TV round-up: 28/11/14 – 4/11/14

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This week’s round-up sees the return of The Martin Lewis Money Show, to prepare you for Christmas with all his money-saving techniques. As well as this, Nicole Kidman, Julie Walters and Hugh Bonneville all sit on Graham Norton’s sofa this evening in support of their latest film together, Paddington. Read the full round-up below.

The Martin Lewis Money Show: The personal finance guru returns with money-saving tips and tricks just in time for the kick off on the lead up to Christmas. The series begins with Black Friday looking at not-to-be-missed deals, and the Festive Forecaster, predicting the start dates for high street flash sales over the coming weeks. As well as this, in Hertfordshire, Martin and reporter Saira Khan help a family carry out a personal stock-take of all their belongings to help raise money for Christmas, selling off old clothes, mobile phones, buggies and toys. Tune in tonight at 8pm on ITV.

The Graham Norton Show: The best British chat show continues into its ninth episode of its sixteenth season this evening, where Norton is joined by Oscar-winning Nicole Kidman, BAFTA-winning Julie Walters and Downton Abbey‘s Hugh Bonneville. The three stars talk about their latest movie together, Paddington, which sees Michael Bond’s loved character come to life in this live action animation. As well as this, Take That, now a three-piece, are to perform their latest single ‘These Days’, which is currently climbing the iTunes charts. Be sure to check this out tonight at 10.35pm on BBC One.

The X Factor: It’s the quarter-final already! After last week’s double eviction saw Only the Young and Stevi Richie leave the contest, the aspiring musical artists including Fleur East, Ben Haenow and Andrea Faustini hope to turn another week of rehearsals into a winning performance as they battle for places in next week’s semi-final, becoming more fierce than ever. Tune in to watch judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh fight it out on the panel in order to defend their acts. This Saturday and Sunday at 8pm on ITV.

The Great Wall of China: The Hidden Story – Secret History: With access to the first nationwide survey and state-of-the-art drones mapping the Great Wall of China, this documentary offers new evidence that reveals its extraordinary magnitude, rewrites its millennia-long history and decodes its complex signals system. Using cutting-edge chemistry, the programme also finds out what has kept the wall standing for so long – a simple cooking ingredient found in kitchens across the world. Interesting for any traveler or history buff. Watch it on Sunday at 8pm on Channel 4.

Living on the Edge: Anthropologist and adventurer Chris Terrill is to employ his ‘lone wolf’ approach in this latest series, where he travels to the world’s most extreme environments to discover how people live in the some of the harshest places in the world. In the first episode of this three-parter, Terrill goes to Mauritania to look at a group of fishermen, who work the dangerous waters off the north-west coast of Africa. Just filming and not getting involved, Terrill captures authentic and extraordinary sights, where him and his interpreter see thousands of boats fighting to get through the violent waves as well as a secret paradise where desert and sea meet. It airs next Wednesday on Channel 5 at 7pm.

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