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WHAT TO WATCH 14-20 March

This week's best telly includes a final visit to Halifax, a brand new comedy from rising star Mae Martin and the return of Ashley Walters and Noel Clarke's action-packed Sky One drama.

Here are 7 shows you can’t miss this week...

1. Race Across the World

Sunday 15th March at 8pm on BBC Two

As this year's Race Across the World (Mexico City to Ushuaia) continues, the five teams head out of Copan Ruinas in western Honduras to their next checkpoint, Panama City with current race leaders, mother and son Jo and Sam, the first to set off.

It's a journey which sees each team travel across vast swathes of Central America, passing through Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

Despite a seemingly short distance to travel, navigating roads that share their terrain with more than 300 volcanoes can be breathtaking but time consuming. Add in unreliable bus schedules and extreme heat and the journeys for the teams can be challenging.


2. Last Tango in Halifax

Sunday 15th March at 9pm on BBC One

Despite it feeling as though Last Tango In Halifax has only just returned, this week sees the final episode of this rather short four-part series air as Ted goes on an adventure.

Elsewhere, Gillian is pushed to breaking point at the farm, Caroline finds herself at the heart of an unlikely love triangle and Alan and Celia find reason to laugh together again. But sobering news awaits.


3. This Country

Monday 16th March at 7pm on BBC Three and 10.35pm on BBC One

In this week's penultimate episode of This Country, Kerry and Kurtan visit the local train station to welcome the vicar home from a trip to Bristol.

In his absence, they have been handling lots of village admin, including looking after the parish chickens.


4. The Great Celebrity Bake Off

Tuesday 17th March at 8pm on Channel 4

This week, four more celebrities will enter the Bake Off tent On Channel 4 in air of Stand up to Cancer, and they are; actors James Buckley and Patsy Palmer, TV personality Scarlett Moffatt and none other than OSCAR-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss!

They'll each be battling it out over three rounds; the Signature, the Technical and the Showstopper, in a bid to be crowned Star Baker and awarded the coveted Star Baker apron.

As ever, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood will be there to meticulously judge each bake, be they delicious delights or devastating disasters and Bake Off hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig return to provide tea and sympathy for the celebrity bakers as they go head-to-head in the pressure-filled tent.


5. Feel Good

Wednesday 18th March at 10pm on Channel 4

Rising star and exciting new talent Mae Martin introduces the world (Channel 4 in the UK, Netflix globally) to her six-part semi-autobiographical sitcom Feel Good which she stars in alongside Charlotte Ritchie and Lisa Kudrow.

Co-written by Joe Hampson, the series follows recovering addict and comedian Mae who is trying to control the addictive behaviours and intense romanticism that permeate every facet of her life. The jokes may be landing, but her life isn’t.

When she meets the magnetic but previously heterosexual George, it doesn’t seem possible that she could be interested in her. George is like Princess Diana, while Mae resembles a kernel of corn. Nevertheless, the pair embark on a whirlwind romance, moving in together and triggering events that will change both their lives forever.

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6. Breeders

Thursday 19th March at 10pm on Sky One

Sky One's hilarious and sweary new family sitcom Breeders, starring Daisy Haggard and Martin Freeman, continues this week with a new episode as Ally attempts to acclimatise to Michael’s continued presence.

Elsewhere, Paul is suspected of intentionally hurting his mum and begins to question if his accident-prone son’s frequent injuries might actually be his fault.


7. Bulletproof

Friday 20th March at 10pm on Sky One

After almost two years, Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters are back as Bishop and Pike in a second series of Sky One's action-packed drama Bulletproof which picks up a year on from the events of series one, as they're dragged into their most dangerous case yet.

What starts out as a routine sting morphs into something far more dangerous for Bishop, Pike and the rest of the team as they are sucked into the dangerous world of undercover policing. Bishop and Pike’s pasts will collide and their moral codes will be tested in a tense, heart-stopping game of ‘cat and mouse’ with the Markides, a notorious and elusive Greek Cypriot crime family with connections that spread far beyond the borders of London and the UK.

Bishop and Pike will travel the country and around Europe in pursuit of justice, bringing their entire team into the line of fire in the process. Staying undercover will push the boys to breaking point, and the lines between good and evil, friend and foe, will become confused. Can good policemen pass themselves off as even better criminals? Only time will tell.

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