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Tuesday, 9 November 2021

The TVweek: Saturday 13th - Friday 19th November 2021


8.00pm Michael McIntyre's The Wheel BBC One - The comedian hosts the Saturday-night game show, as contestants take on a colossal spinning wheel and answer questions in the hope of securing a cash prize. Celebrity guests with Michael Ball, Tom Allen, Lulu, Joe Marler, Maisie Smith, Anita Rani and Raj Bisram will be on hand to help the contestants out.

8.30pm The Chase: Celebrity Special ITV - Bradley Walsh host with the quiz, as Scott Mills, Gareth Malone, Louise Minchin and Glenn Hoddle pit their wits against one of the ruthless Chasers in the hope of winning a potential prize pot worth thousands of pounds. They must work as a team and play strategically to answer general knowledge questions against the clock and race down the game board to the exit without being caught.

9.00pm Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2021 BBC One - Senior members of the Royal Family attend The Royal British Legion's annual Festival of Remembrance from the Royal Albert Hall in London. Artists including Alfie Boe, Cynthia Erivo, Gregory Porter, Jack Savoretti and Alexandra Burke will perform alongside The Band of HM Royal Marines, The Central Band of The Royal Air Force and the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir. Tomos Roberts will read his specially commissioned poem to commemorate 100 years of the poppy as the symbol of remembrance and the event will pay tribute to the centenary of the Royal British Legion and the support they give to the armed forces community. Presented by Huw Edwards.


8.00pm Top Gear BBC One - Return of the BBC's flagship motoring show.

9.00pm The Lakes with Simon Reeve BBC Two - The adventurer explores the beautiful and unique landscapes of the Lake District, beginning by meeting Cumbrians with different visions for the future of England's biggest national park. He talks to members of a campaign group trying to protect the remaining red squirrels, a traditional farmer who feels that his ancient way of life is on the point of extinction, and an 18-year-old student who runs a 1,500-acre farm.

9.00pm Adele: 19-30 In Her Own Words Channel 5 - A look at the career of the singer ahead of the release of her new album 30, her first in six years, examining how she is able to retain such a loyal fan base after disappearing from the business for long periods. The programme explores Adele's latest press appearances, including two simultaneous Vogue covers after sitting for separate interviews and photoshoots for the magazine's US and UK editions.

10.30pm Dr Alex: Our Mental Health Crisis BBC One - Dr Alex George follow the journeys of young people across the UK who are living with mental health issues, and exploring the impact the pandemic has had on their wellbeing. He also visits some of the charitable projects working to help young people in distress across the UK and the ways in which public support can help them to make a difference.


8.00pm Kate Humble: Green Life, Good Life Channel 5 - The broadcaster and farmer demonstrates ways to help save the planet by living sustainably, maintaining biodiversity and cutting down on waste, all while saving money into the bargain. She shows how making a pond and adding marine plants can help some fast-disappearing wildlife, reveals tips to attract bees, and encourages everyone to forage for free food on their doorsteps.

9.00pm Ancient Secrets of Althorp with Charles Spencer Channel 4 - Documentary following the 9th Earl of Spencer, who has always been fascinated by rumours of a lost Anglo Saxon village believed to have been located in the grounds of his ancestral home. He organises an archaeological dig to search for evidence, and while few traces of the sought-after settlement emerge, something far older comes to light - a Neolithic encampment which experts believe is more than 5000 years old.

Notable Continuing Series: Curb Your Enthusiasm, 9.00pm, Sky Comedy

                                                    Succession, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

                                             Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, 10.05pm, Sky Comedy

9.00pm The Social Media Murders ITV2 - Documentary examining the role social media played in the deaths of young people, beginning with the killing of British backpacker Grace Millane, who went missing while on a Tinder date in New Zealand in 2018. Featuring interviews with people who knew her or were involved with the investigation, with revealing police interview footage and CCTV.

10.00pm Diana: Queen of Style Channel 4 - Documentary exploring Princess Diana's life through her most famous outfits. Featuring contributions from designers including Leomie Anderson, Jacques Azagury, Elizabeth Emanuel, Said Cyrus, and Joanna Osborne and Sally Muir - creators of the infamous sheep jumper - as well as drag artist Bimini, hairstylist Sam McKnight and makeup artist Mary Greenwell.

11.00pm Inside Beverly Hills: The Land of the Rich and Famous Channel 4 - Documentary following the lives of people living and working in the affluent neighbourhood, starting with a millionaire chocolatier making bespoke treats for celebrities. He has now decided he would like to start a family with hi husband, so begins a search for designer donor eggs and a surrogate mother.


7.00pm Secret Life of the Forest Channel 5 - Cameras capture the various wildlife residing in England's most vast forest, Kielder in Northumberland, including roe deer, red squirrels, pipistrelle bats, otters, ospreys and more, as woodland changes occur throughout the seasons. It's springtime, with the lengthening days bringing a surge of life to this stunning wilderness. A rich collection of wildlife that has either spent the winter hidden away or in warmer climes is ready to return for a burst of activity.

8.00pm The People Vs Climate Change BBC Two - Britain has made big promises about reducing its impact on the planet, but getting there means huge changes to people's everyday lives. In this documentary, cameras follow members of the UK's first-ever Citizens' Assembly on Climate Change, where 108 ordinary Brits are tasked with deciding what should be done to meet climate change goals.

9.00pm DIY SOS: The Big Build for Children in Need BBC One - Comedian Rhod Gilbert dons his hard hat as guest presenter for this ambitious build in Brandesburton near Hull, East Yorkshire. The team are joined by local volunteers to transform an overgrown 2.5 acres into a purpose-built adventure campsite for the St Michael's Youth Project (St Mike's), which receives funding from Children in Need.

Notable Continuing Series: Impeachment: American Crime Story, 9.10pm BBC Two

                                            What We Do in the Shadows, 10.05pm BBC Two.

                                             Stath Lets Flats, 10.15pm, Channel 4 

9.00pm Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Celebrity Special ITV - Robert Rinder and Scarlett Moffatt take part in the quiz, answering up to 15 questions that could land their chosen charities a huge sum of money. As ever, they have lifelines including Ask the Host, Phone a Friend and 50-50 available to them if they get stuck. Presented by Jeremy Clarkson. Continues Wednesday with Jimmy Carr, Christine Ohuruogu and Alex Beresford. Thursday's guests are Meera Syal and Jim Moir, aka Vic Reeves. Friday's guests are Harry Redknapp, Craig Charles and Sam Quek

9.15pm Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland Channel 4 - Actors Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cumming take off on a motorhome adventure to rediscover their Scottish roots. They start out in Glasgow, visiting the street where Miriam's Jewish family first lived in Scotland, then journey north into the Highlands. Alan learns about his ancestral past at Cawdor Castle, they meet up with fellow actor Bill Paterson and stop off in Carnoustie, where things take a sombre turn as Alan remembers his abusive childhood.


7.30pm The Bachelor: Australia E4 - Matty Johnson, a 30-year-old marketing manager and former runner-up in The Bachelorette Australia, courts 22 women in the reality show.

9.00pm Grand Designs: House of the Year 2021 Channel 4 - Kevin McCloud presents homes in the running for the 2021 Royal Institute of British Architects House of the Year. In the first programme, Kevin and his co-presenters, architect Damion Burrows and design expert Michelle Ogundehin, visit five breathtaking houses competing for a place on the shortlist - a 1960s- inspired water tower in rural Norfolk, a 21st-century addition to a Victorian London street, a sleek beach house beside a busy south coast boatyard, a 14th-century fortress in Cumbria with a radically contemporary interior and a Georgian farmhouse with an angular, space-age extension.


Notable Continuing Series: The Good Fight, 9.00pm, More4


7.00pm Children in Need BBC One - Coverage of this year's charity event.

8.00pm The Wild Gardner BBC Two - After 30 years of filming the creatures of the world, wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson returns home on a personal project - to turn his old childhood garden into a haven for native wildlife. He begins by getting down and dirty, digging ponds, clearing scrub, planting woodland and sowing meadows as he tries to figure out how best to lure the wild creatures back.

8.00pm Griff's Great New Zealand Adventure ITV - Griff Rhys Jones embarks on an epic journey from the tip to the toe of New Zealand, but has set himself a challenge to avoid Highway One and journey the Kiwi roads less travelled. He begins his trip at the very northern point of New Zealand, Cape Reinga, and is welcomed by a Maori chief of the region and challenged to make himself at home.

9.00pm Bridget Riley - Painting the Line BBC Two - Bridget Riley has been challenging perception through painting for more than 60 years, with radical work that has transformed how many look at art. With behind-the-scenes access, seldom-seen footage from the archives and a rare interview hosted by Kirsty Wark, this is the story of a true visionary of British art.

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox 9.00pm, Channel 4
                                                 The Last Leg, 10.00pm, Channel 4

9.00pm The Ibiza Affair Sky Atlantic - German drama telling the story of the political scandal that rocked the Austrian government in 2019

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