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WHAT TO WATCH 24 February - 1 March

If there's one thing telly isn't lacking this week, it's entertainment.

This week's best telly includes the return of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway for its final series as well as the return of Michael McIntyre's The Wheel and two new comedy panel shows from Rosie Jones and Rob Beckett.

Elsewhere, Noel Fielding takes on the role of legendary British highwayman, Dick Turpin for a new comedy for Apple TV and Lucia Keskin launches her debut sitcom on BBC Three.

Here are 7 TV shows you can't miss this week...

1. Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Saturday 24th February at 7pm on ITV1

As Ant and Dec prepare to say goodbye to Saturday Night Takeaway, the new series promises to be a momentous magical celebration from over the years as well as loads of brand new high octane challenges, hilarious hidden camera set ups, new studio games and live surprises.

Kicking off the new series, Stephen Merchant will be the first Guest Announcer, Simon Cowell becomes the victim in an unbelievable Undercover and chart-topper Becky Hill stars in a spectacular End Of The Show Show.

Plus, Stephen Mulhern returns with a terrifying Ant versus Dec challenge, Jordan North helps surprise members of the audience and a brand-new Little Ant & Dec are unveiled!

1/7 Continues weekly

2. The Wheel

Saturday 24th February at 8.10pm on BBC One

After a short break, Michael McIntyre is back with the remaining episodes of The Wheel's fourth series, promising more edge-of-your-seat jeopardy, big laughs, huge stars and that colossal spinning Wheel.

Once again, three contestants will be hoping to answer their way to a fortune, guided by seven celebrity experts. But can they help them to win life-changing cash? That all depends on the spin of The Wheel.

Celebrities on The Wheel this week are Chris McCausland on Back to the Future, Gabby Logan on the Six Nations, GK Barry on celebrities, Iain Stirling on Scotland, Liza Tarbuck on art, Rachel Riley on maths and Trevor Nelson on disco.

7/10 Continue weekly

3. Out of Order

Monday 26th February at 9pm on Comedy Central

Launching this week on Comedy Central is comedian Rosie Jones' new comedy game show Out of Order, which aims to prove who’s the best at judging people.

Team captains Judi Love and Katherine Ryan must lead their teams to judge Rosie's Regulars, a group of seemingly 100% normal and not-at-all weird members from the Great British public. They must navigate the challenge of ordering a diverse group of British individuals based on intriguing categories, relying solely on gut instincts, first impressions and comic questioning.

Joining Rosie, Katherine and Judi this week are Richard Osman and Chris McCausland, with highlights including the teams having to guess which of the regulars works the hardest before the tables are turned, and one regular takes a shot at guessing which comedian drinks the most alcohol each week.

1/12 Continues weekly

4. Things You Should Have Done

Thursday 29th February at 9pm and 9.30pm on BBC Three

From the unique comedy mind of Lucia Keskin, new BBC Three comedy Things You Should Have Done sees Lucia plays Chi, a self-confessed stay-at-home-daughter who is suddenly forced to fend for herself when her parents die.

Chi will inherit the house on condition she completes a list of 'Things You Should Have Done’ left by her parents (everything from ‘Pet a dog’ to ‘Get a job’). Meanwhile Chi’s highly strung Auntie Karen, played by Selin Hizli, wants nothing to do with her dependent pest of a niece, but very much wants the house she feels is rightfully hers!

In each episode, Chi tackles something from the list and is unleashed on the locals of Ramsgate, who bring something new to Chi’s understanding of life but leave wishing they’d never met her.

1-2/6 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch

5. Rob Beckett's Smart TV

Thursday 29th February at 9pm on Sky Max

From the makers of Never Mind the Buzzcocks comes a brand-new, fast-paced comedy quiz show all about the magic of television.

Hosted by the brilliant Rob Beckett alongside team captains, TV fanatic Josh Widdicombe and a lady who is TV personified, Alison Hammond, the show promises to be a hilarious celebration of the small screen and the shows we love (and some we don't).

Each week the regulars are joined by actors, comics, presenters and personalities, to compete across a series of fun, chaotic rounds to see who knows the most about TV.

1/8 Continues weekly 

6. The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin

Friday 1st March on Apple TV+

Noel Fielding bursts onto our screens this week as legendary British highwayman, Dick Turpin, in Apple TV+'s new comedy-adventure series The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin.

In the series, Dick Turpin sets out on a journey of wildly absurd escapades when he's made the reluctant leader of a band of outlaws and tasked with outwitting corrupt lawman and self-appointed thief-taker Jonathan Wilde, played by Hugh Bonneville.

In this irreverent retelling set in the 18th century, Turpin is the most famous but least likely of highway robbers, whose success is defined mostly by his charm, showmanship and great hair. Together with his gang of lovable rogues, Turpin rides the highs and lows of his new endeavors, including a brush with celebrity, all whilst trying to escape the clutches of the thief-taker.

Starring alongside Noel Fielding and Hugh Bonneville will be Ellie White, Marc Wootton, Duayne Boachie, Tamsin Greig, Asim Chaudhry, Dolly Wells, Joe Wilkinson, Mark Heap, Geoff McGivern, Michael Fielding, Samuel Leakey and Kiri Flaherty.

1-2/6 Continues weekly

7. Eurovision 2024: Graham Meets Olly

Friday 1st March at 10.40pm on BBC One

During the 2023 Strictly Come Dancing final, it was announced that Olly Alexander will be representing the United Kingdom in the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest grand final in May.

As Olly prepares to fulfil one of his biggest life ambitions, he joins fellow Eurovision lover and commentator Graham Norton to talk candidly about competing in Sweden and as an extra treat for Eurovision fans, Olly will reveal the first full play of the music video on TV for his competing song Dizzy.

Brimming with excitement, Olly will talk passionately to Graham about his genuine love of Eurovision, his fond memories of the annual singing contest and how it feels to represent the United Kingdom on a global stage.

With just two months to go before he heads to Malmö, Sweden, where this year’s contest will take place, Olly is in competition mode and both he and Graham analyse the competition and run through the other countries’ acts Olly will be up against.

As Eurovision gets ever closer, this special reveals the excitement and pressure felt by Olly Alexander, the artist representing the United Kingdom in Sweden on the fiftieth anniversary of Abba’s victory in Brighton in 1974.



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