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Sunday, November 4, 2018


ITV Choice (DStv 123) highlights and pictures for week November 5 to 11, 2018:

Royal Recipes Season 2:  November 5, at 18h10
Michael Buerk presents a second season of the popular royal-themed food programme, celebrating dishes served from the time of George IV to the reign of Elizabeth II. Combining recipes with historical details, Buerk (helped by Michelin-starred chef Paul Ainsworth and chef Anna Haugh) re-creates some of the dishes served at royal banquets. From an exotic pudding that was a favourite of Henry VIII to a full English breakfast Edwardian-style, this series is as informative as it is mouth-watering.

(Tom Riley in “Dark Heart”)

Dark Heart: November 6, at 20h00
Across a stifling week during a London heatwave, DI William Wagstaffe, a workaholic whose personal life is as complex as his day job, investigates a string of horrifying murders in this atmospheric new crime thriller. Still haunted by the unsolved murder of his parents when he was 16, ‘Staffe’ is about to continue a personal hunt for their killers when he’s called to the scene of a disturbingly brutal murder. When it emerges that this is not the only victim, the pressure is on as Staffe pushes the boundaries in his search for the truth. But what he uncovers is far more shocking than he could ever have imagined. Starring Tom Riley.

The Real Camilla: HRH The Duchess of Cornwall: November 8, at 20h00
For the first time on television, The Real Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall gives unprecedented access to HRH the Duchess of Cornwall. The cameras follow Her Royal Highness throughout her 70th birthday year. Viewers are with the Duchess as she carries out her royal duties both at home and abroad, enjoys birthday celebrations with her husband, friends and family and relishes precious down time with her beloved dogs. The Duchess offers candid insights into her life as a royal, whom she turns to when she is off duty and how her grandchildren and family are her great passion.

(“Inside Balmoral”: Queen Elizabeth with former New Zealand PM John Key)

Inside Balmoral: November 9, at 20h00
Hidden away, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, a royal retreat which is twice the size of the city of Manchester. It is the one place on earth where Queen Elizabeth can truly escape. The Queen treats Buckingham Palace as her office, Windsor Castle as her home and Balmoral as her bolt hole away from it all. But the vast estate has witnessed some of the most dramatic moments in Royal history. In this series, it is revealed how the lives of the Queen and her family have been shaped by this most secret royal home.

Live from Abbey Road Classics Season 3: November 10, at 18h00
Live from Abbey Road, the award-winning series, presents classic performances from some of the very best global musical stars, in the world’s most inspiring and creative recording studio: Abbey Road Studios in London. This series sees the pairing of two artists from similar genres, performing some of their greatest hits. Featured performers will be The Gipsy Kings and Dr John.