TV Picks: 9th November – 15th November

TV Picks: 9th November – 15th November

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Monday, 9th November 2020
(credit: BBC/ Sophie Mutevelian/Netflix)
(credit: BBC/ Sophie Mutevelian/Netflix)

This week's TV looks at the cutthroat nature of the finance industry and sees the 10 I'm a Celebrity contestants go down under... to Wales. 

My Family, the Holocaust and Me with Robert Rinder

Monday 9th November

BBC One, 9pm

Robert Rinder is known for laying down the law in court show Judge Rinder, where the barrister helps settle disputes and grievances.

In this series, Rinder helps and supports three Jewish families as they work to find out the truth about what happened to their relatives during the holocaust and uncovers some truths about his own family’s history.

One of the people Rinder meets is Bernie Graham, who learns about the life-changing injures his grandfather suffered at the hands of the Nazis, which includes a missing eye, before visiting Germany, where his family lived prior to World War Two.

Rinder also travels to Lithuania to visit his family’s hometown and goes to the Treblinka extermination camp in Warsaw, where his Polish grandfather’s parents and siblings were murdered.

MasterChef: The Professionals

Tuesday 10th November

BBC One, 9pm

Professional chefs will be tested to see if they can handle the heat in the MasterChef kitchen, as 32 chefs compete to prove to Gregg Wallace and chefs Marcus Wareing and Monica Galetti that they deserve to be crowned champion.

Chefs from around the country will put their reputations on the line and prove they have the skills to last the full six weeks and excel at the challenges they are faced with.

In the first heat, Galetti tests the chef’s pasta-making skills with a mushroom tortellini recipe and Wareing asks for devilled butterflied mackerel, before the chefs try to impress with their own signature dishes.


Tuesday 10th November

BBC Two, 9.15pm

A group of young graduates attempt to prove their mettle in the high-pressure world of investment banking with the aim of securing an elusive full-time position at a London bank.

Newcomer Myha’la Herrold leads Industry as Harper Stern, an American fish-out-of-water who may not have been wholly truthful in her application process.

Nabhaan Rizwan (Informer) plays Hari, an insecure analyst who wears sleepless nights at the office as a badge of honour, while his shrewd colleague Gus (David Jonsson, Deep State) glides through his work with ease. Harry Lawtey stars as the cocky ‘finance bro’ Robert, but the lothario is given a run for his money by the siren-esque Yasmin, played by Marisa Abela (Cobra).

In a high-stakes environment where a minor mistake can cost thousands of pounds, the young professionals are pushed to their mental and physical limits, where they will sink or swim.

The Crown

Sunday 15th November


“Two women running the shop, that’s the last thing this country needs,” Prince Philip says to Queen Elizabeth II, to which she replies, “perhaps that’s precisely what this country needs”.

The Crown’s fourth series will see Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies reprise their roles as the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh as they head into the Thatcher years. Gillian Anderson (Sex Education) will play the infamous first female Prime Minister, who saw a recession, mass unemployment and civil unrest during her tenure.

The series will also track the courtship and marriage of Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) and Diana Spencer, who will become the Princess of Wales, played by Emma Corrin. As Princess Diana refuses to bend to the will of the monarchy, she begins to ruffle the feathers of the most powerful family in the country.

Small Axe

Sunday 15th November

BBC One, 9pm

Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen’s hugely anticipated anthology series begins on BBC One with the film Mangrove.

The film tells the story of the Old Bailey trial of Frank Crichlow, played by Shaun Parkes (The Accident), who owned a west-Indian restaurant in Notting Hill called Mangrove. In 1970, Crichlow was wrongly arrested after a protest against racial discrimination by the police in London.  Alongside nine other men and women, Crichlow was charged with affray and incitement to riot.

Letitia Wright (Black Panther) stars as Black Panther leader Altheia Jones-ReCointe, alongside Malachi Kirby (Devils) as broadcaster and activist Darcus Howe and Jack Lowden (The Long Song) as the defence lawyer Ian Macdonald.

I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Sunday 15th November

ITV, 9pm

There were fears that this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity wouldn’t go ahead with Covid-19 restrictions; however, the reality series has been relocated to Gwrych Castle in Abergele, Wales.

The derelict castle will still have the usual features of a central campfire, areas for the tasks to take place and the dreaded outdoor toilet.

The ten celebrities taking part are Radio 1 DJ Jordan North, EastEnders actor Shane Ritchie, Coronation Street actress Beverley Callard, EastEnders actress Jessica Plummer, four-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah, professional dancer AJ Pritchard, TV presenter Vernon Kay, author and podcast host Giovanna Fletcher, BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire and Paralympian Hollie Arnold.

How will the ten contestants fare with the volatile British weather compared to the Australian sun?

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This week's TV looks at the cutthroat nature of the finance industry and sees the 10 I'm a Celebrity contestants go down under... to Wales.