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TV Guide: What to Watch This Week Including Kate Winslet's Newest Drama

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December 2022
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Everything you’ll want to watch this week

From new series and a new Christmas film to the return of old favourites, we’ve got this week’s watchlist sorted.

-Monday 5th December-

Your Christmas or Mine?, Prime Video

Start your week with a Christmas film. But we’re straying away from the classics (for now). We’ve got our eye on this new film with a star-studded cast (Asa Butterfield, Lucien Laviscount and Leeds’ own Angela Griffin). After saying goodbye for Christmas at the station, two students make the same split-second decision to swap trains and surprise each other, completely unaware that they’ve just swapped Christmases.

-Tuesday 6th December-

Beyond the Yorkshire Farm: Reuben & Clive, 9pm, Channel 5

Clive Owen and his son Reuben travel beyond their remote hill farm in the Yorkshire Dales to embark on an exciting business venture together. Reuben is commissioned to dig a series of wilderness ponds in Langwathby in Cumbria and recruits his girlfriend Sarah and best friend Tom to help him. 

-Wednesday 7th December-

Gino's Cooking Up Love, 9pm, ITV

Gino D'Acampo is hosting a new dating show with a culinary twist. He’s opening his cooking school to six singles looking for love. While they learn how to cook authentic Italian cuisine, will they find a connection through a shared passion for food?

-Thursday 8th December-

I Am Ruth, 9pm, Channel 4

This one-off drama is a contemporary story touching on the mental health crisis currently affecting young people. Kate Winslet plays a loving but concerned mother who witnesses her teenage daughter Freya retreating into herself as she becomes consumed by social media and its pressures. 

-Friday 9th December-

Beat The Chasers, 9.15pm, ITV

The return of this quiz show, a spin-off for The Chase, will see more contestants from across the UK take on the chasers (Jenny 'The Vixen' Ryan, Anne 'The Governess' Hegerty, Shaun 'The Dark Destroyer' Wallace, Mark 'The Beast' Labbett and Darragh 'The Menace' Ennis) in an attempt to win big money. 

-Saturday 10th December-

Murder on the Orient Express, 9.15pm, Channel 4

Our Saturday night movie pick is a favourite from 2017 starring Johnny Depp and Judi Dench. An American businessman travelling on the Orient Express from Istanbul to Paris tries to hire Poirot to be his bodyguard. Hercule refuses but wakes the following morning to find the man dead – and, of course, there’s no shortage of suspects among the passengers.

-Sunday 11th December-

Strike, 9pm, BBC One 

In this new series, Strike is hired by a woman to find her mother who went missing in 1974 when a serial killer was at large. We’re looking forward to the return of this crime thriller based on books by JK Rowling.

-Catch Up On-

Motherland, Netflix 

A group of mothers and a stay-at-home dad struggle to juggle childcare with self-care in this hilarious series. If you haven’t binge-watched it yet, there’s now three series to get through and at only half an hour per episode, we’re sure you’ll get through them pretty quickly (we’re talking from experience).

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