Britain’s Forgotten Army
Documentary telling the story of the 140,000 Chinese workers who came to help the Allied war effort, and why their role was erased from history. Sun 12 Nov, C4 19:00 (60mins).
Howards End Hayley Atwell stars in a new four-part adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel about two sisters trying to navigate the social conventions of Edwardian England. Sun 12 Nov, BBC1 21:00 (60mins).
The Boy with the Topknot
Drama based on writer Sathnam Sanghera’s memoirs of growing up as a Punjabi in Wolverhampton. Mon 13 Nov, BBC2 21:00 (90mins).
Toffs, Queers and Traitors: Guy Burgess – The Charming Spy
This Storyville documentary uses newly declassified files to show how the most notorious spy ring of the 20th century grew out of the class system, sexual hypocrisy and epic bungling by those in charge. Mon 13 Nov, BBC4 21:00 (90mins).
Love, Lies & Records
Drama series set in a Register Office starring Ashley Jensen and Rebecca Front. Thur 16 Nov, BBC1 21:00 (60mins).
Ovid: The Poet and the Emperor
Michael Wood looks at the life of the Roman poet. Using Ovid’s words, performed by Simon Russell Beale, he tells the extraordinary story of Ovid’s clash with Emperor Augustus and his exile. Thur 16 Nov, BBC4 21:00 (60mins).
British Workers Wanted
Bognor Regis recruitment agency Opus Loco provides businesses with temporary staff. Post-brexit, their Eastern European workers are heading home. This film follows the team as they try to find Brits to replace them. Thur 16 Nov, C4 22:00 (65mins).