5 TV shows you can’t miss this November

ByKim Staples
The Crown on Netflix

The nights are drawing in, the temperature is dropping outside - sounds like it’s time to curl up indoors with a cup of hot chocolate, a blanket, and some top-notch telly.

Here are five shows airing this November that you don't want to miss, whether you're a Whovian, a period drama nerd, or just want to watch something with a lot of fast cars.

The Grand Tour

(Amazon Prime Instant Video, 18 November)

The Grand Tour

The Top Gear lads are back for The Definitely Not Top Gear Show! The Grand Tour will see Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond travelling the world and driving all the best and most interesting cars from around the globe.

The show will include a nice mix of very fast cars, hijinks, and a good old studio-based chat in the show's special travelling tent - plus a few A-list stars are rumoured to be dropping by, including Matt Damon and Charlize Theron.

The Grand Tour starts on Amazon Prime Instant Video from 18 November, with a new episode every Friday.

The Walking Dead

(FOX, Mondays 9pm)

The Walking Dead

Loyal TWD fans have finally been rewarded with a brand spanking new season, not to mention a conclusion to the cliffhanger at the end of season six. Watch out though, as some fans have reported that the first ep is one of the most violent the show has ever seen - though if you've stuck with all that walker-bludgeoning for this long, that's probably a selling point.

Also, there's a tiger in this season.

Catch The Walking Dead on FOX (Sky channel 124, Virgin Media 157, TalkTalk 316), Mondays at 9pm. The very start of season seven aired on 24 October, but you can catch up on Sky Go or Virgin TV Anywhere.


(BBC Three, Saturdays)


Can't wait until Christmas Day for your Doctor Who fix? Check out Class - a spinoff penned by award-winning young adult author Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking, A Monster Calls, The Rest Of Us Just Live Here).

At Coal Hill School in Cardiff - which you may recognise from Doctor Who proper - the walls of space and time have been stretched a tad too thin by the Doctor's shenanigans. So not only do the school's sixth formers have to contend with A levels, boyfriends, and parents, they've also got alien threats to deal with.

Class began on 22 October, with a new episode arriving every Saturday - and don't worry, it's on BBC Three so you can catch up on iPlayer.

The Crown

(Netflix, 4 November)

The Crown

Netflix has ambitious plans for The Crown. Set to span 60 episodes across six series and costing £100 million, this new Netflix original tells the story of Elizabeth II. The first series, arriving this month, takes a look at the young monarch's coronation and the beginning of her reign - then if all goes to plan, the next five series will cover the whole of queenie's life.

And it's got a stonking cast: Claire Foy (Little Dorrit) as Lizzie herself, Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Prince Phil, Jared Harris (Mad Men) as King George VI, Vanessa Kirby (Great Expectations) as Princess Margaret, and John Lithgow (3rd Rock From the Sun) as Winston Churchill.

The first series drops all at once on 4 November. Netflix is available online and on pretty much every gadget, including smartphones, tablets, game consoles, streaming sticks, TiVo boxes, YouView, and more.

Clinton v Trump: America Decides

(Sky News, 8 November 10pm)

Sky News

Want to spend your evenings crying while watching America make one of its biggest presidential decisions ever? Well, good news! Sky News is set to cover the US election as it happens.

From a specially-created studio in Times Square, Sky will kick off its coverage on Monday 31 October with a nightly show. Then there'll be non-stop coverage from 7 November right through to 9 November, as we follow who votes for who, which candidate ultimately wins, and the new president's first few hours in office.

On 8 November - election day itself - Jeremy Thompson will present Clinton v Trump: America Decides, with full coverage of the results. The first polls close at midnight GMT, so you've got the chance to stay up all night and watch the votes come through. Hurrah.

Find Sky News on Freeview channel 132, Freesat 202, Sky 501, or Virgin Media 602.


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