HIS DARK MATERIALS
SUN 3 NOV // BBC
Philip Pullman’s cult trilogy comes to life on the small screen this November, and it has been given the full cinematic treatment. Series 1, told over eight episodes, covers the first book, Northern Lights, with subsequent series to follow. James McAvoy and Ruth Wilson head the cast, but it is Dafne Keen who, as our hero, Lyra Belacqua, steals the show, in her desperate plight to find her kidnapped friend George. Never have daemons been so entertaining…
THE CROWN: SEASON 3
SUN 17 NOV // NETFLIX
The queen of small and big screen alike, Olivia Coleman, heads up a new-look cast for the third series of the much-loved gawp into the Royals’ family scrapbook. The refreshed cast has meant we’ve had to wait slightly longer for the latest instalment, but it picks up where it left off after Series 2, and promises to keep fans of one of Netflix’s most beloved shows happy.
FRI 22 NOV // CINEMA
Get ready for your children and other small people to be playing undeniably catchy songs on repeat for the next few months – yes, the long-awaited sequel to the hugely popular Frozen has arrived! Sisters Elsa and Anna are joined by their ragtag group of friends, Kristoff (human), Sven (reindeer) and Olaf (snowman), as they embark on an adventure to save their kingdom, no doubt through the power of song.
THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE:
SEASON 4 FRI 15 NOV // AMAZON
Amazon have announced that this will be the last series of their original and highly acclaimed alternate history, based on Philip K Dick’s 1962 novel. The climactic final series sees Juliana Crain on a mission to take down Reichsmarschall Smith, as the Nazis use the Nebenwelt Portal to infiltrate other worlds, and a new rebel force rises – the Black Communist Resistance. Fans of seasons one to three will not be disappointed.
FRI 15 NOV // CINEMA
The inevitable onslaught of Christmas begins with this Paul Feig-directed romcom from the pens of Emma Thompson and Greg Wise. Emilia Clarke plays Kate, an unfulfilled London singleton, working as one of Father Christmas’ elves, in a year-round Christmas shop. With London at its Love Actually best, Tom walks into Kate’s life and seems too good to be true. With entertaining cameos from a host of stars, this is an ideal nudge into the festive spirit, like a warm glass of mulled wine.
FRI 8 NOV // NETFLIX
Legendary director Martin Scorsese teams up once again with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino, to present this American crime biopic based on the career of mobster hitman Frank Sheeran. Showing all the style and panache you’d expect from the masters of the mafia genre, both before and behind the camera, The Irishman focuses on Sheeran’s rise through the ranks of the mob and his eventual associations with Jimmy Hoffa.