Dispatches: Britain’s Nightmare New Homes 8pm/C4
The Government has committed to building a million new homes by 2020, but will the rush to put up new housing result in ugly, poor-quality buildings that won’t stand the test of time? Seyi Rhodes investigates the thousands of new properties being built by developers across the country and asks whether the dream homes are really all that they seem.
TUESDAY 17 NOVEMBER
American Horror Story: Hotel Fox/10pm
John receives an invitation to attend an exclusive Devil’s Night Soiree, and Alex tries to diagnose Holden’s strange condition.
Lucious ponders a business partnership with Jago, the founder of a music streaming company
WESNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER
Toast of London 10.30pm/C4
Live on chat show Lorraine, Steven tells a tale that could topple the US government and destroy the entire world, while Jane tries to evade the men in black. Plus, Toast is overcome with a debilitating bout of stage fright when he discovers an outdoor performance of The Scottish Play, directed by acclaimed theatrical director Peggy Plywood, will be broadcast live on ITV.
THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER
After the events of the last season, Sherlock is facing criminal charges and a possible prison sentence, so his estranged and powerful father arrives in New York to help – and despite their difficulties, he is determined to fix his son’s problems by any means necessary.
FILM: No Country For Old Men 10pm/Watch
Oscar-winning crime thriller from the Coen brothers, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin. After going on the run with $2 million from a botched desert drugs deal, hapless cowboy Llewelyn Moss is pursued across Texas by sociopathic hitman Anton Chigurh and ageing sheriff Ed Tom Bell.
FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER
Adele at the BBC 8.30pm/BBC1
In a one-off special, the singer-songwriter is joined by her band to perform classic tracks, as well as songs from her new album 25.
The Graham Norton Show 10.40pm/BBC1 – Tom Hanks
Double Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks takes his seat on Graham’s sofa to talk about his role in Steven Spielberg’s new Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies. Plus, the host shares some jovial banter with comedian and writer David Walliams, while sci-fi fans are well catered for as Peter Capaldi talks about his role as the Time Lord in Doctor Who.
SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER
The Bridge 9pm/BBC4
New series. The border-hopping Scandinavian crime drama set in Denmark and Sweden returns. A prominent Danish gender campaigner is found dead in Malmo, meaning that Swedish detective Saga Noren must once again collaborate with a counterpart in the Danish police as she investigates.
FILM: The Help 9.45pm/BBC2
Oscar-winning drama starring Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain. In 1960s Mississippi “Skeeter” Phelan returns home from college determined to become a writer. But when she decides to write about the experiences of black housemaids working for prominent white families, it rocks the community on both sides of town.
SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER
Nigel Slater’s Icing on the Cake 8pm/BBC4
A historical and cultural analysis of cake: why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? And who better to present it than Nigel Slater: user of words like “unctuous” and “dollop” and a man who, you sense, appreciates cake on a deeper level than most humans.
FILM: All Good Things 11.05pm/BBC2
Murder mystery based on a true story, starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst. America, in the 1970s: despite the disapproval of his New York real-estate tycoon father, David Marks marries Katie McCarthy and they open a health-food store in Vermont. However, David is soon persuaded to return to the city where the marriage begins to deteriorate.