This week’s television picks:
The Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards, Sunday 1st November, 9.00pm-10.30pm, ITV
Marking its 21st anniversary, The Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards, in partnership with TSB, returns to ITV.
Hosted by Carol Vorderman and Ashley Banjo, the awards will once again celebrate and honour the achievements of a truly remarkable group of people who have selflessly done extraordinary things to help those in need this year. The awards will see some very special guests and some amazing surprises along the way, for the very worthy winners.
Celebrities and public figures including HRH Prince Charles, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Captain Sir Tom Moore, Alesha Dixon, David Beckham OBE, Dame Julie Walters, Marcus Rashford MBE, Kate Garraway, Ant and Dec, Katherine Jenkins, Stephen Fry, Dame Kelly Holmes, Anthony Joshua, Michael Sheen and Olly Murs will all be on hand to help celebrate 2020’s best of Britain.
For the first time, The Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards 2020 will take the awards to the winners, with Carol and Ashley hosting the show from the iconic Royal Chelsea Hospital in London – home to our retired military personnel. Carol presides over the awards that will come in from the length and breadth of the UK, where a host of different celebrities and public figures will deliver each award to their very deserving winner.
Each inspiring story is told with emotional, intimate interviews, along with a supporting cast of family, friends, and people describing the positive impact the winner has had on all their lives.
The Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards 2020 will be even more important this year as we celebrate the best in people from around the UK in what has been a tumultuous year.
American Nightmare: Trump’s Breadline Kids, Sunday 1st November, 10.00pm-11.00pm, Channel 4
Ahead of the US elections, this documentary follows three children and their families in the battleground state of Ohio, where the Covid-19 pandemic has intensified their struggle to stay afloat.
As the US also reckons with issues of race and racism, the children share their worries and hopes about their futures.
Coronation Street: Soapy Slip Ups, Monday 2nd November, 8.00pm-8.30pm, ITV
Coronation Street is one of the world’s longest running and most loved TV soap operas and this programme will take viewers on an affectionate rollercoaster ride through Weatherfield and its bloopers.
Misbehaving props, corpsing and missed lines, this half hour special has them all, and will feature some of Coronation Street’s biggest stars including Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald), Jimmi Harkishin (Dev Alahan), Ben Price (Nick Tilsley), Jane Danson (Leanne Battersby), Alex Mardell (Emma Brooker), Jack P Shepherd (David Platt) and Jenny McAlpline (Fiz) all talking us through their biggest bloopers.
Britain’s Covid Jobs Crisis: Dispatches, Monday 2nd November, 8.00pm-8.30pm, Channel 4
As the furlough scheme comes to an end, Dispatches follows a single job advert for a minimum wage server role at a Manchester restaurant.
Almost a thousand people apply, including Katie, a cabin services attendant; Faye, a cruise ship dancer; Jake, a hotel manager; and John, a ticket inspector. We get to know them, as well as Abi, the recruitment consultant in charge of narrowing down the field; and Kerry, a mum of two, who lost her job at Bentley and is desperate to find a new position to avoid the family losing their home.
Through the lens of this one position, Dispatches explores the jobs crisis brought on by Covid, which is threatening to push unemployment over three million by Christmas.
Deliveroo: Secrets Of Your Takeaway, Monday 2nd November, 10.00pm-11.00pm, Channel 4
The behind-the-scenes story of how Britain’s fastest-growing food delivery company – Deliveroo – has revolutionised the takeaway industry and how they, and their restaurant partners, are navigating the storm of the coronavirus pandemic that’s severely impacted the hospitality industry.
With eight months of exclusive access to Deliveroo, cameras follow the teams of computer programmers, app developers and salespeople as they manage a network of restaurants and delivery riders that together have transformed the takeaway experience.
Featuring the lives and businesses of some of Deliveroo’s key restaurant partners, this one-off film records the journey of these foodie entrepreneurs as they begin 2020 full of hope, only to be thrown into a period of turmoil and unprecedented change.
As lockdown tightens, takeaways become some restaurants’ only means of making a living and also the riders’ only income.