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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).

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