previews... - October 24, 2018

Best TV of November 2018: previews five of the best shows...
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

Best TV of November 2018: previews five of the best shows... previews five of the most exciting TV dramas that will be coming to your screens in November...


The Little Drummer Girl

(BBC One)


Lady Macbeth leading light Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Shannon lead the way in this lavish adaptation of John le Carré's novel.

We find ourselves in 1979, Pugh plays Charlie Ross, an idealistic young actress who meets a mysterious stranger called Becker (Skarsgård) while on holiday in Greece. 

After the two become acquainted, Becker persuades Charlie to take a dangerous role, a key part in a complex plot masterminded by Kurtz (Shannon), an Israeli spymaster. 

Oldboy maestro Park Chan-wook directs all six episodes, working to a score from Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood.

Clare Holman, Kate Sumpter, Charles Dance, Simona Brown and Max Irons co-star in the drama, which actually sneaks out in the final days of October. 





(Sky Atlantic)


Jim Carrey returns to the limelight after an extended break with this tragic new comedy. 

The Ace Ventura star plays Jeff Piccirillo, aka beloved children's television presenter Mr Pickles, owner of a hugely successful multimillion-dollar branding empire. 

But, when his life is turned upside down by personal tragedy, he's forced to re-evaluate every part of his life. 

Frank Langella, Judy Greer, Cole Allen, Juliet Morris and Catherine Keener co-star with Carrey.



The First

(Channel 4)


House Of Cards creator Beau Willimon returns with this new eight-parter that chronicles a team of astronauts as they become the first humans to visit Mars.

Sean Penn, Natascha McElhone, LisaGay Hamilton, Annie Parisse, Melissa George, Hannah Ware and Keiko Agena star.




(Sky Witness)


The fourth run of the mysterious drama gets an outing in November, with stars Jaime Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton returning to star. 

Alexander plays Jane Doe who, after being found naked and suffering from amnesia in Times Square, is taken into FBI custody while they try to discover her true identity




(BBC Three)


The BBC's slick psychological thriller returns for a second run in November. 

The show's first season told the story of two life-long friends who find themselves torn apart when they get involved in an elite and deadly internship scheme.

Star Synnove Karlsen is back for the second run and this time her character Holly is drawn into an even more dangerous gang, a group of boys. 

Joining the cast are Jyuddah Jaymes, Leo Suter, Nicholas Nunn and Barney Harris. Rachel Hurd-Wood and Sophia Brown are also back for the new run. 


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