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What to watch this weekend

What to watch this weekend

Put on your slippers and you’re ready for the weeeeeekend with our top picks of TV shows and films

By Laura Rutkowski, Staff Writer

This Saturday night, tune in for Master Moley By Royal Invitation, a 30-minute animation that’s fun for all the family – with a stellar voice cast to boot! Listen out for Warwick Davis (the Harry Potter films), Gemma Arterton (Quantum Of Solace), Julie Walters (Mamma Mia!) and Richard E Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?).


Davis is Master Moley, a mole who lives underneath Windsor Castle in MoleTown. He is responsible for keeping a magical book, which has the power to bring peace between humans and moles. Join Master Moley as he ventures above ground for the first time and rubs shoulders with the Queen of England. The full series, The Misadventures Of Master Moley, will air in 2021.

In the evening, it sounds like Danny Dyer’s The Wall has some competition as brand-new game show Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel airs. Contestants take on a spinning wheel and answer questions, with help from celebrity experts, in an attempt to secure the cash prize. 


On BBC One this Sunday, Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology series continues with “Red, White And Blue.” In the 1980s, Leroy Logan (John Boyega, of Star Wars fame) is studying forensics, but he’s persuaded to become a police officer. As he’s applying for training college, his father (Steve Toussaint, Judge Dredd) is assaulted by two racist cops, in this poignant tale.


You can also enjoy films (indicated in purple below), including White Christmas, arguably one of the best Christmas films ever, Nativity!, Patti Cake$, Stardust, Monsoon, starring Crazy Rich Asians’ Henry Golding, Manhunter and Coriolanus, Ralph Fiennes’ directorial debut.


Check out the television schedule for the next few days – and happy watching! Then find out what else is coming up and carefully curate Your TV Week.

Friday 27 November

  • White Christmas – Film4/HD (CH 428/429), 4.30pm
  • Strictly: It Takes Two BBC Two HD (CH 102), 6.30pm
  • Match Of The Day Live: The FA Cup – BBC Two HD (CH 102), 7.30pm
  • The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 8pm
  • Walking Britain’s Lost Railways – Channel 5 HD (CH 105), 8pm
  • Griff’s Great Australian Adventure – ITV HD (CH 103/113), 8pm
  • Richard Osman’s House Of Games Night – BBC One HD (CH 101/108), 8.30pm
  • Belushi – Sky Documentaries HD (CH 277), 9pm
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – E4/HD (CH 106/145), 9pm
  • I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! – ITV HD (CH 103/113), 9pm
  • Brave New World finale – Sky One/HD (CH 110/109), 9pm
  • Bad Neighbours – ITV2/HD (CH 115/176), 9pm
  • Watchmen – 5STAR (CH 151), 9pm
  • The Adjustment Bureau – Sony Movies (CH 425), 10pm
  • The Graham Norton Show – BBC One HD (CH 101/108), 10.45pm
  • Looper – Sky One/HD (CH 110/109), 11.10pm
  • Patti Cake$ – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 12am

Saturday 28 November

  • Mr Bean’s Holiday – Comedy Central/HD (CH 181/132), 2.30pm 
  • Oliver! Comedy Central/HD (CH 181/132), 4.20pm
  • The Law Man – Sky Documentaries HD (CH 277), 5pm
  • Nativity! – BBC Two HD (CH 102), 5.45pm
  • Master Moley By Royal Invitation – Boomerang (CH 730), 6pm
  • Strictly Come Dancing – BBC One HD (CH 101/108), 7.15pm
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows – ITV2/HD (CH 115/176), 7.25pm
  • Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel – BBC One HD (CH 101/108), 8.30pm
  • Earth: One Amazing Day – BBC Two HD (CH 102), 8.30pm
  • The Inbetweeners 2 – E4/HD (CH 106/145), 9pm
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children – Film4/HD (CH 428/429), 9pm
  • Assassin’s Creed – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 9.30pm
  • Monsoon – BBC Two HD (CH 102), 10pm
  • Indecent Proposal – Sony Movies (CH 425), 10pm
  • Manhunter – ITV4/HD (CH 118/178), 11pm

Sunday 29 November

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Comedy Central/HD (CH 181/132), 3.30pm
  • Ice Age – Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141), 4pm
  • Stardust – Sky One/HD (CH 110/109), 4.40pm
  • Dances With Wolves – Sony Movies (CH 425), 4.40pm
  • When Whales Walked – PBS America (CH 273), 5.25pm
  • Deck The Halls – Channel 5 HD (CH 105), 6.15pm
  • The Karate Kid – Comedy Central/HD (CH 181/132), 6.30pm
  • The Serengeti Rules – PBS America (CH 273), 7.50pm
  • Portrait Artist Of The Year – Sky Arts/HD (CH 123/156), 8pm
  • His Dark Materials – BBC One HD (CH 101/108), 8.10pm
  • Small Axe – BBC One HD (CH 101/108), 9pm
  • The Hobbit: The Desolution Of Smaug – E4/HD (CH 106/145), 9pm
  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – Film4/HD (CH 428/429), 9pm
  • The Trials Of Oscar Pistorius – BBC Two HD (CH 102), 9.10pm
  • Dick Emery’s Comedy Gold – Channel 5 HD (CH 105), 9.40pm
  • The Bourne Supremacy – ITV4/HD (CH 118/178), 11pm
  • Coriolanus – BBC One HD (CH 101/108), 12.55am

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