What's on TV 06-Nov-2021

Published by TI Media Limited What’s on TV is a value-packed, easy-to-use weekly magazine, full of TV information, features and listings. The Soapweek section gives you in-depth story updates and the double-page Soap Diary gives you a rundown of upcoming plots, complete with "must-see" moments flagged up. The TV Week and Real Life sections cover the best of the week's programmes, and there are seven days of clearly set out listings. ENGLAND edition

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new Worzel Gummidge SATURDAY 6 Nov, 5.45pm BBC1 Comedy drama Toby Jones reunites with his Detectorists co-star Mackenzie Crook in a new Worzel Gummidge adventure, Guy Forks. With Mackenzie back as Worzel, Toby plays all six roles of the village committee – the butcher, baker, mayor, alderman, postmaster and publican. Paul Kaye (After Life) plays Guy Forks, while Vicki Pepperdine and Rosie Cavaliero return as Aunt Sally and Mrs Braithwaite, with Thierry Wickens and India Brown as John and Susan. FULL STORY P11 Mary Berry – Love to Cook new THURSDAY 11 November, 8pm BBC2 Cookery National treasure Dame Mary Berry hosts this six-part series inspiring us to fall in love with cooking by sharing some of her favourite recipes, from budget basics to heartwarming classics. In the first episode she’s cooking with herbs and vegetables from her…

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on the ball!

new SITTING ON A FORTUNE Sunday, 7pm ITV Entertainment Q After scoring goals for England and presenting Match of the Day, how has it been hosting a quiz show? A I’ve never done anything like this before! When Sitting on a Fortune came along I thought, ‘It’s different, there’s jeopardy and sometimes people will win a lot of money.’ It’s satisfied that urge to have another challenge before I’m too old! Q Contestants sit in a row of chairs hoping to make it to the front seat where they get the chance to answer questions and win up to £100,000. Where did the idea come from? A Deal or No Deal producer Glenn Hugill invented the show. He had the idea while watching the World Cup and thought, ‘How do I get the drama, joy and…

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Best known for … James was best known for playing Gunther in the much-loved TV comedy Friends (1994-2004). Gunther was one of the most memorable characters in the series and had a huge, unrequited crush on his co-worker Rachel, played by Jennifer Aniston. Other achievements… Tyler also appeared in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Scrubs and the BBC sitcom Episodes. Illness… James was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2018 and died on Sunday 24 October at his LA home, at the age of 59. He often used his fame to raise awareness of prostate cancer.…

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into battle!

DOCTOR WHO Sunday, 6.15pm BBC1 Drama The Doctor finds herself in the middle of the Crimean War this week and discovers that the British Army is locked in battle with a familiar warrior alien race – the Sontarans! ‘The thing that’s fun about working with monsters that have been in it before, but who are new to me, is that it makes you feel like you’re getting your moment of history,’ says Jodie Whittaker, who plays the Doctor. ‘It’s my first time with the Sontarans, so that was great!’ Meanwhile, the Doctor’s companions Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Dan (John Bishop) are caught up in their own battle for survival. ‘Yaz and Dan create a really special bond on some of the adventures,’ says Mandip. ‘They have a really wholesome relationship – and they have very…

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the best defence!

SHOWTRIAL Sunday, 9pm BBC1 Drama Like pretty much everyone else who has come into contact with privileged student Talitha (Celine Buckens), lawyer Cleo (Tracy Ifeachor) hasn’t exactly warmed to her offhand and flippant client. Last week, the police found what looked like a damning piece of evidence that would allow them to charge Talitha with the murder of her former friend Hannah. But with crucial elements still missing, she’s released. Since details of the case have been leaked, however, the press are waiting outside Talitha’s house so Cleo kindly invites her client to stay at her own home. ‘When you’re meeting somebody who has just been accused of something, you meet them on their worst day,’ explains Tracy, whose character repeatedly warns Talitha about her obnoxious manner. ‘Cleo is probably the only person in Talitha’s life…

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coming soon…

★ Queens of Mystery returns for a second series on Acorn TV with Sarah Woodward, Siobhan Redmond and Julie Graham as the sleuthing crime-fiction novelists. Florence Hall joins the drama as detective niece Matilda, helping out on the real-life whodunnits in Wildermarsh. ★ Gillian Anderson joins the second series of STARZPLAY’s historical comedy series The Great. She’ll play Catherine’s mother, who faces a series of battles with her daughter as Catherine dethrones her husband and becomes the sole Russian sovereign. ★ Diane Morgan is back for a second series of the BBC2 comedy Mandy, with Mandy still chasing her dream of breeding Dobermann Pinschers. Michelle Greenidge also returns as Mandy’s nail-bar confidante Lola. ★ Rachel Stevens, of S Club 7 fame, is the latest star to sign up to the new series of…