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What To Watch This Month

We present the movies and TV shows to watch this month. From new releases to returning faves and cult shows you might have missed, this is the guide you’ll need.

The King

Timothée Chalamet stars as reluctant sovereign Henry V in this Hollywood heavy hitter, leading a cast that includes Robert Pattinson, Joel Edgerton, Lily-Rose Depp and Ben Mendelsohn. Director David Michod takes three of Shakespeare’s plays and combines them into one two-hour film. Think Game of Thrones-style action shots depicting gritty medieval warfare in all its iron-clad glory as the film crescendos towards the Battle of Agincourt. A tense, well-acted and visually arresting historical blockbuster.

Watch now on Netflix
 

The Man In The High Castle

Based on a Philip K Dick novel, this alternative reality series enters its exciting fourth – and final – season with the Nazi Reich and Japanese Empire on the brink of war. It chronicles the revolution unfolding both at home and abroad as characters reckon with their bloody pasts in a world in which the Third Reich didn’t lose World War 2. The storyline takes interesting new directions and a number of fascinating social and political issues are explored.
 
Watch now on Amazon Prime
 

His Dark Materials

This much-anticipated Philip Pullman adaptation ticks all the boxes for fantasy readers. The series has been produced by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Shameless, Skins) and the first two episodes have been directed by Tom Hooper (the Oscar winner behind The King’s Speech), so you are in good hands. Set in a world where people’s animal daemons are always in hot pursuit of them and an authoritarian regime rules, His Dark Materials is the BBC’s most expensive series ever – so much so that the final budget is undisclosed. A strong cast includes James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
 
Watch now on BBC iPlayer
 

Silicon Valley

Now in its final season, Mike Judge’s tech comedy feels more relevant than ever. Not heard of it? Now is the time to tune in. The premise is great, the characters are well-defined and the world that it's lampooning is a never-ending source of rich material. Case in point: the final series narrative bears more than a passing resemblance to the big-tech data scandals afflicting the likes of Facebook.
 
Watch now on Sky Atlantic or NowTV
 

The Game Changers

This documentary about veganism follows elite special forces trainer James Wilks as he travels the world on a quest to find out the truth behind the world’s most dangerous myth: that meat is necessary for protein. Produced by Academy Award-winning director James Cameron, The Game Changers features around a dozen plant-powered athletes. Co-producers include Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, tennis legend Serena Williams, and actors Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

 

Watch now on Netflix

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

The second season of Jack Ryan looks set to continue the big-budget thrills and spectacle of the first season. After tracking a potentially suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA officer Jack Ryan (John Krasinski) heads to South America to investigate. His actions threaten to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy, leading him and his fellow operatives on a mission spanning the globe.

Watch now on Amazon Prime

Rotten

This fascinating documentary follows and uncovers some of the stories behind the imported food we eat. The surge in popularity of avocados has seen its lucrative industry become a target for cartels that are out to make money at any cost. Meanwhile, chicken producers are sabotaging each other’s stocks.
 
Watch now on Netflix
 

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The Report

This high-profile new offering stars Adam Driver and Annette Bening. Based on true events, it follows Adam Driver as Daniel J Jones, the federal government staffer tasked with investigating and assembling a report on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. Annette Bening is Senator Dianne Feinstein, who commissioned the report that would eventually expose the intelligence agency’s efforts to hide brutal secrets from the American public and destroy the evidence of its activities. A nail-biting insight into the CIA’s highly controversial post-9/11 actions.
 
Watch on Amazon Prime from 15th November
 

Seven Worlds, One Planet

This landmark series is Sir David Attenborough’s return to the Beeb after a spring detour to the vast tundra of Netflix. Here he’s exploring each of the Earth’s seven continental land masses, their inhabitants, and how they are being driven to extinction by the ubiquitous presence of mankind. Sir David isn’t messing about: he has broken with tradition and threaded an environmental message through each episode. Rather than just tacking it on at the end, it gives the series gravitas and makes for a moving, breath-taking and harrowing watch.
 
Watch now on BBC iPlayer
 

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