Disney+ Day, Remembrance Day and 'Top Gear': The best things to watch on TV this weekend, 12-14 November

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The weekend's TV highlights. (Disney+/PA/BBC)
The weekend's TV highlights. (Disney+/PA/BBC)

The weekend's TV kicks off with Disney+ Day, celebrating the streaming service's best content.

Friday sees a typically starry line-up for BBC One's Graham Norton Show, while on Saturday we're back in the ballroom for the latest live Strictly show.

Read more: Everything streaming on Disney+ Day

The Royal British Legion's Festival of Remembrance is covered on BBC One on Saturday, and Sunday sees the return of Top Gear and Dr Alex's documentary Our Young Mental Health Crisis.

Sunday on ITV includes the final episode of thriller Angela Black, starring Joanne Froggatt.

The best things to watch on TV this weekend, 12-14 November, 2021


Disney+ Day

Archie Yates as Max in HOME SWEET HOME ALONE, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Philippe Bosse. © 2021 20th Century Studios.
Archie Yates as Max in 'Home Sweet Home Alone'. (20th Century Studios)

Streaming service Disney+ celebrates its best content with a series of debuts and shorts that offers something for all ages.

Particular highlights to look out for include Home Sweet Home Alone, the newest instalment in the Home Alone franchise, Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Frozen shorts series Olaf Presents.

The Graham Norton Show - BBC One - 10.35pm

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Graham Norton welcomes star guests to the couch. (So Television/Christopher Baines)

Tonight's chat show's biggest guest is Lady Gaga, who always gives a good interview when she joins Norton.

Also appearing are Will Smith, Josh Gad and Nadiya Hussain, with Rod Stewart dropping by to perform his new single.


Strictly Come Dancing - BBC One - 6.40pm

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Rose Ayling-Ellis is one to look out for in this week's 'Strictly'. (BBC/Kieron McCarron)

Tonight, the couples are dancing for a place in next Saturday's musicals week, always a highlight in the Strictly calendar.

Read more: Adam Peaty addresses mum's Strictly fix claims

Tilly Ramsay will be fighting her way back from last week's dance off, while Rose Ayling-Ellis hopes to repeat her perfect score of two weeks ago.

Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2021 - BBC One - 9pm

Poppies have been tied to the formal gates of the recreation ground playing fields in Chobham, Surrey. The ground was originally created as a war memorial following the First World War on meadowland purchased by money raised through a public appeal and as a further memorial after the Second World War, the formal gates and supporting wall were built and 32 chestnut trees were planted. People across the UK observed a two minute silence at 11 o'clock to remember the war dead. Picture date: Thursday November 11, 2021.
Some big name singers lead the remembrance event. (PA)

Remembrance weekend is marked by The Royal British Legion's event attended by the Royal Family.

It includes performances from Alfie Boe, Gregory Porter, Jack Savoretti and Alexandra Burke as well as various military bands and choirs.


Top Gear - BBC One - 8pm

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'Top Gear' is back. (BBC Studios/Vincent Dolman)

The driving show returns with Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness as hosts once again.

In the series opener, they'll take on a trio of F1 drivers at the British Grand Prix and pay tribute to Eddie Kidd OBE.

Dr Alex: Our Young Mental Health Crisis - BBC One - 10.30pm

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Dr Alex investigates the mental health crisis. (Dragonfly Film & Television Limited/Ryan McNamara)

Former Love Island contestant, A&E doctor and passionate mental health campaigner Dr Alex George fronts this look at the issues facing young people since the pandemic.

He investigates some of the mental health problems that young people are facing and finds out about the charitable projects that are helping them.

Read more: Dr Alex marks suicide prevention day with heartfelt post

It's a particularly emotional subject for Dr Alex, who tragically lost his brother to suicide in 2020.

Angela Black - ITV - 9pm

The cast create a tense drama. (Two Brothers Pictures/ITV)
The cast create a tense drama. (Two Brothers Pictures/ITV)

The tense and twisty thriller concludes tonight starring Joanne Froggatt as the title character, an abused woman being framed by her husband.

As Angela tries to find proof of what happened to her, she desperately tries to secure her safety and that of her children once and for all.

Watch: Sea of ceramic poppies unveiled for Remembrance Day

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