoniously dumped.


Beth and Eric are doing their best, but the conversation is already strained when Christine steams in demanding gory details.


1/6 Continues weekly



5. The English

Thursday 10th November at 9pm on BBC Two


Hugo Blick's new western for BBC Two, The English, takes the core themes of identity and revenge to tell what promises to be a uniquely compelling parable on race, love and power. Starring Emily Blunt as an aristocratic Englishwoman called Lady Cornelia Locke and Chaske Spencer as Pawnee ex-cavalry scout Eli Whipp.


The English sees Locke and Whipp come together in 1890 mid-America to cross a violent landscape built on dreams and blood. Both of them have a clear sense of their destiny but neither is aware that it is rooted in a shared past. They must face increasingly terrifying obstacles that will test them to their cores, physically and psychologically.


But as each obstacle is overcome it draws them closer to their ultimate destination, the new town of Hoxem, Wyoming. It is here, after an investigation by the local sheriff Robert Marshall, played by Stephen Rea, and young widow Martha Myers, played by Valerie Pachner, into a series of bizarre and macabre unsolved murders, that the full extent of their intertwined history will be truly understood, and they will come face to face with the future they must live.


Starring alongside Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer are Stephen Rea, Valerie Pachner, Rafe Spall, Tom Hughes, Toby Jones and Ciarán Hinds.


1/6 Continue weekly. All episodes available at launch



6. Mammals

Friday 11th November on Prime Video


Prime Video's new dark comedy drama Mammals, comes from Jez Butterworth and is about the complexities of marriage. Expect sadness, grief, tension, love, friendship, betrayal and a touch of magical realism.


James Corden stars as Jamie, a chef whose world implodes when he discovers shocking secrets about his pregnant wife, Amandine, played by Melia Kreiling. Jamie finds himself hunting for answers with the help of his brother-in-law Jeff, played by Colin Morgan and through this hunt, the cracks in Jeff’s marriage to Jamie’s sister Lue, played by Sally Hawkins, also widen.


Jeff attempts to get through to Lue, but this only makes Lue descend deeper into a secret fantasy world. Meanwhile, after a tragic loss, Amandine delves into her passion for violin but finds solace from an unlikely source.


1-6/6 All episodes available at launch




7. The Big Narstie Show

Friday 11th November at 11.05pm on Channel 4


Big Narstie and Mo Gilligan are back for a fifth series of anarchic, late-night chat show The Big Narstie Show. With big-name guests, music performances, hilarious sketches and celebrity interviews, expect the unexpected from the chat show that breaks every rule in the book.


As the series returns, they'll be joined by hip-hop superstar Eve, actor and all-round tough guy Ross Kemp, and Celebrity Gogglebox regular Bez.


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