The second collection of this handsomely assembled Philip Pullman adaptation arrives, and after Asriel’s recklessness, there’s a specific amount of fallout to comprise. In the meantime, Lyra (the superb Dafne Eager) has a brand new realm to discover – and a brand new companion to discover it with within the form of Amir Wilson’s barely baffled Will.
Sunday 8 November, 8.10pm, BBC One
Ovie: Life After Actuality TV
Within the desert of character that’s Love Island, the easygoing Ovie was all the time going to supply reduction. No shock that he has been given his personal collection which finds him grappling with a conundrum: leisure or professional basketball?
Tuesday 10 November, BBC Three
4-part documentary collection concerning the athlete who represented South Africa in each the Paralympics and the Olympics earlier than being despatched to jail for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. A tragic story of paranoia and tragedy.
Sunday 8 November, 9.10pm, BBC Two
The world of funding banking appears to be even bleaker and extra savagely aggressive than we thought. This new drama directed by Lena Dunham and starring Myha’la Herrold follows a bunch of formidable graduates as they try to claw their technique to the highest. Count on a number of of those aspiring Masters of the Universe to fall by the wayside.
Tuesday 10 November, 9.15pm, BBC Two
Twelve months of animal life fantastically captured as this epic six-parter whisks us across the globe seeking nature’s best spectacles. Tonight, polar bears deal with the chilly of the Arctic and birds thrive within the Australian warmth.
Sunday 8 November, 8pm, Sky Nature
With youngsters going hungry over half-term, one might surprise why it falls to telethons to select up the state’s slack? Nonetheless, it’s not a brand new phenomenon, as this fortieth anniversary version of CIN exhibits. Count on to be moved by the kindness of standard of us, with visitor presenters together with Alex Scott and Stephen Mangan.
Friday 13 November, 7pm, BBC One
Netflix delivers its first authentic Brazilian actuality present within the type of this glitter-strewn drag queen expertise collection. Fairy godmother-style hosts Alexia Tornado and Gloria Groove promise to deliver out their contestants’ internal divas, although there doesn’t appear to be a number of teaching required.
Wednesday 11 November, Netflix
By which The Grand Tour motor fanatic Might plugs his new cookbook, written supposedly for idiots, which guarantees to drive “a blunt meat skewer by the burgeoning pseudo-intellectualism of foodie media”, by bashing out pub grub and Asian fusion dishes. Feels like an oven-ready deal.
Friday 13 November, Amazon Prime Video
A pleasant cup of tea for the soul, this six-part docuseries on youngster growth is narrated by Olivia Colman. It takes a mild have a look at the lives of 100 infants across the globe, exploring how experiences of their first 2,000 days will form the remainder of their lives (no strain, dad and mom).
Friday 13 November, Apple TV+
The dancer and choreographer Akram Khan has explored his personal aversion to violence by his craft. However he takes his fascination a step additional right here, coming into the sector of combined martial arts (MMA) as an observer, immersing himself in fighters’ worlds upfront of three enormous fights at Wembley.
Sunday 8 November, 10pm, Channel 4
A welcome second season of Clara Amfo’s podcast, which finds the Radio 1 presenter in dialog with friends about their favorite lesser-known elements of London. This collection options chats with the footballer and broadcaster Alex Scott, humorous man Munya Chawawa and Pores and skin from Skunk Anansie.
Extensively obtainable, weekly
The Guardian’s weekly soccer pod continues – however this week there’s a sombre coda as contributors pay tribute to the paper’s fantastic former soccer correspondent Kevin McCarra, who died on 24 October. McCarra introduced a poetic sensibility to his writing on the game and that’s mirrored in these fond reminiscences.
From his shifting look on Desert Island Discs to his full of life contributions to Match of the Day’s lockdown exhibits, Ian Wright has emerged as a wise, humorous broadcaster. A podcast was the pure subsequent step and Wrighty’s Home is a cheery pay attention: football-based however wandering off in different instructions, too. Co-hosts and friends embrace Ryan Hunn and Musa Okwonga.
Weekly, The Ringer
Journalist Genevieve Hassan talks to faces from 80s and 90s TV about how their lives unfolded following their large break. Beforehand we’ve heard from director and actor Dexter Fletcher about Press Gang, and this week it’s Karyn Parsons: Hilary from The Recent Prince of Bel Air.
Extensively obtainable, weekly
“Miracle” medicines, excessive diets, brutal coaching regimes: well being fads are a fast-evolving however profitable trade. Usually, although, they’re based mostly on the flimsiest of scientific notions. On this collection, Aubrey Gordon and Michael Hobbes have a look at some flawed examples, from dodgy weight loss supplements to the US president’s bodily health take a look at.
Extensively obtainable, weekly
(Roy Andersson) 76 minutes
The Swedish grasp of deadpan humanism returns with one other magnificence. In a collection of temporary tableaux, a Scheherazade-like narrator bears witness to the failings and joys of humanity. From a priest who has misplaced his religion to a girl who actually likes champagne, that is bonsai film-making, precision-tooled however filled with coronary heart.
Curzon Residence Cinema
(Zeina Durra) 86 minutes
In writer-director Durra’s quietly seductive story, Andrea Riseborough’s burnt-out conflict-zone physician Hana revisits Luxor, Egypt, for a break and encounters an outdated flame, archaeologist Sultan (Karim Saleh). The previous, historical and up to date, envelops Hana as she slowly reconnects with life amid the temples and the tombs.
(Catherine Linstrum) 92 minutes
An inclination in the direction of rug-pulling retains you on edge in Linstrum’s debut function, a chiller a couple of mom (Sienna Guillory) and daughter, Emma (Emilia Jones), hiding out from Emma’s violent brother within the shadow of a former energy station.
On digital, out Monday 9 November
Peter “Bullitt” Yates’s downbeat 70s gangster film, tailored from a George V Higgins novel, boasts an excellent Robert Mitchum efficiency as small-time criminal Eddie, whose sense of underworld loyalty is eroded by Treasury man Richard Jordan. A brilliantly realised, crushingly bleak image of metropolis crime in a brooding Boston.
Sunday 8 November, 10pm, Speaking Photos TV