Things to watch: Your guide to the best times of the week on Sky and free TV

Travel Man (8 p.m., Mondays from November 14, TVNZ 1)

TV’s funniest and most entertaining travel show is back, with Joe Lycett aiming to provide the definitive guide to 48 hours of driving in a range of destinations around the world.

For this 11th season of the often hilarious and outrageous program originally hosted by Richard Ayoade, the Birmingham comedian is joined by other comedians like Sarah Millican, Mawaan Rizwan, Roisin Conaty and Asim Chaudhry to travel to places like Vilnius, Lithuania .

Joe Lycett is off on more adventures with his comedy pals on Travel Man.


Joe Lycett is off on more adventures with his comedy pals on Travel Man.

* Neon’s Yellowstone, Netflix’s The Crown, Disney+’s Willow among November must-haves
* The White Lotus: I was not a fan of the first series, but now I am addicted to the second
* Duckrockers: Sione’s Wedding prequel series a hilarious disappointment
* Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities: Netflix’s horror anthology offers the perfect Halloween take
* Let the Right One In: New Series an exciting update on haunting Swedish horror

Dr. Angelo Tedoldi is the host of Why Am I Gay?


Dr. Angelo Tedoldi is the host of Why Am I Gay?

Why am I gay? (8:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 8, TVNZ 1)

The current New Zealand documentary series concludes with Italian-born neuroscientist and Aotearoa resident Dr. Angelo Tedoldi, who sets out to find out if there are any biological reasons why he is attracted to men.

He meets scientists studying DNA, hormones, and other factors that might explain his own sexual orientation, putting his own body and mind to the name of sex research to find out if he’s as queer as he is. he thinks so.

All Creatures Big and Small (8:30 p.m., Thursdays starting Nov. 10, Vibe)

The third series of James Herriot’s Vet Tales reboot picks up the action in the spring of 1939.

As the prospect of another war looms, James (Nicholas Ralph) and Helen (Rachel Shenton) prepare to wed, and Tristan (Callum Woodhouse) has finally become fully qualified. But while James’ plan to take part in the government’s bovine tuberculosis testing program is likely to expand their practice, it could well put him out of the game with local farmers.

“It balances nostalgia with an invigorating non-sentimentality,” wrote Philip Cunnington of the Lancashire Post. “All Creatures Great and Small shows you the darker side of the world, while giving you a comforting hug.”

Cher stars alongside Nicolas Cage in Moonstruck.


Cher stars alongside Nicolas Cage in Moonstruck.

Moonstruck (7:30 p.m., Friday November 11, Bravo)

Cher and Olympia Dukakis both won Oscars for their roles in this 1987 romantic comedy about a Brooklyn accountant (Cher) who finds herself in a predicament when she falls in love with the man’s brother (Nicolas Cage) ( Danny Aiello) she agreed to marry.

“An American film with foreign film sensibilities, Moonstruck’s depth comes from its perfect balance of writing and directing,” wrote Sheila Benson of the Los Angeles Times.

Rugby World Cup Final (7 p.m., Saturday November 12, Three)

After beating France in last weekend’s stunning semi-final, the Black Ferns will take on England at Auckland’s Eden Park.

The Red Roses will certainly provide formidable opposition to the New Zealand outfit. They are the in-form team of last year, sweeping South Africa (75-0) and Australia (41-5) in this competition and beating the New Zealand team 56-15 and 43 -12 in their two tests 12 months ago. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Original A Nightmare on Elm Street


Original A Nightmare on Elm Street “final girl” Heather Langenkamp plays herself in Wes Craven’s New Nightmare.

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (10:10 p.m., Saturday, November 12, Duke)

Before adding irony to the Scream series, horror master Wes Craven dabbled in post-modernism in this excellent 1994 horror. It has the stars of his original A Nightmare on Elm St seemingly stalked by a Real life Freddy Krueger.

As Stephen King once said, many times, “it’s awful”. In New Nightmare, Craven took his creation back and created a different type of Freddy movie. Gone is the hilarity of later nightmares, replaced by a genuinely chilling story of a woman and her son’s descent into madness. Like The Babadook almost 20 years later, it shows us the power of the imagination and the effect it can have on our reality.

MTV European Music Awards (8:00 a.m., Monday November 14, MTV)

Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Rita Ora and our own award-winning writer, director and actor Taika Waititi will host this year’s event in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Fans voted for their favorites from nominees in 17 non-gender categories, including Best Song, Best Artist, Best Collaboration, Best Long Form Video and Best Metaverse Performance, while also choosing top artists from select countries. (Benee, Coterie, Lorde, LAB and Shouse are in the running for the New Zealand award).