What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021

Disney celebrates two years with gift bag for party attendees

by Andy Bassett

Disney+ hits the not-so-terrible-twos and is now a streaming toddler as it celebrates its 2nd birthday, Amazon Prime sees the return of one of its most popular original series and Apple TV+ has an appointment with a shrink.

Updated 28-Oct-2021 Amazon Prime Video: Tampa Baes S1 (5th Nov) - Mayor Pete (12th Nov) - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (23rd Nov, 2011 version confirmed) - Hanna S3 (26th Nov, confirmed)

Updated 28-Oct-2021 Apple TV+: Dr. Brain S1 (4th Nov) - The Line (19th Nov)

Disney has decided to nominate November 12th as Disney Day this year in recognition of the second anniversary of its launch in the U.S. From the sparse opening aperitif menu, the streaming service is now packed with a multiple course, banquet-sized spread of content from its fan favourite brands covering both original and library programming - phew, some growth spurt!.

Top of the Disney+ bill for November is the appearance of the Simu Liu starring Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings just 71 days after its well received theatrical release and it’s joined by Marvel’s next long-form TV show Hawkeye which sees Jeremy Renner return as Clint Barton, seemingly back in full Age of Ultron snark mode after his brush with a psychologically damaging haircut in Endgame.

Disney’s other blockbuster for the month is Jungle Cruise, which is now available for subscribers after its Premier access run and Jeff Goldblum returns to explore offbeat topics in depth in The World According to Jeff Goldblum which was one of the starting line up of programmes two years ago.

And, who would have thought it a few years ago but new seasons of both The Simpsons and Family Guy kick off on the same day on Disney+. And you thought Disney was all about a squeaky voiced mouse and his anthropomorphic pals!

Over on Amazon, the fantasy ground is being prepared for Lord of the Rings next year with the adaptation of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series and one of the streamers most popular series, Hanna, returns for a third outing.

Also back for a third innings is Apple TV+’s Dickinson which will be the series’ swansong and Tim Cook’s streamer lands another Tom Hanks’ exclusive movie in Finch which could induce a case of ‘it’s just dust in my eye’ if the trailer is anything to go by… ailing protagonist… cute dog… robot learning to be human… all the ingredients are there. Just sayin’.

As ever, although we’ve tried to be as UK specific as possible, streaming dates can change, content can sometimes be territory specific and shows can even get pulled or added at the very last minute by the streamers themselves as they sort out scheduling or licensing issues.

We’ll keep updating the article as new content gets announced, so please check back.

Disney+ UK

3rd November (Wednesday)

Disney+ and Star Originals:

The Simpsons (2021, S32, Star on Disney+ Original Animated Series)

The venerable TV institution that is The Simpsons returns for more adventures featuring Springfield’s colourful and riot-prone residents. Of course, at the centre of it all is Homer and his family and their adventures in the thirty-second season include: Lisa imagining her family as famous painters; Homer as gladiator Obeseus the Wide; an English woman named Lily falling for Homer; Bart and Milhouse discovering Mrs. Krabappel's old diary; Grandpa being a possible Russian Cold War spy called ‘The Grey Fox’ as well as the standard Treehouse of Horror and Christmas episodes.

There’s a number of voice actor changes for characters including Carl Carlson, Dr Hibbert and Bumblebee Man and the season includes guest ‘appearances’ from David Harbour, Olivia Colman, Jason Bateman, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Nick Offerman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Steven Fry, Ian McShane and Michael Palin.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
The Simpson S32 is on Star on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Family Guy (2021, S20, Star on Disney+ Original Animated Series)

Seth McFarlane’s anarchic animated mix of the raucous, the sometimes offensive and the often just down right stoopid returns for its twentieth season, its first with Arif Zahir replacing Mike Henry as the voice of Cleveland Brown.

Perpetual dullard Peter Griffin leads his long suffering family and equally slow on the uptake friends through another series of adventures and parodies including: Lois becoming an internet celebrity after becoming temporarily blind; Peter and his friends imagining they are three rock legends while at an old record store, and Quagmire asking Brian to pretend to be his dog in order to impress a woman he has fallen for.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Family Guy S20 is on Star on Disney+ UK in November 2021

The Premise (2021, S1, Star on Disney+ Anthology Series)

Asking moral questions reflecting life our modern world, The Premise takes provocative concepts and brings them into the open, delivering character-driven stories with humour and heart as these separate tales encompass; social injustice, gun violence, online trolling, sex with a famous pop star as a prize for a school's valedictorian, and a chance at redemption by pitching a sex toy as a product to a company board of directors. Sold!

Library Titles:

Mayans MC (2018-19, S1-2. FX Network Drama Series)

Occupying the same world as Sons of Anarchy but set later on and hundreds of miles away, Mayans MC sees EZ Reyes, the gifted son of a proud Mexican family, whose American dream was snuffed out by cartel violence, now out of prison and reluctantly returning to the outlaw life, driven by a need for vengeance.

Season one trailer below:

Documentary/Factual/Reality/Kids Shows:

Africa’s Deadliest 4 (2017, National Geographic Docuseries)

In the battlegrounds of Botswana, it takes cunning, power and ingenuity to survive. This 3 part series explores how hunters and the hunted employ an array of weapons, tricks and tactics to gain the upper hand from hunting as packs to using stealth and cunning.

Big City Greens (2020, S2 Ep15-30 Disney Children’s Animated Series)

Ten-year-old Cricket Green is a mischievous and optimistic country boy who moves to the big city with his wildly out of place family - older sister Tilly, father Bill and Gramma Alice. Cricket's natural curiosity and enthusiasm lead him and his family on a series of epic adventures.

The Lion Ranger (2010, National Geographic Docuseries)

An insight into the life and work of the famous lion whisperer, Kevin Richardson and his lion park which he struggles to keep running as funding becomes harder to come by. Over three episodes, Richardson gives viewers a rare glimpse of life at Kingdom of the White Lion sanctuary which houses a whole host of other animals too.

Riding Britain’s Railways
Presenter Dan Cruickshank explores the impact Britain’s railways have had on the nation’s industrial and social development as he takes rail journeys across the UK, uses historical rail guides, boards classic trains, experiences captivating views and explores fascinating histories and personal stories.

Underworld Inc (2015, S1, National Geographic Docuseries)

With incredible access to black market operators across the globe, from a backyard gun workshop in the Philippines to a brothel in New York City, this series follows the ruthless operators at the heart of illegal trades, along with the people they victimise and the law enforcement officials trying to stop them.

5th November (Friday)

Disney+ and Star Originals:

Disney Illuminations Firework Show Disneyland Paris

A nighttime fireworks display featuring music and special effects at Disneyland Paris. Available on YouTube and no doubt chucked at UK subscribers as a nod to Bonfire Night. Still it’s a great excuse for an image of fireworks!

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Disney Illuminations Firework Show Disneyland Paris is on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Library Titles:

Corky Romano (2001, Comedy, Crime. PG-13. Chris Kattan, Peter Falk, Peter Berg, Chris Penn, Fred Ward, Dir. Rob Pritts)

When his mafioso father faces charges of racketeering, estranged son Corky - who’s unaware of the family’s criminal activities - is asked to step into the fray as an undercover FBI agent so he can destroy the evidence against his dad. However, once in the FBI, Corky uncovers a deeper conspiracy.

The film reportedly received rewrites from Paul Thomas Anderson (writer-director of Boogie Nights and Magnolia) among others. The nickname "Corky" is allegedly taken from real life New Jersey mobster Gaetano Vastola upon whom a character in The Sopranos was based.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Corky Romano is on Star on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Déjà Vu (2006, Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, PG-13. Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer, Dir. Tony Scott)

After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, A.T.F. agent Doug Carlin joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber and stop him before the attack, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.

The middle entry in Denzel Washington's five film run with director Tony Scott (the others being Crimson Tide, Man on Fire, The Taking of Pelham 123 and Unstoppable)

Face/Off (1997, Action, Crime , Sci-Fi, R. John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola, Dir John Woo)

Sean Archer, an FBI Agent goes to extreme lengths to bring his son’s killer, Castor Troy, to justice and prevent a bombing atrocity when he undergoes plastic surgery in order to impersonate his arch-enemy. Troy however, turns the tables and doubles for Archer in order to further threaten his family.

With John Travolta and Nic Cage reportedly studying each other’s tics and mannerisms to sell the scientifically flawed face swap premise, the scene is set for plenty of swivel-eyed scenery chewing and slo-mo action.

Home Alone 4 aka Taking Back the House (2002, Comedy, Crime, Family. Mike Weinberg, French Stewart, Missi Pyle, Clare Carey, Dir. Rod Daniel)

Travelling to spend Christmas with his father and his wealthy new girlfriend, Kevin McCallister defends his future stepmother's house from his old nemesis Marv and his sidekick/wife Vera who plan to kidnap a royal guest.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Home Alone 4 is on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012, Comedy, Crime, Family. Christian Martyn, Eddie Steeples, Debi Mazar, Malcolm McDowell, Dir. Peter Hewitt)

After moving to a new home, Finn Baxter is terrified the house is haunted and sets up booby traps to catch the ghost of the former occupant, only to discover he must protect the house and his sister from three bumbling art thieves.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist is on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Hysterical (2021, FX Network Documentary)

An honest and hilarious backstage pass into the lives of some of stand-up comedy’s most boundary-breaking women, including Margaret Cho, Rachel Feinstein, Nikki Glaser, Kathy Griffin, Carmen Lynch and Iliza Shlesinger, exploring the hard-fought journey to become the voices of their generation and their gender.

Robots (2005, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, PG. Voices: Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Mel Brooks, Robin Williams, Dirs. Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha)

A small-town robot and aspiring inventor named Rodney Copperbottom embarks on the adventure of a lifetime as he heads for the big city to pursue his dreams and meet his idol, the master inventor Bigweld. With the help of the misfit mechanical friends he meets along the way, Rodney has to face up to the nefarious corporate tyrant Ratchet who has stopped producing spare parts for underprivileged robots and instead plans on making them pay for expensive upgrades.

The Insider (1999, True Life, Drama, Thriller, R. Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora, Dir. Michael Mann)

Jeffrey Wigand, a former research chemist at Brown & Williamson Tobacco, comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a 60 Minutes exposé on Big Tobacco.

Based on the the Vanity Fair article, The Man Who Knew Too Much by Marie Brenner, The Insider is a fictionalised account of a true story documenting whistleblower Wigand and CBS producer Lowell Bergman's efforts to defend Wigand’s live 60 Minutes’ testimony, which exposed corporate tobacco’s practices, against efforts to discredit and suppress it by CBS and Wigand's former employer.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
The Insider is on Star on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Documentary/Factual/Reality/Kids Shows:

Million Dollar Moon Rock Heist (2012, National Geographic Documentary)

On July 13th 2002, 25-year-old NASA trainee, Thad Roberts and his accomplices broke into the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and stole a safe full of priceless moon rocks collected from the Apollo lunar missions over the years.

As the search for the missing rocks began, Roberts continued to keep up appearances at NASA while negotiating a sale with a mineral collector who was secretly working with the FBI.

However, when the safe was finally located, the rock samples were too contaminated and notebooks containing over 30 years of painstaking moon rock research had been lost forever.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Million Dollar Moon Rock Heist is on Disney+ UK in November 2021

10th November (Wednesday)

Disney+ and Star Originals:

Chicken Squad (2021, S1, Ep1-13, Disney Animated Original Series)

The Chicken Squad is the world’s greatest team of backyard helpers! This sibling trio (Coop, Sweetie and Little Boo) is a team of eager community helpers and clever problem-solvers. With guidance from their mentor, a retired search-and-rescue dog named Captain Tully.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Chicken Squad S1 Eps1-13 are on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Library Titles:

The Glades (2010-14, S1-4. Fox Television, Procedural Drama Series)

After being shot by his captain after a misunderstanding, former Chicago cop Jim Longworth takes his settlement pay off and moves to a small Florida town and joins the state police. There, he thinks the pace of life will be slower and he can issue speeding tickets during the week and play golf at the weekend. But Longworth soon discovers that his new hometown is more complex than meets the eye.

Be aware, the series was cancelled at the end of season four, which finished on a cliffhanger.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
The Glades S1-4 are on Star on Disney+ UK in November 2021

The Resident (2021, S4, Fox Medical Drama Series)

Medical drama starring Matt Czuchry as a brilliant but tough senior resident who takes a group of new doctors under his wing and draws back the curtain on all of the benefits and pitfalls of modern day medicine.

Also stars Emily (MCU’s Sharon Carter) VanCamp and Bruce Greenwood. Currently also showing on Sky Witness.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
The Resident S4 is on Star on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Documentary/Factual/Reality/Kids Shows:

Dead End Express (2015, S1, National Geographic Docuseries)

For those hardy souls that live off the grid in the vast US wilderness, the services provided by Survive & Deliver are invaluable and often life saving. Follow the heroic efforts of the team as they deliver food, medicine, fuel and essential supplies by plane, boat, packhorse and snowmobile to those living the wild life.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Dead End Express S1 is on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Doc McStuffins (Children’s Animated Shorts S1)

Dottie "Doc" McStuffins is a seven year old girl who wants to become a doctor like her mother. She practices her dream by 'fixing' toys and dolls who she can communicate with thanks to her magic stethoscope.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Doc McStuffins Shorts are on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Drugged (2012, S2 National Geographic Docuseries)

Doctors try to persuade addicts to get sober by showing them how drugs have impacted all aspects of their lives.

South America’s Weirdest Animals (2020, S1, National Geographic Docuseries)

As a land of extremes, South America has many hundred thousand square miles of forests, grasslands and mountains, and survival is a daunting proposition. Millennia of weird evolution have made this giant continent a land of mutants adapted for survival, so expect the unexpected because here, outlandish is the new normal.

12th November (Friday) - Disney+ Day

Disney+ and Star Originals:

Ciao Alberto (2021, Pixar Short)

An animated short film from Pixar, featuring characters from this summer’s Luca.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Ciao Alberto is on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Dopesick (2021, 20th Television Limited Series Ep 1-2, then 6 further weekly episodes)
When the hard working mining community of a small Virginia town seek tonics and salves for the bumps and bruises of their hard lives, they turn to their trusted local physician Dr. Samuel Finnix, who, despite some misgivings, starts prescribing OxyContin, a brand new ‘miracle drug’ which the reps from Purdue Pharma have been pushing hard. Despite assurances that the drug is less than one percent addictive, Finnix starts to suspect it is having more than just pain relieving effects on his patients and when black market pills starts showing up, the authorities also start to take notice, asking, just how much did the executives at Purdue know before they unleashed a tidal wave of suffering on the American people?

Based on journalist Beth Macy’s book, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug That Addicted America, Dopesick stars Michael Keaton, Rosario Dawson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Kaitlyn Dever, Will Poulter and Peter Sarsgaard in a dramatisation of events that takes viewers to the epicentres of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Big Pharma, to a ravaged rural communities to the hallways of the DEA.

Entrelazados (2021, S1, Disney+ Comedy/Drama series, International: Argentina, Language: Spanish)
Allegra dreams of joining a music hall company and becoming an actress, but her mother, Caterina won’t support her. When Allegra finds a mysterious bracelet that takes her back to 1994, her life changes drastically when she comes across Caterina who is now the same age as she is, has the same acting aspirations and is living in her own mother's shadow. Can Allegra’s presence in 1994 unpick the complicated relations between the three women?

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Entrelazado S1 is on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Home Sweet Home Alone (2021, Action, Comedy, Seasonal, PG. Archie Yates, Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, Aisling Bea, Dir. Dan Mazer)
Ten-year-old Max Mercer is accidentally left at home by himself for the holidays when his family leaves for a vacation to Tokyo and there’s a mix up in the flights. At first, Max revels in getting to do whatever he wants now that he's alone, but soon becomes aware that a pair of married burglars are looking to steal a priceless heirloom from his family. But Max is a mischievous and resourceful lad and he’ll do whatever it takes to defend his home against the interlopers.

After a run of sequels and specials stemming from the classic original Home Alone, this essentially comes as a reboot with many similar looking set pieces.

Jungle Cruise (2021, Action, Adventure, Comedy. Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Paul Giamtti, Dir. Jaume Collet-Serra)

Set during the early 20th century, a cynical, wisecracking riverboat captain named Frank takes virtuous but intrepid English scientist Dr. Lily Houghton and her foppish brother on a mission into the jungle to find the Tree of Life, which possesses healing properties that Lily believes holds the key to improving modern medicine. During the journey the trio must face all manner of dangers hidden in the beautiful but deadly environment, including wild animals, supernatural forces and a competing expedition that is determined to find the tree first. As the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes become ever higher for Lily and Frank as their fate - and mankind’s - hangs in the balance.

Now available to all Disney+ subscribers.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Special Look (2021, Disney+ Original)

A special celebrating the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+ with an exciting look towards the future.

Olaf Presents (2021, S1, Disney Animated Shorts)

An all-new original series of shorts in which Frozen’s Olaf steps up as storyteller, taking on all the production and acting roles, as he recounts some of Disney’s classic tales in his own inimitable style.

Josh Gad returns to provide the vocal gymnastics.

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, PG-13. Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Michelle Yeoh. Dir. Destin Daniel Cretton)

Despite years of martial arts and weaponry training from his crime lord father, Shang-Chi decides to pursue a more relaxed path as he enjoys a life without responsibilities in San Francisco under the pseudonym Shaun. However, he is forced to confront his past and family after being drawn into the mysterious Ten Rings organisation.

Getting further into Phase 4 of the MCU with a little known character was a bit of a risk but so far Kevin Feige’s gambles have all paid off - look at Guardians of the Galaxy - and the world of Shang-Chi is authentically brought to life in a similar fashion to Black Panther.

Untitled Simpsons Short (2021, Disney+ Animated Short)

A new short from The Simpsons that pays tribute to Disney+’s marquee brands - which could be pretty amusing... or just plain awful.

Star Wars: Boba Fett Special (2021, Disney+ Original)

A special celebrating the origins and legacy of Star Wars’ legendary bounty hunter, Boba Fett in preparation for The Book of Boba Fett series which is due to launch on 29th December 2021.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Star Wars: Boba Fett Special is on Disney+ UK in November 2021

The World According to Jeff Goldblum (2021, S2, Ep1-5, National Geographic Docuseries)

Perpetual twitcher Jeff Goldblum investigates the science, history and connections behind everyday objects with help from scientists, industry leaders, experts and enthusiasts. After having pulled on the thread that unravelled ice cream, sneakers, denim, cosmetics, pools, gaming and bikes in the first season, Jeff returns with more unique Goldblum-skewed insight into everyday objects and experiences.

The first five episodes from season 2 will be released together, with the second half of the season coming at a later date.

See Jeff being Jeff in season one here:

17th November (Wednesday)

Disney+ and Star Originals:

Marvel’s Hit-Monkey (2021, S1, All ten episodes available, Hulu/Disney+ Animated Series)
A Japanese snow monkey, whose tribe is slaughtered, seeks revenge and is mentored by the ghost of an American assassin as he cuts a wide swath through the Yakuza underworld.

Sounding like a radical update of Randall and Hopkirk: Deceased (ask your parents), the series features the vocal talents of George Takei, Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Munn, Ally Maki, Nobi Nakanishi and Fred Tatasciore.

Library Titles:

Legion (2017-19, S1-3, FX / Marvel Television Series)

David Haller is a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and visions might be real… and dangerous.

Legion, is based on the Marvel Comics character by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, and was created by Noah (Fargo) Hawley. It stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement and Hamish Linklater.

Night Stalker (2005, S1, ABC Drama Series)

In this remake of the 1974 series, which starred Darren McGavin, Stuart Townsend stars as investigative reporter Carl Kolchak who spends his time searching for his murdered wife’s killer and investigates similar unexplained killings that exhibit a dark supernatural edge and which may all be linked. He is helped along the way by a fellow crime reporter Perri Reed (played by Gabrielle Union).

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Nigh Stalker S1 is on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Documentary/Factual/Reality/Kids Shows:

Gabby Duran and the Unsittables (2021, S2, Ep1-12, Family Comedy Series)

After living in the shadows of her successful mother Dina and smart younger sister, Gabby Duran finds her moment to shine when she gets a job from Principal Swift to babysit an unruly group of extraterrestrial children who have been hiding out on Earth disguised as humans. Gabby resourcefully and fearlessly steps up to the challenge to protect the children and their secret identities.

Gigantosaurus (2021, S2, Ep21-26, Disney Children’s Animated Series)

Four young dinosaurs explore a prehistoric world of adventure where the most exciting resident is the fabled Gigantosaurus, the biggest, fiercest, dinosaur of them all.

Mickey Mouse Funhouse (2021 S1, Ep1-7, Disney Children’s Animated Series)

Funny, the enchanted talking playhouse, has doors that can take you anywhere and he leads Mickey Mouse and his pals on adventures to unique worlds that inspire the imagination.

No Man Left Behind (2016, S1 National Geographic Docuseries)

Trapped in enemy territory, it’s every soldier/agent’s worst nightmare. Here, a mix of dramatic reconstructions, archive footage and personal testimony illustrate tales of valour and survival for pilots shot down in hostile territory, Army units who strayed into the kill zone and DEA special agents on covert operations that spiraled dramatically out of control.

And reunited for the first time on camera, the pilot of the downed helicopter and two of the soldiers involved in the Battle of Mogadishu recount the intense details of one of the most horrific scenes in U.S. military history since the Vietnam War.

Stranger Than Nature (S2, National Geographic Docuseries)

Stories of unexplained phenomena in nature.

The State (2017, S1, National Geographic Drama Series)

Four British citizens journey to Syria to join ISIS, motivated by various personal goals. After joining the terrorist organisation, they struggle to deal with the harsh reality on the ground.

A bold, unflinching approach to telling the fact-inspired stories of young ISIS recruits, The State was fastidiously researched and offers an authentic and nuanced look inside one of the most brutal terrorist organisations threatening global security.

Vinnie Jones: Russia’s Toughest (2013, S1, National Geographic Docuseries)

Hardman footballer-turned-actor Vinnies Jones looks at some of Russia’s toughest jobs, giving them a go himself. He tackles being a bodyguard, construction worker and cowboy during which Jones must face subzero temperatures, sleep out in the wild and go through firearm training to protect Moscow residents from ruthless gangs.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Vinnie Jones: Russia's Toughest S1 is on Disney+ UK in November 2021

19th November (Friday)

Disney+ and Star Originals:

Shook (2019, S1, Disney Children’s Drama Series)

Mia Brooks, an incredible dancer who's held back from expressing herself by home responsibilities at home to her little sister, Skylar, and their single mom, meets a hip-hop crew that shows her a different way of dancing. Not for the approval of others, but for herself!

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Shook S1 is on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Library Titles:

Flightplan (2005, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, PG-13. Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean, Kate Beahan, Dir. Robert Schwentke)

Bereaved aviation engineer Kyle is flying back to New York with her 6 year old daughter Julia and the coffin of her deceased husband. During the flight, Kyle wakes up from a nap and discovers that Julia is missing with no-one apparently remembering her ever being on the flight.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Flightplan is on Star on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Kingdom of Heaven (2005, Action, Drama, Historical, R. Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson, David Thewlis, Alexander Siddig, Dir. Ridley Scott)

In the twelfth century, blacksmith Balian is haunted by his wife’s recent suicide. Desperate for deeper meaning to his empty life, he agrees to accompany a stranger, who reveals himself as Balian’s father, to Jerusalem, a city seething with religious wars. Transformed by his arduous journey and the people he meets along his travels, Balian becomes a defending warrior bidding to save the city and its people.

Despite its flaws, Kingdom of Heaven is one of Ridley Scott’s most revered films. There’s no word whether Disney+ will be streaming the superior Director’s Cut, which adds about 45 minutes of footage.

Love in the Forecast (2020, Comedy, Romance. Cindy Busby, Christopher Russell, Donna Benedicto, Ryan McDonell, Dir. Christie Will Wolf)

After swearing off dating for a full year, aspiring meteorologist Leah discovers it makes her a magnet for men and becomes friends with her neighbour, Mark, who teaches her the importance of trusting nature.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Love in the Forecast is on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019, Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi. Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Gabriel Luna, Dir. Tim Miller)

Grace, an augmented human super-soldier from the future, and a battle-hardened Sarah Connor must stop an advanced Terminator, who has travelled back through time, from hunting down Dani Ramos, a young girl living a simple life in Mexico City whose fate is critical to the human race.

The director of the original Terminator and its genre defining sequel, James Cameron, returns as producer and story consultant in Terminator: Dark Fate. Deadpool director Tim Miller takes the reins to deliver what no-one has successfully managed to yet do - create a wholly satisfying return to the beloved but tarnished franchise. In an effort to return to the roots of the story, Sarah Connor is back and everything after Terminator 2: Judgement Day is ignored. For good measure Arnie returns and is reunited with Linda Hamilton after 23 years.

Despite all this, and an okay $250+ box office haul, Terminator: Dark Fate was considered a office dud - it needed $450 million to breakeven after production and promotion costs. Plans for any future films have reportedly been cancelled.

There is no fate but what we make for ourselves... Indeed!

The Family Stone (2005, Comedy, Drama, Romance, PG-13. Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel McAdams, Luke Wilson, Dir. + Scr. Thomas Bezucha)

A traditional and uptight businesswoman goes with her boyfriend to his quirky and outgoing family’s yearly Christmas bash and realises that she is terribly out of place in such an environment. As the festivities progress, there are unexpected surprises, outrageous secrets revealed and new relationships forged.

Documentary/Factual/Reality/Kids Shows:

1917: One Year, Two Revolutions (2017, National Geographic Documentary)

Between February and October 1917, Imperial Russia, once deemed eternal, plunges into revolution. Chronicled by a journalist stationed in Petrograd who sheds new light on the post Great War weariness that fuelled 9 months of popular and spontaneous revolt, this programme follows the unrest and uncertainties that lead to a coup which brought about an upheaval that changed the course of history and profoundly altered the future of a civilization.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
1917: One Year, Two Revolutions is on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives (2020, Disney Documentary)

Explore the rich history of the Walt Disney Archives as legendary producer and host Don Hahn tours rarely seen areas of the department's vast collections along with beloved Disney locations through an engaging, historical lens. The journey through the deeper and older recesses of the Disney Vault include interviews with Marvel supremo Kevin Feige, Mark Hamill, Kurt Russell, Pixar’s Pete Docter and many others.

Clan of the Meerkats (2010, National Geographic Documentary)

This is what life is really like in the Kalahari Desert when you're just 12 inches tall. From births to deaths, babysitters to battles, eagle attacks to infanticide, get an insider's look at how meerkat society, both cute and cruel, really works.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Clan of the Meerkats in on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Hawaii: Sharks of the Fire Goddess (2020, National Geographic Documentary)

The sharks that occupy the ocean from the remote reefs of the Hawaiian archipelago to the world-famous beaches of Waikiki, offer up extraordinary behaviour, some seen nowhere else on earth.

Hippo vs Croc (2014, Documentary)

One is a hefty herbivore, the other is the most successful freshwater predator on the planet, so how do they manage to tolerate each other in the same habitat, especially in the face of dwindling natural resources?

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Hippo vs. Croc is on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Jaguar Beach Battle (National Geographic Documentary)

There is a beach in Costa Rica that challenges what we think we know about big cats. America’s largest cat, the jaguar, is hunting an unusual prey; sea turtles.

Little Giant (National Geographic Documentary)

An elephant calf called Little E is born into a family trying to survive just as drought is setting in and the herd is forced to keep on the move in search of food and water. Lions, hippos and even men interrupt their quest and by the time the herd’s journey ends, its actions testify not only to an intelligent and loving nature that rivals our own, but also to a message we can all relate to: there's nothing quite like family.

Ocean’s Breath (2019, National Geographic Documentary)

Documentary exploring the past, present and future of coral reefs. Seen as the lungs which permitted life to exist for hundreds of millions of years, it is essential we find solutions that will help save these ancient life-sustaining ecosystems from being destroyed.

Patagonia Wings (National Geographic Documentary)

Join the French High Mountain Military Group on their Patagonia expedition as they climb the Fitz Roy range and jump from one of its summits.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Patagonia Wings is on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Port Security Hamberg (National Geographic Documentary)

Join staff at Europe’s second busiest port for a very timely look at the inner workings of a modern port. With 10,000 shipments entering every day, 2,000 customs officers work tirelessly to halt illegal activity at Germany’s ‘Gateway to the World’.

The Next Mega Tsunami (National Geographic Documentary)

Ten years after the devastating Boxing Day 2004 tsunami tragedy which killed over 225,000 people, scientists are making a shocking discovery. Experts used to believe that the biggest killer waves were only generated in a handful of regions, but mounting evidence now suggests that more of the world’s coasts, from the Mediterranean to Australia, could be in grave danger. But where will the next Big One strike?

Water and Power: A California Heist (2017, National Geographic Documentary)

In California's complex water system, a handful of corporate landowners took advantage of a state-engineered system and gained control of the state's most precious public resource, while repeated and persistent drought has left smaller farmers and local homeowners with dry wells.

World’s Biggest Tiger Shark(2020, National Geographic Documentary)

After a night time dive off the coast of French Polynesia, marine biologist Kori Garza looks to shark scientist Nicolas Buray for evidence of a massive female Tiger Shark named Kamakai.

24th November (Wednesday)

Disney+ and Star Originals:

Hawkeye (2021, S1, Ep1-2, then weekly episodes. Disney+/Marvel Original Series)

Set in post-blip New York City, former Avenger Clint Barton has a seemingly simple mission: get back to his family for Christmas, that should be relatively easy, right? But when Barton tangles with Kate Bishop, a 22-year-old archer with dreams of becoming a superhero, the two are forced to work together to confront enemies from Clint’s Ronin past who threaten to derail far more than the festive spirit. Only then can Hawkeye fulfil his family Christmas promise.

The fifth of Marvel’s Phase 4 TV series, sees Jeremy Renner returning as Clint Barton and Hailee Steinfeld as protege Kate Bishop with a spin off series confirmed as in development for the Maya Lopez / Echo character played by Alaqua Cox.

Library Titles:

My Wife and Kids (2001-2005, S1-5, ABC sit-com series)

Michael Kyle is a not-so-modern man living in a modern world and he longs for a traditional family life. However, his day-trader wife Janet, gangsta rap-worshipping son Michael Jr. and brooding daughters Claire and Kady have other ideas. Still, Michael has his own unique and humorous way of imparting life lessons to his kids.

Documentary/Factual/Reality/Kids Shows:

Becoming Cousteau (2021, National Geographic Documentary)

A look at the remarkable life, passions, achievements and tragedies surrounding the famous explorer and environmentalist Jacques Cousteau. Filmmaker Liz Garbus spent several years securing previously unseen footage from the The Cousteau Society which gives a unique insight into the man who co-invented the aqualung, pioneered marine conservation and thrilled a generation with documented oceanic exploits on the Calypso.

PJ Masks (2021 S5 Ep1-9 Disney Television Children’s Animated Series)

During the day, Amaya, Connor and Greg lead totally normal lives, but when they put on their pajamas and activate their animal amulets, they turn into their alter egos: Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko as they embark on night time adventures that are filled with action.

Positive Energy (2021, S1, National Geographic Docuseries)

The world faces a huge challenge in meeting humankind’s escalating energy needs without damaging the planet. Presenters Dallas Campbell and Kari Byron travel the globe meeting the innovators that are creating new ways to power our world into the future.

Predator Bloodlines (2020, S1, National Geographic Docuseries)

Bloodlines... it is through this mechanism that individuals inherit the unique code for survival. The fight for survival is universal and, over three years, cameras followed six extraordinary creatures and their families as they dedicate everything to passing on a legacy, striving at all costs to attain the ultimate prize: survival for themselves and their kin.

The Choe Show (2021, S1, FX Network Docuseries)

From the walls of his childhood home, world-renowned artist David Choe takes his guests on a journey where he is a motivational interviewer and compassionate listener. He uses the acts of art and play to depart on a journey of shared emotional experience getting people to laugh, cry and think deeply about themselves such that Choe is able to bring forth an of-the-moment honesty with them. His guests include; Val Kilmer, Rainn Wilson, Steve-O, Will Arnett and Maya Erskine.

25th November (Thursday)

Disney+ and Star Originals:

The Beatles: Get Back (2021, Ep1, Disney+ Limited Documentary Series)

In 1969 a film crew was given access to the Beatles as they recorded the Let It Be album under the working title of Get Back. The footage found its way into the 1970 documentary Let It Be from director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, which has not been available on home video since the 1980s.

Now, Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson has accessed over 60 hours of archived footage and 150 hours of never before heard audio and restored and re-edited it to challenge the perception instilled by the original documentary that the Beatles were a fractured band on the brink.

Jackson is the only person in 50 years to have been given access to these private film archives and now, The Beatles: Get Back transports audiences back in time to the band’s intimate recording sessions during this pivotal moment in music history. The documentary showcases the warmth, camaraderie and creative genius that defined the legacy of the iconic foursome. It’s the story of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr as they plan their first live show in over two years, capturing the writing and rehearsing of 14 new songs, originally intended for release on an accompanying live album. The documentary features – for the first time in its entirety – The Beatles’ last live performance as a group; the unforgettable rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row, as well as other songs and classic compositions featured on the band’s final two albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be.

Split into three, two-hour episodes the series will be shown on consecutive nights.

26th November (Friday)

Disney+ and Star Originals:

The Beatles: Get Back (2021, Ep2, Disney+ Limited Documentary Series)

Part two of Peter Jackson’s documentary on the Fab Four.

Library Titles:

Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday (2019, Fantasy, Romance. Jen Lilley, Carlo Marks, Eric Close, Rachael Crawford, Dir. Jonathan Wright)

Book editor Hannah is forced to put her pride aside and work with her rival Ryan in order to help a budding writer find inspiration. And as it’s Christmas, there’s an angel around to nudge things in the right direction.

Big Trouble in Little China (1986, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, PG-13. Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong, Dir. John Carpenter)
Jack Burton, a rough-and-tumble, decent hearted truck driver with an undentable ego, gets dragged into the mysterious underworld beneath Chinatown where he faces an ancient sorcerer named Lo Pan.

A box office flop on release, Big Trouble in Little China has nonetheless gone on to attain cult status and fulfilled John Carpenter’s wish to work with Kurt Russell again after The Thing and also to make a martial arts based story.

Black Swan (2012, Drama, Thriller, R. Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel, Dir. Darren Aronofsky)

Living with her overbearing mother, Nina Sayers is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life is completely consumed with dance, so when she gets a shot as prima ballerina in Swan Lake, she is overjoyed. However, Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily who impresses choreographer Leroy as well. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted, competitive friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side as she struggles to contain her jealousy and maintain her sanity.

Garden State (2004, Comedy, Romance, Drama, R. Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm, Dir. + Scr. Zach Braff)

Andrew, a quietly troubled young man struggling as an actor/waiter, returns home after a decade to attend the funeral of his mother. However, what follows ahead is a journey of self-realisation that helps him reconnect and changes him forever.

Partly autobiographical, writer/director/star Zach Braff used it to articulate the emotions he similarly experienced as a jobbing actor, feeling “alone, isolated, 'a dime a dozen' and homesick for a place that didn't even exist."

The film is funnier than it sounds!

The Day After Tomorrow (2004, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, PG-13. Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Ian Holm, Dir. Roland Emmerich)

As tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begins to freeze solid, paleoclimatologist Jack Hall undertakes a dangerous trek to save his son and a small band of survivors who must ride out the growing superstorm and stay alive in the face of an enemy more powerful and relentless than any they've ever encountered: Mother Nature!

Now 17 years old, and despite being full of scientific inaccuracies, The Day After Tomorrow becomes preciently less fanciful each year.

A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008, NBC Christmas Special)

When Gonzo discovers that three letters he’s been tasked with posting to Santa have not been sent, he talks Kermit and his friends into delivering them to the North Pole personally. Along the way, they discover that Christmas is the time to be with those you care about most, as they dash home to make a friend’s Christmas wish come true. Guest stars include; Whoopi Goldberg, Uma Thurman, Richard Griffiths, Jane Krakowski and Nathan Lane.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa is on Disney+ UK in November 2021

The Rock (1996, Action, Adventure, Thriller, R. Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, David Morse, Dir. Michael Bay)
When disgruntled Gen. Francis X. Hummel takes 81 tourists hostage on Alcatraz Island as part of his campaign for war reparations for fallen comrades, he threatens to use the prison facility as a launch site for deadly VX gas. Mild-mannered FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is dispatched on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason and a crack SEAL team to stop Hummel and render the nerve agent harmless, but Hummel and his team are prepared and the rescue mission goes awry.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
The Rock is on Star in Disney+ UK in November 2021

Volcano (1997, Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi, PG-13. Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Don Cheadle, Keith David, Dir. Mick Jackson)

After a series of warning quakes, a volcano suddenly erupts in downtown Los Angeles spewing a river of lava throughout the city streets, leaving an emergency response official and a seismologist to try and divert the relentless molten flow.

Coming out at the same time as Dante’s Peak, Tommy Lee Jones tries an altogether different tactic to Pierce Brosnan and tries to ‘out grump’ the hitherto unstoppable force of nature.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Volcano is on Star on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Documentary/Factual/Reality/Kids Shows:

Buried Secrets of Cordoba (2020, National Geographic Docuseries)

Beneath Cordoba’s modern streets lie traces of the city’s long-forgotten history; explorer Fabio Amador joins archaeologists as they use advanced technology to unearth the city’s buried mysteries.

2000s Greatest Tragedies (National Geographic Docuseries)

From natural and man-made disasters, to shocking acts of terrorism and celebrity deaths, the 2000s may be viewed as one of the most tumultuous and tragic decades as a 24 hour news cycle and social media enable viewers to experience earth shattering events would unfold in real time.

Worst Weather Ever? aka Is Our Weather Getting Worse? (2013, National Geographic Documentary)

The world’s weather is getting wilder and weirder by the moment with heatwaves, droughts, downpours and flooding leading to chaos, death, fires and destruction. It seems like the weather is out of control, but severe droughts, storms and floods have happened throughout history, so has it really always been this bad?

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Worst Weather Ever? is on Disney+ UK in November 2021

Blood Rivals: Lion Vs Buffalo (National Geographic Documentary)
In Africa, no other herbivore rivals the buffalo for brute force and collective strategy; honed over millennia in an evolutionary blood feud with the ultimate predator, the lion.

Heroes of the Mediterranean (National Geographic Documentary)

Marine Biologist and National Geographic Explorer Manu San Felix investigates how humans have caused so much damage to the Spanish Mediterranean. He travels around the region to meet people actively making a difference to reverse the damage.

The Kangaroo King aka Big Red: The Kangaroo King (2015, National Geographic Documentary

Big Red – one kangaroo’s epic battle against the outback. The parched central deserts of the red heartland of Australia are home to the toughest kangaroo on the planet – the mighty Red. Above all, this is a story of survival against the odds and what it takes to endure drought, heatwave, and bushfire. Red struggles to prove his strength, not only against others of his kind, but against the very land itself.

27th November (Saturday)

Disney+ and Star Originals:

The Beatles: Get Back (2021, Ep3, Disney+ Limited Documentary Series)

Part three of Peter Jackson’s documentary on the Fab Four.

Library Titles:


Documentary/Factual/Reality/Kids Shows:


Amazon Prime UK

1st November

As Good as It Gets (1997, Comedy, Drama, Romance, PG-13. Jack Nicolson, Helen Hunt,, Roy Kinnear, Skeet Ulrich, Dir. James l. Brookes)

Cantankerous, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer Melvin finds his carefully managed routine turned upside down when Simon, his gay neighbour, is attacked and hospitalised and Melvin has look after Simon’s dog. On top of that, Carol, the only waitress at the diner where Melvin has breakfast that can tolerate his obnoxious attitude, has to leave to look after her young son, meaning no-one else will serve him. Melvin decides to take drastic measures to get Carol back.

Both Jack Nicolson and Helen Hunt won Academy Awards for their performances, marking As Good as it Gets as the most recent film to secure Oscars for both its lead actor and actress.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
As Good as It Gets is on Amazon Prime Video UK in November 2021

Jericho (2006-8, S1-2, CBS Drama Series)

The small town of Jericho, Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over nearby Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive while wondering if there are any other survivors out there.

Post apocalyptic disaster series starring Skeet Ulrich, Ashley Scott and Lennie James.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Jericho S1-2 are on Amazon Prime Video UK in November 2021

Scorpion (2014-18, S1-4, CBS Drama Series)

An eccentric genius forms a network of super-brainiacs and is tasked by the US government to act as the last line of defense against the complicated threats of the modern world.

Very loosely based on the life of its executive producer and self-proclaimed computer expert Walter O'Brien, Scorpion was seen by CBS executives as a dramatic counterpart to its ‘nerd-based’ hit comedy, The Big Bang.

Ugly Betty (2006-10, S1-4, ABC Comedy/Drama Series)

Betty Suarez lacks the more obvious attributes associated with the fashion industry but she embraces her smarts, drive and independent attitude to land a job at a prestigious magazine dropping her smack bang in the middle of the cutthroat world of New York fashion.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Ugly Betty S1-4 are on Amazon Prime Video UK in November 2021

2nd November

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017, Action, Thriller, Crime, R. Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Dir, Chad Stahelski)

John Wick is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of the shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers and is forced to break one of the guild’s immutable rules.

The Green Hornet (Action, Crime, Comedy, PG-13. Seth Rogan, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz, Dir. Michael Gondry)

Britt Reid is the son of LA's most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a privileged but directionless existence on the party scene - until his father mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father's more industrious and inventive employees, Kato, Britt sees a chance to do something meaningful for the first time in his life: fight crime. But in order to do this, he and Kato decide to become criminals themselves - protecting the law by breaking it, so Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets, where they come up against the city’s most feared gangster, Chudnofsky.

5th November

Soho Theatre Live (2021, S2, Standup Comedy)
A new season of ten stand up routines from the Soho Theatre, London’s most vibrant producer of new theatre, comedy and cabaret, sees comedy musings from Jordan Brookes, Nina Conti, Janine Harouni, Kieran Hodgson, Desiree Burch and others.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Soho Theatre Live S2 is on Amazon Prime Video UK in November 2021

Tampa Baes (2021, S1, Amazon Original Reality Series)

Eight-episode docuseries which follows a tight knit young group of lesbian friends in Tampa Bay, an ever-growing gay hotspot on the Florida shoreline.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Tampa Baes S1 is on Amazon Prime Video UK in November 2021

The Marksman (2021, Action, Drama, Thriller, PG-13, Amazon Original Film. Liam Neeson, Katheryn Winnick, Jacob Perez, Juan Pablo Raba, Dir. Robert Lorenz)

An ex US Marine sniper and Vietnam war vet and now rancher on the Arizona border is the unwitting protector of a Mexican boy who is desperate to escape the killers of a cartel who have chased him all the way to the US.

10th November

Ad Astra (2019, Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama. Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Dir. James Gray)

Astronaut Roy McBride travels to the outer edges of an unforgiving solar system to discover the truth behind his father who went missing on a mission 30 years earlier and, in doing so, unravels a mystery that threatens the survival of Earth. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and mankind’s place in the cosmos.

When The Lost City of Z director James Gray chose Ad Astra (Latin for ‘to the stars’) as his next project, he stated his aim was to feature “the most realistic depiction of space travel that’s been put in a movie” so expect Solaris more than Star Wars… and lots of close ups of Pitt’s lovely but mournful mug

12th November

Always Jane (2021, S1, Amazon Original Docuseries, all 4 episodes available)

An intimate and unguarded look at New Jersey transgender teenager Jane Noury and her family as she prepares to leave home for college. Navigating deeply personal and challenging issues, the Noury family’s uplifting humour and kindness is always present, revealing the transformative power of acceptance, support and love, at a time when the political and social climate may not seem like the easiest time for a transgender teenager to grow up.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Always Jane S1 is on Amazon Prime Video UK in November 2021

Curse of the Chippendales (2021, S1, Amazon Original Docuseries, all 4 episodes available)

This four part series charts the rise and fall of the world famous, all-male, stripper/dance outfit, The Chippendales, from its small scale start in the 70’s to the multi-million dollar enterprise of the 80s. With exclusive access to ex dancers, lawyers and entrepreneurs who were all there plus never before seen footage, the programme details how the wild and glitzy nights gave way to a true crime story with bizarre murder plots and multiple deaths.

Lioness: The Nicola Adams Story (2021, Amazon Original Documentary)

A feature-length biographical documentary of Nicola Adams OBE, the double Olympic and WBO female boxing champion, and the first woman to ever represent England in boxing. The programme, titled after Adams’ in-ring nickname, tracks her upbringing in Leeds as she made a name for herself on the circuit fighting tough competitors, through to her Olympic glory in 2012 and 2016, before becoming an LGBTQIA icon and media personality.

Mayor Pete (2021, Amazon Original Documentary)

An inside look at former military officer and 32nd mayor of South Bend Indiana Pete Buttigieg on the campaign trail as he runs for Democratic candidate in the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. With exclusive access during the earliest days of the campaign, through his unlikely, triumphant victory in Iowa and beyond, the documentary reveals what goes on inside a campaign for the highest office in the land, and how it changes the lives of those involved in it.

14th November

Doom Patrol (2021, S3, HBO Sci-Fi Series) - requires a StarzPlay subscription
HBO’s series returns for a third season with the misfit team of unlikely heroes who all received their powers through tragic circumstances and are generally shunned by society but have been brought together by a medical doctor called The Chief who treated them at his mansion. Doom Patrol is more Umbrella Academy than X-Men.

15th November

The Good Liar (2019, Crime, Drama, Mystery. Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Dir. Bill Condon)

Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with ultimate stakes as Roy finds himself more and more drawn to her.

A story about the secrets we keep and the lives we live is told through the first time pairing of SIr Ian McKellan and Dame Helen Mirren, two of English drama’s most highly regarded actors, and the creative team behind the live action Beauty and the Beast remake and Sherlock Holmes adaptation Mr. Holmes.

17th November

Doctor Sleep (2019, Drama, Horror Fantasy. Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Dir. Mike Flanagan)

Still scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook Hotel, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But when he encounters Abra, a teenager who shares Dan’s own extrasensory gift known as the “shine,” he knows he must help her escape the pursuit of the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.

After his adaptation of Gerald’s Game, Director Mike Flanagan expanded his Stephen King credentials with this sequel to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining movie which brought together the elements of King’s own follow up novel as well as tying up discrepancies between the original book and film which had served to annoy King so much.

18th November

The Croods (2013, Animated, Adventure, Comedy. Voices: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Dirs. Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders)

The Croods are an eccentric family of cavemen, who survive the harsh prehistoric terrain by living according to a strict set of rules imposed by risk averse patriarch Grug. But when their safe haven cave is destroyed in the wake of an impending disaster known as 'The End', they are forced into the wilder world where they discover an incredible unexplored land filled with fantastic creatures and new experiences as they journey to find a home.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
The Croods is on Amazon Prime Video UK in November 2021

19th November

Below Deck: Mediterranean (2016-17, S1-2, Bravo Reality Series)

A spin off reality show from fellow Bravo series Below Deck, this follows the working and personal lives of a temporary crew put together for a six week cruise on a 150-foot luxury charter superyacht as it sails around the Greek Islands (season 1) and Croatia (season 2).

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Below Deck: Mediterranean S1-2 are on Amazon Prime Video UK in November 2021

The Wheel of Time (2021, S1, Amazon Original Fantasy Series)

In a world where time is a cyclical construct creating both distant pasts and far flung futures, magic exists but only for those that can access it. One such wielder, a woman named Moiraine, a member of a powerful organisation of women called the Aes Sedai, takes a group of young people on a journey around the world, believing one of them might be the reincarnation of the Dragon, a powerful individual prophesied to either save the world... or destroy it.

Acting as an amuse bouche to 2022’s enormo-scale Lord of the Rings series, the adaptation of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time high fantasy books features the classic elements of detailed world building, a large cast of characters and high stakes, and stars Rosamund Pike, Josha Stradowski, Marcus Rutherford, Zoë Robins and Michael McElhatton.

21st November

Power Book II: Ghost (2021, S2 - Starz Original Drama Series - requires StarzPlay subscription)

Following the denouement in the preceding series Power, Tariq is navigating a new life in an attempt to shed his father’s legacy but continues to face pressure to save his family. Along the way, he becomes entangled in the affairs of the cutthroat Tejada family, adding further complications as he tries to balance his drug operations, education and love life.

More spin-off series of Curtis (50 Cent) Jackson’s "Power Universe" are planned with Book III: Raising Kanan, and Book IV: Force.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Power Book II: Ghost S2 is on Amazon Prime/StarzPlay in November 2021

Steve Jobs (2015, Drama, Biography, R. Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Dir. Danny Boyle, Scr. Aaron Sorkin)

Over the course of 16 years, Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivers three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. His passion and ingenuity are a determining force behind the digital age but that drive takes a toll both on the man himself and those around him.

Written by Aaron Sorkin, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder, the three segments of the film are rendered deliberately distinct through the use of film stock and soundtrack… and the film doesn’t even touch on the iPhone!

23rd November

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ( 2011, Crime, Drama, Mystery, R. Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Dir. David Fincher, Scr. Steven Zaillian)
Based on the 2005 novel by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo follows disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist and activist/hacker Lisbeth Salander as they dig deep into the 40-year-old disappearance and presumed murder of a wealthy businessman’s grandniece.

26th November

Hanna (2021, S3, Amazon Original Drama/Action Series)

As Hanna begins to uncover not only a world-changing agenda but the true power behind Utrax, she attempts to destroy the organisation from the inside and free herself from its grasp with the help of her previous nemesis, former CIA agent Marissa Wiegler. They have coerced high-ranking Utrax agent John Carmichael into aiding their mission, but her fellow young assassins, are starting to suspect Hanna’s plot. And there’s a new wrinkle with the introduction of Gordon Evans, a former military man and intelligence operative who wields incredible insider power and sees himself as a true patriot who will do anything to protect his country. Can Hanna finally break free from Utrax in her bid for freedom?

Ray Liotta joins Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos and Dermot Mulroney in the cast of Hanna which returns for a third season with six, one-hour episodes and was rumoured by writer David Farr in July 2020 to be the last one - we shall see.

Queenpins (2021, Comedy, Crime, R, Kristen Bell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Paul Walter Hauser, Joel McHale, Vince Vaughn, Dirs. + Scrs. Aron Gaudet, Gita Pullapilly)

Bored and frustrated suburban homemaker, Connie and her best pal JoJo, an aspiring vlogger, realise that they can turn their a hobby into a multi-million dollar scheme and so hatch an illegal coupon club scheme that scams millions from mega-corporations and delivers deals to legions of fellow coupon clippers. On their trail is a hapless Loss Prevention Officer from the local supermarket chain joins who forces with a determined U.S. Postal Inspector in hot pursuit of these newly-minted “Queenpins” of pink collar crime.

Apple TV+

4th November

Dr. Brain (2021, S1, Apple TV+ Original Sci-Fi/Drama Series, International: Korea, Language: Korean)

After losing his family in a mysterious accident, Sewon, a brilliant brain scientist, tries to uncover what happened. His desperation drives him to performs brain 'syncs' with the deceased in order to search for clues hidden in their memories, but soon it becomes difficult to separate those memories from his own experiences and he finds himself seeing things and behaving differently.

The series is the first Korean-language show produced for Apple TV+, and it will debut on November 4, 2021 to accompany the streaming service's launch in South Korea.

5th November

Dickinson (2021, S3/Final, Apple TV+ Original Comedy/Drama Series)

With the American Civil War creating turmoil for all, Emily wonders if her poetry has a role to heal the divisions rampant in her family and also more widely, and whether the future can be better than the past.

Set in the mid 1800s but transposing modern sensibilities and tone to its historical setting, Dickinson explores the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn't fit in to her own time, and stars Hailee Steinfeld (also hitting Disney+ as Kate Bishop in Hawkeye this month) as the free spirited Emily Dickinson.

Now regarded as one of America’s most important poets, the real life Emily Dickeinson never attained acclaim for her work while alive as most of her work was published posthumously.

Finch (2021, Drama, Sci-Fi, PG-13, Apple TV+ Original Film. Tom Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones, Samira Wiley, Laura Harrier, Skeet Ulrich, Dir. Miguel Sapochnik)

On a post-apocalyptic Earth, Finch, an ailing inventor and possibly the last man alive, builds an android to keep him and his dog company and goes on a journey across the dangerous and ravaged land. Along the way he teaches the robot, who will eventually be the sole carer for Finch's beloved dog, about life, love, friendship and what it means to be human.

Hello Jack: The Kindness Show (2021, S1, Apple TV+ Original Children's Series)

Presenter Jack McBrayer invites preschoolers into the town of Clover Grove where little acts of kindness can start a chain reaction of positivity that can change the world.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Hello Jack: The Kindness Show S1 is on Apple TV+ in November 2021

12th November

Snoopy in Space: The Search for Life (2021, S2, Apple TV+ Animated Series)

Snoopy, Woodstock and the Peanuts gang are back at NASA, and they’re taking on a new frontier in this series which blends breezy 8 minute episodes of knockabout fun with a light educational touch.

The Shrink Next Door (2021, S1, Apple TV+ Original Drama Series. Ep1-3, then five further weekly episodes)

When fabric factory owner Martin Markowitz visits psychiatrist Dr. Ike Herschkopf with issues surrounding personal boundaries, he feels the life changing benefits of the therapy, citing Herschkopf as a miracle worker. With his life turning around, Martin lets Ike further and further into his own personal and professional affairs and, with his own issues with personal boundaries improved, Martin begins to see what it's been like for others when Ike crosses those lines himself.

Based on a podcast which related the true story of Isaac Herschkopf, a psychiatrist who abused his relationship with his patients to exploit them for personal gain.

19th November

Harriet the Spy (2021, S1, AppleTV+ Original Animated Series)

Determined to be a future writer, eleven-year-old Harriet is outspoken and perpetually curious. Desperate to get to the bottom of things, she wants to know everything. And to know everything, she’ll need to spy… on everyone.

Based on the book of the same name by Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy features the voices of Beanie Feldstein, Lacey Chabert and Jane Lynch.

What's new on UK streaming services for November 2021
Harriet the Spy S1 is on Apple TV+ in November 2021

The Line (2021, Apple TV+ Original Docuseries)

Four part examination of the trial of Eddie Gallagher, a U.S. Navy SEAL accused of war crimes by his own platoon, and the blurred line between right and wrong in the ambiguous fog of war.

So, that's it as far as Disney+, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+ go for UK subscribers. What do you think of the November lineup so far? Let us know in the comments section what you may be looking forward to in particular.

We’ll keep the article updated when more content is announced, so make sure you come back to keep up to date.

Source: Disney Plus Informer, What's on Disney Plus, GetYourComicon, Geektown,

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