'Children In Need', 'An Audience with Adele', 'I'm A Celebrity': The best things on TV this weekend, 19-21 November

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The weekend's TV highlights. (BBC/ITV)
The weekend's TV highlights. (BBC/ITV)

One of TV's biggest fundraisers is back on our screens on Friday night as Children In Need takes over BBC One.

Friday also sees some hotly-anticipated streaming series launch, with The Wheel of Time at Amazon Prime and Cowboy Bebop at Netflix.

Read more: The 10 best moments ever from Children In Need

Saturday marks musicals week at Strictly Come Dancing, a highlight of the BBC One show's schedule.

Finishing up the weekend, Sunday's schedules are jam-packed with Doctor Who on BBC One and the heavily-trailed An Audience with Adele on ITV, followed immediately by one of the high points of the reality TV calendar - the I'm A Celebrity new series launch.

The best things to watch on TV this weekend, 19-21 November, 2021


Children In Need - BBC One - 7pm

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The fundraiser returns. (BBC/Ray Burmiston)

BBC One hands over the reigns to Pudsey Bear and friends tonight as the mammoth fundraiser returns.

Mel Giedroyc, Graham Norton, Chris Ramsey and Alex Scott host the star-studded event, with highlights including special instalments of I Can See Your Voice, The Wall and The Repair Shop.

There's also music from Ed Sheeran and the cast of 9 to 5 The Musical.

The Wheel of Time - Amazon Prime Video

Wheels of Time (Amazon)
'The Wheel of Time' launches this weekend. (Amazon Prime Video)

If you're still looking to fill the Game of Thrones-shaped hole in your life, this adaptation of Robert Jordan's novels could well be a contender.

The fantasy series starring Rosamund Pike has had strong reviews for its tale of an adventuring group of five young people, one of who seems to be the reincarnation of a powerful being.

Read more: Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time comes to life in thrilling style

With 14 books to get through, there's plenty of story still to come.

Cowboy Bebop - Netflix

The anime classic gets a live-action version. (Netflix)
The anime classic gets a live-action version. (Netflix)

This new Netflix series is a live-action remake of a hit 90s Japanese anime series where the worlds of Hong Kong, Westerns and jazz soundtracks collided.

A dysfunctional group of bounty hunters take on a series of jobs that put them in the firing line of a range of dastardly villains as they ride the Bebop - a ship that sails across the galaxy.


Strictly Come Dancing - BBC One - 6.35pm

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Will Rose Ayling-Ellis wow the crowd again? (BBC/Guy Levy)

It's one of the best theme weeks of the Strictly calendar - we've hit musicals week and the couples can't wait to guide us through Les Mis, Frozen and Mary Poppins.

However, it's bad news for Craig Revel Horwood as he'll be missing his favourite week while isolating after a positive COVID test.

Read more: The best ever Strictly musicals week moments

The couples are in capable hands, with Broadway and screen star Cynthia Erivo keeping Revel Horwood's seat warm as guest judge.


Doctor Who - BBC One - 6.20pm

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The terrifying Weeping Angels are back. (BBC Studios/James Pardon)

Tonight's episode of the 13th season of Doctor Who is a particularly creepy one, as the Time Lord arrives in an apparently cursed 1960s village.

A child has gone missing, a professor is conducting psychic phenomenon experiments, and the dreaded Weeping Angels are back.

An Audience with Adele - ITV - 7.25pm

Adele opens up on her emotional new album. (ITV)
Adele opens up on her emotional new album. (ITV)

After such an Adele-centric news schedule over the last couple of weeks, you might be wondering whether the singer has anything left to say that hasn't already been told to Oprah or The Face.

However, her new album 30 is packed with the raw emotion of her split from Simon Konecki, a rarity from the usually private star and it sounds like there are plenty of anecdotes about her recordings still to come.

Read more: Adele fans left in tears by 'best ever' album 30

Of course, fans will want to tune in to hear her iconic voice, too - with a celeb-filled audience including Stormzy, Alan Carr and Mel B unable to resist singing along.

I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! - ITV - 9pm

'I'm A Celebrity' 2021 begins. (ITV)
'I'm A Celebrity' 2021 begins. (ITV)

The celebrities are heading back to Gwrych Castle this year and in tonight's series opener, Ant and Dec welcome the campmates to Wales where they're thrown straight into some horrifying challenges.

Richard Madeley, Arlene Phillips, Kadeena Cox, Frankie Bridge and David Ginola are amongst the famous faces kicking off this series - but who will be a castle hero and who will be a scaredy cat?

The show runs every night from Sunday as the celebs battle it out to be named King or Queen of the Castle.

Watch: Why Rosamund Pike thinks The Wheel of Time can't be the next Game of Thrones

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