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WHAT TO WATCH 21-27 March

We all need some good telly to watch right now and this week's best programmes include new BBC One drama The Nest, the final EVER episode of This Country and highly-anticipated returns for Our Girl and Friday Night Dinner.

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

1. Race Across the World

Sunday 22nd March at 8pm on BBC Two

With just four teams left in this year's Race Across the World, those battling it out for the £20,000 prize set off from Panama City to take the Caribbean Sea, bypassing the most dangerous place in the Western Hemisphere as they continue their journey from Mexico City to Ushuaia.

However, added complications ensue when a state of emergency is declared in Quito, Ecuador, the destination of their next checkpoint and teams are forced to change their routes mid-race and head instead to Villavieja, in the remote Colombian desert.

Current leaders Dom and Lizzie jeopardise their lead by struggling to gain any momentum in the race with unscheduled stops and missed connections whilst travelling on a shoestring puts added strain on Jen and Rob's already-fragile relationship.

Meanwhile, estranged uncle and nephew Emon and Jamiul start working better as a team the more they get to know each other and mother and son Jo and Sam find themselves in their own personal state of emergency as the pressure of the race ramps up.


2. The Nest

Sunday 22nd March at 9pm on BBC One

With filming currently suspended on the next series of Line of Duty, fans can at least enjoy Martin Compston in BBC One's latest Sunday night drama The Nest which explores how far someone would go to have a baby.

Also starring Sophie Rundle and newcomer Mirren Mack, the five-part emotional thriller centres around a wealthy couple and a teenage girl who make a pact that will change all of their lives forever.

Dan and Emily are crazy about each other. They live in a huge house in a beautiful location just outside Glasgow and want for nothing. All that’s missing is a baby and they’ve been trying for years.

Through a chance encounter they meet Kaya, an 18 year-old from the other side of the city, whose life is as precarious at theirs is comfortable. When Kaya agrees to carry their baby, it feels like they were meant to meet, but was it really by chance? Who is Kaya and what has brought her to this couple?


3. This Country

Monday 23rd March at 7pm on BBC Three and 10.35pm on BBC One

In this week's final ever episode of This Country, there's an event taking place that brings the whole village together, the annual Harvest festival/

But one resident’s announcement causes unexpected emotional consequences for the community in this superb series finale.


4. Our Girl

Tuesday 24th March at 9pm on BBC One

Michelle Keegan returns for her final series of Our Girl, which takes place one year on from 2 Section’s last tour in Bangladesh following Georgie's promotion to Sergeant, which means she now trains a new bunch of medics.

Happily living back in Manchester with her family, Georgie is insistent to her friends in 2 Section that she’s happy settled in her new job and will not be joining them on their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan no matter how much they want her to.

However, when a night on the town results in a near-fatal incident, she can’t deny that the painful memories of losing the love of her life, Elvis, to a Taliban attack is the real reason she doesn’t want to go back. Georgie realises that she needs to return to Afghanistan to face her own fears.


5. Comedy Against Living Miserably

Tuesday 24th March at 9pm on Dave

In this first of three specials scheduled throughout the year, Dave has partnered with mental health charity CALM, for a night of comedy and conversation with headliner Joel Dommett being joined by Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, John Robins and Judi Love.

Before taking to the stage to talk about their own relationships to mental health, and how that affects their lives and their comedy. These include stories about dealing with grief, the side effects of gaslighting, and how not to cry on the toilet.

All the comedians performing donate their fees to CALM, which is matched by UKTV to deliver £100,000 to the charity, and the show also invites people to text to donate funds during broadcast.

6. Curb Your Enthusiasm

Tuesday 24th March at 9pm on Sky Comedy

As I'm sure fans of Curb Your Enthusiasm can attest, this latest tenth season has delivered week after week, with the entire series holding up against some of the finest episodes Larry David has ever produced.

For this week's double-bill season finale, we catch up with Larry as he hopes Latte Larry's will succeed in bringing down Mocha Joe's. But will his spite store succeed or will it be yet another bitter defeat for our misanthropic hero?


7. Friday Night Dinner

Friday 27th March at 10pm on Channel 4

Shit on it! Friday Night Dinner is FINALLY back this week and its timing could not have been better as we all look for something to cheer us up and let's face it bambinos, there's no excuses to miss it as we'll all be staying in on a Friday for the foreseeable.

As the series returns for an incredible sixth series, we check back in with the Goodman family (played by Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal) who spend every Friday night round Mum and Dad's house and this week they have some big news to share. They both have girlfriends.

But the question is, should they tell their mother? And as for their father, he's bought a 'dustbin-on-wheels' caravan which he's practically been living in and now wants the family to have dinner in there. But Jackie refuses to set foot inside and has even resorted to communicating with Martin via walkie-talkie.

Thankfully, following the passing of Wilson, Jim is back and this time when he knocks at the door he introduces the family to his new dog! And after a terrible incident involving Jim, the caravan's chemical toilet and Mum's beloved carpet, will the family be forced to spend the evening in the 'crapmobile' after all?



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