Wightfibre’s Top-Telly Picks for November

By Zoe Hyett

Here are our top picks to keep you going for the rest of November, until Christmas-mania fills our screens!

The Crown

Netflix

Netflix has kept us waiting for so long for third season of its acclaimed Royal Family blockbuster that we understand how Prince Charles feels! He may still not have had his turn on the throne, but our wait is over: 10 new hour-long episodes of The Crown are now available.

It’s been two years since the Olivia Coleman (Oscar-winner for playing another Queen, Anne, last year) and Helena Bonham Carter were cast as The Queen and Princess Margaret for season 3 of the show.

The new episodes span 1964 to 1976, so we also meet Prime Minister Harold Wilson (Jason Watkins) and Camilla Shand, later Parker-Bowles, played by Emerald Fennell. Charles Dance and Tobias Menzies play a maturing Lord Mountbatten and Prince Phillip. Alas, we’ll have to wait until Season 4 to see Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher.

Watch the latest trailers for free here.

The Man in the High Castle

Amazon Prime

This adaption of the Philip K Dick dystopia, which imagines postwar US life under a victorious Germany and Japan, ramps up the sci-fi for its fourth and final season, with heroine Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) set to lead a rebellion into a parallel universe, via a portal built by the Nazis.

Season four joins the other three on Amazon Prime and you can

catch the latest trailer here.

Netflix Originals

Netflix

In the run-up to Christmas, Netflix is releasing a barrage of new original films and shows. Our top picks include Klaus – Netflix’s first ever animated original film from Despicable Me creator Sergio Pablos. Indie stalwart Jason Schwartzman plays a failed postman who is dispatched to the Arctic, where he befriends toy-maker Klaus (JK Simmons).

On the same day this was released, we were introduced to new Tokyo-set crime thriller Earthquake Bird. This stars Alicia Vikander and is based on a novel by British author Susanna Jones.

From the 21st of November, you’ll be able to catch a new festive hit – The Knight Before Christmas, starring Josh Whitehouse and Vanessa Hudgens.

Find out more about Netflix Originals here.