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TV Guide: November 3 - November 9

It will be a big week for breakfast television with Wake Up set to launch on Ten tomorrow morning. Hosts Natarsha Belling, James Mathison and Natasha Exelby have been on the publicity trail for some time. Ten has a good deal riding on this new breakfast program beaming to audiences from their new studio on the glorious northern beaches of Sydney.

There is plenty to delight on our screens this week. From a documentary featuring JFK's assassination, one of the most talked about events in history, to Chris Lilley's hilarious private school girl reinvention and the brilliant British drama Whitechapel starring the ever debonaire Rupert Penry-Jones. A perfect week of TV watching is ahead of you.

Sunday:†JFK The Smoking Gun, 8.30pm, SBS One

50 years on we still yearn for more. Australian detective Colin McLaren sets out to uncover the truth behind the assassination.

Monday:†Wake Up & Studio 10,†6.30am, Ten

Producer Adam Boland will be setting the bench high as he launches a new juggernaut in breakfast television. Wake Up is followed by Studio 10 with the media savvy Ita Buttrose at the helm. Its first outside broadcast will have the backdrop of the iconic Sydney Opera House.

Tuesday:†The First Tuesday Book Club,†10pm, ABC

Put your feet up after all the action of the Melbourne Cup! This month Richard Flanaganís The Narrow Road to the Deep North will be featured along with classic Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware. Join hosts Jennifer Byrne, Jason Stegar and Marieke Hardy as they discuss their book selections.

Wednesday:†Jaímie, Private School Girl,†9pm, ABC

Who hasnít heard about this? Chris Lilley plays the private school girl everyone is watching. This week she convinces her family to let Kwami, a young African teenager, move in.

Thursday:†Redfern Now,†8.30pm, ABC

A police officer's life is at an all time low as he struggles with the politics of his job and the anger of his surrounding community.

Friday:†The Help,†8.30pm, Seven

Starring Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis this is perfect film for a Friday night. If you havenít already seen it you really must. Set in the 60s, three women in Mississippi form an unlikely friendship as they embark on a secret writing project that breaks the rules.

Saturday:†Whitechapel,†8.30pm, ABC

Chandler (Rupert Penry-Jones) and Miles (Philip Davis) are struggling to keep the team together. There is an oppressive atmosphere in the police station and the manholes of Whitechapel hold a disturbing secret.

 

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