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WHAT TO WATCH 25 February - 3 March

This week’s best telly includes the glorious return of Alan Partridge to the BBC, the two final episodes of Pure and the return of All Together Now.

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

1. Celebs Go Dating

Monday 25th - Thursday 28th February at 9pm on E4

If Sunday's launch show had you hooked, then it's time to wave goodbye to your social life for the next four weeks as Celebs Go Dating continues.

This year's single celebrities looking for love are returnee Sam Thompson, former partners Megan McKenna and Pete Wicks, Love Island's Georgia Steel and Jack Fowler, Kerry Katona Hollyoaks actor Chelsee Healey and Ibiza Weekender's David Potts.

This week, Megan and Pete find themselves in the same restaurant, at the same time, on a first date with a potential new partner, Kerry opens up to the agents about her unconventional childhood and David goes on his first ever blind date!


2. This Time with Alan Partridge

Monday 25th February at 9:30pm on BBC One

Jurassic Park! 25 years since his last presenting job on the BBC, Alan Partridge is handed a career lifeline, as temporary co-host on This Time alongside Jennie Gresham played by Susannah Fielding.

Due to the sudden illness of its regular host, John Baskell, Alan Partridge is given the chance to stand in (temporarily) as its guest presenter. A chance for the consummate broadcaster to flit effortlessly between seal pups, hand washing and cyberterrorism.

This marks his first return to live television since his 90s chat show Knowing Me, Knowing You which was cancelled after a guest was fatally shot on air. This Time is the perfect shop window for a man of Alan’s gravitas and will, or should, see him finally recognised as one of the heavyweight broadcasters of his era.


3. Pure

Wednesday 27th February at 10pm and 10:45pm on Channel 4

It's a shame that Channel 4 are rush-releasing the final two episodes of Pure but in this day and age where audiences want every episode there and then, it might not be that much of a bad thing. Also, the entire series has been available on All 4 ever since the first episode aired.

In the penultimate episode, Marnie's best friend from Scotland, Helen, is visiting London and she's worried about the sexual things that might pop into her head when she's around. Encouraged by her new therapy, Marnie tries out trusting her old friend with her secrets and is beyond pleased when she seems to understand her problem. But what will happen when Marnie brings her two worlds together at a big dinner party?

In the final episode, Marnie is shaken to the core when she realises that she's pushed Shereen too far and starts to become paranoid that everyone has turned against her now they know about her condition. As everyone gathers for Amber's birthday, Marnie becomes consumed by the idea that she isn't getting better and begins to spiral.


4. Amber and Dolly: 9 to 5

Wednesday 27th February at 10pm on ITVBe

Former Love Island winner Amber Davies has recently been impressing audiences in London's West End having landed a dream role in 9 to 5: The Musical, by Dolly Parton, which tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss.

In a one-off special on we'll be following Amber as she achieves her dreams of West End stardom. With access all areas, cameras will follow Amber as she heads to Nashville to meet Dolly Parton herself and sets about preparing for the biggest moment of her life.

Chronicling every step of the journey, from vocal coaching to a rigorous rehearsal schedule, to curtain up itself, viewers will be given an intimate insight into the goings on in Amber’s professional and personal life.


5. In the Line of Fire with Ross Kemp

Thursday 28th February at 9pm on ITV

Ross Kemp returns to ITV this week in the follow up to Ross Kemp And The Armed Police, In the Line of Fire with Ross Kemp which follows Ross as he goes inside tactical firearms teams and out on the beat with officers to investigate whether or not all police should be armed.

He'll be joined by officers whose experiences of being confronted with lethal weapons have been captured on their body cameras.

With armed officers now a more regular presence on Britain’s streets, in stations and at airports, Ross goes out on a raid with a mobile undercover unit used to tackle new dangers with pre-emptive and confrontational tactics. He also gains exclusive access to their military-style training facility.


6. All Together Now

Saturday 2nd March at 7:30pm on BBC One

It was the surprise Saturday night hit for BBC One in 2018 and this weekend, two months on from the celebrity Christmas special, All Together Now is back for a second series to get you all singing along in front of your telly!

Hosted by Rob Beckett, the series welcomes all types of singers to the stage, from soloists to groups and amateurs to professionals. But they all have one simple aim, to win over TV’s biggest judging panel and get them up on their feet and joining. ‘The 100’ are a mix of singers from every corner of the music industry and are headed up by Spice Girl Geri Horner.

In the series opener, the singers take to the stage with their interpretations of classics by Amy Winehouse, Chaka Khan and Led Zepplin and contemporary hits by Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Rudimental and James Morrison - leading to some of the massive scores, but also some of the lowest ever!

The two acts with the highest scores will secure their place in the grand final, where they'll sing for a chance to win £50,000?


7. Baptiste

Sunday 3rd March at 9pm on BBC One

This week on Baptiste, Julien finally discovers the truth when Edward confesses the exact nature of his involvement in the case.

As Julien’s involvement with Edward deepens he is forced to take drastic action to protect his family from an encroaching threat. The case attracts the attention of Europol Officer Genevieve Taylor, played by Jessica Raine, who arrives in Amsterdam to try to persuade Edward to work with the police.

Wanting to do things his own way, Edward enlists Julien’s help, but a bombshell forces Julien to abandon the case and face some shocking personal secrets from his own past.



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