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  • OLD BOY’S TV & STREAMING CHOICE: 16 SEPTEMBER 2023

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV

    ↔️ - Series

    ⭕️ - Film

    👬 - For under-12s

    📲 - Channel/time

    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service

    🎹 - Music

    ***SUGGESTED RECORDING & WATCHLIST PICKS

    These listings apply to England. Regional variations in timings may apply for certain programmes on BBC and ITV1.

    The focus of these listings is on selected new films, dramas, music, entertainment shows, important scheduled events (not sport) and documentaries.

    Many programmes shown on TV channels are also available within the On Demand section of your pay TV provider.

    Some programmes shown on TV channels do not appear on demand until the next day.

    Programmes shown exclusively on ITVX are on the subscription version of the channel only.

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    👁SATURDAY

    16 September 2023

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    🆕↔️ALAN CARR’S PICTURE SLAM

    Game show.

    📲BBC1, 5.50pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕⭕️ALL MY PUNY SORROWS

    Yoli attempts to prevent her sister from taking her own life.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 6.15pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️STRICTLY COME DANCING

    📲BBC1, 6.35pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🎹🆕ALICIA KEYS AT THE BBC

    📲BBC2, 8.20pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕OSBORNE HOUSE: A ROYAL RETREAT

    📲Channel 5, 8.20pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕⭕️SNAKE EYES

    Snake Eyes is taught by an ancient Japanese clan after he saves the life of their heir apparent.

    📲Film4, 9pm

    🆕↔️THE RUSSELL MURDERS: WHO KILLED LIN AND MEGHAN?

    📲Sky Documentaries and Sky Showcase, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕27: GONE TOO SOON

    Looking at famous artists who died at 27 years of age, including Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain.

    📲Sky Arts, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️HOW TO CREATE A SEX SCANDAL

    📲Quest Red, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery

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    👁SUNDAY

    17 September

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    🆕A KESTRAL FOR A KNAVE

    A reading from Christopher Eccleston.

    📲BBC4, 8pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕GEORGE MICHAEL: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST

    📲Channel 4, 9pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on demand)

    🆕↔️SCOTLAND: THE NEW WILD

    Documentary on the wild life of Scotland.

    📲BBC Scotland, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️RON IDDLES: THE GOOD COP

    Ron explores murder cases.

    📲CBS Reality, 9pm

    🖥️Paramount+

    🆕↔️INHERITANCE WARS: WHO GETS THE MONEY

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕OLIVIA ATTWOOD vs THE TROLLS

    📲ITV2, 10pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕⭕️SPIN ME ROUND

    When Brie attends a training course, her company’s founder has her taken into his yacht, but while she hopes for romance, something else might be going on…

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 12.15am

    🖥️NOW

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    👁MONDAY

    18 September

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    🆕↔️NEIGHBOURS

    Yes, the Ramsey Street soap is back!

    🖥️Freevee (released Monday to Thursday each week)

    🆕↔️FRAUD SQUAD

    📲BBC1, 10am

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️TENABLE

    Quiz show

    📲ITV1, 3pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC

    📲ITV Be, 5pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕WELCOME TO PLAITHVILLE

    📲TLC, 6pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️JIMMY DOHERTY’S NEW ZEALAND ESCAPE

    📲Channel 4, 8pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on demand) (box set)

    🆕WORLD WAR II: SECRETS FROM ABOVE

    An aerial view of the Battle of Britain.

    📲National Geographic, 8pm

    🆕↔️THE UK’S NATIONAL PARKS

    Caroline Quentin explores.

    📲More4, 9pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on demand)

    🆕↔️MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT U.K.

    📲E4, 9pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on demand)

    🆕↔️FANTASY ISLAND

    📲Sky Max, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕SEX: A BONKERS HISTORY

    📲Sky History, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️GREAT ANTIQUES CHALLENGE

    📲Really, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️JUICE

    Sitcom.

    📲BBC3, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️BALLERS: BALL OR NOTHING

    📲BBC Scotland, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️THE BOLD TYPE

    Series 2 begins.

    📲BBC3, 10.55pm

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    👁TUESDAY

    19 September

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    🆕KOUNTRY WAYNE: A WOMAN’S PRAYER

    Stand-up comedy.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕THE SAINT OF SECOND CHANCES

    Documentary.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ‘SKINNY’ JAB

    A look at weight-loss drugs.

    📲Channel 4, 8pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on demand)

    🆕↔️SECRETS OF OUR UNIVERSE WITH TOM PEAKE

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️RISE OF THE NAZIS: THE MANHUNT

    Documentary on the manhunt for Nazi criminals.

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️ICE COLD CATCH

    A look at highly paid fishing jobs in Iceland.

    📲5Action, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕WINNING HEARTS AND MINDS

    A ‘Storyville’ documentary in Afghanistan.

    📲BBC4, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️LUXE FOR LESS

    📲HGTV, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

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    👁WEDNESDAY

    20 September

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    🆕↔️THE SUPER MODELS

    Documentary series of the fashion supermodels of the 80s and 90s.

    🖥️Apple TV+

    🆕CHRIS PACKHAM: IS IT TIME TO BREAK THE LAW?

    The question relates to climate change protests.

    📲Channel 4, 9pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕THE LAST HOSPITAL: 30 DAYS IN MYANMAR

    📲Sky Documentaries, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️SEX RATED

    Dating show.

    📲E4, 10pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕IAIN STIRLING: FALLING UPWARDS

    Stand up comedy.

    📲Comedy Central, 10pm

    🖥️NOW

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    👁THURSDAY

    21 September

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    🆕⭕️EVIL DEAD RISE

    Horror. Ellie and her children encounter horrific events after her sister arrives.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️SEX EDUCATION

    The final series of this comedy drama begins. As the Moordale Secondary teens start the new term at the Cavendish Sixth Form College, they are faced with new rules to abide by.

    🖥️Netflix

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️MINX

    Joyce looks for a new publisher to take on the increasing status of her successful magazine.

    🖥️Paramount+

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️CRIME

    After all the trauma of his last case and a broken relationship at home, Ray takes on a case of an assault of a VIP at a hotel, but curiously, the case gets pulled by the government.

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕FIVE-A-DAY: THE BIG CON?

    📲Channel 5, 8pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕⭕️LEGACY OF LIES

    A former MI6 agent and a Ukrainian journalist set about uncovering the truth behind Russian covert operations.

    📲Legend, 9pm

    🆕↔️PICASSO: THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

    Documentary about the life of Pablo Picasso.

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕PETER SELLERS:,THE DARK SIDE OF THE GOON

    A profile.

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️TASKMASTER

    📲Channel 4, 9pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕THE TIKTOK EFFECT

    📲BBC3, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️VANDERPUMP RULES

    📲ITV Be, 10pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕JOANNE AND VOGUE’S SEX DRIVE

    📲E4, 10.05pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕SHACKLETON: THE GREATEST STORY OF SURVIVAL

    📲PBS America, 9pm

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    👁FRIDAY

    22 September

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    🆕↔️THE CONTINENTAL

    This series is a prequel to the John Wick series of films and commences with Winston who is making his mark as a businessman. But his past is about to catch up with him.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video (released weekly)

    🆕⭕️CASSANDRO

    Drama of the true story about amateur gay wrestler Saúl Armendáriz.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕⭕️NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU

    Psychological science fiction film following Bryan, who now lives on her own and is startled to wake up to strange noises which turn out to be aliens.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕↔️STILL UP

    Comedy series centring on Lisa and Danny, who carry on talking when everyone else is asleep.

    🖥️Apple TV+ (first three episodes, then weekly).

    🆕⭕️SPY KIDS: ARMAGEDDON

    The kids have to get involved in the spying game to help their parents and save the planet.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️LOVE IS BLIND

    Dating series.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕AFTER UVALDE: GUNS, GRIEF & TEXAS POLITICS

    📲PBS America, 8.25pm

    🆕↔️AMAZING RAILWAY ADVENTURES WITH NICK KNOWLES

    Exploring Morocco

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕⭕️GOD IS A BULLET

    Thriller about a man intent on revenge against a murderous cult.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕LOCH NESS: HUNTING THE MONSTER

    📲Channel 5, 10pm

    🖥️My5

  • OLD BOY’S TV & STREAMING CHOICE: 23 September 2023

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV

    ↔️ - Series

    ⭕️ - Film

    👬 - For under-12s

    📲 - Channel/time

    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service

    🎹 - Music

    ***SUGGESTED RECORDING & WATCHLIST PICKS

    These listings apply to England. Regional variations in timings may apply for certain programmes on BBC and ITV1.

    The focus of these listings is on selected new films, dramas, music, entertainment shows, important scheduled events (not sport) and documentaries.

    Many programmes shown on TV channels are also available within the On Demand section of your pay TV provider.

    Some programmes shown on TV channels do not appear on demand until the next day.

    Programmes shown exclusively on ITVX are on the subscription version of the channel only.

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    👁SATURDAY

    23 September 2023

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👬🆕⭕️MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON

    Animation about an adorable little shell who exists with his grandmother and their pet lint.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 10.05am

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️A ROYAL GUIDE TO….PARENTING

    📲Channel 4, 7.35pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕↔️MICHAEL McINTYRE’S THE WHEEL

    Game show.

    📲BBC1, 8.35pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕STOCK AITKEN WATERMAN AT THE BBC

    Featuring a variety of artists who had hits singing Stock Aitken Waterman songs.

    📲BBC2, 8.35pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕IT’S A ROYAL KNOCKOUT: THE UNTOLD STORY

    In 1987, Prince Edward had the idea of using the hilarious and popular game show featuring royalty and celebrities.

    📲Channel 5, 8.35pm

    🖥️My5

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️BLACK SNOW

    When a time capsule buried 25 years ago is opened, it reveals clues to an unsolved murder case in which a teenage girl was murdered.

    📲BBC4, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player (box set)

    🆕BRIAN WILSON: LONG PROMISED ROAD

    📲Sky Arts, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕OTTO BAXTER

    Documentary about the Down’s Syndrome afflicted director. This is followed at 10.45pm (on Sky Documentaries only) the short horror film from Baxter ‘The Puppet Asylum’.

    📲Sky Documentaries and Sky Showcase, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️BLANKETY BLANK

    Quiz show.

    📲BBC1, 9.35pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️TOTALLY 1976: THAT WAS THE YEAR THAT WAS

    A look back at what was going on in the media in 1976.

    📲Channel 5, 9.35pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕KYLIE LIVE IN THE PARK

    Kylie Minogue performs some of the favourites.

    📲BBC2, 10.05pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕KYLIE AT THE BBC

    📲BBC2, 11.15pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

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    👁SUNDAY

    24 September

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕↔️90 DAY FIANCÉ UK: TELL ALL

    Reality show.

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️WHO CARES WINS AWARDS

    📲Channel 4, 6.30pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕🆕HAMZA: STRICTLY BIRDS OF PREY

    Hamza Yassin takes us around the UK to see birds of prey and their keepers.

    📲BBC1, 7pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️ULTIMATE SUPERCAR

    📲National Geographic, 7pm

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕MOZART’S REQUIEM

    📲BBC4, 8pm

    🖥️🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕THE RISE AND FALL OF EL CHAPO

    A look at the life of the drug lord.

    📲Sky History, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕THE BIG SEX SCAM

    Scams involving bigamists and swindlers.

    📲Channel 5, 10pm

    🖥️My5

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    👁MONDAY

    25 September

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕↔️ALL STAR SHORE

    Reality challenge show.

    🖥️Paramount+

    🆕↔️THE VINTAGE FRENCH FARMHOUSE

    📲BBC1, 4.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕THE MOTORWAY

    A look at the work of motorway patrol teams.

    📲Channel 5, 8pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕MUSICAL MASTERPIECES

    📲Sky Arts, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕DOWNFALL OF THE CRYPTO KING

    A ‘Panorama’ documentary.

    📲BBC1, 8pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️THE LONG SHADOW

    Drama based on the true story of serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, AKA the Yorkshire Ripper. After Wilma McCann’s murder in 1975, hard working Emily Jackson becomes the victim of Sutcliffe, but initially it is her husband who is suspected of her murder.

    📲ITV1, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️#Dead2Me

    📲Crime+Investigation, 9pm

    🖥️Crime and Investigation Play

    🆕PETE DOHERTY: WHO KILLED MY SON?

    📲Channel 4, 10pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    ↔️SANDYLANDS

    Comedy series about an owner of an amusement arcade owner who is unsuccessful at finding a better life. This is a second chance to see this series, which was previously shown on Gold.

    📲BBC2, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player (box set)

    🆕THE DATING POOL

    📲E4, 10pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕↔️BIG ZUU’S BIG EATS

    📲Dave, 10pm

    🖥️UKTV Play

    🆕⭕️SHORTY’S DREAM SHOP

    📲Discovery, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕⭕️BOILING POINT

    A Head Chef presides over a busy evening prior to Christmas Day.

    📲BBC1, 10.40pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️CHEAP EATS

    📲Food Network, 2.30am

    🖥️Discovery+

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    👁TUESDAY

    26 September

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕↔️WHO KILLED JILL DANDO?

    Documentary on the investigation into the killing of the BBC presenter.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️THE FAKE SHEIK

    Documentary series about a journalist who undertook sting operations, but took it all too far.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕↔️FAKE OR FORTUNE?

    📲BBC1, 8pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF

    📲Channel 4, 8pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕↔️HARVEST ON THE FARM

    📲Channel 5, 8pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️GOLD RUSH

    📲Discovery, 8pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️THE REAL CROWN: INSIDE THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR

    📲ITV1, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️CELEBRITY SAS: WHO DARES WINS

    Celebrities include Matt Hancock, Gareth Gates and Gareth Thomas.

    📲Channel 4, 9.30pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕↔️TRUTH & LIES

    📲Sky History, 10pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕TANJA - TERRORIST OR FREEDOM FIGHTER?

    A ‘Storyville’ documentary.

    📲BBC4, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

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    👁WEDNESDAY

    27 September

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF HENRY SUGAR

    Comedy drama based on Roald Dahl’s story about a wealthy man who is intrigued to hear about someone who says he can see without his eyes.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️THIS FOOL

    US comedy about a man who has to find his way through the dysfunctionality with his family while trying to help his community.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕↔️BADGERS: THEIR SECRET WORLD

    📲Channel 5, 7pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️NADIA’S SIMPLE SPICES

    Cooking with spices.

    📲BBC2, 8pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️DNA FAMILY SECRETS

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    📲BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️GRAND SLAMMERS

    Prisoners are helped to get ready to play the Australians by Rugby World Cup players.

    📲ITV1, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️GRAND DESIGNS

    📲Channel 4, 9pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕↔️FERNE McCANN: MY FAMILY AND ME

    📲ITV Be, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

    #Textmewhenyougethome

    A look at the case of Madison Nygard.

    📲Crime + Investigation, 9pm

    🖥️Crime and Investigation Play

    🆕↔️MOULIN ROUGE: YES WE CAN-CAN!

    📲BBC2, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕⭕️THE KILLING OF KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN

    📲Film4, 1.55am

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    👁THURSDAY

    28 September

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕↔️CASTLEVANIA: NOCTURNE

    Animation. Richter Belmot fights to prevent vampires from their quest to permanently mask the sun from the Earth.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕⭕️THE SWAN

    The Roald Dahl story about a boy who cannot shake off his bullies.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕⭕️LOVE IS IN THE AIR

    Romantic comedy from Australia. A businesswoman falls for the man who was assigned to destroy her.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️THE KARDASHIANS

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕↔️SAVING LIVES AT SEA

    📲BBC2, 8pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF: AN EXTRA SLICE

    📲Channel 4, 8pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕BODY IN THE BAG: THE MURDER OF MELANIE HALL

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️RuPAUL’S DRAG RACE U.K.

    📲BBC3, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️BRASSIC

    Return of the comedy series.

    📲Sky Max and Sky Showcase, 10pm

    🖥️NOW (box set)

    🆕↔️THE AFTER SHAVE WITH DANNY BEARD

    📲BBC3, 10.10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕IN CONVERSATION: RINA SAWAYAMA

    📲BBC3, 10.25pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️DISAPPEARED

    📲Quest Red, 11pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕⭕️WILDFIRE

    Drama about two Irish sisters who grew up on the Irish border during The Troubles.

    📲Film4, 11.50pm

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    👁FRIDAY

    29 September

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️REPTILE

    A troubled detective investigates a murder by stabbing.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕⭕️THE RAT CATCHER

    Another short film from a Roald Dahl story.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️POWER RANGERS: COSMIC FURY

    🖥️Netflix

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️GEN V

    Young superheroes compete at the Godolkin University to achieve top rankings so that they can become the superheroes they want to be.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️FLORA AND SON

    After unsuccessful attempts to form a better relationship with her teenage son, Flora decides that a guitar might bring them closer together.

    🖥️AppleTV+

    🆕SHOP SMART, SAVE MONEY

    📲Channel 5, 7pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕⭕️65

    Two survivors crash land into an alien planet, which turns out to be Earth 65 years ago, when dinosaurs roamed.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm

    🆕AMERICA’S DANGEROUS TRUCKS

    📲PBS America, 8.30pm

    🆕INSIDE COCAINE WARS: CARTEL CRACKDOWN

    📲National Geographic, 10pm

    🖥️Disney+

    ⚽️🆕↔️A VIEW FROM THE TERRACE

    📲BBC Scotland, 10.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW

    📲BBC1, 10.40pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

  • OLD BOY’S TV & STREAMING CHOICE: 30 September 2023

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV

    ↔️ - Series

    ⭕️ - Film

    👬 - For under-12s

    📲 - Channel/time

    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service

    🎹 - Music

    ***SUGGESTED RECORDING & WATCHLIST PICKS

    These listings apply to England. Regional variations in timings may apply for certain programmes on BBC and ITV1.

    The focus of these listings is on selected new films, dramas, music, entertainment shows, important scheduled events (not sport) and documentaries.

    Many programmes shown on TV channels are also available within the On Demand section of your pay TV provider.

    Some programmes shown on TV channels do not appear on demand until the next day.

    Programmes shown exclusively on ITVX are on the subscription version of the channel only.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SATURDAY

    30 September 2023

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️POISON

    Short film based on Roald Dahl’s story about a man who awakes to find a snake lying on him.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕GUY MARTIN: SUPERVAN

    Guy looks back at the nostalgic times he had with his Transit van.

    📲Channel 4, 3pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🎹BEATLES NIGHT

    An evening of programmes featuring The Beatles.

    📲Sky Arts, starting at 6pm.

    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️ASSASSIN CLUB

    An assassin is hired to kill six people who have been hired to assassinate him. Good game!

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 6pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕ANDREW & FERGIE’S UNCONVENTIONAL RELATIONSHIP

    📲Channel 5, 8.35pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️MYTH OF THE ZODIAC KILLER

    Documentary

    📲Sky Crime, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️BOILING POINT

    Feature film starring Stephen Graham as a chef whose evening at a busy restaurant causes him severe stress. A follow-on from this film is the basis for a new series on BBC1 tomorrow.

    📲Film4, 9pm

    🆕↔️CONJURING KESHA

    📲Really, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕DONYALE LUNA: SUPERMODEL

    Documentary.

    📲Sky Documentaries, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️WILD CANARY ISLANDS

    📲Sky Nature, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SUNDAY

    1 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕BLACK IN FASHION

    Documentary about the influence of black culture on British fashion in the first of several programmes celebrating Black History Month.

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕OUR NHS WITH DR ZOE WILLIAMS

    Dr Williams meets four black doctors who are hoping to inspire others with their pioneering approach to medicine.

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕BLACK BOYS CAN CRY WITH ALEX BERESFORD

    The presenter explores the reason why black men are more prone to severe mental health problems.

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕FOR CROWN AND COUNTRY

    A look at the contribution of black members of the armed forces and their failure to be recognised for their heroic efforts.

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️HELP! MY HOUSE IS HAUNTED

    Season 5 with more shows featuring stories of paranormal events.

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️STRIP

    Documentary series about the work of a group of strippers who try to be the best in the business.

    🖥️Paramount+

    🆕SOUL OF THE OCEAN

    📲National Geographic Wild, 7pm

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕UNTOLD STORIES: HAIR ON SET

    Documentary about Afro hair on film sets, featuring interviews with stars who were frustrated when film crews failed to meet their hair needs.

    📲Sky Documentaries, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️BOILING POINT

    This is a continuation of the story that began with the 2019 short film shown on BBC1 last week, and the full 2021 feature film on Film4 shown on Saturday this week. This series is set six months after those events, with Carly now in charge of the team at a new restaurant.

    📲BBC1, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player (box set)

    🆕↔️THE FAST AND THE FARMER-ISH

    📲BBC3, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕THE ORIGINAL BLACK PANTHERS: 761st TANK BATTALION

    Documentary.

    📲Sky History, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️SHRAPNEL

    This is a pretty average action film about two ex-marines who attempt to rescue the missing daughter of the former colonel.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 9.50pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️ALI & AVA

    Following Ali’s marriage breakup, he falls for a Ava, who has experienced a painful

    past. But they face disapproval from their families and respective communities.

    📲BBC2, 10.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️FRESH CUTS

    Dr Zoe Williams meets four pioneering black doctors.

    📲ITV1, 10.40pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕⭕️MARI

    The death of their mother and grandmother brings two girls together.

    📲BBC2, 12m’t

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁MONDAY

    2 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕↔️RIP OFF BRITAIN

    📲BBC1, 9.15am

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️CRIMEWATCH LIVE

    📲BBC1, 10am

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕⭕️THE MAN WITH MY HUSBAND’S FACE

    Following the disappearance of her husband during a kayaking trip, she later causes a glimpse of a man who looks exactly like him. Then, a chain of events unravels everything she thought she knew about him.

    📲Channel 5, 2.15pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️THE GREAT HOUSE GIVEAWAY

    📲Channel 4, 4pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️THE PIONEER WOMAN

    📲Food Network, 5pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️SCARLETT’S DRIVING SCHOOL

    📲BBC1, 8.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️RUSSIA’S WARS

    📲PBS America, 8.35pm

    🆕↔️ENDURANCE: RACE TO THE POLE WITH BEN FOGLE

    Ben Fogle and Dwayne Fields return to Antarctica to recreate earlier expeditions by Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen, using the same equipment as their predecessors.

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️UNION WITH DAVID OLUSOGA

    David looks at the four countries that make up the UK and tells us how it all came about.

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️INN THE WORKS

    📲HGTV, 9pm

    🖥️UKTV Play

    🆕↔️SOPHIE GRIGSON: SLICE OF ITALY

    📲Food Network, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    ⚽️🆕THE FOUR YEAR PLAN

    In 2007, investors bought Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club with the aim of getting them promoted to the Premier League.

    📲Sky Documentaries, 10pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️THE BOLD TYPE

    Series 3 begins. Will Sutton move in with Richard?

    📲BBC3, 10.55pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    TOP PICK

    🆕MY NAME IS HAPPY

    Mutlu Kaya, a finalist on Turkey’s Got Talent, was shot during an attempted abduction. With violence against Turkish women on the increase, Mutlu aims to get justice.

    📲Channel 4, 11.05pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️KILLER IN MY VILLAGE

    📲Sky Crime, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁TUESDAY

    3 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕CESAR MILLAN: BETTER HUMAN BETTER DOG

    📲National Geographic Wild, 9pm

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕PARTYGATE

    Drama based on the period of Boris Johnson’s period in office.

    📲Channel 4, 9.30pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️MY LIFE IS MURDER

    Series 3 begins. An investigation is launched into the death of a tango club teacher.

    📲Alibi, 10pm

    🖥️UKTV Play

    🆕↔️JAILED: INSIDE MAGHABERRY PRISON

    📲BBC2, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕CRITTER FIXERS: REPTILE WRANGLERS

    📲National Geographic Wild, 10pm

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕WHITE NANNY, BLACK CHILD

    Documentary about British families in the 1970s who adopted Nigerian children.

    📲Channel 5, 10pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️LUXE FOR LESS

    Programme on luxury designs.

    📲HGTV, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE DECADE

    📲Sky Arts, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁WEDNESDAY

    4 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕RACE TO THE SUMMIT

    Documentary following two Swiss alpine climbers who compete against each other to set speed records on Europe’s most dangerous mountains.

    🖥️Netflix

    ⚽️🆕↔️BECKHAM

    Four-part documentary about footballer David Beckham.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕⭕️HAUNTED MANSION

    When a mother and her son move into a New Orleans mansion, they experience some unnerving paranormal events.

    🖥️Disney+

    ⚽️👬🆕↔️JAMIE JOHNSON FC

    Drama about a team who sign up for the elite Hawx United’s football academy, where talented players strive to be good enough to go far in the football world.

    📲CBBC, 6pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕SWIMMING IN SEWAGE: BRITAIN’S WATER SCANDAL

    📲Channel 5, 7pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️MRS SIDHU INVESTIGATES

    A caterer finds satisfaction in solving murder mysteries in this comedy drama series.

    📲Drama, 8pm

    🖥️UKTV Play

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️PAYBACK

    Lexie’s perfect world is shattered when her husband is murdered in the street, but her life looks like turning even darker when a criminal bigwig gets the idea that Lexie is the means by which he can get his hands on the money that was lost when her accountant husband was murdered.

    📲ITV1, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX (box set)

    🆕↔️MATCH ME ABROAD

    📲TLC, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️BBC NEW COMEDY AWARDS

    📲BBC3, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️STREET GANGS

    📲BBC Scotland, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️SLEEPING WITH DEATH

    📲Crime + Investigation, 10pm

    🖥️Crime and Investigation Play

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁THURSDAY

    5 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️EVERYTHING NOW

    Comedy drama. Mia has been receiving treatment for an eating disorder at a clinic, but when she returns and meets up with her friends, she discovers they have moved on, and she struggles to make up for lost ground.

    🖥️Netflix

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️LUPIN

    Series 3 of this thriller begins. Assane tells his family they need to leave France as he plans to steal a precious black pearl.

    🖥️Netflix

    🎹🆕LOUIS TOMLINSON: ALL OF THOSE VOICES

    Documentary on the One Direction star.

    🖥️Paramount+

    🆕↔️THE DOG HOSPITAL

    Documentary with dog trainer Graeme Hall.

    📲Channel 5, 8pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕ULTRA PROCESSED FOOD - WHAT ARE WE EATING?

    A ‘Tonight’ documentary.

    📲ITV1, 8.30pm

    🖥️ITVX

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL

    It is 1940 and the practice struggles to continue to deal with demand as Tristan serves with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps.

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️SOLDIER

    Documentary following civilians as they train to be soldiers.

    📲BBC1, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕A DOG CALLED LAURA

    Martin Clunes looks at guide dogs.

    📲ITV1, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕BIG BROTHER’S BIGGEST BEST BITS

    📲ITV2, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️AMBULANCE: CODE RED

    📲5STAR, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️IN LOVE AND TOXIC: BLUE THERAPY

    📲E4, 10pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁FRIDAY

    6 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️TOTALLY KILLER

    Slasher comedy horror film in which a mother’s teen daughter is attacked by the same killer that terrorised her 35 years ago. Well, you have to expect a bit of blood and gore happening to you at Halloween, don’t you?

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕↔️DESPERATELY SEEKING SOULMATE

    Documentary series about the online matchmaking site ‘Twin Flames Universe’.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️GODFATHER OF HARLEM

    Following the loss of his goods in the riots, Bumpy Johnson now finds himself in debt to the Mafia to the tune of $3million.

    🖥️LIONSGATE+ (released weekly)

    🆕↔️LOKI

    Season 2 of this adventure which sees Loki trying to save the TVA and prevent an apocalypse. Just another day in the life of a superhero….

    🖥️Disney+ (released weekly)

    🆕THE CHILDREN OF CHAOS

    Documentary on the children who were stolen after the collapse of Germany in 1945.

    📲PBS America, 7.15pm

    🆕⭕️COCAINE BEAR

    After a bear consumes drugs that have been discarded by a smuggler, havoc ensues as the animal experiences a high.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️SUSAN CALMAN’S GRAND DAY OUT

    📲Channel 5, 8pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️GHOSTS

    Return of the comedy in this final series. Mike approaches Alison to discuss their finances following the loss of their B&B business.

    📲BBC1, 8.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU

    Current affairs comedy quiz.

    📲BBC1, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕SHOCK DOCS: SCREAM THE TRUE STORY

    📲Really, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🎹🆕LED ZEPPELIN: IN THE LIGHT

    📲Sky Arts, 11pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕ID SPECIAL REPORT: THE LONG ISLAND SERIAL KILLER

    📲Quest Red, 12m’t

    🖥️Discovery+

  • OLD BOY’S TV & STREAMING CHOICE: 7 October 2023

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV

    ↔️ - Series

    ⭕️ - Film

    👬 - For under-12s

    📲 - Channel/time

    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service

    🎹 - Music

    ***SUGGESTED RECORDING & WATCHLIST PICKS

    These listings apply to England. Regional variations in timings may apply for certain programmes on BBC and ITV1.

    The focus of these listings is on selected new films, dramas, music, entertainment shows, important scheduled events (not sport) and documentaries.

    Many programmes shown on TV channels are also available within the On Demand section of your pay TV provider.

    Some programmes shown on TV channels do not appear on demand until the next day.

    Programmes shown exclusively on ITVX are on the subscription version of the channel only.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SATURDAY

    7 October 2023

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️PET SEMATARY: BLOODLINES

    Prequal to the 2019 film. It’s 1969, and Jud becomes aware of some disturbing facts about the local cemetery.

    🖥️Paramount+

    🆕⭕️NINE DAYS

    A bureaucrat interviews five souls to decide which of them will be given life on Earth. But he soon faces an existential challenge of his own.

    📲Netflix

    🆕⭕️MOB LAND

    In a small town struggling with addiction, a sheriff tries to maintain the peace when desperate family man Shelby robs a pill mill. The supposedly easy score takes a violent turn when the New Orleans mafia enforcer is alerted.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 4.25pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕WHEN MOTORWAYS GO HORRIBLY WRONG

    📲Channel 5, 7.05pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️JULIA BRADBURY’S IRISH JOURNEY

    Julia begins by travelling through the south of Ireland.

    📲Channel 4, 8.35pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕↔️THE MURDER TAPES

    📲Quest Red, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️THE DEAD FILES

    📲Really, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🎹🆕↔️FIRST LADIES OF HIP HOP & SOUL

    A look at the women of the genre who made their mark in a male dominated area of music. This is one of a number of music programmes on this channel tonight.

    📲BBC2, 9.35pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕BOBI WINE: THE PEOPLE’S PRESIDENT

    📲National Geographic, 10pm

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕DEVIL IN THE OZARKS

    📲Quest Red, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕⭕️SLICE

    Horror comedy. When pizza delivery drivers are targeted and killed, two survivors try to catch the culprits.

    📲Film 4, 11.20pm

    🎹🆕LIZZO AT GLASTONBURY 2023

    📲BBC2, 11.35 pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕⭕️BAD HAIR

    Horror. An ambitious young woman gets a weave to succeed in the fashion-obsessed world of music television. But her flourishing career may have come at a great cost when she realises that her new hair may have a mind of its own.

    📲Channel 4, 1.50am

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕↔️HOUSE OF KARDASHIAN

    📲Sky Documentaries, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    🆕THE RINGLEADER: THE CASE OF THE BLING RING

    📲Sky Documentaries, 3am

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SUNDAY

    8 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕↔️WILD DOGS: PACK Vs PRIDE

    📲Sky Nature, 6pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️WILD CHILE COMPILATION

    📲National Geographic Wild, 7pm

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕GREGORY DORAN REMEMBERS - SHAKESPEARE LIVE! FROM THE RSC

    Exploring the 2016 performance.

    📲BBC4, 7pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️MOONSHINERS: MASTER DISTILLER

    📲Discovery, 7pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️EVA LONGORIA: SEARCHING FOR MEXICO

    📲BBC2, 7.20pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️BIG LITTLE JOURNEYS

    Following the long journeys made by little animals.

    📲BBC2, 8pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️HANDMADE: BRITAIN’S BEST WOODWORKER

    📲Channel 4, 8pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕↔️BIG BROTHER: THE LAUNCH

    📲ITV1, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️HOUSE OF KARDASHIAN

    📲Sky Documentaries and Sky Showcase, 9pm

    🖥️Sky Box Sets

    🖥️NOW

    🆕THE FIRM

    The public inquiry into Sheku Bayou’s death.

    📲BBC Scotland, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕BLACKWEST

    📲Sky History, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️UNWELCOME

    Maya and Jamie move from London to the countryside of Ireland with the intent on raising their child there when it is born, but they find that there are evil ‘little people’ in the woods at the end of their garden.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 9.50pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️CANDYMAN

    Anthony, a visual artist, meets an old-timer who exposes the true story behind the Candyman. Anxious to use these macabre details as fresh grist for paintings, he unknowingly unleashes a terrifying wave of violence.

    📲BBC3, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕THE RINGLEADER: THE CASE OF BLING RING

    Documentary on the teenage crime spree phenomenon in 2008/9.

    📲Sky Documentaries. 10pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️LICORICE PIZZA

    Romantic comedy. A teenage actor forms a relationship with an older photographer’s assistant.

    📲BBC2, 10.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️BIG BROTHER: LATE & LIVE

    📲ITV2, 10.30pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕STRIP: GETTING NAKED FOR MONEY

    📲Channel 5, 10.55pm

    🖥️My5

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁MONDAY

    9 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕↔️HARRY WILD

    A retired professor annoys her son, who happens to be a detective, with her ability to solve crimes.

    🖥️Acorn TV

    🆕↔️90 DAY FIANCÉ

    Reality show.

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️THE GREATEST SHOW NEVER MADE

    Documentary series about six people who went to start work for a reality show that never existed, upending their lives.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕↔️THE CRASH DETECTIVES

    A death on a mountain road - but how did it happen?

    📲BBC2, 7pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️SOMEBODY’S HIDING SOMETHING

    📲Crime + Investigation, 8pm

    🖥️Crime + Investigation Play

    🆕↔️LOVE, VICTOR

    A teenage boy is a new student at Creekwood High School after moving to the city.

    📲BBC3, 8pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕SECRET BUNKERS

    📲PBS America, 8.40pm

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️THE RECKONING

    Drama depicting the almost unbelievable string of crimes committed by Jimmy Savile in his long career as DJ and presenter in the TV industry.

    📲BBC1, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player (box set)

    🆕↔️CHLOE MADELEY: A FAMILY AFFAIR

    Reality show.

    📲ITV Be, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️MADE IN CHELSEA

    📲E4, 10.05pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁TUESDAY

    10 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕MR DRESSUP: THE MAGIC OF MAKE-BELIEVE

    Documentary about children’s entertainer Ernie Coombs.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕↔️CELEBRITY ANTIQUES ROAD TRIP

    📲BBC2, 7pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕THE MARTIN LEWIS MONEY SHOW LIVE: BRITAIN GET TALKING SPECIAL

    📲ITV1, 8pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️THE HOTEL INSPECTOR

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕WINDY CITY REHAB

    📲HGTV, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️REAL DETECTIVE: NORTH OF THE BORDER

    📲CBS Reality, 9pm

    🖥️CBS Catchup

    🆕↔️DON’T LOOK DOWN FOR STAND UP TO CANCER

    Paddy McGuiness takes some celebrities with him to the Austrian Alps to learn how to master the highwire in aid of the charity.

    📲Channel 4, 9.30pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕↔️WITNESS TO MURDER: DIGITAL EVIDENCE

    📲Crime + Investigation, 10pm

    🖥️Crime + Investigation Play

    🆕↔️DAVID WILSON’S CRIME FILES: SCAMS AND SCANDALS

    📲BBC Scotland, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    📲Sky Arts, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁WEDNESDAY

    11 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️THE BOOGEYMAN

    After their mother dies, two girls become aware of a supernatural presence in their house.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕↔️JAY BLADES: MIDLANDS THROUGH TIME

    The story of the West Midlands, told by Jay Blades.

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️THE WILD SIDES

    An elephant leads the herd to survive through a drought.

    📲National Geographic Wild, 9pm

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕↔️BEYOND SKINWALKER RANCH

    UFO activity exposed.

    ↔️Sky History, 10pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️BLOODLINE DETECTIVES

    📲 CBS Reality, 10pm

    🖥️CBS Catch-up

    🆕↔️DAVID MITCHELL’S OUTSIDERS

    The Outsiders attempt to smuggle goods past border control.

    📲Dave, 10pm

    🖥️UKTV Play

    🆕BREAKING THROUGH: BLACK HISTORY MONTH

    📲ITV1, 10.45pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕⭕️SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME

    Johnny and his sister live with their mother on a reservation. When their absentee father dies, Johnny feels compelled to strike out for a new life in LA, but fears leaving his sister behind.

    📲Film4, 12.35am

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁THURSDAY

    12 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

    Horror series about two twins, Roderick and Madeline, who ruthlessly tread on anyone who gets in their way to achieve global superiority. But then Roderick is dismayed when his children and heirs to his empire start to die one by one.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️MUD, SWEAT AND TEARS: PREMIERSHIP RUGBY

    Documentary series.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕↔️C*A*U*G*H*T

    Comedy series. A team of soldiers operating in a war zone are captured but they seize the opportunity to make a hostage video to avoid execution.

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕PERU, SACRIFICES IN THE KINGDOM OF CHIMOR

    📲PBS America, 7.30pm

    🆕PRIDE OF BRITAIN AWARDS

    📲ITV1, 8pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️BANGERS & CASH

    📲Yesterday, 8 pm

    🖥️UKTV Play

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️COBRA: REBELLION

    PM Sutherland is not out of the woods yet as he faces yet more serious challenges, this time by a group of environmental extremists who are intent on preventing the construction of a new railway line. Will this latest crisis destroy him and will Archie make his move to take control?

    📲Sky Max and Sky Showcase, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🖥️Sky Box Sets

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE

    Remake of the original 1995 film. Vampire Louis invites a journalist to his penthouse in Dubai to give an account of his life.

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕ABBY CLANCEY: CELEBRITY HOMES

    📲ITV Be, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️EXTREME TOW TRUCKERS

    📲5Action, 10pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕MURMUR

    A mother to an autistic daughter connects with the murmurations of plants, starlings and TV static. These bring a sense of calmness to her daughter and help them both to have a meaningful relationship.

    📲Sky Arts, 10.40pm

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁FRIDAY

    13 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️FAIR PLAY

    Adult drama about a couple who are deeply in love, but whose romance is tested when Emily achieves a promotion at the hedge fund organisation where they both work.

    🖥️Netflix

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY

    After Elizabeth is sacked from her job at Hastings Laboratories, she is accepted for the role as host of a TV cookery show and unexpectedly finds stardom.

    🖥️AppleTV+ (weekly after first two episodes)

    🆕↔️FRASIER

    Return of the comedy series. Frasier returns to Boston to deliver a lecture at Harvard.

    🖥️Paramount+ (weekly after first two episodes).

    🆕↔️SHINING VALE

    Second season of this horror series. Pat is discharged from the psychiatric hospital and finds she has a new neighbour who is the spitting image of evil Rosemary, who led to the psychosis that saw her almost kill her husband.

    🖥️LIONSGATE+

    🆕⭕️GOOSEBUMPS

    Horror comedy. A group of high school pupils must recapture the supernatural forces they released.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕⭕️THE FABELMANS

    Sammy Fableman is an aspiring filmmaker as he grows up in Arizona. This is a semi-autobiographical story by Steven Spielberg.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️THE GOOD SHIP MURDER

    Crime drama series. Ex-detective cabaret singer Jack Grayling investigates the death of a passenger of a cruise ship at a French port.

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️UNCANNY

    Accounts of encounters with the supernatural.

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕BARBARA KNOX AT 90

    Bradley Walsh hosts a 90th birthday celebration for the actress who plays Rita Tanner in Coronation Street.

    📲ITV1, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

  • OLD BOY’S TV & STREAMING CHOICE: 14 October 2023

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV

    ↔️ - Series

    ⭕️ - Film

    👬 - For under-12s

    📲 - Channel/time

    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service

    🎹 - Music

    ***SUGGESTED RECORDING & WATCHLIST PICKS

    These listings apply to England. Regional variations in timings may apply for certain programmes on BBC and ITV1.

    The focus of these listings is on selected new films, dramas, music, entertainment shows, important scheduled events (not sport) and documentaries.

    Many programmes shown on TV channels are also available within the On Demand section of your pay TV provider.

    Some programmes shown on TV channels do not appear on demand until the next day.

    Programmes shown exclusively on ITVX are on the subscription version of the channel only.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SATURDAY

    14 October 2023

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4

    John is on the warpath to get his revenge on the High Table.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕⭕️CHAMPIONS

    Comedy about a hopelessly bad basketball team who get a new coach.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 5.40pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕WHEN TRAIN JOURNEYS GO HORRIBLY WRONG

    📲Channel 5, 8pm

    🖥️My5

    🎹🆕MARY J BLIGE AT THE BBC

    The first of a number of music programmes on this channel tonight until 12.45am.

    📲BBC2, 8.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕NO ACCIDENT

    A civil rights trial is held following a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

    📲Sky Documentaries, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE: 50 YEARS OF LAUGHS

    📲Channel 5, 9.30pm

    🖥️My5

    🎹🆕↔️LATER…WITH JOOLS HOLLAND

    📲BBC2, 10.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕⭕️BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL

    A team of road workers wake up a vampire, causing mayhem.

    📲Film 4, 11.15pm

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SUNDAY

    15 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕↔️FLETCHER’S FAMILY FARM

    📲ITV1, 11.30am

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕⭕️SICK

    While quarantining at her family’s lake house during the pandemic, Parker and her friend are threatened by an unexpected visitor.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 4.10pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕AUSTRALIA’S LAND OF THE ANCIENTS

    📲National Geographic Wild, 7pm

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕↔️BORDER PROTECTION SPAIN

    📲National Geographic, 8pm

    🖥️Disney+

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️THE EX-WIFE

    Jack marries Tasha when she falls pregnant. but his ex-wife contacts them repeatedly and things take a dark turn in this psychological thriller.

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    TOP PICK

    ↔️THE GILDED AGE

    Another chance to see this drama series. In 1882, an orphaned daughter of a Union general moves to New York to live with her aunts and becomes involved with the lives of her rich neighbours.

    📲Sky Atlantic, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

    …on Sunday! Sketch show.

    📲Sky Comedy, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🎹🆕LITTLE RICHARD: I AM EVERYTHING

    Documentary on the rock ‘n’ roll star.

    📲Channel 4, 11.05pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁MONDAY

    16 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕ONCE UPON A STUDIO

    Animation featuring some best loved Disney characters.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕↔️RIP OFF BRITAIN: LIVE

    📲BBC1, 9.15am

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️HELP! WE BOUGHT A VILLAGE

    📲Channel 4, 5pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️JAMIE’S FIVE INGREDIENT MEALS

    📲Channel 4, 8pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️SAY YES TO THE DRESS

    📲TLC, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️WHEELER DEALERS

    📲Discovery, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕⭕️SUMMER OF SOUL

    Documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival.

    📲Channel 4, 10pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️THE JULIA CHILD CHALLENGE

    📲Food Network, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️THE BOLD TYPE

    Series 4 begins.

    📲BBC3, 11.45pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁TUESDAY

    17 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️THE DEVIL ON TRIAL

    Documentary about the strange case of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, whose defence to a murder he carried out was demonic possession.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️MY ADVENTURES WITH SUPERMAN

    Animation. Coming to E4 on Friday.

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕↔️BARGAIN MANSIONS

    📲HGTV, 1pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕POMPEII: BURIED SECRETS OF THE VILLA GIULIANA

    📲PBS America, 7.25pm

    🆕↔️SAVIOUR COMPLEX

    Documentary about missionary work in Uganda.

    📲Sky Documentaries, 7.55pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️SCOTLAND’S SACRED ISLANDS WITH BEN FOGLE

    📲BBC Scotland, 8pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️BRITAIN’S HOUSING CRISIS: WHAT WENT WRONG?

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player (box set)

    🆕↔️RICK AND MORTY

    Rick helps an old friend.

    📲E4, 10pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕↔️BANGERS: MAD FOR CARS

    📲Channel 4, 10.15pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕STRANGER IN MY FAMILY

    Documentary about a man who is searching for his biological father.

    📲BBC1, 10.40pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁WEDNESDAY

    18 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕COLEEN ROONEY: THE REAL WAGATHA STORY

    Documentary examining Coleen’s side of the story on the defamation trial.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕↔️THE WONDER YEARS

    Comedy about family life as seen by an imaginative boy called Dean.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕⭕️APPENDAGE

    A young fashion designer is afflicted with an appendage which just keeps growing.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕ALDI’S MIDDLE AISLE: HOW DO THEY REALLY DO IT?

    📲Channel 5, 7pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE

    📲TLC, 7pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕SNAKES IN THE CITY

    📲National Geographic Wild, 8pm

    🖥️Disney+

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️DARK WINDS

    A double murder at a motel and a bank robbery may be connected in this drama located on a Navajo Nation reservation in 1971.

    📲Alibi, 9pm

    🖥️UKTV Play

    🖥️Sky Box Sets

    🖥️Virgin Box Sets

    🖥️NOW (box set)

    🆕↔️DRUNK HISTORY: BLACK STORIES

    📲Comedy Central, 10pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️MIDSOMMAR

    A couple travel to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown for its fabled midsummer festival, but what begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

    📲Film 4, 10.55pm

    🆕↔️IRELAND’S MOST EVIL KILLERS

    The case of Joe O’Reiily kicks off this series. O’Reilly killed his wife in 2004.

    📲Sky Crime, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁THURSDAY

    19 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️BODIES

    This one is different on a number of levels. It’s a story through time starring Stephen Graham as Elias Mannix, who suffered a horrific childhood before becoming part of a cult and seems to be connected to the same murder repeated in multiple time zones.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️NEON

    Comedy series about a musician who aspires to make it big in Miami.

    📲Netflix

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️THE BURNING GIRLS

    A reverend is made aware that Chapel Cross, to which she has been assigned, is haunted by two sisters who were burnt at the stake in 1556 during a purge.

    🖥️Paramount+

    🆕PRIDE OF BRITAIN: A WINDRUSH SPECIAL

    The story of the Windrush generation.

    📲ITV1, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️LITTLE TRAINS & BIG NAMES WITH PETE WATERMAN

    📲More4, 9pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️VIKING QUEST: AMERICA

    📲Sky History, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕THE GREAT AMAZON HEIST

    Documentary. Oobah Butler investigates the successful internet retailer.

    📲Channel 4, 10pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️LOVE, VICTOR

    Series 2 begins.

    📲BBC3, 10.25pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️BIG PROUD PARTY AGENCY

    📲BBC3, 1.05am

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️MY ADVENTURES WITH SUPERMAN

    Animation.

    📲E4, 1.50am

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁FRIDAY

    20 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️OLD DADS

    Comedy about the frustrations of fatherhood.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕SURVIVING PARADISE

    Reality show about forming alliances instead of enemies in this unique competition.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️UPLOAD

    Sci-fi comedy about a society who can choose to upload themselves into virtual reality rather than actually dying.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕⭕️NANDOR FODOR AND THE TALKING MONGOOSE

    Comedy, which is based on a true story, about the Irving family, who claimed to have been contacted by a talking mongoose called Jef.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕⭕️THE OTHER ZOEY

    When Jock succumbs to amnesia, he mistakes an uninterested college student as his girl friend.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️BOSCH: LEGACY

    In this second season, Harry Bosch searches for his kidnapped daughter, but without having the resources of the police behind him.

    🖥️freevee (two episodes weekly after first four episodes)

    🆕THE PIGEON TUNNEL

    Documentary interview with the late John le Carré, a novelist who used to be a spy.

    🖥️AppleTV+

    🆕⭕️PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH

    Puss is on the last of his nine lives in this well made animation.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 6pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️UNREPORTED WORLD

    Documentary about unexplained deaths in Kenya.

    📲Channel 4, 7.30pm

    🖥️Channel 4

    🆕JON & LUCY’S ODD COUPLES

    📲Channel 4, 10pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️BREEDERS

    Final series of this comedy. Five years have now passed, and Paul and Ally are still holding onto their marriage by a thread. Then Luke and new girl friend Maya reveal they are having a baby at the Christmas dinner.

    📲Sky Comedy and Sky Showcase, 10pm

    🖥️Sky Box Sets

    🖥️NOW (box set)

  • OLD BOY’S TV & STREAMING CHOICE: 21 October 2023

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV

    ↔️ - Series

    ⭕️ - Film

    👬 - For under-12s

    📲 - Channel/time

    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service

    🎹 - Music

    ***SUGGESTED RECORDING & WATCHLIST PICKS

    These listings apply to England. Regional variations in timings may apply for certain programmes on BBC and ITV1.

    The focus of these listings is on selected new films, dramas, music, entertainment shows, important scheduled events (not sport) and documentaries.

    Many programmes shown on TV channels are also available within the On Demand section of your pay TV provider.

    Some programmes shown on TV channels do not appear on demand until the next day.

    Programmes shown exclusively on ITVX are on the subscription version of the channel only.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SATURDAY

    21 October 2923

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️SCREAM VI

    Yet another spate of killings served up by this horror film franchise.

    🖥️Paramount+

    🆕⭕️PEARL

    With her husband called up to fight in the First World War, Pearl is stuck on a farm with her strict parents. But a girl can only take so much, and ultimately her fury is revealed in a violent explosion of rage.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️GRAND OLE OPRY

    📲Sky Arts, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🎹🆕FLEETWOOD MAC AT THE BBC

    Performances from both the old line-up of the 1960s with Peter Green to the new music of the 1980s with Christine McVie, Lyndsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. An evening of music and interviews with Fleetwood Mac and other musicians follows until 2am.

    📲BBC2, 8.25pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕MIKE YARWOOD: THANK YOU FOR THE LAUGHS

    📲Channel 5, 8.25pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕THE INSURRECTIONIST NEXT DOOR

    Documentary about some of those involved in storming the US Capitol in 2021.

    📲Sky Documentaries, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️THE GREATEST TV OF THE ‘60s

    📲Channel 5, 9.55pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕THE MATTHEW SHEPARD STORY: AN AMERICAN HATE CRIME

    📲Quest Red, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕⭕️CRAWLSPACE

    A man hides in a crawlspace after witnessing a brutal murder. But the killers are looking for a hidden fortune and he is at risk of being discovered.

    📲Film4, 12m’t

    🆕THE MURDER OF GRACE MILLANE

    📲Sky Crime, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SUNDAY

    22 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕THE HUMMINGBIRD EFFECT

    📲National Geographic Wild, 5pm

    🖥️Disney+

    🎹🆕↔️MAMMA MIA: I HAVE A DREAM

    Talent contest. Zoe Ball searches for new stars to be part of the West End musical.

    📲ITV1, 6pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️PLANET EARTH III

    David Attenborough looks at the wildlife in coastal regions of the world.

    📲BBC1, 6.15pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕LATIN AMERICA FROM ABOVE: A BIRDSEYE VIEW

    📲National Geographic Wild, 7pm

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕↔️GINO’S ITALY: SECRETS OF THE SOUTH

    Gino D’Acampo presents us with Puglia and Basilicata cuisine.

    📲ITV1, 7.30pm

    🖥️ITVX

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️THREE LITTLE BIRDS

    When three Jamaican sisters emigrate to Britain, they are not prepared for what lies ahead of them.

    📲ITV1, 8pm

    🖥️ITVX (box set)

    🆕⭕️THE POPE’S EXORCIST

    On moving to a Spanish abbey, a family of Americans are taken aback when the son becomes possessed.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️RICH HOUSE, POOR HOUSE

    📲Channel 5, 8pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️BORDER FORCE: AMERICA’S GATEKEEPERS

    📲Dave, 8pm

    🖥️UKTV Play

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️SIX FOUR

    A gripping new drama about a detective and his wife who are shattered by their teenage daughter’s disappearance.

    📲ITV1, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX (box set)

    🆕↔️THE DEVIL’S CONFESSION: THE LOST EICHMANN TAPES

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    ↔️THE WHITE LOTUS

    Another opportunity to view this drama set around the activities of the staff and guests of the White Lotus resort.

    📲Sky Atlantic, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️NAVAJO POLICE: CLASS 57

    📲Sky Documentaries, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁MONDAY

    23 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕↔️RICHARD HAMMOND’S WORKSHOP

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️NAVAJO POLICE: CLASS 57

    📲Sky Documentaries, 7.55pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️ABANDONED ENGINEERING

    📲Yesterday, 8pm

    🖥️UKTV Play

    🆕↔️AFTER CHAOS

    The World War II reconstruction of Berlin.

    📲PBS America, 8.35pm

    🆕↔️POLICE: NIGHT SHIFT 999

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS

    📲BBC1, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕HUNTING THE CATFISH CRIME GANG

    📲BBC3, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️AL MURRAY: WHY DOES EVERYONE HATE THE BRITISH EMPIRE?

    📲Sky History, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️MOTHER, MAY I MURDER?

    📲Quest Red, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    TOP PICK

    ↔️DI RAY

    Another chance to watch this four-parter. Detective Ray is promoted to homicide as a ‘token hire’ and investigates a murder. However, she finds that the ‘culturally specific homicide’ is anything but.

    📲ITV3, 10pm

    🖥️ITVX

    TOP PICK

    ↔️INNOCENT

    A further opportunity to watch season 2 of this series. A murder investigation must be looked at again when the woman convicted of the crime is released from prison having been found to be not guilty.

    📲ITV3, 11.05pm

    🖥️ITVX

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁TUESDAY

    24 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🎹🆕HOT POTATOES: THE STORY OF THE WIGGLES

    Documentary on the weenie band who called themselves ‘The Wiggles’ and whose music was aimed at toddlers.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕ZAINAB JOHNSON: HIJABS OFF

    Stand up comedy.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕↔️POLICE 999: CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER

    📲Channel 5, 8pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️THE MET

    Documentary on the work of the Metropolitan Police Force in London.

    📲BBC1, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕SEX MAD GEORGIANS

    📲Sky History, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️THE HIDDEN CHILDREN OF RUINERWOLD FARM

    Documentary on the plight of four children held prisoner by their father for nine years.

    📲BBC4, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕MASSIVE ENGINEERING MISTAKES

    📲Quest, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁WEDNESDAY

    25 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕MILLI VANILLI

    Documentary on the short career of the band and its tragic aftermath.

    🖥️Paramount+

    🆕↔️WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

    Vampire comedy. Guillermo is finding it difficult to transform into a bloodsucker.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕⭕️PRAISE PETEY

    Adult animation. Petey tries to normalise a cult she inherited from her father.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕↔️LIFE ON OUR PLANET

    Documentary starting with the first living cell that ever appeared on planet Earth.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕READY MEALS: THE SHOCKING TRUTH

    📲Channel 5, 7pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

    📲Channel 4, 8pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕THE BIG BED-BUG INVASION

    📲Channel 5, 8pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

    📲Sky Max and Sky Showcase, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️TRAUMA ROOM ONE

    Documentary.

    📲5STAR, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️CRACK ADDICTS

    📲Really, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️TRUTH OR DARE: THE MURDER OF MARY GREGORY

    📲Channel 5, 10pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️TEEN FIRST DATES

    📲E4, 10pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️DOES MURDER SLEEP?

    📲Quest Red, 11pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁THURSDAY

    26 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️TALK TO ME

    Party-goers are treated to the spectacle of an embalmed hand of a medium - but are the teenagers prepared for what will follow if they start exploring the supernatural by attempting to communicate through it?

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕⭕️PLUTO

    Anime. A robotic detective investigates a string of murders.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️THE ART OF FILM WITH IAN NATHAN

    📲Sky Arts, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️SURVIVE THE RAFT

    📲Discovery, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕LENNY HENRY: ONE OF A KIND

    Profile of the comedian and actor.

    📲ITV1, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕MY SUPER-RICH HOLIDAY

    📲Channel 4, 10pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕⭕️CENSOR

    A British film censor links a disturbing horror movie to her sister’s disappearance.

    📲Film4, 10.50pm

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁FRIDAY

    27 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️PAIN HUSTLERS

    A salesman convinces a businesswoman that she can make money by getting doctors to buy in to a wonder drug providing pain relief. She is a struggling mother with a daughter who has health issues. She needs the income, so how far will she push it to convince the doctors to believe in the efficacy of the drug?

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕⭕️PLANE

    A nail biting landing of a passenger plane during a thunderstorm is just the start of this action-packed adventure.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕↔️THE ENFIELD POLTERGEIST

    When two sisters revealed that they had witnessed supernatural goings-on, were they telling the truth or was it a scam?

    🖥️AppleTV+

    👬🆕↔️CURSES!

    Spooky animation for children.

    🖥️AppleTV+

    🆕JACK OSBOURNE’S BURIED BLOODLINES

    A look at some scary haunted places in Tasmania.

    🖥️Discovery+

    👬🆕LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS: CODE RED

    Animation.

    🖥️Disney+

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️LONDON KILLS

    A detective called in to investigate a serious matter that has arisen in the squad does not make herself popular when she arrests a detective constable on the team for murder.

    📲BBC1, 1.45pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player (box set)

    🆕⭕️RETRIBUTION

    While driving with his two children, a man takes a telephone call from an unknown assailant who claims there is a bomb in his car.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE CRUISE

    📲Channel 5, 10pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️UGLY AMERICANS

    📲Comedy Central, 11pm

    🖥️NOW

  • OLD BOY’S TV & STREAMING CHOICE: 28 October 2023

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV

    ↔️ - Series

    ⭕️ - Film

    👬 - For under-12s

    📲 - Channel/time

    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service

    🎹 - Music

    ***SUGGESTED RECORDING & WATCHLIST PICKS

    These listings apply to England. Regional variations in timings may apply for certain programmes on BBC and ITV1.

    The focus of these listings is on selected new films, dramas, music, entertainment shows, important scheduled events (not sport) and documentaries.

    Many programmes shown on TV channels are also available within the On Demand section of your pay TV provider.

    Some programmes shown on TV channels do not appear on demand until the next day.

    Programmes shown exclusively on ITVX are on the subscription version of the channel only.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SATURDAY - Clocks go back tonight

    28 October 2023

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️FELLOW TRAVELERS

    Two men who work for the US federal government in the 1950s meet and are attracted to each other at a time when such relationships are not permitted.

    🖥️Paramount+

    🆕SOUTH PARK: PANDERVERSE

    Adult animation.

    🖥️Paramount+

    🆕⭕️MISSING

    When a woman goes missing, her teenage daughter uses technology to try to track her down.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 6pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️SURVIVOR

    Endurance game where competitors are marooned in the Dominican Republic.

    📲BBC1, 8.25pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕LULU AT THE BBC

    An evening with Lulu and other music artists including Cilla Black.

    📲BBC2, 8.25pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕STEPHEN KING ON SCREEN

    Documentary.

    📲Sky Arts, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕BRITAIN’S HUMAN ZOOS

    📲Channel 4, 9.25pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕THE YORKSHIRE EXORCIST

    📲Really, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️DOOMSDAY: THE TRIAL OF LORI VALLOW DAYBE

    📲Quest Red, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕THE OSBOURNES: NIGHT OF TERROR

    Paranormal activity with the famous family.

    📲Really, 11pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    ————CLOCKS GO BACK AT 2am————

    🆕↔️WILD FAMILY TIES

    📲Sky Nature, 1am (GMT)

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SUNDAY

    29 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕ELON MUSK’S TWITTER TAKEOVER

    Documentary

    📲PBS America, 8.25pm

    🆕DAME HELEN MIRREN REMEMBERS: AS YOU LIKE IT

    The actor’s memories of the 1978 production of the Shakespeare comedy.

    📲BBC4, 8.45pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕THE CHILD IN THE BOX: WHO KILLED URSULA HERRMAN?

    Documentary on the murder of a 10-year-old and her family’s search for answers.

    📲Sky Documentaries, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕MICHIGAN HELL HOUSE

    📲Really, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️THE SECRETS OF PLAYBOY

    📲Crime + Investigation, 9pm

    🖥️Crime + Investigation Play

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️TIME

    Three women arrive in a prison at the same time and together they have to battle for survival in a hostile environment.

    📲BBC1, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕⭕️INFINITY POOL

    Horror set on an island of paradise. A man makes an error of judgement in accepting a drive with an actress and her husband, which turns into a nightmare leading to the man facing a death sentence. But there’s a possible way out…

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 10pm

    🖥️NOW

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️THE BURNING GIRLS

    This drama follows Reverend Jack Brooks and her daughter in Chapel Croft, a place that soon reveals its community’s dark history where ancient superstitions and mistrust of outsiders are quite common.

    📲Channel 5, 10pm (first episode only)

    🖥️My5 (first episode only)

    🖥️Paramount + (entire series)

    🆕↔️SECRETS OF PENTHOUSE

    Documentary about Bob Guccione.

    📲Sky History, 10pm

    📲Crime + Investigation, 10pm

    🖥️NOW

    🖥️Crime+ Investigation Play

    🆕INSIDE IRAN: THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM

    Documentary about human rights abuses in Iran.

    📲ITV1, 10.20pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕GHOSTS OF FLIGHT 401

    The truth behind the Eastern Flight 401 plane crash.

    📲Really, 11pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁MONDAY

    30 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕↔️GREMLINS: THE SECRETS OF THE MOGWAI

    Animation.

    📲BBC3, 7pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕PRIME SUSPECT: WHO TOOK MADELEINE McCANN?

    📲BBC1, 8pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️HITLER’S LAST STAND

    Documentary.

    📲National Geographic, 8pm

    🖥️Disney+

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️THE GILDED AGE

    The second series of this period drama begins. George and Bertha continue their battle to find their place in high society and build their very own opera house to overcome barriers to their access to the Academy of Music, which has refused entry to ‘new money’ capitalists.

    📲Sky Atlantic, 9pm (First showing was premiered at 3am)

    🖥️NOW

    🆕THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

    📲Sky Arts, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️THE DETECTIVES: TAKING DOWN AN OCG

    Documentary about a police investigation into the activities of an organised crime group operating in Rochdale.

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕RHOD GILBERT: A PAIN IN THE NECK FOR SU2C

    Documentary following Rhod Gilbert’s battle with cancer.

    📲Channel 4, 9pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️MATT BAKER: TRAVELS WITH MUM & DAD

    📲More4, 9pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

    Documentary about the events of 1915/16.

    📲PBS America, 9.50pm

    🆕JEREMY DELLER: WE’RE HERE BECAUSE WE’RE HERE

    Programme about the Battle of the Somme.

    📲BBC4, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️SCARY TALES OF NEW YORK

    📲Sky History, 10pm

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁TUESDAY

    31 October

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕RALPH BARBOSA: COWABUNGA

    Stand-up comedy.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️THE MARTIN LEWIS MONEY SHOW: LIVE

    📲ITV1, 8pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️THE BIG BAKE

    📲ITVBe, 8pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️ROLF HARRIS: HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT

    📲ITV1, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX (box set)

    🆕↔️BANGED UP

    Celebrities and politicians find out what life in prison is like.

    📲Channel 4, 9.15pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕↔️THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE: BATTLE FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN

    Documentary.

    📲PBS America, 9.50pm

    🆕↔️REVEALED

    Home improvement programme.

    📲HGTV, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕THE OLIVIA RODRIGO RADIO 1 LIVE LOUNGE

    📲BBC1, 10.40pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁WEDNESDAY

    1 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️LOCKED IN

    Psychological thriller in which a nurse (Anna Friel) attempts to discover the circumstances surrounding her patient, who has locked-in syndrome.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️MYSTERIES OF THE FAITH

    Documentary series about Christianity’s most sacred treasures.

    🖥️Netflix

    ↔️THE SIMPSONS

    Season 34 of the animation series, first shown on Sky.

    🖥️Disney+

    ↔️DOCTOR WHO

    Back episodes of Dr Who from the early William Harrell series, right up to date.

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕LIDL: BEGIND THE SCENES 24/7

    📲Channel 5, 7pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕TALKING DOCTOR WHO

    With David Tennant.

    📲BBC4, 7.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️VANISHED: THE SEARCH FOR BRITAIN’S MISSING

    📲Channel 5, 8pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕INFERNO: FRANCE’S DEADLY HEATWAVE

    📲National Geographic, 8pm

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕↔️SIGNORA VOLPE

    A woman decides to abandon her detective role and start a new life in Italy.

    📲Drama, 8pm

    🖥️UKTV Play (box set)

    🆕DOCTOR WHO @ 60: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION

    A concert from Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, presented by Jo Whiley.

    📲BBC4, 8.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️SHETLAND

    Tosh is temporarily appointed to replace Jimmi, who resigned his appointment in the last series. Tosh is assigned to find a missing witness.

    📲BBC1, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️CAUSE OF DEATH

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕ROMAN KEMP: THE FIGHT FOR YOUNG LIVES

    📲BBC3, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️BILLIE AND GREG: THE FAMILY DIARIES

    📲ITVBe, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕REPORTED MISSING: THE MURDER OF DANIELLE JONES

    📲Channel 5, 10pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕MARGI CLARKE REMEMBERS…MAKING OUT

    Four episodes of the comedy drama follow this programme.

    📲BBC4, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️SLEEPING WITH MY MURDERER

    📲Channel 5, 11.30pm

    🖥️My5

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁THURSDAY

    2 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    TOP PICKQ

    🆕↔️ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

    A blind French girl escapes from Paris during the Second World War with her father and a valuable gemstone that the Nazis are trying to track down.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️ONIMUSHA

    Anime.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️THE SEARCH FOR INSTAGRAM’S WORST CON ARTIST

    Documentary about wellness influencer Belle Gibson.

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️GIRL MEETS FARM

    📲Food Network, 5pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️VILLAGES BY THE SEA

    📲BBC2, 7pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️MARY MAKES IT EASY

    Mary Berry and Mel Giedroyc.

    📲BBC2, 7.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️BEECHGROVE GARDENS IN WINTER

    📲BBC Scotland, 8pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕SCAM BRITAIN - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    A ‘Tonight’ documentary.

    📲ITV1, 8.30pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️UNBELIEVABLE: MOMENTS CAUGHT ON CAMERA

    📲ITV1, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️NAKED AND AFRAID - BRAZIL

    📲Discovery, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕IRIS PRIZE: BEST BRITISH SHORTS

    📲Channel 4, 1.55am

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁FRIDAY

    3 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️SLY

    A documentary profiling Sylvester Stallone.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕⭕️NYAD

    Dramatisation about the athlete Diana Nyad, who at 64 tries to attain her dream of swimming from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage for protection.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️SELLING SUNSET

    Reality series about real estate agents in Los Angeles.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕⭕️FINGERNAILS

    Sci-fi film set in a future where a medical test determines true love. But how accurate is the test?

    🖥️AppleTV+

    🆕⭕️QUIZ LADY

    Comedy. Two sisters decide that one of them should participate in a quiz show to pay off their mum’s debts.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕↔️INVINCIBLE

    Adult animation.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕⭕️MAGIC MIKE’S LAST DANCE

    Hoping for one last hurrah, Mike Lane heads to London with a wealthy socialite who lured him with an offer he can’t refuse. With everything on the line, he soon finds himself trying to whip a hot new roster of talented dancers into shape.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️CELEBRITY GOGGLEBOX FOR SU2C

    📲Channel 4, 8.30pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕IT’LL BE ALRIGHT ON THE NIGHT

    This time, we concentrate on shows from 2023.

    📲ITV1, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️UNWANTED

    Italian drama series in which a cruise ship takes 28 refugees on board when they are discovered to have suffered a shipwreck. But things change abruptly when the Captain is ordered to sail back to Libya and the refugees decide to take control of the ship.

    📲Sky Atlantic, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕YETI MASSACRE

    This documentary ponders whether a yeti was responsible for the slaughter of nine hikers found in the Ural Mountains in Russia.

    📲Discovery, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️HOW TO LOSE A WAR

    📲Sky History, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕THE COMEDY ROAST FOR SU2C

    📲Channel 4, 10pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕⭕️THE NEST

    A man decides to move his family from the US to live in a Surrey mansion. But then things begin to take a twisted turn.

    📲BBC2, 11.05pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

  • OLD BOY’S TV & STREAMING CHOICE: 4 November 2023

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV

    ↔️ - Series

    ⭕️ - Film

    👬 - For under-12s

    📲 - Channel/time

    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service

    🎹 - Music

    ***SUGGESTED RECORDING & WATCHLIST PICKS

    These listings apply to England. Regional variations in timings may apply for certain programmes on BBC and ITV1.

    The focus of these listings is on selected new films, dramas, music, entertainment shows, important scheduled events (not sport) and documentaries.

    Many programmes shown on TV channels are also available within the On Demand section of your pay TV provider.

    Some programmes shown on TV channels do not appear on demand until the next day.

    Programmes shown exclusively on ITVX are on the subscription version of the channel only.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SATURDAY

    4 November 2023

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️SECTION 8

    A former Special Forces soldier is recruited by a secret government agency to assassinate targets who appear to be a threat to US security.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 6pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕JFK: 24 HOURS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

    President John Kennedy’s assassination.

    📲Channel 4, 8pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🎹🆕THE BEATLES AT THE BBC

    The first in an evening of music on this channel.

    📲BBC2, 8.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️THE VOICE UK

    📲ITV1, 8.25

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️SECRETS OF THE ROYAL PALACES

    📲Channel 5, 8.30pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕KENNEDY, SINATRA AND THE MAFIA

    📲Channel 4, 9pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️THE GHOST TOWN TERROR

    📲Really, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕BRITANNIA: SECRETS OF THE ROYAL YACHT

    📲Channel 5, 9.30pm

    🖥️My5

    TOP PICK

    ↔️MANHATTAN

    This drama takes place at a remote site where the US is in a desperate race to build an atomic bomb.

    📲Drama, 10pm

    🖥️UKTV

    🆕↔️FAKING IT:TEARS OF A CRIME

    📲Quest Red, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SUNDAY

    5 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️LAWMEN: BASS REEVES

    In this true story, after being forced to fight in the Civil War, a former slave becomes a farmer having earned his freedom before being taken on as a Deputy Chief Marshall. He became known for the prolific number of arrests of thousands of outlaws over his time in office.

    🖥️Paramount+, released weekly after first two episodes.

    🆕↔️MONKEY LIFE

    📲Sky Nature, 5pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕SHAKESPEARE

    A raft of new programmes relating to Shakespeare on this channel tonight until 11pm, after which a 1964 production of Hamlet concludes this special BBC4 evening.

    📲BBC4, 7pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️LIZ BONNIN’S WILD CARIBBEAN

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️BURDEN OF PROOF: WHO KILLED JENNIFER PANDOS?

    Documentary about a teenage girl who went missing in 1987.

    📲Sky Documentaries and Sky Showcase, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️JFK: ONE DAY IN AMERICA

    Three-part series on the 1963 assassination.

    📲National Geographic, 9pm

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕HITLER’S COUP 1923

    Documentary

    📲Sky History, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️TRUTH SEEKERS

    Sitcom. Paranormal investigator Gus Roberts is an installer at mobile network operator and internet service provider SMYLE. When he is partnered with a new recruit Elton John, their first job together leads them to a real life haunting.

    📲Virgin Ultra HD, 9.20pm

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁MONDAY

    6 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️THE VANISHING TRIANGLE

    After a number of Irish women vanish without trace, India Mullen seeks the help of a detective to investigate her mother’s murder.

    🖥️Acorn TV, released weekly after the first two episodes.

    🆕⭕️MUZZLE

    An LA cop gets a dog to replace the one drug dealers killed. Now he must track them down.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕↔️BETWEEN THE COVERS

    Sara Cox presents the return of this book programme.

    📲BBC2, 7pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️DAD’S ARMY: THE ANIMATIONS

    The first four programmes have been lost and so these animations have been created to keep the original scripts alive.

    📲GOLD, 8pm

    🖥️UKTV Play

    🆕WIFE ON STRIKE

    The ones in the family that carry out the household chores strike for a week.

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️THE RAP GAME UK

    The search for Britain’s new rap star to become famous is on…

    📲BBC3, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️THE REAL MANHUNTER

    The case of serial killer Anthony Hardy.

    📲Sky Crime, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕INTERVIEW WITH A KILLER

    📲Channel 4, 10pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕MURDER IN THE GOLD FIELDS

    📲Crime + Investigation, 10pm

    🖥️Crime + Investigation Play

    🆕↔️TOUGH LOVE WITH HILARY FARR

    📲HGTV, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕A SHORT HISTORY OF THE MOORS

    📲PBS America, 10.50pm

    TOP PICK

    ↔️THE FEED

    Another chance to see this science fiction drama series. In the near future, people’s brains are connected to The Feed, which is like having the internet in your head.

    📲Virgin Ultra HD, 12.05am

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁TUESDAY

    7 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕SHOPLIFTERS: CAUGHT RED HANDED

    📲Channel 5, 7pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️HARDCORE PAWN: BEHIND THE DEAL

    📲Blaze, 7pm

    🆕↔️HIDDEN SIDE OF WORLD WAR II

    📲PBS America, 7.25pm

    🆕↔️CONTAINER WARS

    📲Blaze, 7.30pm

    🆕↔️TONY ROBINSON’S MARVELLOUS MACHINES

    📲Yesterday, 8pm

    🖥️UKTV Play

    🆕↔️LOUIS THEROUX INTERVIEWS…

    Starting with former world boxing champion Anthony Joshua.

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕PORTILLO’S ANDALUCIA

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️ANCIENT EMPIRES

    📲Sky History, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️THE AUSTRALIAN WARS

    📲BBC4, 9.05pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️LIVE AT THE APOLLO

    Stand-up.

    📲BBC2, 9.45pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕DEADLY SHARKS OF BRAZIL

    📲Discovery, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP

    📲Food Network, 11pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁WEDNESDAY

    8 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🎹🆕↔️ROBBIE WILLIAMS

    Documentary series about the singer/songwriter, who talks about his career as he relives it through archive footage that he has not seen before.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️ESCAPING TWIN FLAMES

    Documentary series exploring the activities of an online dating community.

    🖥️Netflix

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️CULPRITS

    After pulling off a major heist, the team of criminals break up to live a different life with their share of the takings. But although everything seems to go well at first, they soon find their past catching up with them.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕↔️THE SANTA CLAUSES

    Season 2 of this comedy. The Mad Santa threatens the Calvins’ reign in the North Pole.

    🖥️Disney+, released weekly after the first two episodes.

    👬🆕↔️STAR WARS: YOUNG JEDI ADVENTURES

    New animation series.

    🖥️Disney+

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️THE BUCCANEERS

    Romantic drama about a group of rich young women who arrive in the UK from America in the 1870s with the intention of marrying aristocratic men.

    🖥️AppleTV+, released weekly after the first three episodes.

    🆕↔️THE SECRET GENIUS OF MODERN LIFE

    A look behind the scenes on how technology helps us in everyday life.

    📲BBC2, 8pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️SHAKESPEARE: RISE OF A GENIUS

    Documentary drama of William Shakespeare’s life.

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️CAUSE OF DEATH

    Documentary on the work of the coroner.

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️CHARLOTTE IN SUNDERLAND

    Running a business and being a mother is a challenge for Charlotte.

    📲BBC3, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕REPORTED MISSING: DANIELLE JONES

    Documentary about the murder of a schoolgirl in 1981.

    📲Channel 5, 10pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️DRUGS MAP OF BRITAIN

    📲BBC3, 10.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕SIR RICHARD EYRE REMEMBERS…KING LEAR

    An adaptation of King Lear follows this programme.

    📲BBC4, 10.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁THURSDAY

    9 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🎹🆕⭕️BTS: YET TO COME

    The K-pop boy band perform in concert in South Korea.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕THE FOOTBALL FRAUDSTER

    Documentary about Medi Abalimba, who turned to fraud after his football career.

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️JUNIOR DOCTORS DOWN UNDER

    📲5STAR, 8pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕AFTER LUCY LETBY: SILENCE ON THE WARDS?

    A ‘Tonight’ documentary.

    📲ITV1, 8.30pm

    🖥️ITVX

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️THE NEWSREADER

    Season 2 of this Australian drama returns. The News at Six team face a challenge as a general election gets underway, with an anticipated six hours of unbroken airtime.

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕STACEY DOOLEY:INSIDE THE UNDERTAKERS

    📲BBC1, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️INSIDE M&S

    Documentary.

    📲ITV1, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕STAND UP & SHOUT: SONGS FROM A PHILLY HIGH SCHOOL

    📲Sky Documentaries, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️HULLRAISERS

    Second series of the comedy. Toni tries to carry on as normal and carries on as if she’s not pregnant.

    📲Channel 4, 10pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕DAME SIAN PHILLIPS REMEMBERS…UNDER MILK WOOD

    The performance of the play by Dylan Thomas follows.

    📲BBC4, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁FRIDAY

    10 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️THE KILLER

    Action thriller about a perfectionist assassin whose mission goes wrong.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️LICENCE TO THRILL

    Reality series in which contestants have to embark on a mission to win a £1m prize by coming up with the answers to 10 questions hidden in various locations in the world. But actor Brian Cox in his role as The Controller exists to challenge them further.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️NCIS: SYDNEY

    NCIS agents are assigned to work with their Australian counterparts to help resolve multiple crimes.

    🖥️Paramount+, released weekly.

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️FOR ALL MANKIND

    New series 4 begins. It is now 2003 in this alternate reality and there is now further competition sparked by the discovery of mineral-rich asteroids.

    🖥️Apple TV+, released weekly.

    🆕GAME ON! CHILDREN IN NEED

    📲BBC3, 7pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕⭕️BIG GEORGE FOREMAN

    Biopic of the boxer’s career.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕ALIEN ENDGAME

    Former US military officers finally reveal information about their nerve wracking alien encounters.

    📲Discovery, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️THE LAST LEG

    Satirical comedy.

    📲Channel 4, 10pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️MIKE JUDGE’S BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD

    Season 9 begins.

    📲Comedy Central, 10pm

    🖥️NOW

  • OLD BOY’S TV & STREAMING CHOICE: 11 November 2023

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV

    ↔️ - Series

    ⭕️ - Film

    👬 - For under-12s

    📲 - Channel/time

    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service

    🎹 - Music

    ***SUGGESTED RECORDING & WATCHLIST PICKS

    These listings apply to Virgin Media viewers in England. Sky Atlantic is not available on Virgin Media but can be accessed through the NOW streamer.

    Regional variations in timings may apply for certain programmes on BBC and ITV1. Most of the channels and all the streamers are also available on other platforms.

    The focus of these listings is mainly on selected new films, dramas, music, entertainment shows, important scheduled events (not sport) and documentaries.

    Many programmes shown on TV channels are also available within the On Demand section of your pay TV provider.

    Some programmes shown on TV channels do not appear on demand until the next day.

    Programmes shown exclusively on ITVX are on the subscription version of the channel only.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SATURDAY

    11 November 2023

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️THE CURSE

    Comedy drama about a couple who move to a new property only to have a child put a curse on them.

    📲Paramount+

    ❗️LIVE ❗️

    🆕THE LORD MAYOR’S SHOW

    📲BBC1, 10.45am

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕⭕️SHE CAME TO ME

    Comedy in which Anna tries to help husband Peter out of his mental block. While on a walk to help his inspiration he meets Marisa, who has a profound effect on him.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 6.10pm

    🖥️NOW

    TOP PICK

    ↔️HOUSE OF THE DRAGON

    Another chance to see this prequal to ‘Game of Thrones’.

    📲Sky Atlantic, 7.45pm

    🆕ROYAL BRITISH LEGION FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE

    📲BBC1, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SUNDAY

    12 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕THE EARTHSHOT PRIZE

    Competition to find the best ideas to help us save the planet.

    📲BBC1, 5.20pm

    🆕↔️BILL BAILEY’S AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE

    The comedian looks at Western Australia.

    📲Channel 4, 9pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕CAPTAIN TOM: WHERE DID THE MONEY GO?

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️SIX SILENT KILLINGS: IRELAND’S VANISHING TRIANGLE

    A look at the disappearance of six women in a period of only five years .

    📲Sky Documentaries and Sky Showcase, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕SILVER SPITFIRE: THE LONGEST FLIGHT

    📲Sky History, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️PALM TREES AND POWER LINES

    17-year-old Lea is lost but Tom offers hope. However, what Lea cannot see is that she is being groomed.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 10.20pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF BERNARD LEVIN

    📲BBC4, 10.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁MONDAY

    13 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕↔️ANTIQUES ROAD TRIP

    📲BBC1, 3.45pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕⭕️A CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM BOB

    Film for the festive season.

    📲Sky Cinema Christmas, 4.25pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕MOVIE MEGASTARS: MADE IN THE 80s

    📲Sky Max and Sky Showcase, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🎹🆕CLASSIC FM RISING STARS WITH JULIAN LLOYD WEBBER

    📲Sky Arts, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️THE PLAYBOY BUNNY MURDER

    Documentary on the unsolved murders of three women in the 1970s.

    📲ITV1, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️TO CATCH A SMUGGLER

    📲National Geographic, 9pm

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕↔️CELEBRITY YORKSHIRE AUCTION HOUSE

    📲Really, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️GRIME KIDS

    Drama about young buddies who decide to seek fame through grime music.

    📲BBC3, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player (box set)

    🆕DONAL MACINTYRE: A LIFE IN CRIME

    Documentary on the career of the journalist.

    📲CBS Reality, 10pm

    🖥️CBS Catchup Channels UK

    🆕↔️BLOOD RELATIONS

    📲Quest Red, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY: NORMA PERCY ON THE FIFTY YEARS WAR

    This introduction by the film-maker looks back on the her 1998 series. ‘The Fifty Years War: Israel and the Arabs’, follows this programme.

    📲BBC4, 10.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕EXPOSURE

    Documentary on assisted dying.

    📲ITV, 10.45pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕THE HUNT FOR UKRAINE’S STOLEN CHILDREN

    A ‘Dispatches’ documentary.

    📲Channel 4, 11.05pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁TUESDAY

    14 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕↔️HOW TO BECOME A MOB BOSS

    Documentary series.

    🖥️Netflix

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️A MURDER AT THE END OF THE WORLD

    A young computer hacker finds herself gathering evidence to identify the killer of one of the guests who have been invited to an Icelandic retreat to discuss the future of humanity. Then more guests start to die…

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕TREVOR WALLACE: PTERODACTYL

    Stand-up comedy.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕↔️TEMPTATION ISLAND

    Season 5 of this reality show.

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️BARGAIN MANSIONS

    📲HGTV, 1pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️SECRETS OF THE AQUARIUM

    Documentary centred on the National Marine Aquarium.

    📲BBC2, 8pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕WILL’S BOOK followed by

    SHAKESPEARE: RICHARD II at 9.15pm

    📲Sky Arts, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕THE SEABEES ON IWO JIMA

    World War II documentary.

    📲PBS America, 8.10pm

    🆕THE WORLD’S BIGGEST DRUG LORD: TSE CHI LOP

    📲Discovery, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕JACKIE MALTON: A LIFE IN CRIME

    📲CBS Reality, 10pm

    🖥️CBS Catch-Up Channels UK

    🆕↔️THE SCOTTS

    📲BBC1 Scotland, 10.40pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️HOLIDAY WARS

    Cookery programme.

    📲Food Network, 11pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁WEDNESDAY

    15 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕↔️BRAWN: THE IMPOSSIBLE FORMULA 1 STORY

    Documentary series about a minor team managed to defy expectations and win the world championship.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕↔️1945-1953: FROM WORLD WAR TO COLD WAR

    📲PBS America, 8.10pm

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️THE LAZARUS PROJECT

    The second season of this drama begins. The Lazarus agents become locked in a time loop.

    📲Sky Max and Sky Showcase, 9pm

    🖥️Sky Box Sets, NOW (box set)

    🆕RETURN TO LOCKERBIE WITH LORRAINE KELLY

    📲ITV1, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️THE GARDEN: COMMUNE OR CULT?

    📲Discovery, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕THE SKINNY JAB UNCOVERED

    📲BBC3, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕MAFS U.K.: IT’S OFFICIAL!

    Highlights from the ‘Married at First Sight’ series.

    📲E4, 10.25pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕WHO KILLED SANTA? A MURDERVILLE MURDER MYSTERY

    As the big day approaches without their favourite Christmas character, a detective and two helpers attempt to find the culprit behind the murder of Santa Claus.

    📲BBC3, 10.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕DOG DAYS

    Drama about a homeless man who wants to renew contact with his daughter.

    📲BBC Scotland, 10.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕HIS ENGLAND

    Unaware of the shifting political landscape, a young Asian British child questions his home and identity, while proudly wearing his England football shirt.

    📲Sky Arts, 3.55am

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁THURSDAY

    16 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️THE CROWN

    Final season of this drama based on the Royal Family. It is 1997, and Diana’s death in Paris shocks the nation.

    🖥️Netflix (first four episodes, followed by the next six episodes from 14 December).

    🆕⭕️BEST. CHRISTMAS. EVER!

    Charlotte and her family go to spend an unplanned Christmas with Jackie, who has long boasted about her perfect life.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕JFK: THE HOME MOVIE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️SCOTLAND’S WEATHER - OUR CHANGING SEASONS

    📲BBC Scotland, 8pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕BRITAIN - ON THE SICK?

    A ‘Tonight’ documentary.

    📲ITV1, 8.30pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️THE KING’S GUARD: SERVING THE CROWN

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕DIY SOS: CHILDREN IN NEED SPECIAL

    📲BBC1, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️MILLION DOLLAR WHEELS

    Documentary about luxury car dealers.

    📲Quest, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕YOU WERE MY FIRST BOYFRIEND

    Cecilia Aldarondo reminisces.

    📲Sky Documentaries, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️LUCKY!

    A look at our past driver idols and high-speed racing.

    📲Quest, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️JFK: THE FINAL EVIDENCE

    📲Sky History, 10pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT NZ

    📲E4, 10.25pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕IRIS PRIZE BEST BRITISH SHORTS: INTERNAL CONFLICT

    📲Channel 4, 1am

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕iTALES

    Five short films directed by women and filmed on iPhones. This programme has sign language included.

    📲Channel 4, 2.20am

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁FRIDAY

    17 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️SCOTT PILGRIM TAKES OFF

    Anime.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕⭕️RUSTIN

    Biographical drama about civil right activist Bayard Rustin.

    🖥️Netflix

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS

    As reports of strange phenomena are investigated, but they are shocked when faced with terrifying monsters.

    🖥️AppleTV+

    🆕⭕️EXmas

    When Graham arrives without an invitation at his parents’ house, he is aghast to find his ex-fiancé there, getting on with his folks like a house on fire.

    🖥️freevee

    🆕TWIN LOVE

    Dating competition.

    🖥️freevee

    🆕⭕️DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW

    A father and his daughter meet a man in a red suit called Nick and embark on an adventure of magic.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕MAXINE’S BABY: THE TYLER PERRY STORY

    Documentary.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕CHILDREN IN NEED

    📲BBC1, 7pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕⭕️RENFIELD

    Dracula’s assistant decides that after having served his master for so long, he wants to explore life outside the influence of his boss.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🎹🆕ANGLEHEADED HIPSTER

    The songs of Marc Bolan and T Rex

    📲Sky Arts, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕ALIEN ABDUCTION: TRAVIS WALTON

    📲Discovery, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️GOOD COP, BAD COP

    📲Quest Red, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕CHILDREN IN NEED

    📲BBC Scotland, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🎹🆕COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

    Highlights of the ceremony.

    📲BBC4, 10.35pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕DAVID HOLMES: THE BOY WHO LIVED

    Documentary about a stunt double who was paralysed in an accident while filming.

    📲Sky Documentaries, 2am

    🖥️NOW

  • OLD BOY’S TV & STREAMING CHOICE: 18 November 2023

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV

    ↔️ - Series

    ⭕️ - Film

    👬 - For under-12s

    📲 - Channel/time

    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service

    🎹 - Music

    ***SUGGESTED RECORDING & WATCHLIST PICKS

    These listings apply to Virgin Media viewers in England. Sky Atlantic is not available on Virgin Media but can be accessed through the NOW streamer.

    Regional variations in timings may apply for certain programmes on BBC and ITV1. Most of the channels and all the streamers are also available on other platforms.

    The focus of these listings is mainly on selected new films, dramas, music, entertainment shows, important scheduled events (not sport) and documentaries.

    Many programmes shown on TV channels are also available within the On Demand section of your pay TV provider.

    Some programmes shown on TV channels do not appear on demand until the next day.

    Programmes shown exclusively on ITVX are on the subscription version of the channel only.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SATURDAY

    18 November 2023

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️MAFIA MAMA

    Farcical comedy in which an American mother travels to Italy to attend a funeral, only to find that she has inherited a criminal mafia organisation.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕↔️THE WEAKEST LINK

    Quiz show.

    📲BBC1, 5.55pm

    🆕⭕️LITTLE DIXIE

    An ex-Special Forces man is incensed when his daughter is kidnapped and will stop at nothing to get her back.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 6pm

    ⭕️NOW

    🎹🆕BLONDIE AT THE BBC

    A compilation of archive footage.

    📲BBC2, 8pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER: THE NEW EVIDENCE

    Documentary. Did Richard III have the two young princes killed so he could take the throne?

    📲Channel 4, 8pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🎹🆕WHEN BLONDIE CAME TO BRITAIN

    This is followed by an evening of music mainly about Blondie but also including the series finale of ‘Later…With Jools Holland’.

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕MICHAEL BARRYMORE: THE RISE & FALL OF MR SATURDAY NIGHT

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕DAVID HOLMES: THE BOY WHO LIVED

    Documentary telling the story of Daniel Radcliffe’s stunt double who was paralysed by a stunt gone badly wrong.

    📲Sky Documentaries and Sky Showcase, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️SCRUBLANDS

    A journalist is told to write an article on a mass shooting.

    📲BBC4, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️KIN

    Starring Aidan Gillen and Charlie Fox, this gritty drama series follows a family of criminals from Dublin, who face a rival criminal clan. But the family become concerned that one of their number recently released from prison is reluctant to get involved.

    📲BBC1, 9.35pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player (box set)

    🆕DL HUGHLEY: GOIN’ HOME

    Stand-up.

    📲Sky Comedy, 1.30pm

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SUNDAY

    19 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕↔️THE MASKED SINGER: I’M A CELEBRITY … SPECIAL

    Four previous participants of ‘I’m a Celebrity’ compete in the show.

    📲ITV1, 7.30pm

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕ALEX JONES: MAKING BABIES SPECIAL

    📲W, 8pm

    🖥️UKTV Play

    🆕↔️I’M A CELEBRITY … GET ME OUT OF HERE

    Ant and Dec are ready and waiting in Australia for the next bunch of celebrities who are arriving for untold indignities.

    📲ITV1, 9pm

    🖥️ITVX

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️BOAT STORY

    When a couple with money problems discover a horde of drugs in a boat on the beach, they decide to capitalise on their find. However, the drugs gang responsible for the cache of drugs will do anything to get them back.

    📲BBC1, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player (box set)

    🆕JFK ASSASSINATION: WHAT HAPPENED IN THE TRAUMA ROOM

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕BAFTA SCOTLAND AWARDS

    Edith Bowman hosts the ceremony for the best of the Scottish film, TV and games industries.

    📲BBC Scotland, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️SORRY, I DIDN’T KNOW

    Panel show.

    📲ITV, 11.05pm

    🖥️ITVX

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁MONDAY

    20 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕↔️VINNIE JONES IN THE COUNTRY

    Reality show.

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️DEFENDERS UK

    Accidents caused by lorries with insecure loads.

    📲BBC1, 10am

    🖥️BBCi -Player

    🆕↔️DEAL OR NO DEAL

    Game show.

    📲ITV1, 4pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️COLD CASE KILLERS

    📲5STAR, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️EVIL GENIUS WITH RUSSELL KANE

    📲Sky History, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️FIXER UPPER: THE HOTEL

    📲HGTV, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️SAY YES TO THE DRESS

    📲TLC, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕LOVE ISLAND: AUSTRALIA

    📲ITV Be,10pm

    🖥️ITVX

    ⚽️🆕ROONEY

    Documentary about the life of Wayne Rooney.

    📲Channel 4, 10.15pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️FIRST RESPONDERS

    📲W, 11pm

    🖥️UKTV Play

    🆕JIM NORTON: MONSTER RAIN

    Stand-up

    📲Sky Comedy, 12.50pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️WONDERLAND: GOTHIC

    📲Sky Arts, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁TUESDAY

    21 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👬🆕⭕️LEO

    Animation.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️WONDERLAND: GOTHIC

    📲Sky Arts, 2am and 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    TOP PICK

    ↔️BILLIONS

    Another chance to see this series about New York City high finance from the beginning.

    📲Sky Atlantic, 6.45pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️BROKEN ARROWS: THE LOST BOMBS OF THE COLD WAR

    📲PBS America, 8.20pm

    🆕↔️THE GREAT CLIMATE FIGHT

    Looking at what can be done to prevent carbon emissions.

    📲Channel 4, 9.15pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁WEDNESDAY

    22 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕↔️SQUID GAME: THE CHALLENGE

    Reality show.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️HIGH ON THE HOG: HOW AFRICAN AMERICAN CUISINE TRANSFORMED AMERICA

    Season 2 of this series about American cooking and the influence of Africa cuisine.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️FAMILY GUY

    Adult animation.

    🖥️Disney+

    🎹🆕HANNAH WADDINGTON: HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

    Hannah presents a musical extravaganza for Christmas at the London Coliseum.

    🖥️AppleTV+

    👬🆕⭕️THE VELVETEEN RABBIT

    The story of a lonely little boy and his pet rabbit.

    🖥️AppleTV+

    🆕↔️LOVE IN FAIRHOPE

    Reality show.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕↔️MYSTERIES FROM ABOVE

    A Neolithic structure is discovered from the air.

    📲Sky History, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️SUCH BRAVE GIRLS

    Comedy series following a family who battle with their mental health issues as they live their lives.

    📲BBC3, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player (box set)

    🆕DEVIL IN DISGUISE: THE MURDER OF RONALD PLATT

    📲Channel 5, 10pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️LOVE, VICTOR

    Season 3 begins. Will Victor choose Rahim or will he choose Benji? Decisions, decisions.

    📲BBC3, 10.50pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE

    📲Food Network, 11pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕CROCODILE: A DIGITAL OPERA

    📲Sky Arts, 1.45pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕WORLD’S MOST EVIL KILLERS

    📲Sky Crime, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁THURSDAY

    23 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👬🆕⭕️MY LITTLE PONY: MAKE YOUR MARK

    Children’s animation.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕GOOD BURGER 2

    Comedy sequel. Dexter and Ed get together again at the fast food restaurant.

    🖥️Paramount+

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️ARCHIE

    Drama series about the life of Cary Grant and his surprisingly difficult childhood.

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕RONNIE O’SULLIVAN: THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING

    One-off documentary about the snooker star.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video.

    🆕↔️DOCTOR WHO: THE DALEKS IN COLOUR

    Re-edited and this time in colour for the first time, this treat is from 1963, when the Doctor first discovers the Daleks.

    📲BBC4, 7.30pm

    🖥️BBC i-Player

    🆕PUTIN AND UKRAINE’S STOLEN CHILDREN

    A ‘Panorama’ documentary.

    📲BBC1, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕ALBERT BROOKS: DEFENDING MY LIFE

    📲Sky Documentaries, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕SHAKESPEARE: HAMLET

    📲Sky Arts. 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕JOHN EARLY: NOW MORE THAN EVER

    Stand-up with some songs as well.

    🖥️Sky Comedy, 10pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕JFK: THE FINAL EVIDENCE

    📲Sky History, 10pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕CANADA’S DRAG RACE

    📲BBC3, 10.35pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁FRIDAY

    24 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️ONE NIGHT

    Jodie Whittaker stars as Tess, who discovers that one of her old friends has written a book about the sexual assault on her twenty years ago of which she has trouble remembering. Tess decides to seek justice for what she endured at the time.

    🖥️Paramount+

    🆕⭕️VIOLENT NIGHT

    Mercenaries terrorise a family on Christmas Eve, but Santa Claus intervenes to save them.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️CELEBRITY MASTERMIND

    📲BBC1, 8pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️THE TOY HOSPITAL

    📲Channel 5, 8pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕ALIEN ABDUCTION: BETTY AND BARNEY HILL

    A couple of newlyweds experienced an encounter with aliens in 1961, and new evidence appears to confirm their story.

    📲Discovery, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🎹🆕↔️GREATEST GUITAR RIFFS

    Guitarists tell us about their work.

    📲Sky Arts, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️TWO DOORS DOWN

    Sitcom. The neighbours are getting ready at Colin’s house for a surprise party for Anne Marie. But it is Colin that’s in for the surprise.

    📲BBC1, 9.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️LOCKERBIE

    📲Sky Documentaries, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️MY WILD CATS

    📲Sky Nature, 2am

    🖥️NOW

  • OLD BOY’S TV & STREAMING CHOICE: 25 November 2023

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV

    ↔️ - Series

    ⭕️ - Film

    👬 - For under-12s

    📲 - Channel/time

    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service

    🎹 - Music

    ***SUGGESTED RECORDING & WATCHLIST PICKS

    These listings apply to Virgin Media viewers in England. Sky Atlantic is not available on Virgin Media but can be accessed through the NOW streamer.

    Regional variations in timings may apply for certain programmes on BBC and ITV1. Most of the channels and all the streamers are also available on other platforms.

    The focus of these listings is mainly on selected new films, dramas, music, entertainment shows, important scheduled events (not sport) and documentaries.

    Many programmes shown on TV channels are also available within the On Demand section of your pay TV provider.

    Some programmes shown on TV channels do not appear on demand until the next day.

    Programmes shown exclusively on ITVX are on the subscription version of the channel only.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SATURDAY

    25 November 2023

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️BEAU IS AFRAID

    A man with anxiety issues sets off on a challenging journey to get back to his mother.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 4.50pm

    🖥️NOW

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️DOCTOR WHO

    The time shifting spaceman returns for a new season of three programmes starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate. Dr Who and Donna are reunited after the doctor is surprised to regenerate into one of his previous reincarnations.

    📲BBC1, 6.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️DOCTOR WHO: UNLEASHED

    Taking a look behind the scenes.

    📲BBC3, 7.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️MY WILD CATS

    📲Sky Nature, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕FREDDIE MERCURY: AUCTION SPECIAL

    📲Sky Arts, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🎹🆕TAKE THAT: REEL STORIES

    The group look back at their career with the help of a video compilation.

    📲BBC2, 8.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️CONCORDE: THE RACE FOR SUPERSONIC

    Documentary.

    📲Channel 4, 8.30pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕DOCTOR WHO: 60 YEARS OF SECRETS & SCANDALS

    📲Channel 5, 8.30pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️LOCKERBIE

    Documentary into the Pan Am terrorist incident.

    📲Sky Documentaries and Sky Showcase, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕BEYOND THE HEADLINES: THE ELIZABETH THOMAS STORY

    The victim of an abduction when in school is interviewed on her experience.

    📲Crime + Investigation, 9pm

    🖥️Crime + Investigation Play

    🆕TAKE THAT: RADIO 2 IN CONCERT

    📲BBC2, 9.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕STASI FC

    Documentary about the Stasi’s control of BFC Dynamo.

    📲Sky Documentaries, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SUNDAY

    26 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️FARAWAY DOWNS

    An English aristocrat goes to Australia to persuade her unfaithful husband to sell his cattle ranch. Based on the earlier version of the story, ‘Australia’, made in 2008.

    🖥️Disney+

    🎹🆕JUNIOR EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

    From the Palais Nikaïa, Nice.

    📲BBC2, 3pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕⭕️LOVE AGAIN

    After her fiancé’s death, a woman continues to send emotional texts to his telephone number for comfort, but then his number is reassigned.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 6pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕LIDL vs FORTNUM & MASON: WHO DOES BETTER?

    📲Channel 5, 8pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️MARK ROBER’S REVENGINEERS

    Inconsiderate shoppers is the focus of this first programme in the series.

    📲Discovery, 8pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️INCREDIBLE ANIMAL JOURNEYS

    📲National Geographic Wild, 8pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕THE YEAR THE THAMES FLOODED

    Documentary about the 1928 disaster in which the River Thames burst its banks and flooded London.

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕QUEER PLANET

    📲Sky Nature, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️SECRETS OF MISS AMERICA

    📲Crime + Investigation, 10pm

    🖥️Crime + Investigation Play

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁MONDAY

    27 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️THE DOLL FACTORY

    Scarred by smallpox in Victorian London, Rose’s beauty is no longer in evidence to secure a well-to-do husband, and this affects her whole life. She no longer has the confidence to go outside, and only does so when accompanied by her sister Iris to protect her. But Iris feels hemmed in and seizes the opportunity to get closer to Louis despite being warned off.

    🖥️Paramount+ (first two episodes, then released daily).

    🆕↔️MAKE IT AT MARKET

    📲BBC1, 4.30pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕BUFFALO SOLDIERS: FIGHTING ON TWO FRONTS

    📲PBS America, 8.20pm

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

    This six-part thriller. When a couple move to their new house and befriend their neighbours, all seems well, but everything is upended when Evie finds out about their neighbours’ open relationship…

    📲Channel 4, 9pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️JULIUS CAESAR: THE MAKING OF A DICTATOR

    Documentary.

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕WONDER BOY

    Performance from the Bristol Old Vic.

    📲Sky Arts, 10pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕FAUST

    📲Sky Arts, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁TUESDAY

    28 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕↔️VERIFIED STAND-UP

    Stand-up comedy series.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕THE MOVEMENT AND THE ‘MADMAN’

    Documentary about the stand-off between President Nixon and the anti-war campaign.

    📲PBS America, 8.25pm

    🆕↔️KENNEDY

    Documentary.

    📲Sky History, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️BERLIN 1933

    Documentary about the escalating nightmare of Berlin in Hitler’s Germany in 1933.

    📲BBC4, 9.10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️MYSTERY AT BLIND FROG RANCH

    📲Discovery, 10pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕THE ART OF ARCHITECTURE SPECIAL

    📲Sky Arts, 10pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️HARLEY QUINN

    Animation.

    📲E4, 10.35pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️THE MURDER OF LYN DAWSON: THE TEACHER, THE GROOMER, THE KILLER

    📲Sky Crime, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁WEDNESDAY

    29 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️SLOW HORSES

    Season 3 of this spy thriller commences.

    🖥️Apple+TV

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️AMERICAN HORROR STORIES

    Season 3 of the series lands with four new stories.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕↔️RESERVATION DOGS

    Season 3 of the comedy following the lives of the Oklahoma teenagers.

    🖥️Disney+

    🎹🆕AMERICAN SYMPHONY

    Documentary on singer-songwriter Jon Batiste.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️BAD SURGEON: LOVE UNDER THE KNIFE

    Documentary series about a surgeon whose operations tended to result in death.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️THE INCIDENT ROOM

    Documentary on the murder of Julie Hogg in Stockton-on-Tees in 1989.

    📲Channel 5, 8pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕BEING KAE TEMPEST

    An ‘Arena’ documentary profiling the artist and rapper.

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕THE BODY UNDER THE PATIO: MURDER IN SUBURBIA

    📲Channel 5, 10pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕SOUTH TO BLACK POWER

    📲Sky Documentaries, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    🆕SAM JAY: SALUTE ME OR SHOOT ME

    📲Sky Comedy, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁THURSDAY

    30 November

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️OBLITERATED

    Party celebrations after ensuring a nuclear device is deactivated prove to be premature when it is discovered that the device they thought they had made safe was fake. So, worse for wear after the party, can they get their acts together sufficiently to find the real device and save Las Vegas?

    🖥️Netflix

    👬🆕THE BAD GUYS: A VERY BAD HOLIDAY

    Animation.

    🖥️Netflix

    👬🆕⭕️FAMILY SWITCH

    An unusual cosmic event results in two parents and their children to swap bodies. This couldn’t have happened on a worse day…

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️MY KIND OF TOWN: KIRKCUDBRIGHT

    📲BBC Scotland, 8pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️MOUNTAIN MEN

    📲Sky History, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️HILLSONG: A MEGACHURCH EXPOSED

    📲ID, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕SHAKESPEARE: KING LEAR

    📲Sky Arts, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕EILISH McCOLGAN: RUNNING IN THE FAMILY

    📲BBC Scotland, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁FRIDAY

    1 December

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️CANDY CANE LANE

    Eddie Murphy stars in this comedy about a Christmas obsessive father who is made redundant just before Christmas and so decides to enter a Christmas decoration contest for a cash prize. But he hasn’t bargained on a troublesome elf.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕⭕️THE SHEPHERD

    An airman helps an RAF pilot who is in some danger as he flies home for Christmas.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕⭕️THE NAUGHTY NINE

    When Andy is omitted from Santa’s list due to his naughtiness, he gets together with other naughty kids to steal presents from the North Pole warehouse.

    🖥️Disney+

    🎹🆕SPIRITED

    A musical festive comedy loosely based on ‘A Christmas Carol’.

    🖥️AppleTV+

    🆕↔️QUENTIN BLAKE’S BOX OF TREASURES

    Animation based on the books of Sir Quentin Blake.

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️ANCIENT CHINA FROM ABOVE

    📲National Geographic, 6pm

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕⭕️GENIE

    After Bernard is forced to work on his daughter’s birthday, it is the last straw for his wife, who decides to seek a separation. Bernard finds some help for his situation when he inadvertently unlocks a genie after having rubbed an old jewellery box.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕THE BIG BRITISH BEEF BATTLE

    Looking at the impact of beef production on climate change.

    📲Channel 4, 8pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕LOCH NESS: THEY CREATED A MONSTER

    📲BBC Scotland, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️POLICE INTERCEPTORS: PURSUIT AND CAPTURE

    📲5ACTION, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN LIVE IN BARCELONA

    📲Sky Arts, 11pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕THE LAST RIDER

    Documentary on cyclist Greg LeMond.

    📲Sky Documentaries, 2am

    🖥️NOW

  • OLD BOY’S TV & STREAMING CHOICE: 2 December 2023

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV

    ↔️ - Series

    ⭕️ - Film

    👬 - For under-12s

    📲 - Channel/time

    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service

    🎹 - Music

    ***SUGGESTED RECORDING & WATCHLIST PICKS

    These listings apply to Virgin Media viewers in England. Sky Atlantic is not available on Virgin Media but can be accessed through the NOW streamer.

    Regional variations in timings may apply for certain programmes on BBC and ITV1. Most of the channels and all the streamers are also available on other platforms.

    The focus of these listings is mainly on selected new films, dramas, music, entertainment shows, important scheduled events (not sport) and documentaries.

    Many programmes shown on TV channels are also available within the On Demand section of your pay TV provider.

    Some programmes shown on TV channels do not appear on demand until the next day.

    Programmes shown exclusively on ITVX are on the subscription version of the channel only.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SATURDAY

    2 December 2023

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️FARGO

    When a woman gets into trouble with the police, she is horrified to re-discover a life that she thought she had escaped.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video (released weekly)

    🆕⭕️A HAUNTING IN VENICE

    Mystery whodunnit drama with supernatural goings-on.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕THRILLER 40

    Documentary which celebrates Q Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album.

    🖥️Paramount+

    🆕THE NUMBER ON GREAT-GRANDMA’S ARM

    📲Sky Documentaries, 4.45pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕GREG LEMOND - THE LAST RIDER

    Documentary about the cyclist.

    📲Sky Documentaries, 7pm

    🆕SANDRINGHAM: THE KING AT CHRISTMAS

    📲Channel 5, 8.25pm

    🖥️My5

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️HIDDEN ASSETS

    The second season of this Irish crime drama. Claire is assigned to the team when the lead Detective Sergeant faces an unexpected challenge.

    📲BBC4, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕⭕️THE FATHER

    A daughter tries to find her father a suitable carer as he declines into dementia. Starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman, whose acting proves to be superb.

    📲Channel 4, 9.25pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕⭕️A THOUSAND AND ONE

    After she is released from prison, a mother kidnaps her son to avoid being caught up in the care system and settles in Harlem. However, she faces a hostile environment.

    🖥️Sky Cinema Premiere, 9.40pm

    🖥️NOW

    🎹🆕BOB DYLAN: SHADOW KINGDOM

    The songwriter performs a selection of his songs. This programme is followed by a profile of the artist and cover versions of his songs through the evening until 3.15am.

    📲BBC2, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️HOLIDAY BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP

    📲Food Network, 11pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🎹🆕THE CULTURE SCENE

    Featuring rapper Eyve Madyise.

    📲BBC Scotland, 11.40pm

    🆕⭕️YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER

    A teenager’s mother disappears. Then she returns, but her daughter suspects that there might be something weird happening, which is not related to her psychiatric condition.

    📲Film4, 11.40pm

    🆕↔️WHALE WITH STEVE BACKSHALL

    📲Sky Nature, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SUNDAY

    3 December

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕↔️MY LIFE AT CHRISTMAS: ADRIAN CHILES MEETS OTI MABUSE

    📲BBC1, 10.30am

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕CHRISTMAS AT LONGLEAT

    📲Channel 5, 8pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️CAUGHT ON DASHCAM WINTER SPECIAL

    📲Sky Witness, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️BLACK SEA MYSTERY: LOST WORLDS

    📲Blaze, 9pm

    🆕SELFRIDGES AT CHRISTMAS

    📲Channel 5, 9pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕24 HOURS IN POLICE CUSTODY

    📲Channel 4, 9pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️MURDERED: THE BABY ON THE BEACH

    🖥️Channel 4, 10.35pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕⭕️THE THREE MUSKETEERS: D’ARTAGNON

    The trio of musketeers find themselves assisting the queen to conceal the affair she is having with an English duke.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 11.40pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️FORENSICS: CATCHING THE KILLER

    📲Sky Crime, 2am

    🖥️NOW

    🆕AKA MR CHOW

    Documentary about the restaurateur.

    📲Sky Documentaries, 2am

    NOW

    🆕↔️LOVE HAS WON: THE CULT OF MOTHER GOD

    Documentary.

    📲Sky Documentaries, 3.45am

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁MONDAY

    4 December

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👬🆕↔️DEW DROP FAIRIES

    Animation.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕THE WATER POLLUTION COVER-UP

    A ‘Panorama’ documentary.

    📲BBC1, 8pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕CHRISTMAS SECRETS OF SUPERMARKET OWN-BRANDS

    📲Channel 4, 8pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️TRAFFIC COPS

    📲Channel 5, 8pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️DARBAR FESTIVAL

    📲Sky Arts, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️SEEDS OF DECEIT: THE SPERM DONOR DOCTOR

    📲BBC4, 10pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️MANIFESTO OF A SERIAL KILLER

    📲Crime + Investigation

    🖥️Crime + Investigation Play

    🆕↔️ARTS UNCOVERED

    📲Sky Arts, 10.30pm

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁TUESDAY

    5 December

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️THE DOLL FACTORY

    A doll painter is offered an opportunity to start a new life in this period thriller.

    📲Channel 5, 9pm (first episode only)

    🖥️My5 (first episode only)

    🖥️Paramount+ (complete series)

    🆕HUNTING THE ROLEX RIPPERS

    📲BBC3, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️WINDY CITY REHAB: ALISON’S DREAM HOME

    📲HGTV, 9pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕THE FALL AND RISE OF NEW YORK

    📲PBS America, 9.45pm

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁WEDNESDAY

    6 December

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕JOHN LENNON: MURDER WITHOUT A TRIAL

    Documentary.

    🖥️AppleTV+

    🆕↔️THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DUBAI

    📲ITV Be, 4.05pm

    👬🆕↔️DODGER

    The Artful Dodger comes up with a ruse to steal Queen Victoria’s crown before she is coronated.

    📲CBBC, 4.50pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️MAYFAIR WITCHES

    A neurosurgeon discovers from her dying mother that she is part of a family of witches.

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️LATE NIGHT LOCKUP

    📲Quest Red, 11pm

    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕⭕️KINDLING

    Based on a true story. A group of friends reunite with one of their number on learning of his terminal illness.

    📲BBC2, 11.15pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️JONATHAN PIE: BACK TO THE STUDIO

    Stand-up comedy.

    📲Comedy Central, 11.35pm

    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁THURSDAY

    7 December

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️MY LIFE WITH THE WALTER BOYS

    A teenager, Jackie, is removed from her home when her family is killed in an accident. She must now live with her guardian and her family on a Colorado farm.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️WORLD WAR II: FROM THE FRONT LINES

    Documentary series using colourised footage.

    🖥️Netflix

    👬🆕↔️HILDA

    Animation.

    🖥️Netflix

    TOP PICK

    🆕↔️PLATFORM 7

    Psychological thriller about a woman who takes her own life at a railway station and becomes stuck in the afterlife, not understanding what happened to her.

    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️FUR BABIES

    📲Channel 4, 8pm

    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️DISAPPEARED: MEXICO’S MISSING 43

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕SHAKESPEARE: MACBETH

    📲Sky Arts, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️SMOTHERED

    Comedy in which two young people meet up on a fun night and decide to have a three week relationship before separating.

    📲Sky Comedy and Sky Showcase, 10pm

    🖥️Sky Box Sets

    🖥️NOW (box set)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁FRIDAY

    8 December

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND

    Thriller in which a family face an unexpected nightmare when things go badly wrong on their Long Island weekend break.

    🖥️Netflix

    🆕⭕️YOUR CHRISTMAS OR MINE 2

    Comedy sequel in which James and Hayley become separated from their families again when they set off to go ski-ing in Austria.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    👬🆕⭕️MERRY LITTLE BATMAN

    Animation.

    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕⭕️TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS

    The Autobots are joined by some new Transformers, the Maximals, in their efforts to conquer the planet.

    🖥️Paramount+

    👬🆕⭕️DIARY OF A WIMPEY KID CHRISTMAS: CABIN FEVER

    Animation.

    🖥️Disney+

    🆕⭕️A PRINCE AND A PAUPER CHRISTMAS

    When an informant goes missing in a criminal investigation, a desperate young federal agent recruits his doppelgänger to play the role.

    📲Channel 5, 3.15pm

    🖥️My5

    🆕⭕️MAY DECEMBER

    When a Hollywood actress carries out research about a married couple and their controversial past, the marriage comes under strain.

    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕JETHRO TULL: LIVE AT MONTREUX 2003

    📲Sky Arts, 8,pm

    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️GARDENERS’ WORLD

    📲BBC2, 8pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕KEEPING IT UP

    What happened when a new drug was tested for angina.

    📲BBC2, 9pm

    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️HITLER’S ENGINEERS

    📲Sky History, 9pm

    🖥️NOW

  • OLD BOY’S TV & STREAMING CHOICE: 9 December 2023

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV
    ↔️ - Series.
    ⭕️ - Film
    👬 - For under-12s
    📲 - Channel/time
    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service
    🎹 - Music

    ***SUGGESTED RECORDING & WATCHLIST PICKS

    These listings apply to Virgin Media viewers in England. Sky Atlantic is not available on Virgin Media but can be accessed through the NOW streamer.

    Regional variations in timings may apply for certain programmes on BBC and ITV1. Most of the channels and all the streamers are also available on other platforms.

    The focus of these listings is mainly on selected new films, dramas, music, entertainment shows, important scheduled events (not sport) and documentaries.

    Many programmes shown on TV channels are also available within the On Demand section of your pay TV provider.

    Some programmes shown on TV channels do not appear on demand until the next day.

    Programmes shown exclusively on ITVX are on the subscription version of the channel only.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    👁SATURDAY
    9 December 2023
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👬🆕THE FAMOUS FIVE
    Enid Blyton’s characters are given a new lease of life in this children’s drama.
    📲CBBC, 5.25pm
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕SNOW SCHOOL
    A look at how infant animals learn to survive in colder climates.
    📲National Geographic Wild, 6pm
    🖥️Disney+

    🆕A ROYAL GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS
    A look at how the Royal Family spend their Christmas.
    📲Channel 4, 7pm
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🎹🆕CHER MEETS RYLAN.
    Cher talks about her life and some of her hit songs including her latest album ‘Christmas’. This programme is followed by Cher at the BBC’ at 10pm.
    📲BBC2, 9pm
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕THE GREAT WHITE CHRISTMAS OF ‘81
    📲Channel 5, 9pm
    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️BAD HOST: HUNTING THE COUCHSURFING PREDATOR
    A documentary about a police officer who was finally brought to book by his victims.
    📲Sky Documentaries and Sky Showcase, 9pm
    🖥️NOW

    🆕THE MISSION.
    Documentary on the failed project of a missionary who attempted to convert to Christianity.
    📲National Geographic, 9pm
    🖥️Disney+

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    👁SUNDAY
    10 December
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👬🆕KIDZ BOP: NEVER STOP CONCERT
    📲Sky Showcase, 8am
    🖥️NOW

    🆕KIRSTIE’S HANDMADE CHRISTMAS
    📲Channel 4, 8pm
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕AIR FRYERS: CHRISTMAS MADE EASY
    📲Channel 5, 8pm
    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️LOST CITIES OF THE BIBLE
    📲National Geographic, 8pm
    🖥️Disney+

    TOP PICK
    🆕↔️VIGIL.
    DCI Amy Silva and DI Kirsten Longacre investigate a case of a military demonstration of a weapons drone which failed, killing seven people in the process. However, as the pair investigate what went wrong, the military close ranks.
    📲BBC1, 9pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player (first three episodes available)

    🆕KILLING SHERLOCK: LUCY WORSLEY ON THE CASE OF CONAN DOYLE📲BBC2, 9pm
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️24 HOURS IN POLICE CUSTODY
    📲Channel 4, 9pm
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕FOO FIGHTERS: LIVE IN HYDE PARK
    📲Sky Arts, 9pm
    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY.
    A retired man decides to embark on a long walk in support of his former colleague, whose cancer has been diagnosed as terminal.
    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 10.05pm
    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁MONDAY

    11 December

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕PELTZ BECKHAM Vs THE WEDDING PLANNERS
    Documentary about a billionaire who sued the wedding planners who were commissioned for his daughter’s wedding.
    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️NOTHING TO DECLARE.
    The work of Australian customs.
    📲Sky Witness, 7pm
    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️ZOE BAKES
    📲Food Network, 7.30pm
    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️JAMIE’S CHRISTMAS SHORTCUTS
    How to keep the Christmas food bill within budget.
    📲Channel 4, 8pm
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️WINTER ON THE FARM
    📲Channel 5, 8pm
    🖥️My5

    🆕EASTENDERS: THE SIX - REVEALED
    The special ‘whodunnit’ edition of Eastenders being shown over Christmas is discussed.
    📲BBC3, 8pm
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️APOCALYPSE: THE FALL OF HITLER
    📲National Geographic, 8pm
    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕MATT BAKER: CHRISTMAS TRAVELS WITH MUM & DAD.
    The Lake District.
    📲More4, 9pm
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️THE REAL FULL MONTY: JINGLE BALLS
    Celebrity striptease to raise awareness of the importance of cancer checks.
    📲ITV1, 9pm
    🖥️ITVX

    🆕GREAT PHOTO, LOVELY LIFE: FACING A FAMILY’S SECRET
    📲Sky Documentaries, 9pm
    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
    📲Crime + Investigation, 9pm.
    🖥️Crime + Investigation Play

    🆕DEVON AND CORNWALL AT CHRISTMAS.
    📲More4, 10pm
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️STREET OUTLAWS: LOCALS ONLY
    Racers compete for a $5k prize.
    📲Discovery, 10pm
    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕THE FACTORY: MADE IN MANCHESTER
    Documentary about Aviva Studios.
    📲BBC1, 10.40pm
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕CAR BOOT KINGS.
    📲Channel 4, 11.05pm
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕OBSESSED WITH MY MUSCLES: UNTOLD.
    Documentary about muscle dysmorphia.
    📲E4, 11.05pm.
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕WHO KILLED ROBERT WONE
    📲Sky Crime, 2am.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕JAMES ACASTER: COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999.
    Stand-up comedy.
    📲Sky Comedy, 2am.
    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁TUESDAY

    12 December

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕KEVIN HART & CHRIS ROCK: HEADLINERS ONLY
    Stand-up comedy comedians talk about their lives before they became successful.
    🖥️Netflix

    ⚽️🆕↔️UNDER PRESSURE: THE US WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TEAM.
    Documentary series.
    🖥️Netflix

    🆕THE DOG HOUSE AT CHRISTMAS
    📲Channel 4, 8pm.
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕LESS FOR MORE - THE TRUTH ABOUT FOOD PRICES.
    A ‘Dispatches’ documentary.
    📲Channel 4, 9pm.
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕GILGO BEACH SERIAL MURDERS
    📲Crime + Investigation, 9pm.
    🖥️Crime + Investigation Play

    🆕↔️BEAT BOBBY FLAY
    📲Food Network, 11pm.
    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕VERMEER: THE GREATEST EXHIBITION
    📲ITV1, 11.15pm.
    🖥️ITVX

    🆕⭕️BREAKTHROUGH
    Trapped under water for more than 15 minutes, a 14-year-old boy fights for his life as his adoptive parents pray with their pastor for a miracle.
    📲Channel 4, 2.20am.
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁WEDNESDAY

    13 December

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕NIAGRA FALLS.
    A look at the local wildlife in the area.
    📲PBS America, 7.20pm

    🆕FINDING MICHAEL.
    Spencer Matthews goes to Mount Everest to find and retrieve his brother’s body.
    📲National Geographic, 8pm.
    🖥️Disney+

    🆕BAD EDUCATION: A CHRISTMAS CAROL
    📲BBC3, 9pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕MARY BERRY’S HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS
    📲BBC1, 9pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕I’M A CELEBRITY…GET ME OUT OF HERE! COMING OUT
    📲ITV1, 9pm.
    🖥️ITVX

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁THURSDAY

    14 December

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    TOP PICK
    🆕↔️THE CROWN.
    Part 2 the sixth series of the royal drama returns. Theresa pressure is on Prince William after the death of his mother and finds that he must now attend a series of royal engagements.
    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️CAROL & THE END OF THE WORLD.
    Adult animation.
    🖥️Netflix

    TOP PICK
    🆕↔️SOMETHING UNDONE.
    Psychological drama. A podcaster finds that the residents of a town don’t want him raking over the coals of the past.
    🖥️ITVX

    TOP PICK
    🆕↔️REACHER.
    When he discovers that his old US Army Unit pals are being systematically murdered, Jack Reacher is determined to discover who betrayed them.
    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    TOP PICK
    🆕↔️THE SERIAL KILLER’S WIFE.
    The police arrest Beth’s husband for murder at a surprise birthday party she has organised, much to her bewilderment and embarrassment.
    🖥️Paramount+

    🆕⭕️DANCE FIRST.
    Drama about the life of Irish playwright Samuel Beckett.
    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 6.05pm.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕AN AUDIENCE WITH KYLIE.
    Kylie Minogue performs a selection of her songs.
    📲ITV1, 7.45pm.
    🖥️ITVX

    🆕STACEY SOLOMON’S CRAFTY CHRISTMAS
    📲BBC 1, 8pm
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕DYNAMO IS DEAD.
    The illusionist is buried alive having dug his own grave in this daring stunt.
    📲Sky Max and Sky Showcase, 9pm.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕INTEGRATING MISSISSIPPI’S SCHOOLS: THE HARVEST.
    A documentary taking a look at desegregation.
    📲PBS America, 10.45am

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁FRIDAY

    15 December

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    🆕⭕️THE FAMILY PLAN.
    Action comedy.When a former government assassin is found by his enemies, he must find a way to protect his family, who know nothing about his past life.
    🖥️AppleTV+

    🆕CHICKEN RUN: DAWN OF THE NUGGET.
    Animation.
    🖥️Netflix

    🆕↔️ICONS UNEARTHED: MARVEL
    Documentary.
    🖥️freevee

    🆕⭕️SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS
    Shazam and his followers have a battle on their hands when three gods descend on Earth to retrieve the magic that was stolen from them in the distant past.
    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm
    🖥️NOW

    🆕CELEBRITY GOGGLEBOX
    📲Channel 4, 9pm.
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕CHRISTMAS IN THE COTSWOLDS
    📲Channel 5, 9pm.
    🖥️My5

    🆕WHEN 80s TV GOES HORRIBLY WEONG
    📲Channel 5, 10pm.
    🖥️My5

    🎹🆕↔️GREATEST HITS OF THE 80s
    📲Channel 5, 12(m’t).
    🖥️My5

  • OLD BOY’S TV & STREAMING CHOICE: 16 December 2023

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV
    ↔️ - Series
    ⭕️ - Film
    👬 - For under-12s
    📲 - Channel/time
    🖥️- On demand/streaming service
    🎹 - Music

    ***SUGGESTED RECORDING & WATCHLIST PICKS

    These listings apply to Virgin Media viewers in England. Sky Atlantic is not available on Virgin Media but can be accessed through the NOW streamer.

    Regional variations in timings may apply for certain programmes on BBC and ITV1. Most of the channels and all the streamers are also available on other platforms.

    The focus of these listings is mainly on selected new films, dramas, music, entertainment shows, important scheduled events (not sport) and documentaries.

    Many programmes shown on TV channels are also available within the On Demand section of your pay TV provider.

    Some programmes shown on TV channels do not appear on demand until the next day.

    Programmes shown exclusively on ITVX are on the subscription version of the channel only.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SATURDAY

    16 December 2023

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    🆕⭕️FINESTKIND
    Crime drama about two reunited brothers who get on the wrong side of a violent gang and seek the help of their father.
    🖥️Paramount+

    🆕↔️CHRISTMAS AT THE MOVIES.
    Celebrities talk about their favourite Christmas fare.
    📲Sky Max and Sky Showcase, 7pm
    🖥️NOW

    🆕BE WATER.
    Documentary about Bruce Lee in Hong Kong.
    📲Sky Documentaries, 7pm
    🖥️NOW

    🆕BUILDING THE BILLION POUND CRUISE SHIP
    📲Channel 4, 8pm
    🖥️ Channel 4 (online)

    🎹🆕DISCO AT THE BBC
    📲BBC2, 9.05pm
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️BRADLEY WALSH: MY COMEDY HEROES
    📲Channel 5, 9.05pm
    🖥️My5

    🆕⭕️THE MACHINE.
    A mobster attempts to kidnap a man to atone for his crimes.
    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 9.30pm
    🖥️NOW

    🎹🆕↔️DISCO: SOUNDTRACK OF A REVOLUTION
    More music follows this programme until 2.20am.
    📲BBC2, 10.05pm
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕SECOND CHANCE WITH RAPHAEL ROWE
    📲Crime + Investigation, 11pm
    🖥️Crime + Investigation Play

    🎹🆕THE ROLLING STONES: GRRR LIVE
    📲Sky Arts, 11pm.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️MY HEART CAN’T BEAT UNLESS YOU TELL IT TO.
    Two mysterious siblings find themselves at odds over care for their frail and sickly younger brother.
    📲Film4, 11.45pm

    🆕IGGY POP: POST POP DEPRESSION AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
    📲Sky Arts, 2am
    🖥️NOW

    🆕ROB & ROMESH Vs LAPLAND
    📲Sky Max, 2am.
    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁SUNDAY

    17 December

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕CAPITAL’S JINGLE BELL BALL.
    Highlights from the show.
    📲ITV1, 5pm
    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️LOST CITIES REVEALED WITH ALBERT LIN
    📲National Geographic, 6pm
    🖥️Disney+

    🆕GINO’S ITALY: SECRETS OF THE SOUTH - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
    📲ITV1, 6.30pm
    🖥️ITVX

    🆕DEAL OR NO DEAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
    📲ITV1, 7pm.
    🖥️ITVX

    🆕CELEBS AT CHRISTMAS: HOW DO THEY DO IT?
    📲Channel 5, 7pm.
    🖥️My5

    🆕22 KIDS AND COUNTING AT CHRISTMAS
    📲Channel 5, 8pm.
    🖥️My5

    🆕THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE.
    Bradley Walsh hosts this star-studded show which includes performances by Cher, Paloma Faith, Melanie C and Rick Astley.
    📲ITV, 8pm.
    🖥️ITVX

    🆕24 HOURS IN POLICE CUSTODY.
    Feature length episode of this programme.
    📲Channel 4, 9pm.
    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕A CHRISTMAS CRUISE WITH AUSAN CALMAN
    📲Channel 5, 9pm.
    🖥️My5

    🆕ROB & ROMESH Vs LAPLAND
    📲Sky Max and Sky Showcase, 9pm.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕PIANOFORTE.
    A ‘Storyville’ programme on the International Chopin Piano Competition📲BBC4, 9.20pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️WHERE IS BABY GABRIEL?
    Documentary about a baby who went missing at a park.
    📲Channel 4, 10.30pm.
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕HORACE OVE REMEMBERED BY INDRA OVE
    📲BBC4, 10.50pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕LEO REICH: LITERALLY, WHO CARES?!
    📲Sky Comedy, 2am.
    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁MONDAY

    18 December

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕GWYNETH Vs TERRY: THE SKI CRASH TRIAL
    Documentary looking at the case of the retired optometrist who went to court to sue Gwyneth Paltrow after the two were involved in a collision on a ski slope.
    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕↔️CELEBRITY ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY.
    The Peak District.
    📲BBC1, 3pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️CHATEAU DIY AT CHRISTMAS
    📲Channel 4, 5pm.
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️RICHARD OSMAN’S FESTIVE HOUSE OF GAMES
    📲BBC2, 7pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕DIY SOS: EASTENDERS SPECIAL
    📲BBC1, 8pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕CLASSIC FM LIVE: HALL OF FAME
    📲Sky Arts, 8pm.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️CHRISTMAS UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE
    📲BBC2, 8.30pm
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    TOP PICK
    🆕↔️VANISHING ACT.
    A financial advisor desperately tries to prevent a huge Ponzi scheme from collapse.
    📲ITV1, 9pm.
    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️MADE IN CHELSEA: SYDNEY
    📲E4, 9pm.
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕ALDI’S CHRISTMAS SECRETS
    📲Channel 4, 9pm.
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕QI XL.
    Festive edition of this programme.
    📲BBC2, 9pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕IMAGINE.
    Alan Yentob talks to Russell T Davies, who wrote the Dr Who stories and the drama ‘It’s a Sin’.
    📲BBC1, 10.40pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
    📲Sky Max, 2am.
    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁TUESDAY

    19 December

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕TREVOR NOAH: WHERE WAS I.
    Stand-up comedy.
    🖥️Netflix

    ❗️LIVE ❗️

    🆕BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
    📲BBC1, 7pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️MASTERCHEF JUNIOR USA SPECIALS
    📲W, 7pm,
    🖥️UKTV Play


    🆕↔️ONLY CONNECT: CHRISTMAS
    📲BBC2, 8pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕SISTER BONIFACE MYSTERIES.
    Christmas special.
    📲Drama, 8pm
    🖥️UKTV Play

    🆕↔️DICKENS IN ITALY WITH DAVID HAREWOOD
    📲Sky Arts, 8pm.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕THE HAIRY BIKERS: COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
    📲BBC2, 9pm.
    ↔️BBCi-Player

    🆕INSIDE McVITIE’S AT CHRISTMAS
    📲Channel 4, 9pm
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM
    📲Channel 5, 9pm.
    🖥️My5

    🆕⭕️CYRANO.
    Romantic musical. Cyrano is far too shy to win over Roxanne conventionally and so attempts to attract her with love letters.
    📲BBC2, 10pm.
    🖥️BBCi -Player

    🆕FUTURE PERFECT
    📲Sky Arts, 10pm.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕GREGORY PORTER: LIVE FROM CHELTENHAM
    📲BBC4, 10pm
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️T IN THE PARK: BEST BITS
    📲BBC Scotland, 11.30pm.
    🖥️BBC i-Player

    🆕PAINTING BIRDS WITH JIM AND NANCY MOIR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
    📲Sky Arts, 2am.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY: NINE HUNDRED NIGHTS
    📲Sky Arts, 3am.
    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁WEDNESDAY

    20 December

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🎹🆕⭕️MAESTRO

    Biopic of Leonard Bernstein, the composer/conductor who composed ‘West Side Story’.
    🖥️Netflix

    TOP PICK. 🆕↔️PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIAN.
    Young Percy Jackson’s world is thrown into turmoil, with his life in danger, when he discovers that his estranged father is actually a Greek god.
    🖥️Disney+

    🎹🆕↔️BTS MONUMENTS: BEYOND THE STAR.
    Documentary series about the pop band.
    🖥️Netflix

    🆕WORLD’S STRONGEST MAN
    📲Channel 5, 7pm.
    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️KIRSTIE AND PHIL’S LOVE IT OR LIST IT
    📲Channel 4, 8pm.
    🖥️Channel 4 (on line)

    🆕PAINTING BIRDS WITH JIM AND NANCY MOIR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 📲Sky Arts and Sky Showcase, 8pm
    🖥️NOW

    🆕HARRODS AT CHRISTMAS
    📲Channel 5, 8pm.
    🖥️My5

    🆕THE 1970s SUPERMARKET AT CHRISTMAS
    📲Channel 5, 9pm.
    🖥️My5

    🆕CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF: CHRISTMAS COOK-OFF
    📲BBC1, 9pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕MIKE YARWOOD AT THE BBC
    📲BBC4, 9pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕42nd STREET
    📲Sky Arts, 8pm.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕THE LATEISH SHOW WITH MO GILLIGAN: CHRISTMAS
    📲Channel 4, 10pm.
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕JASON BYRNE: AUDIENCES PRECIPITATION
    📲Comedy Central, 11pm
    NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁THURSDAY

    21 December

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    TOP PICK.
    ↔️THE WINTER KING.
    Arthur is banished from Uther’s kingdom, but is Arthur destined to save his country in the end?
    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️MY MOM, YOUR DAD US.
    Reality series.
    🖥️ITVXQ

    🆕THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS.
    Musical.
    📲Sky Arts, 5.40pm.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️THE 2010s.
    New 8-part documentary series looking at the events in the US during the decade beginning with 2010.
    📲Sky Documentaries, 6pm.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️DOOMSDAY METEOR.
    Scientists attempt to prevent a huge mwteor from crashing into the Earth using powerful lasers.
    📲Sky Sci-Fi, 7pm.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕NIGELLA’S AMSTERDAM CHRISTMAS
    📲BBC1, 8pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player
                                                                                                                             🆕ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL YORKSHIRE VET CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.
    A behind-the-scenes peek at the programme with Peter Wright and Shona Searson. The drama follows at 9pm.
    📲Channel 5, 8pm.
    🖥️My5

    🆕DICKENS: PHANTOMS AND FICTIONS
    📲Sky Arts, 8pm.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕HOMELESS FAMILIES - OUR CHRISTMAS CRISIS.
    A ‘Tonight’ documentary.
    📲ITV1, 8.30pm
    📲ITVX

    🆕TREES AND OTHER ENTANGLEMENTS
    📲Sky Documentaries, 9pm.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE: CELEBRITY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 📲BBC1, 9pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕THE REAL VANISHING ACT - MISSING MILLIONAIRES.
    Documentary which looks at the case of Melissa Craddock, a fraudster who mysteriously disappeared without trace.
    📲ITV1, 9pm.
    🖥️ITVX

    🆕8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
    📲Channel 4, 9pm.
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    TOP PICK
    🆕ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.
    James is anxious to be back to Helen, who is now pregnant, in time for Christmas.
    📲Channel 5, 9pm.
    🖥️My5

    🆕A CHRISTMAS CAROL
    📲Sky Arts, 9pm.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕LATE NIGHT LYCETT: IT’S CHRISTMAS
    📲Channel 4, 10pm.
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️THE CURIOUS CASE OF NATALIA GRACE.
    A couple believe they are adopting a six-year-old Ukrainian orphan - but they begin to suspect that the girl actually a duplicitous adult.
    📲Quest Red, 10pm.
    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕A VERY BRASSIC CHRISTMAS
    📲Sky Max and Sky Showcase, 10pm.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST: BERLIN - A CONCERT FOR THE PEOPLE 📲Sky Arts, 3.15am.
    🖥️NOW

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    👁FRIDAY

    22 December

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    🆕⭕️REBEL MOON.
    Sir Anthony Hopkins and Charlie Hunnam star in this science fiction drama in which a former soldier must try to persuade her villagers to resist the unreasonable demands being made by the unpredictable and intolerant admiral of the Imperium when he arrives on Veldt from the Motherworld.
    🖥️Netflix

    🎹🆕SIMPLE MINDS: EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
    Documentary on the band.
    🖥️Paramount+

    🆕WHAT IF…?
    Second season of this animation featuring The Watcher.
    🖥️Disney+

    🆕JACK OSBOURNE: NIGHT OF TERROR.
    Jack Osbourne investigates some destinations to avoid due to paranormal activity. It must be quite terrifying, as he brings his mum with him.
    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕WOULD I LIE TO YOU? AT CHRISTMAS
    📲BBC1, 8pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕GUY GARVEY: FROM THE VAULTS - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
    📲Sky Arts, 8pm.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS 2022
    📲HGTV, 8pm.
    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕HERE WE GO.
    Christmas edition of the comedy.
    📲BBC1, 8.30pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
    📲BBC4, 8.30pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕⭕️HOUSE OF GUCCI.
    Drama about the rise and fall of the famous fashion house, starring Lady Gaga.
    📲BBC2, 9pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕HAVE I GOT 2023 FOR YOU
    📲BBC1, 9pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️THE MADAME BLANC MYSTERIES CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.
    A hotel with a spooky reputation spawns a murder.
    📲Channel 5, 9pm.
    🖥️My5

    🆕⭕️SILENT NIGHT.
    A father who is bitter and enraged by his tragic loss gets his revenge against the criminals responsible for his grief.
    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 9pm.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕CELEBRITY I LITERALLY JUST TOLD YOU.
    Hosted by Jimmy Carr.
    📲Channel 4, 10pm.
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕↔️TRAITORS.
    Documentary on Dmitri Polyakov.
    📲Sky History, 10pm.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️BORDER CONTROL: SPAIN
    📲Quest, 10pm.
    🖥️Discovery+

    🆕MICHELLE McMANUS: ALL THIS TIME.
    The singer talks about her life and her success on the TV talent show. 📲BBC Scotland, 10.30pm.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

  • OLD BOY’S TV CHOICE: 23 DECEMBER 2023

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV
    ↔️ - Series.
    ⭕️ - Film
    📲 - Channel/time
    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service

    These are the programmes I have picked for you to record or watch online.

    BEST DRAMAS

    🆕BEYOND PARADISE.
    DI Goodman starts a new life in Devon and has to solve a strange spate of break-ins leaving no clues except ash.
    📲BBC1, 9pm, Sunday

    🆕LOT NO 249.
    An Oxford academic is fascinated by the idea of bringing the dead back to life. But when he attempts to achieve his dream on an Egyptian mummy, he and his fellow academics get more than they bargained for.📲BBC2, 10pm, Sunday.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕NOT GOING OUT CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.
    Lee and Lucy decide to invite a care home resident to their Christmas dinner.
    📲BBC1, 10pm, Sunday.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕DOCTOR WHO.
    A long time ago, a baby was left on its own in the snow. But now, Ruby meets the Doctor, goblins, stolen babies and could be about to discover more about her birth.
    📲BBC1, 5.55pm, Monday.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕CALL THE MIDWIFE
    This light-weight drama is now playing out in Christmas 1968.
    📲BBC1, 8.15pm, Monday.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️THE CASTAWAYS.
    A holiday in the tropics takes an unexpected and horrific turn for sisters Lori and Erin. Starring Sheridan Smith.
    🖥️Paramount+, from Tuesday

    🆕VERA.
    A Christmas special in which Vera must investigate a mysterious death of a TV celebrity.
    📲ITV1, 8pm, Tuesday.
    🖥️ITVX

    🆕DEATH IN PARADISE.
    A lifeless body of a wealthy businessman is discovered in a ravine.
    📲BBC1, 9pm, Tuesday.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️MURDER IS EASY.
    When Luke meets an elderly woman while on a London bound train, she tells him that there is a killer on the loose in her village. On her way to Scotland Yard, she is attacked.
    📲BBC1, 9pm, Wednesday.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕NOLLY.
    Drama about the ‘Crossroads’ drama and the sacking of Noele Gordon, the star of the show.
    📲ITV, 9pm, Wednesday.
    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️BASED ON A TRUE STORY.
    Comedy thriller in which a fan of true crime creates a podcast about a serial killer on the loose in her locality.
    📲Sky Max and Sky Showcase, 9pm, Friday.
    🖥️Sky Box Set.
    🖥️NOW (box set)

    🆕↔️BERLIN.
    The early life of ‘Money Heist’ Berlin, who recruits a gang of criminals to help him steal a €44m of precious gems.
    🖥️Netflix, from Friday.

    🆕MEN UP.
    Drama about a new drug which was being evaluated in clinical trials in 1994 which would soon become of huge interest.
    📲BBC1, 9pm, Friday
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    BEST NEW FILMS

    🆕⭕️ALLELUJAH.
    Star studded comedy drama about a geriatric hospital that is threatened with closure.
    📲Sky Premiere, 8.45am, Saturday.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️THE SUPER MARIO BROS MOVIES.
    Mario and Luigi seize what they believe is an opportunity when a water main bursts.
    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 4pm, Monday.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2.
    Animated sequel. More ghoulish happenings with this unusual family. 📲BBC1, 12.55pm, Monday.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕⭕️THE COURIER.
    A man is recruited as a spy to get information from Moscow in the 1960s.
    📲BBC2, 10.30pm, Tuesday.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🎹🆕⭕️RESPECT.
    Biopic of soul singer Aretha Franklin. An evening of Aretha Franklin follows.
    📲BBC2, 9pm, Thursday.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕⭕️POLITE SOCIETY.
    Ria becomes determined to wreck her sister’s pending marriage. 📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm, Friday.
    🖥️NOW

  • OLD BOY’S TV CHOICE - 30 December 2023

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV

    ↔️ - Series

    ⭕️ - Film

    📲 - Channel/time

    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service

    These are the programmes I have picked for you to record or watch online.

    BEST DRAMAS

    🆕↔️FOOL ME ONCE
    The wife of a man who who was murdered suspects that he is still alive.
    🖥️Netflix, from Monday

    🆕↔️THE TOURIST
    The second season of this series. Elliot and Helen return to Ireland with the intention of finding answers to his past life.
    📲BBC1, 9pm, Monday
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️MR BATES Vs THE POST OFFICE
    Drama based on the true story of the poster masters who faced court action and imprisonment due to a flawed computer system.
    📲ITV1, 9pm, Monday
    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️WATERLOO ROAD
    Kim comes up with a strategy to deal with truants and get them back into school.
    📲BBC1, 8pm, Tuesday

    🆕↔️WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
    Return of the vampire drama. The vampires find their mansion occupied by a new creature.
    📲BBC2, 10pm, Tuesday.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕↔️TRUELOVE
    A pledge by a group of friends to help each other to die in the event of a painful death becomes a reality.
    📲Channel 4, 9pm, Wednesday.
    🖥️Channel4 (online)

    🆕↔️THE BROTHERS SUN
    Action comedy series. Two brothers must try to save their family from the Triads.
    🖥️Netflix, from Thursday.

    🆕↔️JULIA
    Season 2 of this drama with Sarah Lancashire.
    📲Sky Atlantic, 9pm, Thursday.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️BERLIN
    This is the Berlin from ‘The Money Heist’, and this is a story of his earlier criminal activities.
    🖥️Netflix, from Friday

    BEST NEW FILMS

    🆕⭕️SISU
    When former soldier Aatami is confronted by Nazis in 1944 Lapland, they are determined to take the gold he collected when prospecting. But Aatami isn’t going to give in easily.
    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8.15pm, Saturday.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️PIRATES
    A group of three friends go on the hunt for tickets to a party on New Year’s Eve.
    📲BBC3, 9pm, Sunday.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕⭕️ARTHUR’S WHISKEY
    Three old women drink a whiskey, which makes them younger again.
    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm, Monday.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️SOCIETY OF THE SNOW
    When a team of rugby players are involved in a plane crash in the Andes, a battle for survival begins.
    🖥️Netflix, from Thursday

    🆕⭕️FOE
    As planet Earth dies, a government agent must prepare for a life outside the planet’s environment.
    🖥️Amazon Prime Video, from Friday

    🆕⭕️GOOD GRIEF
    Comedy drama. An artist grieving the loss of his famous writer husband takes his two best friends on a trip to Paris, where they unpack messy secrets and hard truths.
    🖥️Netflix, from Friday

    🆕⭕️FAST X
    Dom Toretto and his family must face the most lethal enemy they have ever fought.
    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm, Friday.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️X
    When an elderly couple discover what a group of friends are getting up to at their farm, the cast of the film are soon embroiled in a battle for their lives.
    📲Film4, 11pm, Friday

  • OLD BOY’S TV CHOICE: 6 January 2024

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV

    ↔️ - Series

    ⭕️ - Film

    📲 - Channel/time

    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service

    These are the programmes I have picked for you to record or watch online.

    ***BEST DRAMAS

    🆕↔️VERA
    A car accident in which a trader is found dead in the vehicle turns out not to have been an accident after all.
    📲ITV1, 8pm, Sunday
    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️SIGNIFICANT OTHER.
    A chance for non-subscribers to ITVX Premium to watch this drama.. 📲ITV1, 10.15pm, Sunday
    🖥️ITVX (complete box set)

    🆕↔️SILENT WITNESS.
    A serial killer is suspected to have been involved in another murder.
    📲BBC1, 9pm, Monday.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    ↔️MALPRACTICE.
    Drama in which a doctor is suspected of malpractice which led to the death of a patient.
    📲ITV3, 11.05pm, Monday.
    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️TELL ME LIES.
    Lucy is tricked into fellow student Stephen’s life, which turns into an unhealthy relationship that continues under the spell he casts on her. 📲BBC1, 10.40pm, Tuesday.
    🖥️BBCi-Player (complete box set)

    🆕↔️SURREALESTATE.
    The estate agent has taken a step back when he appears to have lost his ability to speak to the dead. But he is compelled to return after a building contractor is attacked by a serial killer.
    📲Sky Sci-Fi, 9pm, Tuesday.
    🖥️Sky Box Sets.
    🖥️NOW (complete box set)

    🆕↔️CRIMINAL RECORD.
    A bitter animosity arises between two detectives when a cold case is re-opened. At stake is the possible false imprisonment of a man who was convicted of murder.
    🖥️Apple TV+, from Wednesday (shown weekly after the first two episodes).

    🆕↔️ AFTER THE FLOOD.
    A man discovered in a car park is found dead. But was he killed by the recent flood that engulfed the area or was he murdered? A policewoman (played by Sophie Rundle) investigates.
    📲ITV1, 9pm, Wednesday.
    🖥️ITVX (complete box set)

    🆕↔️ECHO.
    Superhero drama about amputee Maya Lopez, who is also deaf, and a skilled martial artist.
    🖥️Disney+

    🆕↔️GRANCHESTER.
    Rev Davenport and Bonnie are now expecting a baby. But their happiness takes a turn for the worst when the reverend races back on his motorbike after Bonnie’s mother is taken sick.
    📲ITV1, 9pm, Thursday.
    🖥️ITVX (complete box set)

    🆕↔️BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE.
    Eli has a couple of druggies as parents - one a drug dealer and the other an addict. His older brother an an ex-convict provides Eli with support to survive.
    🖥️Netflix, from Thursday

    🆕↔️ACCUSED.
    In the first of a series of stories, a neurosurgeon is accused of failing to prevent his son from planning a shooting at his school.
    🖥️Paramount+, from Thursday

    🆕↔️DARBY AND JOAN.
    Retired detective Jack Darby is involved in an accident with Joan, a nurse who has collided with and wrecked his car in the middle of nowhere. The meeting of the two results in Jack investigating the suspicious death of Joan’s husband.
    📲Drama, 8pm, Thursday.
    🖥️UKTV Play (complete box set)

    🆕↔️SKYMED.
    The drama series returns. The team’s plane crashes into the wastelands.
    🖥️Paramount+, from Friday

    ***BEST NEW FILMS

    🆕⭕️NOMADLAND.
    An unemployed widow travels in her van through the American Midwest and makes new acquaintances en route while taking on casual work to survive.
    📲Channel 4, 10pm, Saturday.
    🖥️Channel 4 (online)

    🆕⭕️LITTLE BONE LODGE.
    Jack and Marty come across a remote farmhouse occupied by a disabled man, his wife and teenage daughter. They are on the run and desperate to take shelter during a storm. The unwelcome visitors expect an easy ride when they take the family captive, but don’t bank on the devious and resourceful tactics of the wife.
    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 10.30pm, Saturday
    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️SOUND OF METAL.
    The true story of Ruben Stone, who started to suffer from hearing loss. Not good news if you are a drummer n a heavy metal band.
    📲BBC2, 10.30pm, Sunday.
    🖥️BBCi-Player

    🆕⭕️MILLIE LIES LOW.
    A New Zealand student wins an internship in New York, but a panic attack prevents her from getting on the plane. Somehow, she must find an excuse to spare her embarrassment.
    📲Film4, 11.40pm, Tuesday

    🆕⭕️LIFT.
    Terrorists are after a huge stash of gold being transported by plane but a team of criminals is recruited by Interpol to thwart them.
    🖥️Netflix, from Friday

    🆕⭕️ROLE PLAY.
    Emma attempts to bring her career as a hired assassin (which her husband is not aware of), but at a social event, someone recognises her from her secret life.
    🖥️Amazon Prime Video, from Friday

  • OLD BOY’S TV CHOICE: 13 January 2024

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV

    ↔️ - Series

    ⭕️ - Film

    📲 - Channel/time

    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service

    These are the programmes I have picked for you to record or watch online.

    BEST DRAMAS

    ↔️SNEAKY PETE.
    A convict assumes the name of his previous cell mate and moves in with Pete’s long estranged family under his new false identity.
    First shown on Amazon Prime Video.      
    📲Virgin Ultra HD, 9pm, Sunday.
    🖥️Amazon Prime Video

    🆕↔️BAD EDUCATION.
    Comedy series. PE teacher Mitchell has spent the life savings he and his fiancé have built up together on his messed up wedding plans.
    📲BBC3, 9pm, Sunday.
    🖥️BBCi-Player (complete box set)

    📲↔️BIG BOYS.
    University students Danny and Jack plan to rent a house with Corinne and Yemi.
    📲Channel 4, 10pm, Sunday.
    🖥️Channel 4 (on line) (complete box set)

    🆕↔️TRUE DETECTIVE: NIGHT COUNTRY.
    Jodie Foster stars in the latest season of this drama series. An investigation into the disappearance of eight men from an Alaskan research station turns out to be an unsettling case to investigate for two female detectives assigned to the case.
    📲Sky Atlantic and Sky Showcase, 9pm, Monday.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️THE ARTFUL DODGER.
    Sequel to Oliver Twist. Following his escape from prison, Jack is now a surgeon in an Australian colony.
    🖥️Disney+, from Wednesday

    🆕↔️FINDERS KEEPERS.
    Amusing thriller series in which a metal detecting father and his son-in-law to be discovered a hoard of Saxon gold.
    📲Channel 5, 9pm, Wednesday.
    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️KID SISTER
    Season 2 of this comedy series about Lulu, who has been raised by her Jewish family.
    🖥️ITVX, from Thursday

    🆕↔️MURDOCH MYSTERIES.
    Inspector Crabtree attempts to find Detective Murdoch after the abduction of him and his wife
    📲Alibi, 9pm, Thursday.
    🖥️UKTV Play

    🆕⭕️THE KITCHEN.
    In a dystopian future London where social housing has been removed, Idi is faced with being evicted from the temporary slum in which he lives.
    🖥️Netflix, from Friday

    🆕↔️CRISTÓBEL BALENCIAGA.
    Period drama about the late fashion designer’s life, in Spanish and French with English subtitles.
    🖥️Disney+

    BEST NEW FILMS

    🆕⭕️A TIGER’S JOURNEY.
    A charming story about a Nepalese boy who runs away from his orphanage with a tiger cub rescued from a poacher.
    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 2.05pm, Sunday.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️THE CREATOR.
    An ex-special forces agent is hired to assassinate the creator of advanced AI which threatens the human race in this futuristic sci-fi thriller.
    🖥️Disney+, from Wednesday

    🆕⭕️NO HARD FEELINGS.
    Comedy about a young woman who accepts the task of helping a wealthy couple’s son into adulthood.
    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm, Friday.
    🖥️NOW

  • OLD BOY’S TV CHOICE: 20 JANUARY 2924

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV

    ↔️ - Series

    ⭕️ - Film

    📲 - Channel/time

    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service

    These are the programmes I have picked for you to record or watch online.

    BEST DRAMAS

    ↔️TRIGGER POINT.
    Another chance to see this exciting thriller series which begins with bomb disposal experts being called to a suspected terrorist incident at a housing estate.
    📲ITV1, 10.45pm, Monday.
    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️FIRE COUNTRY.
    A prisoner volunteers for an inmate firefighter programme with a view to reducing his sentence. 📲Sky Witness, 9pm, Wednesday
    🖥️NOW

    ↔️ALL PASSION SPENT.
    This acclaimed 1986 drama is given a repeat airing and may be worth seeing if you missed in first time around. It’s about the life of Lady Sloane, who manages to try to reclaim her old life out of the spotlight, but is frustrated by her interfering family.
    📲BBC4, 10pm, Wednesday
    🖥️BBC i-Player

    🆕↔️GRISELDA.
    Crime drama about a drug lord who rose from nothing to become a notorious Godmother in the illegal US narcotics business.
    🖥️Netflix, from Thursday

    🆕↔️SEXY BEAST.
    Crime drama series about Gal and Don, whose lives are changed radically when they become involved with a notorious gangster.
    🖥️Paramount+, from Thursday

    🆕↔️MASTERS OF THE AIR.
    In 1943, a US Air Force bomber team prepares to attack Nazi targets in this exciting wartime series.
    🖥️Apple TV+, from Friday

    🆕↔️EXPATS.
    A US-born mother lives a seemingly idyllic life in Hong Kong until she suffers a tragic loss.
    🖥️Amazon Prime Video, from Friday

    BEST NEW FILMS

    🆕⭕️KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON.       
    When oil is discovered in 1920s Oklahoma under Osage Nation land, the Osage people are murdered one by one—until the FBI steps in to unravel the mystery.
    🖥️Apple TV+, from Saturday

    🆕⭕️HAUNTING OF THE QUEEN MARY.
    A digital marketer is contracted to work on a project involving the Queen Mary, the ill-fated ocean liner now displayed as a tourist attraction.
    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 10pm, Sunday.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕⭕️TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEAST.
    Another unmissable film about the amazing shape shifters, set in 1990s New York.
    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm, Friday.
    🖥️NOW

  • OLD BOY’S TV CHOICE: 27 January 2024

    🆕 - New to TV or new to free TV.
    ↔️ - Series.
    ⭕️ - Film
    📲 - Channel/time.
    🖥️ - On demand/streaming service

    These are the programmes I have picked for you to record or watch online.

    BEST DRAMAS

    ↔️THE WIRE   
    Another chance to see this drama about an investigation into a drugs and murder investigation from both sides.
    📲Sky Atlantic, 7.50pm, Sunday.
    🖥️NOW

    🆕↔️TRIGGER POINT   
    A brand new second season of this edgy drama about a bomb disposal unit, starring Vicky McClure as Lana. In this first episode, a fireball is witnessed over London.
    📲ITV1, 9pm, Sunday.
    🖥️ITVX (box set)

    ↔️TRIAL AND RETRIBUTION
    Another chance to see this drama about the investigation into the murder of a 5-year-old.
    📲ITV1, 10pm, Sunday
    🖥️ITVX

    🆕↔️THE DRY
    The comedy drama is now available on ITV’s TV channel. Shiv looks for a sponsor in Dublin as the rest of the family come to terms with the prospect of her remaining with them indefinitely.
    📲ITV1, 10.15pm, Sunday.
    🖥️ITVX (box set)

    🆕↔️NCIS      
    Series 20 of this long running US drama series begins. Alden and his wife are still attempting to stay under cover.
    📲5USA, 9pm, Monday.
    🖥️My5

    🆕↔️DOMINO DAY
    A young witch uses dating apps to lure those who respond into a trap so she can feed on them.
    📲BBC3, 9pm, Wednesday.
    🖥️BBCi-Player (box set)

    🆕↔️ALEXANDER: THE MAKING OF A GOD     
    Historical docudrama about the life of Alexander the Great.
    🖥️Netflix, from Wednesday

    🆕↔️BLACK CAKE
    After her husband is murdered, 16 year old bride Mia disappears.
    🖥️Disney+, from Wednesday

    🆕↔️MR & MRS SMITH     
    This series is a version of the 2005 film of the same name. There are changes to this story, in which the couple apply separately for their jobs in espionage and agree to re-identify themselves as a married couple.
    🖥️Amazon Prime Video, from Friday

    BEST NEW FILMS

    🆕⭕️AMBULANCE   
    A bank robbery goes horribly wrong, resulting in two brothers escaping the scene in an ambulance.
    🖥️Netflix, from Saturday

    🆕⭕️SOFT & QUIET
    After an altercation at a convenience store comes a series of events that are truly horrific in this tense and unsettling story.
    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 10.15pm, Sunday.
    🖥️NOW

    👬🆕⭕️TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM    
    A new animated adventure telling the backstory of the Ninjas.
    🖥️Paramount+, from Thursday

    👬🆕⭕️ORION AND THE DARK     
    Animation. Orion is a boy with lots of insecurities until he embarks on an experience with a smiling being called Dark. One for the family.
    🖥️Netflix, from Friday

    🆕⭕️INSIDIOUS: THE RED DOOR
    Despite leaving his parents, Ty cannot avoid ‘The Further’ in this average horror film with not a lot of horror in it.
    📲Sky Cinema Premiere, 8pm, Friday.
    🖥️NOW

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