Sky TV Highlights

Posted on: 03 November 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

November will be a nailbiting month with elections, extra hot cricket and the return of 24.

Decision Time USA - 2008

The race for the White House reaches its dramatic climax, as John McCain and Barack Obama battle for the American Presidency. Sky News will bring comprehensive coverage, reporting live from across four different time zones with the latest breaking news, results, interviews and analysis in what is sure to be a closely-fought election.

Sky News
Monday 27th October - Wednesday 5th November

Metropolitan Opera Season

This fantastic series of Operas from the New York Met continues with channel premieres of La Fille Du Regiment, Peter Grimes, MacBeth and Manon Lescaut, all in high definition.

Sky Arts 2
Mondays at 8pm

24: Redemption

Jack Bauer returns in an explosive two-hour, stand-alone special set in Africa that lays the groundwork for an incendiary Day 7. Robert Carlyle guest stars.
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Dudley Moore -After the Laughter

BAFTA-winning documentary After the Laughter looks back on Moore's musical feats over a career spanning four decades, even unearthing a string quartet composition he wrote as a student in this poignant film, made shortly before his death.

Sky Arts 1
Monday 3rd November at 11pm

The Real A&E

Action and drama abound in this real life medical drama from the biggest A&E department in the UK, Coventry University Hospital and the fastest air ambulance service in the country.

World Premiere - Sky Real Lives Commission - HD
Thursdays at 8:30pm from Wednesday 5th November

What the Dickens

Sandi Toksvig hosts the new series of the irreverent arts quiz with a difference as two teams headed by Sue Perkins and Chris Addison battle it out each week to prove they know their Marlowe from their Mills and Boon

Sky Arts 1
Wednesday 12th November at 7pm

England's winter tour of India

cricket_200x153England's winter tour of India kicks-off with seven one-day internationals, live only on Sky Sports. Kevin Pietersen will want to continue the winning start to his England captaincy but India is one of the toughest places to win a series. England play two Tests in India in December, which are also live only on Sky Sports.

Sky Sports 1
1st One Day International - Friday 14th November at 3:30am

Live Barclays Premier League

barclays_premier_league_200x153A massive Sunday of Barclays Premier League football on Sky Sports on November 30th with the new money men of Manchester City hosting arch rivals Untied at the City of Manchester Stadium followed by the London derby between title challengers Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

Sky Sports 1
Manchester City v Manchester United - Sunday 30th November at 1:15pm

Sky Sports 1
Chelsea v Arsenal - Sunday 30th November at 3:30pm

The Beach Boys: An American Band, The Beach Boys - Nashville Sounds

Sky Arts offers a short season of programmes dedicated to the Beach Boys, concluding with two channel premieres on 14th November: The Beach Boys: An American Band was shot at the height of their Reagan-era resurgence - a colourful, upbeat film featuring priceless footage, which still manages to tackle the more tragic elements of the Beach Boys' saga. The Beach Boys: Nashville Sounds follows the making of Stars and Stripes, Vol. 1 in 1996, including rehearsals and backstage patter along with first class performances with some of country music's biggest stars: Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell and Lorrie Morgan.

Sky Arts 1
Daily at 9pm from Friday 14th November
The Beach Boys: An American Band shows at 9pm
The Beach Boys: Nashville Sounds shows at 10:45pm

John Lennon - Live In New York

john_lennon_200x153In 1972, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and the Plastic Ono Elephants Memory Band put together a benefit concert for mentally and physically handicapped children in New York. This Sky Arts premiere is the live recording that remained in the can until 1986 - a rare treat of passionate renditions, including underappreciated solo numbers, from Lennon at the top of his game.

Sky Arts 1
Saturday 15th November at 9pm

Vanity Insanity

True stories of real people who want to transform their lives by improving their appearances - from dangerous and untested procedures to women getting toe extensions to improve their appearance in high heels.

UK Premiere - HD
Weekdays at 10pm & 10:30pm from Monday 17th November

Road Wars

Road Wars returns for a seventh series, with its explosive mix of gritty observational documentary and action-packed video footage as cameras follow officers from the Devon and Cornwall police forces.

Sky 1 & Sky 1 - HD
Tuesdays at 9pm from Tuesday 25th November

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