Twenty-six new and returning shows, including a few highly-anticipated titles, debut nationally in the US in November.
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.
Programs and dates are subject to change without prior notice.
Presented by Michaela Strachan, Chris Packham, and Martin Hughes-Games, this series is the final chapter in the seasonal story of Scotland’s wild and majestic Cairngorms region, which will capture on camera the region’s rare and beautiful wildlife throughout the autumn. The 2019 edition of Autumnwatch premieres in North America on Friday, November 1, as a “Now” title exclusively on BritBox.
In the Long Run: Season 1 (UK)
Created by and starring Idris Elba (Luther), this series is inspired by his experience growing up in east London in the 1980s. A “semi-autobiographical comedy that tackles stereotypes and racial divisions while having a laugh about it,” it costars Jimmy Akingbola (Holby City) and Bill Bailey (Black Books). In the Long Run: Season 1 premieres in the US on Friday, November 1, at 10 PM ET, only on Starz.
The King (UK)
Oscar® nominee Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name) stars in this Netflix Film as Hal, crowned King Henry V after the death of his father. Now the young king must navigate palace politics and the emotional strings of his past life — including his friendship with Falstaff (Joel Edgerton, Loving). Costarring Sean Harris (Macbeth), Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline), Robert Pattinson (Twilight), and Lily-Rose Depp (The Dancer), The King premieres globally on Friday, November 1, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
Mock the Week: Season 18 (UK)
The latest season of this popular panel-and-stand up comedy show heads to this side of the pond next month, with host Dara Ó Briain and two teams of comedians taking a satirical swipe at the news and world events. Mock the Week: Season 18 premieres in North America on Friday, November 1, exclusively on BritBox.
Seven Worlds, One Planet Sneak Preview (US-UK)
This new nature documentary series from the team behind the Planet Earth franchise won’t be shown in full until early 2020, but you can get a glimpse of the what’s to come in this special, which kicks off “Wonderstruck,” BBC America’s new weekly “wildlife and wonder” destination. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the Seven Worlds, One Planet sneak preview premieres in the US on Saturday, November 2, at 9 PM ET, only on BBC America.
His Dark Materials: Season 1 (UK-US)
Adapted from Philip Pullman’s trilogy of the same name and already renewed for a second season, this fantasy drama follows Lyra, a brave girl from another world whose search for a kidnapped friend both uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. Further details are here. His Dark Materials premieres in the US on Monday, November 4, at 9 PM ET, only on HBO.
Mount Pleasant: Series 1-2 (UK)
This dramedy follows the life of Lisa Johnson (Sally Lindsay, Scott & Bailey) and her family, neighbors, and colleagues in Manchester. Costarring Daniel Ryan (Home Fires), Ainsley Howard (The Village), Bobby Ball (Not Going Out), Pauline Collins (Upstairs Downstairs), and Robson Green (Grantchester), Mount Pleasant: Series 1-2 premieres in the US on Monday, November 4, exclusively on Acorn TV. (Rescheduled from Oct)
Death in Paradise: Season 8 (UK)
The latest season of this hit Brit mystery series, which becomes a BritBox exclusive in November, is the last full season to feature Ardal O’Hanlon (Father Ted) in the role of DI Jack Mooney. Details about this season are here. Death in Paradise: Season 8 has its North American SVOD streaming debut on Tuesday, November 5, exclusively on BritBox.
The End of the F***ing World: Season 2 (UK)
Two years after James (Alex Lawther) and Alyssa’s (Jessica Barden, Penny Dreadful) hair-raising road trip, a woman (Naomi Ackie, The Bisexual) obsessed with the man they killed is released from prison and sets out for revenge. The End of the F***ing World: Season 2, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally (outside the UK) on Tuesday, November 5, exclusively on Netflix.
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 2 (UK)
Santa has nothing on Paul Hollywood as the celebrity chef and Prue Leith judge festive treats baked by some favorite former competitors. The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 2, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Friday, November 8, exclusively on Netflix. (Video is from US Collection 7 / UK Series 10)
Greatest Events of WWII in Colour (UK)
From the attack on Pearl Harbor to D-Day, the most pivotal events of World War II come to life in this vivid docuseries that features colorized footage. Greatest Events of WWII in Colour, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Friday, November 8, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
Blue Planet Now (US-UK)
One week after the Seven Worlds, One Planet sneak preview comes the premiere of Blue Planet Now, the follow-up to Blue Planet II and the second “Wonderstruck” title. The four-part series follows hosts Chris Packham, Liz Bonnin, and Steve Backshall as they travel to different locales around the globe where marine life is coping with increasing changes. Blue Planet Now premieres in the US on Saturday, November 9, at 9 PM ET, only on BBC America. (Photo: Michael Pitts/BBCAmerica)
Back to Life (UK)
Daisy Haggard (Episodes, Uncle) stars in this half-hour comedy-drama as Miri Matteson, a convicted murderer who returns home to the coastal town she once knew after 18 years in prison. Stumbling back into adult life, Miri attempts to rekindle old relationships, make new ones, look for work, and readjust to life outside, while desperately waiting for the world to forget about what happened on that fateful night. Back to Life premieres in the US on Sunday, November 10, at 10 PM ET, only on Showtime.
Dublin Murders (Ireland)
Based on the first two titles in Tana French‘s “Dublin Murder Squad” crime novel series, this psychological thriller stars Killian Scott (C.B. Strike) and Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful) as Irish Detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox, whose investigation into the murder of a young girl forces Rob to confront the darkness from his past. Dublin Murders premieres in the US on Sunday, November 10, at 8 PM ET, only on Starz.
What the Durrells Did Next
Hosted by The Durrells in Corfu‘s Keeley Hawes, this documentary reveals how Corfu shaped the personalities and ambitions of each Durrell family member. With exclusive testimony from HRH Princess Anne, family members, experts, and the actors who brought these beloved characters to life, What the Durrells Did Next premieres in the US on linear TV on Sunday, November 10, at 8 PM ET, on PBS (check your local listings), and on SVOD on November 11 on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon.
The Good Karma Hospital: Series 3 (UK)
One of our favorite new series of 2017, this drama set in and around the eponymous cottage hospital in a coastal town in southern India returns with Dr. Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia, Game of Thrones) facing a dilemma over where her home lies, while her relationship with Dr. Gabriel Varma (James Floyd, Falcón) simmers. Starring Amanda Redman (New Tricks) and Neil Morrissey (Striking Out), The Good Karma Hospital: Series 3 premieres in the US on Monday, November 11, exclusively on Acorn TV. (Video is from Series 1)
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (UK)
The arrival in the US of this utterly hilarious game show — a mashup of 8 Out of 10 Cats (a comedy panel show based on opinions, surveys, and statistics) and Countdown (a word and numbers quiz show) — means viewers can test their skills along with comedians Sean Lock and Jon Richardson and their teams. Hosted by Jimmy Carr, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown premieres in North America on Tuesday, November 12, exclusively on BritBox. (Video is a compilation of clips)
Motherland: Season 2 (UK)
The new season of this comedy series returns Anna Maxwell Martin (Line of Duty) to our screens as Julia, one in a group of working “Alpha Mums” (plus a stay-at-home dad) who navigate the challenges of parenthood while trying to balance their social and professional lives. Costarring Lucy Punch (Vexed), Diane Morgan (Mount Pleasant), and Paul Ready (Bodyguard), Motherland: Season 2 premieres in the US on Tuesday, November 12, exclusively on Sundance Now. (Video is from Season 1)
This comedy film stars Mathew Baynton (Drunk History: UK) as Bill, whose sack from a failing lute band and entry into the more reliable career of theatre transforms him into William Shakespeare and accidentally embroils him in a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I (Helen McCrory, Peaky Blinders). Bill has its North American SVOD premiere on Friday, November 15, exclusively on BritBox.
The Crown: Season 3 (UK)
The third season of this hit historical drama is the first to star Olivia Colman (Broadchurch) as Queen Elizabeth II. Covering the period from 1964 through the early ’70s, it costars Tobias Menzies (Outlander) as Prince Philip, Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech) as Princess Margaret, and Ben Daniels (Law & Order: UK) as Antony Armstrong-Jones. The Crown: Season 3, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Sunday, November 17, exclusively on Netflix.
Mount Pleasant: Series 3 (UK)
Joining the cast in this season of the dramedy are Sophia Di Martino (Flowers), Samantha Womack (EastEnders), Nigel Harman (Downton Abbey), and Nicola Millbank (Mr Selfridge). Mount Pleasant: Series 3 premieres in the US on Monday, November 18, exclusively on Acorn TV.
Murder, Mystery, and My Family: Season 2 (UK)
In this season of the true-crime series, criminal barristers Sasha Wass and Jeremy Dein re-examine 15 historical murder cases that sent men and women to the gallows at the time, but whose evidence might not stand up against today’s forensic techniques. Meanwhile, a living relative of the convicted person learns more about their ancestor. In the end, a senior Crown Court judge determines whether the original conviction should be upheld or if perhaps there was a miscarriage of justice. Murder, Mystery, and My Family: Season 2 premieres in North America on Tuesday, November 19, exclusively on BritBox. (Photo courtesy of BritBox)
Katherine Kelly (Criminal) stars in this thriller as Dr. Leah Dale, a university lecturer who calls out final year student Rose (Molly Windsor, Three Girls) after the latter submits a suspiciously top-grade essay — which turns a seemingly open-and-shut case of academic deception into an out-of-control and fatal situation. Costarring Lorraine Ashbourne (Unforgotten), Peter Firth (MI-5), and Tom Goodman-Hill (Humans), Cheat premieres in the US on Thursday, November 21, exclusively on Sundance Now.
7 Up and Me (UK)
In celebration of 63 Up, the latest installment of Michael Apted’s groundbreaking documentary series, celebrity fans discuss its impact and legacy in this telefilm, which also explores pivotal moments of their own lives while tapping into changes in social history. Featuring Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous), Michael Sheen (Good Omens), and Lizzy Caplan (Das Boot), 7 Up and Me premieres in North America on Friday, November 22, exclusively on BritBox. (Video is trailer for 63 Up)
The Accident (UK/Wales)
Set in a fictional Welsh town, this drama follows the impact on the community of an explosion at a construction site that kills many of the children who had broken in to make mischief. More details are here. Featuring Sarah Lancashire (Kiri), Mark Lewis Jones (Living a Lie), Joanna Scanlan (No Offence), and Eiry Thomas (Keeping Faith), The Accident premieres in the US on Friday, November 22, exclusively on Hulu.
15 Days (UK/Wales)
An English-language remake of Welsh series 35 Diwrnod (35 Days)‘s third season, this whodunit mystery follows the story of four estranged siblings who arrive in a small Welsh community to scatter their mother’s ashes. It opens opens with the murder of Rhys (Tom Rhys Harries, Unforgotten), then flashes back fifteen days to explore how the family got to that point. 15 Days premieres in North America on Tuesday, November 26, exclusively on BritBox.
Public TV stations across the US will begin airing the following programs from American Public Television on or after November 1, 2019. Check your local listings or contact the station that serves your area for air dates and times. To request a program, contact your station’s Viewer Services department or APT.
- The Art Detectives: Season 3 (UK)
- Dancing to Happiness with Darcey Bussell (UK)
- Find It, Fix It, Drive It (UK)
- Frankie Drake Mysteries: Season 1 (Canada)
- Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors (UK)
- London: 2000 Years of History (UK)
- Magic Numbers: Hannah Fry’s Mysterious World of Maths (UK)
- Secrets from the Ice (Canada)
Check out “British TV Premieres on Public TV Stations in Nov 2019” for the descriptions of and station lists for these programs.
NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS BEING ADDED TO STREAMING SERVICES
Slings and Arrows: Season 1 (Canada)
This multiple award-winning, cult-favorite series chronicles the backstage shenanigans of a troubled theater company as they embark on a production of Hamlet at a Shakespeare festival. Starring Paul Gross (Due South), Martha Burns (Alias Grace), Stephen Ouimette (Cardinal), and Mark McKinney (Superstore), Slings and Arrows: Season 1 begins streaming Monday, November 4, followed by Season 2 on November 25, exclusively on Acorn TV.
White Teeth (UK)
Adapted from Zadie Smith’s award-winning novel of the same name, this awesome dramedy tells the story of three families living in Willesden, northwest London, whose lives, past and present, are woven together over three decades in the melting pot of modern Britain. Starring the late Om Puri (East is East), Phil Davis (Poldark), Naomie Harris (Spectre), and Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), White Teeth begins streaming Monday, November 11.
Relative Strangers (Ireland)
Oscar® winner Brenda Fricker (My Left Foot) stars in this IFTA-nominated drama series as Maureen, a married Irish nurse living in Germany with her family, whose life changes forever when her husband dies. Not only does she learn about his debts, she discovers he had a second wife and family in Dublin — and their ill son needs help from Maureen’s children to survive. Costarring Robin Laing (Shetland), Paul Copley (Downton Abbey), Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty), and Ruth McCabe (Single-Handed), Relative Strangers begins streaming Monday, November 18.
Anner House (Ireland-South Africa)
Based on a short story by Maeve Binchy, Anner House follows Neil Barry (Liam Cunningham, Game of Thrones) and Ruth Maguire (Flora Montgomery, Endeavour), Irish émigrés who meet by chance in Cape Town, South Africa. Both struggle to deal with their pasts, but as she helps him to quiet his inner demons and put his life back together, he helps her to fulfill her dream of opening a seaside hotel. The romantic Anner House begins streaming Thursday, November 28.
56 Up (UK)
In the eighth installment of Michael Apted’s historic documentary series, the award-winning director reconnects with the men and women whose lives he’s been following every seven years since they were seven years old in 7 Up. Here they’re 56 and interviewed as to the changes in their lives over the last seven years (since 49 Up). 56 Up begins streaming Friday, November 22.
Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on Hulu.
Apple Tree Yard (UK)
Adapted from Louise Doughty’s novel of the same name, this drama thriller stars Emily Watson (Chernobyl) as Yvonne Carmichael, a married scientist who embarks on a passionate affair with a charismatic stranger (Ben Chaplin, Press) and soon finds herself in the dock at a Crown Court trial. Apple Tree Yard begins streaming Tuesday, November 19.
Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon.
Wolf Hall (UK)
Adapted from Hilary Mantel‘s historical novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, this Golden Globes®-winning limited series stars Mark Rylance (Dunkirk) and Damian Lewis (Billions) as Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII in a story that charts Cromwell’s meteoric rise in the Tudor court. Costarring Claire Foy (The Crown) as Anne Boleyn, Wolf Hall begins streaming Sunday, November 10.
Mr. Selfridge: Seasons 1-4 (Complete) (UK)
Jeremy Piven (Entourage) stars in this period drama as Harry Gordon Selfridge, the American retail magnate who took London by storm in the early 1900s when he opened his eponymous department store in Britain’s capital. Costarring Amanda Abbington (Cuffs), Ron Cook (The City and the City), and Frances O’Connor (The Missing), Mr. Selfridge begins streaming Friday, November 22.
Striking Out: Season 2 (Ireland)
Following the dramatic events in Season 1, Season 2 of this drama finds solicitor Tara Rafferty (Amy Huberman, Finding Joy) often facing off against her former fiancé (Rory Keenan, The Clinic) in court on cases that help to keep her fledgling practice afloat, while her mentor (Neil Morrissey, The Good Karma Hospital) leads a high-level corruption inquiry that could endanger them both. Striking Out: Season 2 begins streaming Monday, November 25.
Did you miss any of the new shows from previous days, weeks, or months? Check out the British TV Viewing Guide 2019 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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