Best on the Box highlights for Saturday, November 2nd.


ONE TO WATCH: 10 MISTAKES THAT SANK THE TITANIC, CHANNEL 5 at 6.20pm

Tonight Channel 5 look into the ten main reasons the world-famous Titanic liner sank in 1912.

The documentary examines in detail the chain of events that led to the sinking of the ship on April 14th, 1912, when it struck an iceberg in the north Atlantic and went down with around 1,500 passengers and crew.

From the procedure for fixing rivets into the ship’s bows, the delays in its construction that pushed the maiden voyage into perilous iceberg season, open portholes left unlocked by curious passengers and the astonishing fact that the lookouts on watch that fateful night had no access to binoculars, this film reveals the 10 key mistakes that conspired to sink the liner called Titanic.

FIRE IN PARADISE, NOW STREAMING on NETFLIX

This Netflix documentary is timely scheduled with the current tragic fires once more ravishing parts of California.

On the morning of November 8th, 2018, a seemingly small fire broke out in Butte County, California near the town of Paradise. Over the course of a few short hours, the Camp Fire grew into the country’s deadliest wildfire in over a century, killing 85 people and destroying Paradise.

Through first-hand footage of the disaster and personal interviews with survivors and emergency responders this documentary vividly retells the terrifying survival stories from that day.

FOUR ROOMS WITH SARAH BEENY, CHANNEL 4 at 4.35pm

Sarah Beeny presents a brand new episode of Four Rooms.

Four high-profile dealers wait in separate rooms, each ready to spend their personal fortunes on enticing objects that members of the public hope to sell for a handsome profit.

Sellers must decide when to accept an offer or when to walk out. But once an offer’s been declined, there’s no going back.

In this episode, dealers Celia Sawyer, Alex Proud, Raj Bisram and David Sonnenthal are enticed by items including a signed first edition Harry Potter book, a Turkish brazier table, and a pair of 19th century Japanese paintings.

RIDING A DREAM, ITV, STV & UTV at 11.45am

Riding a Dream follows the remarkable story of Khadijah Mellah, 18, from Peckham, South London who made history and global headlines this summer by becoming the first British Muslim woman to win at one of British horse racing’s most prestigious festivals, Glorious Goodwood, barely four months after she had sat on a racehorse for the first time.

Charting her journey from the charity Ebony Horse Club in Brixton where she first learnt to ride, to one of the highlights of the global sporting calendar, the documentary follows Khadijah as she prepares to compete in the Magnolia Cup, an all-female charity race against the likes of Olympian Victoria Pendleton, model Vogue Williams and professional event rider Sophie van der Merwe.

Growing up in Peckham with no real connection to horses before she started riding at Ebony Horse Club, Khadijah’s fairytale story broke down barriers and stereotypes and proved that there are no limits to what you can achieve when you put your mind to it. Hers is a story that not only impressed a nation but also inspired the world.

CASUALTY, BBC ONE at 9.20pm

When Effie (Abigail Hardingham) becomes ill, Ethan (George Rainsford) regrets lying to get her on the medical trial and has to make a decision about whether or not to come clean – but is he prepared to jeopardise his career?

Jade (Gabriella Leon) is confronted with a dilemma when she encounters someone from her past in the Emergency Department.

Marty (Shaheen Jafargholi) pesters her to find out who the mystery person is, but it all proves too much as Jade contemplates whether to leave the past in the past or face things head on.

Archie (Genesis Lynea) treats a patient whose family struggles are worse than she initially perceived.


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