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What’s On TV Tonight? Our Pick Of The Best Shows: Saturday 18th November

Michael McIntyre's Big Show 18th November
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What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Saturday 18th November

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight three of the best shows on telly tonight for Saturday 18th November

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, 8.10pm, BBC1

Lock your doors and hide your mobile phones – Michael McIntyre is back for a third series! And the prankster comedian is spicing things up this time round with a brand new spot called ‘Midnight Gameshow’, which sees him bursting into viewers’ bedrooms in the dead of night! His ‘Celebrity Send to All’ segment returns, too, and this week, Michael sends naughty texts from former politician and Strictly star Ed Balls’ phone, plus more members of the public will unwittingly take part as the ‘Unexpected Star of the Show’. Emeli Sandé provides the music this week, and there’ll be plenty of all-new standup comedy from the main man himself. Rating: ****

The White Princess, 9.00pm, Drama

The White Princess 2017

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This eight-part sequel to 2013’s The White Queen follows the marriage between Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ of York (Jodie Comer) and Henry VII (Jacob Collins-Levy). Lizzie finds herself betrothed to Henry after her beloved Richard III is defeated at Bosworth. Their marriage will unite their rival houses and bring peace to England, but the two detest each other and Lizzie is plotting a quiet revolt against her intended… Rating: ****

Strictly Come Dancing, 6.45pm, BBC1

Strictly Come Dancing Gemma

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All aboard the Blackpool Express! Strictly is taking over the famous Tower Ballroom once again and there’s candyfloss for all. While the donkeys plod along the beach, our remaining couples will be foxtrotting across the huge sprung dance floor, with backing dancers, props and lots of magical surprises, all in a bid to prise some more tens out of the judges. Can Craig raise a smile in the home of ballroom? Stand by for some old school razzmatazz, too, as the pros and contestants come together for a show-stopping group number. Plus Michael Ball and Alfie Boe guest in tomorrow night’s results show. Rating: *****

More previews tomorrow.

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.


Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years on TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 


David started out as a writer on TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.


Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!