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TV Times 31-Oct-2020

Published by TI Media Limited TV Times delivers unique and exclusive access to the UK's favourite TV personalities and shows. The magazine goes behind the scenes to bring you great features, exclusive photos, soap news and story updates. Includes a guide to the week's top films and seven days of easy-to-read TV listings plus two pages of TV highlights per day. ENGLAND edition.

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51 Issues

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1 min.
this week in tv times

REALITY Don’t Rock the Boat MONDAY-FRIDAY/ITV NEW Celebrity challenges just get more extreme – All-Star Amazon Deliveries can’t be far away – and you have to fear for anyone attempting to row ‘the entire length of Britain’. Find out more about the brave souls taking on what’s bound to be a choppy voyage of self-discovery on page 8 ENTERTAINMENT Halloween Special ON DEMAND Tradition dictates that I have to get as many puns as possible into this so… you haunt to have a look at owl spooktacular streaming special, where ghoul fiend a howl lot of horrific high-frights on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and beyond. See page 24 AWARDS Pride of Britain Awards SUNDAY/ITV NEW Genuine heroes are a rare thing but the unstoppable Captain Sir Tom Moore is one we can all celebrate. He’ll be guest of honour at this…

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the crown 4 revealed!

As if we weren’t already excited enough about The Crown returning to Netflix on 15 November, the makers of the series have released this gorgeous first glimpse of actor Emma Corrin wearing an impressive replica of Princess Diana’s iconic wedding dress. The fourth season sees newcomer Emma making her debut as Lady Diana Spencer, with her fairy-tale wedding to Prince Charles (played by returnee Josh O’Connor) and the subsequent breakdown of their marriage set to play a major part in the 10 new episodes. LEAD ROLES Also joining the cast for this season is American star Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall), who’ll take on the role of Britain’s first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Meanwhile, Olivia Colman returns for her final series as Queen Elizabeth II, before Imelda Staunton takes the throne in…

3 min.
our superheroes

PRIDE OF BRITAIN AWARDS NEW SUNDAY/ITV/9PM/AWARDS Captain Sir Tom Moore has been a beacon of hope for the nation during the coronavirus pandemic. On 6 April, with his 100th birthday approaching at the end of the month, the World War Two veteran captured hearts when he decided to walk 100 laps of his garden to raise £1,000 for NHS Charities Together. To his surprise, the inspirational mission struck a chord across the globe and he went on to raise over £32 million. After receiving thousands of nominations for Captain Sir Tom, the Pride of Britain Awards research panel decided his story was so remarkable that they took the unprecedented decision to declare him a 2020 winner on ITV’s Good Morning Britain back in April, rather than wait until the autumn announcement. ‘I thank all…

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also receiving awards…

Good Morning Britain Young Fundraiser TONY HUDGELL, 5, KENT As a baby, Tony was abused so badly by his biological parents he had to have both legs amputated. After seeing Captain Sir Tom on TV, Tony asked his adoptive parents, Paula and Mark, if he could raise money for Evelina London Children’s Hospital, who saved his life. With crutches and new prosthetic legs, Tony raised over £1million by walking 10km in 30 days. ‘The support, love and messages have been wonderful,’ Paula says. Child of Courage EMMIE NARAYAN-NICHOLAS, 11, MANCHESTER Diagnosed with leukaemia in 2017, Emmie spent 100 nights at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital over six months. While there, she saw how patients’ families struggled with being away from home and with the cost of canteen and takeaway meals. A year later, with her mum,…

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‘we thought we were going to die!’

DON’T ROCK THE BOAT NEW MONDAY-FRIDAY/ITV/TIMES VARY/EPS 1-5 OF 5/REALITY For most of us, our experience of rowing doesn’t go any further than a boating lake on a summer afternoon. But 12 brave celebrities are about to discover far bigger obstacles to overcome than muddy reeds and the occasional duck… In ITV’s brand-new series Don’t Rock the Boat, hosted by Freddie Flintoff and AJ Odudu, the stars have been set the challenge of rowing the length of Britain – over 500 miles from Cornwall to Scotland – and to make it even more tricky, they are racing as two teams of six. They’ll be facing long nights, blisters, seasickness, along with some land-based tasks. Among the contenders are Olympic gold medallist turned sports pundit Denise Lewis, 48, and singer Fleur East, who turns 33…

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lord of the rings!

5 GOLD RINGS NEW SUNDAY/ITV/6PM/EP 1 of 6/QUIZ SHOW Fresh from hosting The Million Pound Cube, busy Phillip Schofield is back with a fourth series of his other ITV game show, interactive hit 5 Gold Rings. Filmed pre-lockdown, the format will again see two teams of two go head-to-head in a bid to win over £50,000 by using their five gold rings to answer visual questions on a giant LED floor. As the prize money increases, the rings get smaller, making it harder to pinpoint the answers. If a team answers correctly, they can bank the money. But, get it wrong and their rivals have the chance to steal that question – and the cash! The series begins with a soap special as Corrie favourite Simon Gregson (AKA Steve McDonald) takes on Emmerdale star…