What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW in November 2022?
James R | On 01, Nov 2022
Sky is looking to score some World Cup success this November, with a range of programming around the football tournament, from documentaries and comedies to even opera. Other players on the TV pitch include the return of Upright and The Good Doctor and debut of Swedish mystery thriller Souls. For more information on the latest Sky TV packages and pricing, click here.
Don’t have Sky? You can also stream all of the above live and on-demand through NOW, Sky’s contract-free VOD service, which costs £9.99 a month for an Entertainment Membership.
Sky Cinema, meanwhile, continues to benefit from its new model of replacing daily releases with weekend premieres. This month’s line-up includes Morbius, Ambulance, Aisha and The Northman – plus, for Sky Cinema subscribers on Sky platforms, there’s the added bonus of Paramount+ titles being included for free. For more information on getting Sky Cinema, click here. Again, if you don’t have Sky, you can also stream Sky Cinema’s movie catalogue live and on-demand through NOW, for £11.99 a month.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Sky and NOW in November 2022:
The Good Doctor: Season 6 (Sky Witness, 9pm) – 1st November
Shaun and Lea’s wedding reception is interrupted by a violent attack at the hospital; the trauma of seeing people he cares for in life-threatening situations affects Shaun in more ways than one. Episodes arrive weekly.
Dating Death: Season 1 (Sky Crime, 9pm) – 2nd November
True-crime documentary looking at Rodney Alcala, who was linked to 130 deaths, and became infamous for his appearance on a TV dating show in the middle of his shocking murder spree. All 3 episodes arrive at once.
Hostages (Sky Documentaries, 9pm) – 2nd November
On November 4, 1979, Iranian student activists stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking over 60 Americans hostage. What was planned as a 48-hour sit-in to protest American imperialism, ballooned into an international crisis and 24/7 media event that would last 444 days. With never-before-seen archival footage and revelatory new interviews with the American hostages and Iranian hostage-takers alike, the series is a gripping chronicle of one of the most dramatic international deadlocks in American history, a deep dive into the geo-political history that led to the crisis, and an exploration of the political fallout that reverberates today.
Got Got Need: Season 1 (Sky Max, 9pm) – 3rd November
The World Cup 2022 kicks off this November in Qatar and Jack Whitehall has challenged best mate Jamie Redknapp to a World Cup challenge of his own. Instead of collecting stickers as so many do, he has to build his own World Cup team by collecting real-life meetings with actual World Cup stars. Panicking about failing and desperate not to lose to Jack, Jamie drags his father Harry into the caper hoping that his contacts can open some doors. Together, Jamie and Harry embark on a road trip across the UK & Europe to do whatever it takes to meet as many World Cup legends as possible… but will Jack be impressed by their final 11? Episodes arrive weekly.
Nature’s Dress Code (Sky Nature, 7pm) – 6th November
Every living creature, from the tiny amoeba to the majestic blue whale, needs a suitable coat. Nature relies on ingenious materials and daring designs. From impact-resistant armor to silky soft cuddly fur. Every style of fashion seems to be allowed. But a closer look shows that all animals are bound by strict rules of clothing… All episodes available at once.
Sex & Sensibility (Sky History, 10pm) – 7th November
Sex and Sensibility lifts the lid on the racy real sex lives of Georgian and Regency gentry. Combining the locations of Netflix’s Bridgerton with contributions from leading historians and drama reconstruction, we discover the sex, drugs and Georgian rock and roll were very much a part of Regency high society.
The Royal Mob: Season 1 (Sky History, 9pm) – 7th November
Told through the eyes of Queen Victoria’s favourite granddaughters, the four Hesse sisters – each of whom married into one of the great Royal houses of Europe – this series lifts the lid on the family tensions and rivalries which set cousin against cousin, monarch against monarch, and saw millions plunged into the bloodiest conflict the world had ever known. Stripped across four hours, this premium drama-documentary from acclaimed writers Jamie Brittain (Skins, Breeders) and Abigail Wilson (Ten Percent, Trollied, The Tail of The Curious Mouse and The Larkins) tells the story of the princesses who carried the burden of dynastic survival on their shoulders, in a high-stakes world where power determined who would inherit a continent. All episodes arrive at once.
Italia 90 (Sky Documentaries, 9pm) – 13th November
Told by an international roster of iconic interviewees, including Paul Gascoigne, Roger Milla and Lothar Matthäus, this will be the definitive story of the World Cup that forever changed football.
Gods of the Game (Sky Arts, 8pm) – 13th November
Gods of the Game: A Football Opera tells the story of two childhood friends, now footballing icons, who join forces to front their nation’s bid to host a World Cup tournament. As their campaign takes shape, they begin to encounter a nefarious world of bribery and corruption, overseen by the game’s charismatic and all-powerful president. Enlisting support from the gods of the game, they set out to restore football to its rightful owners – the players and the fans. Playing in front of a live audience at Surrey’s Grange Park Opera, with results played on stage as part of the performance.
Hurst: The First and Only (Sky Documentaries, 7pm) – 13th November
Geoff Hurst’s life is about so much more than scoring the only hat trick in a World Cup Final. Hurst: The First and Only charts some incredible highs and little-known lows as the sporting legend talks for the first time about the tragedies which have mirrored his remarkable achievements. Hitting football’s highest heights compares little to losing a brother to suicide and a daughter to a brain tumour. And six years after Hurst’s glittering career came to an end, he found himself on the dole.
Brazil 2002 (Sky Documentaries, 10pm) – 13th November
This is the story of the greatest football team of all time. Stars such as Ronaldhino and Kaka, hardly known at the time, earned the Seleção their fifth World Cup in 2002 under the leadership of Ronaldo, one of the best players in history. 20 years later, we are celebrating their journey with a ground-breaking documentary.
Crazy Rich Ancients: Season 1 (Sky History, 10pm) – 14th November
Throughout history, our world has been shaped by the rich and powerful. You recognize their names; you know their deeds. But to really understand the insanely rich rulers, tycoons, and visionaries who dominated the past, we need to follow the money. Who had the most? And how did they spend it?
The Coroner: Season 4 (Sky Witness, 9pm) – 14th November
n the season four premiere of the Canadian procedural drama, we find Jenny Cooper on sabbatical, gardening and healing from her tragic loss in a small rural town, but her hopes of running from death are dashed when a young boy washes up on a beach. Meanwhile, a comic book illustrator leaves clues to her killer in a homicide investigation where Detective Donovan McAvoy must confront his personal and professional life post-surgery.
Rob and Romesh vs The Three Lions (Sky Max, 9pm) – 17th November
In this special edition of Rob and Romesh Vs. the boys will meet the stars of the England men’s football team ahead of their bid to win the World Cup.
The Great Game: Season 1 (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) – 18th November
Billionaire deals, ruthless characters, dream locations and nail-biting negotiations, the football transfer market is one of the most exciting moments in the entire football season and this dramatization delves behind-the-scenes of the dark and glamorous market through the eyes of protagonist, Corso Manni.
The Ghost of Richard Harris (Sky Arts, 9pm) – 19th November
The life and times of Richard Harris are chronicled in this documentary, which sees his three sons — Damian, Jared and Jamie — explore the work and character of their father.
Double Indemnity (Sky Arts, 9pm) – 20th November
Sky Arts presents a special screening of the Billy Wilder film noir classic.
Upright: Season 2 (Sky Comedy, 9pm) – 22nd November
Comedian and musician Tim Minchin reunites with House of the Dragon’s Milly Alcock for a second season of the odd-couple comedy. In the years since Lucky and Meg had their grand adventure, Lucky has returned to Sydney. Now a successful musician, his world should be starting to come together. But he’s an emotional mess and a problem drinker, and his erratic behaviour is making his TV star girlfriend’s life much more complicated. Just as things couldn’t get any more chaotic, there’s a knock at the door; it’s Meg. And she needs Lucky’s help.
Souls: Season 1 (Sky Atlantic, 10.05pm) – 24th November
In Stockholm, pregnant pathologist Allie tries everything to prevent her beloved husband and pilot Leo from flying. In Berlin, 25-year-old Linn joins a cult whose members, for a variety of reasons, desperately want to believe in life after death. Meanwhile in a hospital in the middle of Germany, Hanna wakes up after a serious car accident and wonders how her 14-year-old son Jacob managed to save them both from drowning. When, a few days after the accident, Jacob suddenly claims to remember a past life as a pilot of a missing passenger plane, he dramatically changes the fate of the three women. Is he telling the truth? All episodes arrive at once.
Hold the Front Page: Season 1 (Sky Max, 9pm) – 24th November
Josh Widdicombe and Nish Kumar are about to leap into the unique and often sensational world of local news with Hold the Front Page, a six-part series following the comical duo’s journey into the heart of grass roots Britain. All episodes arrive at once.
Avenue 5: Season 2 (Sky Comedy) – Date TBC
Avenue 5 takes us to a not-so-distant future where space tourism is a booming business. While manning a luxury spacecraft owned by Herman Judd (Josh Gad), Captain Ryan Clark (Hugh Laurie) finds himself in over his head when the ship is thrown disastrously off-course – turning what was meant to be an eight- week cruise into an eight-year journey. Picking up five months after failing to reroute the vessel, season two follows the crew – including fiery engineer Billie (Lenora Crichlow), unpredictable head of customer relations Matt (Zach Woods), and faithful right-hand Iris (Suzy Nakamura) – as they struggle to lead, calm, control, and, if need be, hide from increasingly unruly passengers. On earth, they’re lauded as heroes, and in space, everyone can hear them scream.
Morbius – 4th November
A biochemist with a rare blood disease inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism. Marvel action with Jared Leto.
Rabbit Academy – 5th November
This animated family adventure follows Max, the first city rabbit to be chosen in the master class for Easter Rabbits. Now Max and his friends must find their very own super-power to protect Easter. The unthinkable happens when insidious rabbit Leo begins conspiring with the foxes and schemes to destroy all eggs. Will Rabbits Max, Emmy and their friends manage to stop him?
Monday – 6th November
Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ follow-up to the festival sensation Suntan follows Mickey (Sebastian Stan) and Chloe (Denise Gough), two Americans in their mid-30s living in Athens, who meet in the heat of summer one whirlwind weekend. The chemistry between them is undeniable. When Chloe’s time in Greece is drawing to a close, she decides to give up her high-flying job back home and explore whether one weekend’s passion can blossom into something more.
Ambulance – 11th November
Over one day across the streets of L.A., three lives will change forever. In this breakneck thriller from director- producer Michael Bay, decorated veteran Will Sharp (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), desperate for money to cover his wife’s medical bills, asks for help from the one person he knows he shouldn’t – his adoptive brother Danny (Jake Gyllenhaal). A charismatic career criminal, Danny instead offers him a score: the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history: $32 million. With his wife’s survival on the line, Will can’t say no. But when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate brothers hijack an ambulance with a wounded cop clinging to life and ace EMT Cam Thompson (Eiza González) onboard.
Poker Face – 12th November
Set in the world of high stakes poker, director Russell Crowe stars as tech billionaire and gambler Jake Foley who gives his best friends a night they’ll never forget, a chance to win more money than they’ve ever dreamed of. But to play, they’ll have to give up the one thing they spend their lives trying to keep… their secrets. As the game unfolds, the friends will discover what is really at stake.
9 Bullets – 13th November
A former burlesque dancer turned author (Lena Headey) discovers a second chance at life and redemption when she risks everything to rescue her young neighbor after he witnesses his parents’ murder. Now on the run from the local crime boss (Sam Worthington), who happens to be her longtime ex, she makes a desperate attempt to get the boy to safety.
Aisha – 17th November
Aisha charts the experiences of a young Nigerian woman as she seeks international protection in Ireland. Caught in limbo for years in Ireland’s immigration system, Aisha Osagie (BAFTA Rising Star Award winner Letitia Wright) develops a friendship with former prisoner Conor Healy (Josh O’Connor) who she meets at one of the accommodation centres. Aisha and Conor’s growing friendship soon looks to be short lived as Aisha’s future in Ireland comes under threat.
Phantom of the Open – 18th November
The heartwarming true story of Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), a dreamer and unrelenting optimist. This humble crane operator from Barrow-in-Furness managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship qualifying in 1976, despite never playing a round of golf before. He shot the worst round in Open history and drew the ire of the golfing elite, but became a folk hero in the process and, more importantly, showed his family the importance of pursuing your dreams.
The Reef: Stalked – 19th November
In an effort to escape the trauma of their sister’s murder, Nic and Annie along with two close friends set off for a dream vacation. A Pacific Island adventure lies ahead with drinks, sun and surf on the menu. Within hours of hitting the surf, the women are attacked far from land by a great white shark. Bleeding and vulnerable, it’s a race against time as they soon realise they’re being stalked by the beast as they venture closer and closer to safety. They are more than prey to the shark, they’re entertainment.
The Northman – 25th November
Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who kidnaps the boy’s mother. Two decades later, Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård) is now a Viking who raids Slavic villages. He soon meets a seeress who reminds him of his vow – save his mother, kill his uncle, avenge his father.
The Outfit – 26th November
Mark Rylance stars in this crime drama about a Savile Row tailor who is drawn into a deadly war between rival gangs in 50s Chicago and faces an excruciating fight to survive.
A Christmas Story Christmas – 27th November
This follow-up to the US holiday favourite, A Christmas Story finds Ralphie all grown up and having to deal with Christmas and all that comes with it… as a dad. Peter Billingsley returns to the role.