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What's On BBC?

Get into the Christmas spirit this week as on the first of December a new series of Great British Christmas Menu begins on BBC Two. Looking for your next Royal fill after finishing The Crown on Netflix? New Elizabethans with Andrew Marr airs on Thursday 3rd December. Come back next Friday so you’re always up to date on what’s coming up on the BBC!

Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism and Me 

Monday 30th November, BBC One, 9pm 

Anton Ferdinand

Former footballer Anton Ferdinand takes us on a person journey of his experience with racial abuse in the world of Football. He talks about his own incident in 2011 with ex-England captain John Terry and reveals the surprising truth of its aftermath, addressing the reasons football needs to change.  

Great British Christmas Menu 

Tuesday 1st December, BBC Two, 8pm  

Great British Christmas Menu

On the first day of Christmas, we’re giving you newness from the BBC, with a brand new series of Great British Christmas Menu over on BBC Two. The culinary contest will see the eight cooks split up into two teams, and will judge the other group’s efforts with a blind taste test! Michelin-star chef Lisa Goowin-Allen will join both teams in the kitchen! 

New Elizabethans with Andrew Marr 

Thursday 3rd December, BBC Two, 9pm  

The New elizabethans

Looking for your next Royal fix after finishing The Crown on Netflix? Why not check out New Elizabethans with Andrew Marr over on BBC Two on Thursday 3rd December at 9pm? The documentary explores the class-obsessed Brits of the 1950s compared to the more liberal and inclusive society towards the end of the Queen’s reign.  

Waterhole: Africa's Animal Oasis 

Friday 4th December, BBC Two, 9pm 

Waterhole africas animal oasis

For your dose of animal documentaries, check out the highly anticipated Waterhole: Africa’s Animal Oasis over on BBC Two on Friday 4th December at 9pm. Find out what makes Waterholes so important to Africa’s ecosystem and discover ways in which they support life.  

The Sound of TV with Neil Brand 

Friday 4th December, BBC Four, 9pm  

Imagine watching your favourite TV show without its music. It wouldn’t be the same, would it? The use of music in television is such a powerful tool and Neil Brand is pulling apart the power of a theme tune. Why do we have them? Where did they come from? What is the impact? What’s your all time favourite theme tune? Vote now!   

The Valhalla Murders 

Saturdays on BBC Four, 9pm  

valhalla Murders

If you’re into serial killer dramas, check out The Valhalla Murders over on BBC Four this Saturday 21st November. When an ex-drug dealer is found murdered, an Oslo detective must return to Iceland and help a police officer find the killer, using a mysterious photograph as their lead. Want more like this? Discover more crime titles and learn more about The Valhalla Murders here.

We Are Who We Are 

Tuesdays on BBC One, 10.45pm

We are who we are

Looking for a new drama? The BBC are providing a brand new teen (adult-themed) drama called We Are Who We Are, which follows Fraser, the fourteen-year-old son of Maggie, who's life is uprooted from New York City in order to start a new chapter in their lives at an American military base in Veneto, Italy. At first Fraser isn’t interested in making new friends; that is until he meets Caitlin.   

Small Axe 

Sundays on BBC One, 9pm 

small axe

Small Axe is a series of TV films coming to BBC One on Sunday, and will also be available to watch on BBC iPlayer. The series of films documents life in the West Indian community in London, and tackles the systemic racism in Britain. BBC One kicks off with Mangrove on the 15th November, Lover’s Rock on the 22nd November, Red White and Blue on the 22nd November, Alex Wheatle on the 6th December and Education on the 13th December. Watch the trailer here and find out who's starring in the mini-series

God Shave the Queens 

Fridays on BBC One, 11.30pm 

God Shave the queens

From the makers of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, God Shave the Queens is a brand new series on BBC One which stars Alyssa Edwards as she helps UK drag queens get their acts together in time for curtain up. Find out if they manage to wow on stage on BBC One, Friday 20th November at 11.30pm.  

Hospital – Season 6 

Mondays on BBC Two, 9pm


Another documentary on Monday night, Hospital returns for a sixth season, examining the day-to-day lives of NHS workers, with a heavy focus on the global pandemic at the Royal Free Lonson, one of the biggest NHS trusts in the country.   

Nigella: Eat, Cook, Repeat 

Mondays on BBC Two, 8pm

Nigella Eat Cook Repeat

Our favourite TV chef Nigella Lawson is back with Nigella: Eat, Cook, Repeat, as she shares her must-do kitchen rituals and reveals where she gets her inspiration for her top recipes.  


Tuesdays on BBC Two, 9pm


A brand new drama is coming to BBC Two on Tuesday 10th November, and follows the lives of 5 recent university graduates who begin their careers in one of the most pre-eminent financial institutions in the world. Will they all pass the tests they face? Find out at 9.15pm on BBC Two, 10th November.  

Masterchef: The Professionals (Season 13) 

Tuesdays on BBC One, 9pm


Masterchef: The Professionals is back for a 13th series, and four professional chefs will tackle three difficult challenges that will put their skills to the test. Will they make it through to the final? Watch on Tuesday 10th November on BBC One at 9pm to find out. 

The Repair Shop (Season 5) 

Wednesdays on BBC One, 8pm

The Repair shop

The Repair Shop returns for a fifth series this Autumn as Jay Blades and his team of repair experts give new life to treasured family heirlooms, from mosaic crucifixes to Victorian toys, there’s plenty of exciting discovers packed in this brand new series, so make sure you tune in on Wednesday 11th November at 8pm on BBC One. 

12 Puppies and us 

Wednesdays on BBC Two, 8pm

12 puppies

If you love dogs, you’re going to want to tune in to 12 Puppies and Us on Wednesday 11th November at 8pm on BBC Two, as owners introduce their new pups, who are slowly getting used to their new environment. What’s not to love? 

Saving Britain's Pubs with Tom Kerridge 

Thursdays on BBC Two, 8pm

Tom Kerridge

Not into pups? How about pubs? Saving Britain’s Pubs with Tom Kerridge starts on BBC Two on 12th November at 8pm, and explores why on earth so many of Britain’s beloved pubs are shutting down. Kerridge sets out to bring the pubs he loves back to life, and he’s determined to save a 300-year-old freehouse in Cornwall from closing forever.  

Strictly: It Takes Two  

Daily on BBC Two, 6.30pm

IT Takes Two

Loved the first episode of Strictly? Rylan Clark-Neal and Zoe Ball are back this year to give the run-down on the 2020 series each week of Strictly Come Dancing! Tune in for all the backstage gossip.  

The Rap Game UK (Season 2) 

Wednesdays on BBC One, 10.45pm

The Rap Game

Kind of like X Factor but for rappers, DJ Target and Krept and Konan are on the search for the next British rap star. Watch as six artists are asked to rap about a key experience in their life for the guest mentor, Rapman.  

Strictly Come Dancing

Saturdays on BBC One, 7pm

Strictly Come Dancing

It’s back! The one we’ve all been waiting for is finally just around the corner. We can’t wait to see all the glitz and glam, and of course, Freesat’s favourite week – Movie week! Tune in on 17th October for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2020, and watch your favourite celebs battle for their chance to win the glitter ball!    


Available to watch now on BBC iPlayer


BRAND NEW drama over on BBC One – this isn’t one to miss. Roadkill starts at 9pm on BBC One from 18th October, and stars Hugh Laurie as Peter Laurence, a charismatic government minister with a burning secret. Could the person who knows his truth disrupt his chances of a big promotion to high office? Tune in to find out! 


Wednesdays on BBC Two, 9pm


Period drama Harlots returns for its third season on BBC Two next Wednesday at 9pm! Set in London in the 1760s, mother and brothel owner Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton) struggles to get back into the swing of things while her daughter Lucy (Eloise Smyth) attempts to branch out as she joins forces with Elizabeth Harvey (Angela Griffin) and her son Fredo (Aidan Cheng). Watch as various classes clash in Harlots season 3.  

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