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TV Times 14-Nov-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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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
51 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
this week in tv times

DRAMA The Crown FROM SUN 15 NOV / NETFLIX NEW Beautifully made and flawlessly performed, this series makes spoilt royals of us all! The first episode of the fourth run sees Prince Charles meet teenager Lady Diana Spencer, and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher take office – hang on to your tiaras, a bumpy ride awaits… See page 6 DRAMA Small Axe SUNDAY / BBC1 NEW Mangrove, the first film in new anthology series Small Axe, is an unmissable drama that fizzes with life and the fight for what’s right. Based on a true story, we see how Frank Crichlow (Shaun Parkes) and his community stood up to racist police officers in late 1960s and early 1970s west London. See page 8 ENTERTAINMENT I’m a Celebrity… SUNDAY-FRIDAY / ITV NEW What would you rather do: eat a kangaroo’s bits or do battle…

4 min.
‘the spiders are bigger here!’

I’M A CELEBRITY… GET ME OUT OF HERE! NEW SUNDAY-FRIDAY / ITV / TIMES VARY / ENTERTAINMENT The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on all our favourite shows, but we simply couldn’t imagine the autumn TV schedules without I’m a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here! And happily we don’t have to! With travel restrictions preventing the celebrities from flying to the jungle in Australia, the 20th series will take place at the historic - and possibly haunted (!) – Gwrych Castle in North Wales where Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will host the goings-on live each night. “WE STILL PUT THEM THROUGH HELL!”DEC As always, speculation is rife about which famous faces will be taking part, and those rumoured include Corrie’s Beverley Callard and runner Sir Mo Farah. This year they will…

5 min.
‘they barely knew each other’

THE CROWN NEW FROM SUNDAY 15 NOVEMBER / EPS 1-10 of 10 / NETFLIX / DRAMA Sitting in a plush golden armchair, Emma Corrin smiles nervously as she tells TV Times how she was plucked from obscurity to play one of the most iconic figures in recent royal history in the fourth series of The Crown. With in-person interviews off the agenda in the current climate, Emma talks to us via video link from a lavish London hotel about being given the opportunity to play Lady Diana Spencer, who is thrust on to the world stage after marrying Prince Charles. ‘There are definitely parallels between me and Diana,’ explains Emma, whose acting CV comprised one brief appearance in Grantchester when she was cast in Netflix’s award-winning show last year. ‘A lot of people ask…

3 min.
‘these are all our stories’

SMALL AXE NEW SUNDAY / BBC1 / 9PM / EP 1 of 5 / DRAMA Protesters took to the streets in London this summer as the Black Lives Matter movement swept across the globe following the death of George Floyd in America. Those demonstrating were picking up the torch from those who started the battle against racial discrimination and injustice almost 50 years ago. BBC1’s new anthology series Small Axe is made up of five powerful stories about London’s West Indian community fighting back against persecution from the authorities between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s. This week’s first film, titled Mangrove, tells the true story of Frank Crichlow (Shaun Parkes), who opened a Caribbean restaurant in Notting Hill called Mangrove that became a lively community hub, with celebrities among its clientele, but which was…

1 min.
brutal force

The third film in the anthology, Red, White and Blue, stars John Boyega in the real-life story of Leroy Logan, a young scientist who joins the police force after seeing his father assaulted by two officers in the hope of reforming the force from within. But Leroy faces discrimination from his new colleagues and his father’s disapproval. Here, John, 28, give us his take on Leroy’s story… Why did you decide to take part in this drama? What interested me was why Leroy made the decision he did, because he was strong enough to swallow the conflicts and give black people representation when many others wouldn’t have. His father was furious with him, so it’s also about their relationship. Leroy’s new colleagues try to wear him down – is that something you can relate to? That…

1 min.
also coming up in small axe…

LOVERS ROCK Set in 1980, this fictional story of young love is an ode to Lovers Rock reggae and the house-party scene where black youngsters had fun despite having been effectively barred from white nightclubs. Micheal Ward (Top Boy) stars. ALEX WHEATLE The true story of award-winning writer Alex Wheatle (Sheyi Cole) whose childhood is spent in a mostly white care home. After he is jailed during the Brixton riots of 1981, he sees a path to healing. EDUCATION Twelve-year-old Kingsley (Kenyah Sandy) is sent to a school for those with ‘special needs’ as part of an unofficial segregation policy, until a group of West Indian women take matters into their own hands……