Twenty-two titles make their series or new season premieres in November, from British crime dramas and comedies to historical dramas and competition shows.
For updates about shows from the UK, Canada, and Ireland added to US channels and streaming services throughout the month, see the British TV Viewing Guide.
Based on the novel by Scottish author Iain Banks, this mystery drama follows Stewart Gilmour (Christian Cooke, Ordeal by Innocence) as he returns from London to his hometown in Scotland for the funeral of his close friend. Once back in familiar settings, he is forced to face his own troubling past. Costarring Gary Lewis (Outlander), Peter Mullan (Mum), and Sharon Small (Inspector Lynley Mysteries), Stonemouth premieres in North America on Thursday, November 1, exclusively on BritBox.
Outlander: Season 4 (UK)
The new season of this hit series is based on Drums of Autumn, Book 4 of Diana Gabaldon‘s “Outlander” series of historical time travel novels. It follows 20th-century doctor Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe, Now You See Me) and her 18th-century Highlander husband Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan, Island at War) as they try to make a home for themselves in North Carolina while the Thirteen Colonies are on the verge of the American Revolution. Already renewed for Seasons 5 and 6, Outlander: Season 4 premieres in the US on Sunday, November 4, at 8 PM ET, on Starz.
Snatches: Moments from Women’s Lives (UK)
The eight short films in this series are powerful, eye-opening stories inspired by women who spoke out, challenged the status quo, or made a stand, and feature female actors and writers including Romola Garai (The Miniaturist) and Abi Morgan (River). For details, read this article. Snatches: Moments from Women’s Lives premieres in the US on Sunday, November 4, at 9 AM ET, on BBC America.
Landscape Artist of the Year: Season 3 (UK)
Presented by British TV personalities Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner, this competition series features professional and amateur artists from across the UK painting iconic locations in Britain as they vie for a £10,000 commission. The judges are art historian Kate Bryan, independent curator Kathleen Soriano, and award-winning artist Tai-Shan Schierenberg. Landscape Artist of the Year: Season 3 premieres in the US on Tuesday, November 6, at 8 AM ET, on Ovation.
Clique: Season 1 (UK)
This six-part thriller follows two childhood best friends at uni in Edinburgh, where Georgia (Aisling Franciosi, The Fall) is drawn into an elite clique of alpha girls led by Jude (Louise Brealey, Sherlock), a professor. After Georgia begins to act erratically, Holly (Synnove Karlsen, Medici: The Magnificent) follows her and discovers a world of lavish parties underpinned by sordid compromise. In exposing its corrupt core, danger mounts for Holly and Georgia from all sides. Renewed for a second season, Clique premieres in the US with a two-hour television event on Wednesday, November 7, at 10 PM ET, on Pop TV.
Dark Heart (UK)
Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons) stars in this mystery-crime drama series as DI Will Wagstaffe, a workaholic cop who, while haunted by the unsolved murders of his parents, investigates horrifying crimes across London. The pilot is based on the novel Suffer the Children by Adam Creed, and costars Anjli Mohindra (Bodyguard), Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (The Split), Charlotte Riley (Press), and Miranda Raison (Spotless). The North American premiere of Dark Heart, a BritBox Original series, will be simulcast with ITV’s UK transmission on Wednesday, November 7, exclusively on BritBox.
The Cry (UK)
Adapted from the novel by Helen FitzGerald, this drama stars Jenna Coleman (Victoria) and Ewen Leslie (Safe Harbour) as Joanna and Alistair, a couple whose infant son disappears while they are in Australia to visit family and fight for custody of his daughter from his previous marriage. Costarring Asher Keddie (Offspring) and Alex Dimitriades (Secret City), The Cry premieres in the US on Thursday, November 8, exclusively on Sundance Now.
The Great British Baking Show: Collection 6 (UK)
Viewers in the UK learned last night the winner of this season’s competition, while those on this side of the pond will have to wait several more days for the new season to arrive. For the first time in the show’s history, an episode was devoted to vegan baked goods. The Great British Baking Show: Collection 6, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Friday, November 9, exclusively on Netflix.
Outlaw King (UK/US)
Chris Pine (Star Trek) stars in this Netflix Global Original film as Robert the Bruce, who transforms from defeated nobleman to outlaw hero during the oppressive occupation of medieval Scotland by Edward I of England (Stephen Dillane, The Tunnel). Despite grave consequences, Robert seizes the Scottish crown and rallies an impassioned group of men to fight back against the mighty army of the tyrannical King and his volatile son, the Prince of Wales (Billy Howle, MotherFatherSon). Outlaw King premieres in all Netflix territories on Friday, November 9, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
Catherine Shepherd (Peep Show) stars in this comedy series as Sally, a marketer who’s lived a dull suburban life with her boyfriend, David (Alex McQueen, Hunderby), for a decade. On the night he proposes, she embarks on a wild affair with Emma (series creator-writer-director Julia Davis, Psychobitches). Before Sally knows it, Emma has moved in and rearranged both Sally’s furniture and her life. Costarring Sean Bean (Sean Bean! Broken), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), and Joanna Scanlan (No Offence), Sally4Ever premieres in the US on Sunday, November 11, at 10:30 PM ET, on HBO.
Marking the Centenary of the Armistice, Live on Sunday, November 11
The Cenotaph: Remembrance Day (Live) (UK) — This annual ceremony commemorates the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women involved in WWI, WWII, and later conflicts. The Cenotaph: Remembrance Day premieres in North America on BritBox via its exclusive live-stream of the events, which begin in London at 11 AM GMT. (Video is of the 2017 event)
Westminster Abbey Service of Remembrance (Live) (UK) — Her Majesty the Queen and other senior members of the Royal Family, alongside the Prime Minister, leading politicians, and representatives of nations from both sides of the war, will attend this service, presented live from Westminster Abbey by Sophie Raworth, with Fergal Keane and Sean Fletcher. Westminster Abbey Service of Remembrance premieres in North America on BritBox via its exclusive live-stream of the event. (Video is from the 2017 event)
The Bisexual (UK/US)
Offering an unapologetic take on bisexuality and the prejudices, shame, and comic misconceptions that surround it, this comedy-drama stars series creator, writer, and director Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behaviour) as Leila, a New Yorker in London who goes on a “break” from her long-term girlfriend and business partner, Sadie (Maxine Peake, Three Girls), and begins sleeping with men. Costarring Brian Gleeson (Quirke), The Bisexual premieres in the US on Friday, November 16, exclusively on Hulu.
QI: Season K (UK)
Actor-comedian-author Stephen Fry (The Hobbit) hosted the K series of this hilarious program, which features permanent panelist Alan Davies (Jonathan Creek), guest panelists Bill Bailey (Black Books), Jimmy Carr (8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown), and David Mitchell (Upstart Crow), and topics ranging from kings and killers to keys and kitsch. QI: Season K premieres in North America on Saturday, November 17, exclusively on BritBox.
Agatha Raisin: Series 2 (UK)
The new season of this delightful whodunit series starring Emmy® nominee Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty) opens with Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham, based on the novel of the same name by M.C. Beaton. Soon after PR pro-turned-amateur sleuth Agatha returns from Cyprus, a killer strikes, prompting her to get embroiled in another murder mystery. For further details, read this article. Agatha Raisin: Series 2, an Acorn TV Original series, has its world premiere on Monday, November 19, exclusively on Acorn TV.
The Last Kingdom: Season 3 (UK)
Adapted from Books 5 and 6 of Bernard Cornwell‘s best-selling “Saxon Tales” novels, the new season of this historical drama continues the story of Saxon warrior Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon, American Horror Story), as he must take command and confront a new threat while King Alfred’s (David Dawson, Ripper Street) health weakens. Featuring new cast member Ola Rapace (Skyfall, Crimes of Passion), The Last Kingdom: Season 3, a Netflix Global Original series, premieres in the US on Monday, November 19, exclusively on Netflix.
The Little Drummer Girl (UK/US)
Based on John le Carré’s best-selling novel, and set in the late 1970s, this espionage thriller follows Charlie (Florence Pugh, Outlaw King), a brilliant young actress who, while on vacation in Greece, strikes up an acquaintance with an intriguing stranger whose intentions are far from romantic. He is Becker (Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies), an Israeli intelligence officer who entangles her in a complex, high-stakes plot orchestrated by Spymaster Kurtz (Michael Shannon, The Shape of Water). The Little Drummer Girl, a three-night television event, premieres in the US with a two-hour episode on Monday, November 19, at 9 PM ET, on AMC.
The City & The City (UK)
In this TV adaptation of the acclaimed novel by China Miéville, David Morrissey (The Walking Dead) stars as Inspector Tyador Borlú, a member of the Extreme Crime Squad in the European city-state of Beszel who investigates the murder of a foreign student. It seems to be another run-of-the-mill case until he discovers evidence that the dead girl had been visiting a forbidden twin city, leading him on a wild hunt for the truth. The City & The City premieres in the US on Wednesday, November 21, exclusively on BritBox.
Jamestown: Season 2 (UK)
In the new season of this historical drama series, a kidnapping, new rivalries, and a traitor threaten to disrupt the peace in the thriving colony, while new romantic connections are made, desires are repressed, and even the purest of loves is tested. Starring Sophie Rundle (Bodyguard), Niamh Walsh (Holby City), and Naomi Battrick (A Very English Scandal), Jamestown: Season 2 premieres in the US on Wednesday, November 21, on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video channel as well as PBS Passport.
Frontier: Season 3 (Canada)
The new season of this period adventure drama finds outlaw Declan Harp (Jason Momoa, Game of Thrones) pursuing Lord Benton (Alun Armstrong, New Tricks) to rescue Grace (Zoe Boyle, Downton Abbey), as Michael (Landon Liboiron, Hemlock Grove) takes command of the Black Wolf Company and Sokanon (Jessica Matten, Burden of Truth) embarks on a righteous crusade. Frontier: Season 3, a Netflix Global Original series, premieres in the US on Friday, November 23, exclusively on Netflix. (Trailer is for Season 2)
Sick Note: Seasons 1 & 2 (UK)
This black comedy series follows Daniel Glass (Rupert Grint, Harry Potter), a slacker whose lies lead him into an absurd web of secrets, blackmail, and suspicion after he learns his cancer diagnosis by Dr. Iain Glennis (Nick Frost, Mr. Sloane) is actually wrong. Don Johnson (Nash Bridges) costars in Season 1 and Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls) in Season 2. Sick Note: Seasons 1 & 2, a Netflix Global Original series, premieres in the US on Friday, November 23, exclusively on Netflix.
Vikings: Season 5 (Part B) (IE/CA)
Following the events in Season 5’s mid-season finale, when Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen, A War) became King of Kattegat, the series returns with the arrival of legendary Viking Duke Rollo (Clive Standen, Taken) as Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig, Swerve) and Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick, Bones) flee Ivar’s murderous forces with Bishop Heahmund (Jonathan Rhys Meyers, The Tudors). The second half of Vikings: Season 5 premieres in the US on Wednesday, November 28, at 9 PM ET, on History.
Vintage Roads Great and Small (UK)
Christopher Timothy and Peter Davison, former costars in All Creatures Great and Small, reunite to relive the Golden Age of Motoring in this travel series. Behind the wheel of the 1936-designed Morgan 4/4, they cruise along some of Britain’s most beautiful vintage roads and experience the thrills of motoring à la Brits in the 1930s. Vintage Roads Great and Small makes its US broadcast premiere on or after November 1 on the public TV stations listed below. Debut dates and times vary by market, so check your local listings or contact the station that serves your area for details. To request the program, contact your station or American Public Television. (Photo courtesy of APT)
NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS ADDED TO PROGRAMMING SCHEDULES
Elizabeth I and Her Enemies (UK)
Presented by historians Suzannah Lipscomb (Hidden Killers) and Dan Jones (Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty), and starring Lily Cole (Doctor Who) as the eponymous monarch, this three-part docudrama chronicles the life of England’s greatest queen. Read this article for details. Elizabeth I and Her Enemies begins streaming Monday, November 5.
The Story of Women and Power (UK)
In this three-part documentary, historian Amanda Vickery explores the centuries-long struggle for women’s equality in Britain. From Queen Victoria and her progressive views on women’s rights, to Emmeline Pankhurst and her suffragettes, Vickery reveals the heroes and heroines who dedicated their lives to the cause of equality. The Story of Women and Power begins streaming Monday, November 5.
This wartime film centers on the experiences of a group of British soldiers stuck in the trenches on the eve of the Battle of the Somme during World War I. Daniel Craig (Spectre) leads the cast, which includes Danny Dyer (EastEnders), James D’Arcy (Broadchurch), Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders), Paul Nicholls (Law & Order: UK), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Banished), and Ben Whishaw (London Spy). The Trench begins streaming Monday, November 12.
Based on characters created by Scottish novelist Val McDermid, this crime drama’s final season finds clinical psychologist Tony Hill (Robson Green, Grantchester) and DI Alex Fielding (Simone Lahbib, The Loch) investigating cases in which a young police constable and Tony himself are targets of deranged killers. Wire in the Blood: Series 6 begins streaming Monday, November 12.
Penelope Keith’s Coastal Villages (UK)
This delightful three-episode follow-up to Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages finds the renowned actress, armed once again with her vintage “Batsford” travel books, seeking out the community heartbeat unique to coastal village life in Britain — from the Isle of Wight and West Sussex, to Northumberland, the Scottish borders, and East Anglia. Penelope Keith’s Coastal Villages begins streaming Monday, November 19.
Line of Duty: Series 4 (UK)
AC-12’s latest investigation concerns DCI Roz Huntley (Thandie Newton, Westworld), suspected of perverting the course of justice against a suspected serial killer. For further details, read this article. Starring Martin Compston (The Great Train Robbery), Vicky McClure (The Secret Agent), and Adrian Dunbar (Blood), and featuring Jason Watkins (Trollied) and Lee Ingleby (George Gently), Line of Duty: Series 4 begins streaming Monday, November 26.
This dark and gripping four-part drama weaves together the stories of four seemingly unconnected people in a powerful tale about life in the inner city and the ways in which every choice we make has consequences for those around us. Starring Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), Katie Leung (Harry Potter), Lennie James (The Walking Dead), and Katharina Schüttler (Dogs of Berlin), Run begins streaming Monday, November 26.
Yes, Minister (UK)
This classic Britcom is a political satire that follows Minister for Administrative Affairs Jim Hacker (Paul Eddington, The Camomile Lawn). Believing he can finally carry out his departmental changes and reforms, Hacker is totally unprepared for the deviousness of his contemporaries, including Permanent Under Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne, The Madness of King George), who has a long and distinguished reputation for putting politicians in their place. Yes, Minister begins streaming Saturday, November 3.
Yes, Prime Minister (UK)
Continuing on from Yes, Minister, this sequel series finds Hacker occupying the highest political office in the land, 10 Downing Street, following a campaign to “Save the British Sausage.” Fortunately for the country, Appleby, his Machiavellian mentor, is more than willing to help Hacker steer the unsteady ship of state through the perilous waters of government. Yes, Prime Minister begins streaming Tuesday, November 6.
BritBox’s Armistice Day Tribute on November 10
My Boy Jack (UK) — Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) stars in this World War I-set biopic as Jack Kipling, the only son of acclaimed British author Rudyard Kipling (David Haig, Killing Eve) and his wife Caroline (Kim Cattrall, Sensitive Skin). Rudyard uses his influence to make his son’s dream of being a soldier come true, but when Jack is reported missing after his unit suffers an attack, it will take unstoppable faith and determination by his parents to uncover the truth of what happened to their boy.
The Passing Bells (UK) — Written by Tony Jordan (Life on Mars), this miniseries explores personal stories of the Great War, as told through the lives of two teen soldiers, Tommy Edwards (Patrick Gibson, The Tudors) of the UK and Michael Lang (Jack Lowden, War & Peace) of Germany, and their families. As the war drags on from 1914 to 1918, the fighting takes an increasing toll on them and everyone in their lives.
Underground War (UK) — As chaos took over above ground during World War One, a barbaric war was also fought deep beneath the trenches, in a maze of tunnels and dugouts more than 10 meters below ground. This secret front was home to thousands of soldiers who fought the enemy using knives, fists, and explosives. This documentary traces an unprecedented hi-tech search for one of the last Allied dugouts, deep beneath the cornfields in Flanders, Belgium.
Women of World War One (UK) — In this series of short films, distinguished war reporter Kate Adie thoroughly examines the status of women and their impact during World War I, as they entered the workforce in multitudes. (Pictured: Kate Adie with members of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, an independent, all-female charity whose volunteers assisted the army in both nursing and intelligence work during the Great War.)
Trevor Eve (A Discovery of Witches) stars as Det. Supt. Peter Boyd in this popular mystery series, which follows Boyd and his Cold Case Squad of detectives and police scientists as they revisit old, unsolved murder cases using the latest technology and modern methods, which may not have been available during the original investigations. Waking the Dead: Seasons 4, 5 & 6 begin streaming Wednesday, November 28.
Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on Prime Video. The shows and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
Little Women (UK/US)
This Britified adaptation of Louisa May Alcott‘s classic coming-of-age story stars Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote) as Aunt March, Michael Gambon (Fearless) as Mr. Laurence, and Emily Watson (The Politician’s Husband) as March family matriarch Marmee. Little Women begins streaming as a Prime Video offering on Tuesday, November 20.
Stan Lee’s Lucky Man: Season 1
James Nesbitt (Cold Feet) stars in this supernatural crime drama as DI Harry Clayton, a brilliant detective on the Central London Murder Squad and a compulsive gambler. Having lost his wife and daughter to his addiction, not to mention thousands of pounds to a casino owner, Harry is nearing rock bottom. Then he meets the enigmatic Eve (Sienna Guillory, Fortitude), who gives him a mysterious bracelet that grants him luck. The thing is, the good stuff comes at a price. Stan Lee’s Lucky Man: Season 1 begins streaming Thursday, November 1, on Shudder.
Titles in this section begin airing on the dates shown below on Ovation.
Thorne: Scaredy Cat (UK)
Based on the second title in Mark Billingham‘s “Tom Thorne” series of crime novels, this mystery-crime drama finds DI Thorne (David Morrissey, Britannia) investigating murders he believes are the work of two serial killers in a macabre partnership. Featuring Sandra Oh (Killing Eve), Tom Brooke (Preacher), and Joe Absolom (Doc Martin), Thorne: Scaredy Cat airs Friday, November 2, from 9 AM-12 PM ET.
Midsomer Murders: Season 2 (UK)
In Season 2 of this long-running mystery series based on Caroline Graham‘s “Chief Inspector Barnaby” books, DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles, Poldark) and DS Gavin Troy (Daniel Casey, Emmerdale) investigate murders by decapitation, strangulation, bludgeoning, and shooting. Midsomer Murders: Season 2 begins airing Thursday, November 8, at 9 AM ET.
The Pinkertons (Canada)
This western-police procedural series features stories based on real cases from the Pinkerton detective agency archives dating to the 1860s. It stars Jacob Blair (Houdini and Doyle) as Pinkerton agent William Pinkerton and Martha MacIsaac (1600 Penn) as Kate Warne, a fellow Pinkerton agent and the first female detective in US history. The Pinkertons begins airing Friday, November 9, at 9 AM ET, with three back-to-back episodes.
The Wine Show: Season 1 (UK)
Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey) and Matthew Rhys (The Americans) host this show about the people and stories behind some of the world’s most fascinating wines. Based in their villa in the Italian hills, filmed in beautiful locations across the globe, and featuring top chefs, this 13-episode series entertains as it educates wine lovers and non alike. The Wine Show begins airing Thursday, November 15, at 10 PM ET.
Did you miss any of the new shows from previous months? Check the British TV Viewing Guide 2018 Archives to find out.
For details about the November premieres of shows from Australia and New Zealand, visit The Down Under TV Place. For those about the debuts of original-language, English-subtitled programs from Europe, visit The Euro TV Place.
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