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WHAT TO WATCH 18-24 March

This week's best telly includes a new ITV weekly drama, a hotly-anticipated US import and the series finale of Baptiste.

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

1. This Time with Alan Partridge

Monday 18th March at 9:30pm on BBC One

Last week, Alan Partridge it was announced that Alan would be the new co-host of This Time alongside Jennie Gresham and this week he's left to produce the kind of brave, no-nonsense TV other broadcasters can only dream of.

In this week's episode, Alan talks police dog bravery and product placement, before meeting his own celebrity lookalike.

Plus there's a live link up with Ruth Duggan in Hollywood, the character played by Lolly Adefope who loves to disagree with Alan.


2. Fleabag

Monday 18th March from 10am on BBC Three and at 10:35pm on BBC One

Fleabag continues this week as Kristen Scott Thomas makes a guest appearance.

Fleabag helps with an event at Claire’s work, which inevitably ends in disaster. But an introduction to Claire’s colleague proves intriguing, and a chance meeting with a stranger opens Fleabag’s eyes.


3. Derry Girls

Tuesday 19th March at 9:15pm on Channel 4

The first episode of the new series of Derry Girls has now consolidated to 3.2m after a week, which means that this series is shaping up to be even more successful than the first!

This week, Erin, Clare, Michelle, Orla and James are beside themselves with excitement as they have tickets to see Take That in Belfast.

But when Ma Mary forbids them to go they decide that they will stop at nothing to get there.


4. The Bay

Wednesday 20th March at 9pm on ITV

Another week, another new ITV drama and this one has undertones of Broadchurch about it. Set in the coastal town of Morecambe Bay in Lancashire, The Bay centres around the investigation of missing teenage twins Dylan and Holly Meredith.

Morven Christie leads the cast as Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong, a family liaison officer assigned to the case which at first seems like any other, tragic but all too familiar. But her drunken antics the night before cause complications for the investigation.

Realising she has this personal connection with the Meredith family, Lisa grapples to get justice for the grieving family, discovering that it could come at a cost.

The series also stars Jonas Armstrong, Matthew McNulty, Daniel Ryan, Taheen Modak, Chanel Cresswell, Lindsey Coulson and many more!


5. Pose

Thursday 21st March at 9pm on BBC Two

Pose is the groundbreaking US series about the underground world of 1980s ball culture, set at the height of the AIDS epidemic, from the writer of American Horror Story, American Crime Story and Feud.

The Golden Globe nominated series made television by featuring the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series.

Black transgender woman Blanca Rodriguez works at a nail salon by day and serves as a member of the House of Abundance by night. After receiving a life-changing medical diagnosis, Blanca becomes determined to open her own house - the House of Evangelista. And she starts by taking in 17 year-old Damon, a talented dancer.

The series stars Mj Rodriguez as Blanca Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson as Elektra Abundance, Evan Peters as Stan Bowes, Kate Mara as Patty Bowes, James Van Der Beek as Matt Bromley, Billy Porter as Pray Tell, Indya Moore as Angel, Ryan Jamaal Swain as Damon Richards and Charlayne Woodard as Helena St. Rogers.

After the first episode has aired, all 8 episodes will be made available on BBC iPlayer.


6. Celebrity Juice

Thursday 21st March at 10pm on ITV2

This week sees Celebrity Juice return for an incredible 21st series... but there have been some changes.

After Fearne Cotton quit the show, she has been replaced by Keith's mate, Paddy McGuinness as team captain, opposite Holly Willoughby.

For the first show of the new series, Keith, Holly and Paddy are joined by Emily Atack, Howard Donald, John Barrowman and Mark Wright!


7. Baptiste

Sunday 24th March at 9pm on BBC One

It might not have been as gripping as The Missing, but Baptiste has been a decent follow-up and in the series finale, Julien and Genevieve try to suss out the people working closest with them.

Edward is devastated as he deals with the aftermath of a murder and the case takes a dangerous turn when an attempt is made on Julien and Genevieve's lives.

After Julien suspects the depth of corruption runs deeper, his suspicions are proved right, but the discovery only devastates more lives and leaves Julien contemplating his future.



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