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TV and Culture Guide: What to Watch, Read and Listen to this November

TV and Culture Guide: What to Watch, Read and Listen to this November
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November 2023
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Here's our pick of the best entertainment this month

From the return of David Tennant's Doctor Who to a real-life Squid Game, and Emeli Sandé's new album, there's so much to look forward to watching, reading and listening to this November.
What to Watch

American Horror Story: Delicate


If you missed the release of season 12 of American Horror Story last month, it’s available to watch right now. After multiple failed attempts at IVF, an actress fears something may be targeting her. There’s an all-star cast including Emma Roberts, Kim Kardashian, Cara Delevingne, Billie Lourd and Leslie Grossman in this series.

The Santa Clauses

8th November
Season two of the Disney+ original series, The Santa Clauses will debut with a two-episode premiere on 8th November to get the festivities kick-started. The Calvin family is back at the North Pole as Scott Calvin continues his role as Santa Claus and turns his focus towards training his son Cal.

The Buccaneers

8th November
Apple TV+
Potentially giving Bridgerton a run for its money, this upcoming British period drama is based on the unfinished novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, published posthumously in 1938. In 1870s London, the Buccaneers are sent to secure husbands and status, but they plan on much more than that.

The Crown

16th November
Despite it previously being confirmed that season five would be the show's last, The Crown is back with season six. The final season will premiere in two parts, and part one will feature four episodes focusing on Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed.

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Squid Game: The Challenge

22nd November
The crazily popular South Korean series Squid Game has been transformed into the biggest reality competition ever. In this new show, which was filmed in the UK, 456 players will compete to win $4.56 million, Netflix’s largest cash prize in reality television history. They’ll be forced to ask themselves just how far they’ll go to win.

Doctor Who: 60th Anniversary

From 25th November
Doctor Who fans are looking forward to the 2023 specials, airing to celebrate the programme's 60th anniversary. Written by legend Russell T Davies, our favourite doctor (David Tennant) will return to our screens with Catherine Tate for these special episodes: The Star Beast, Wild Blue Yonder and The Giggle.

What to Read

We Loved

Nicola Gill
Even if you aren’t a mother or aren’t planning to be one any time soon, this funny but life-affirming novel (which is far from the helpful guide its title could be mistaken for) is still a great read. Loretta seemingly has her life under control. She’s comfortable and she’s about to marry a man whose five-year plan aligns perfectly with hers. This all changes when a stranger in an airport asks her to keep an eye on a sleeping six-year-old, and the stranger never comes back. This child turns Loretta’s world upside down and now she’s questioning everything about herself. Hugely relatable, this book has the power to make you question your own choices and I’m glad I dived in.
Faye Dixon, Arts Editor

Laura Steven
Ex-LN staffer Laura Steven is making waves in the world of YA fiction, and her latest release is a dark, sapphic retelling of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. When Penny Paxton joins the elite Dorian Drama School, her new mentor makes an offer she can’t refuse – but as the bodies pile up, Penny soon realises she’s made a terrible mistake. This twisty tale is gripping, Gothic and explores what the pursuit of perfection can cost young women.
Kate Foley, Assistant Editor

Anne Wedgwood
When a famous actress is found dead in her dressing room, it’s assumed she has taken her own life. But DI Ronnie Twist and her sergeant soon discover she was murdered, and more than one person has a motive. Set in the market town of Beverley, The Narcissist is the third of Beverley-based author Anne Wedgwood’s Twist in the Tale novels but can be read as a standalone.
Faye Dixon, Arts Editor

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On Our To-Read List

Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays The Rent
Judi Dench
For the very first time, Judi opens up about every Shakespearean role she has played throughout her seven-decade career, from Lady Macbeth and Titania to Ophelia and Cleopatra. In conversation with Brendan O’Hea, this is ultimately Judi's love letter to Shakespeare.

The Year of the Locust
9th November
Terry Hayes
Denied Access Area spies for the CIA do whatever is required, and get out again by whatever means necessary, but some places don't play by the rules. Kane travels to where the borders of Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan meet to extricate a man with vital information for the safety of the West – but instead he meets an adversary who will take the world to the brink of extinction.

The Traitors: The Interactive Game Book
23rd November
Alan Connor
Put your sleuthing skills to the test when you’re placed in a castle in the Scottish Highlands and must figure out if your fellow players are Faithful or a Traitor. In the official book of the BAFTA-winning The Traitors there are more than 20 standalone games to play as a pair or in a group. Maybe the perfect gift for Christmas?

What to Listen To

New True Crime Podcasts

John O’Hegarty was destined for great things, studied philosophy in Belgium, and took a masters in psychoanalytic studies at Trinity College, Dublin. So what led him to become one of Ireland’s most prolific bank robbers? This podcast from the Irish Independent investigates the man, and the moment of recklessness that set him on a path to self-destruction.

This podcast from BBC Radio Scotland tells the story of a daring heist at a Scottish castle, in which a da Vinci painting was stolen. Twenty years on, this is the inside story of Britain’s biggest art theft, and the search for the missing masterpiece. This tale has all the ingredients of a thriller, with plot twists, intrigue and larger-than-life characters.

In the early 90s, an eligible bachelor called Bob arrived in Las Vegas looking for love. He was soon dating plenty of women, but it turned out he’d left a big secret behind in New York: his ex-wife was missing, presumed dead. Bob’s ex-girlfriends banded together to investigate, and this series sees Carole Fisher uncover the truth about Gail Katz’s death, the systems that failed her and the girlfriends that brought her justice.

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New Album Releases

How Were We To Know
17th November
Emeli Sandé

How Were We To Know is the fifth studio album from Sunderland-born Emeli Sandé. More than a decade since her debut Our Version Of Events, this new collection revisits a similar sound that brought her the success she has today.

17th November
Dolly Parton

Rockstar is the impressive 49th solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. This is a collaborative project with a variety of rock musicians, marking her first venture into the genre.

This is Life
24th November
Take That

This Life is the ninth studio album by pop band Take That – their first studio album in more than six years. The now three-man band will be taking this album on the road with Olly Murs next year.

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