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WHAT TO WATCH 27 March - 2 April

This week's best telly includes lots of fantastic drama including the end of Unforgotten, more Line of Duty and the return of Keeping Faith and The Syndicate.


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


1. Beat the Chasers: Celebrity Special

Saturday 27th March at 8.30pm on ITV


After two successful series, Beat the Chasers is back with an inevitable celebrity special as Joe Pasquale, Katherine Ryan, Radzi Chinyanganya, Christine Ohuruogu and Shaun Williamson compete against quizzing titans Mark Labbett, Anne Hegerty, Jenny Ryan, Shaun Wallace and Darragh Ennis in the hope of winning money for their chosen charities.


Bradley Walsh returns to host this edge-of-your-seat quiz where contestants are given the option of playing multiple Chasers for increasing amounts of money, but with a decreasing time advantage against them.


Play sees questions swap from contestant to the Chasers. But get a question wrong and their individual or team clock keeps counting down until a question is answered correctly. First to run out of time loses the game.


With big-money prizes on the line, can these plucky celebs hold their nerve and beat the Chasers?


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2. Keeping Faith

Saturday 27th March at 9pm on BBC One


Eve Myles returns this week in the third and final series of Keeping Faith which picks up 18 months after Faith learned the truth about her husband Evan. And their divorce and custody battle is going from bad to worse.


As she juggles being a single mother and a lawyer, Faith tries to be positive. Taking on a new case of a gravely ill boy, Eve establishes a brand new law firm with Cerys, with Lisa on hand to support her. And Alys, who’s now 14 going on 21, has a boyfriend and being the rebellious teen that she is, smuggles her boyfriend Lewis into the house.


Elsewhere, Steve gets an unexpected visitor at his home and is forced to do a job in order to keep a roof over his daughter’s head. He reluctantly agrees, but is disturbed in the process. And when he's dragged into a dodgy second job, Faith is less than impressed when she comes face to face with a threatening figure from her dark past.

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3. Top Gear

Sunday 28th March at 8pm on BBC One


Believe it or not, we've already reached the penultimate episode of this series of Top Gear as the search is on for the ultimate off-roader.


Together, Freddie, Chris and Paddy head on an icy expedition across the wild Scottish Highlands in the new Land Rover Defender, Mercedes G-Wagen and Ariel Nomad.


Which car will end up tackling the extreme conditions the best?


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4. Line of Duty

Sunday 28th March at 9pm on BBC One


With an average audience of 9.6m, last week's series six opener of Line of Duty broke records, becoming the show's most watched overnight episode ever, 1.8m up on the series 5 launch and 500k more than the series 5 finale.


This week, AC-12 suspect a cover-up as they probe DCI Joanne Davidson's team for the officer sabotaging the inquiry into Gail Vella's murder.


Described as AC-12's most dangerous adversary yet, her personal life is scrutinised as the team dig further and the investigation takes a shocking turn.


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5. Unforgotten

Monday 29th March at 9pm on ITV


After last week's shock cliffhanger, this week's final episode of Unforgotten has a lot of questions to answer and storylines to tie up.


As the Bishop Street team start to piece together which of the four was responsible for the murder of Matthew Walsh, it's pathologist Leanne Balcombe who provides the final, crucial piece of evidence.


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6. The Syndicate

Tuesday 30th March at 9pm on BBC One


After almost six years away from our screens, Kay Mellor's hit drama about a group of lottery winners, The Syndicate, returns to BBC One for a brand new series, starring Neil Morrissey, Gaynor Faye, Mark Benton, Katherine Rose Morley, Kieran Urquhart, Liberty Hobbs, Emily Head, Joe Sugg and Taj Atwal.


When the owners of Woodvale Kennels announce they are selling the business to a large corporate chain, this is disastrous news for Keeley, Jake, Roxy, Gemma and Colette who all depend on their pay to get them from one month to the next.


With the staff’s future now thrown into question, the weekly lottery looks like their only lifeline, especially for gambling addict Keeley. So when she checks the ticket with local newsagent Frank, the machine goes off and she's ecstatic! But is everything as it seems and will the syndicate get what’s rightfully theirs?


Set between Yorkshire and Monaco, these kennel workers spend every last penny they own to see justice done.


Read my interview with Taj Atwal who plays Roxy, here.


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7. This is MY House

Wednesday 31st March at 9pm on BBC One


Sometimes a show will take me by surprise, and that show last week was This is MY House on BBC One, where 4 people have 24 hours to convince a celebrity panel that the house they're in is theirs. On paper, I wasn't sure this was for me, but I gave it a go and was instantly hooked.


Hosted by Stacey Dooley, this new primetime gameshow sees four people claim to own the same house and be the same person. The catch being that only one of them is telling the truth. The other three are actors. It's then up to the celebrity panel; Bill Bailey, Emily Atack, Judi Love, Jamali Maddix as well as a different weekly guest panelist to decide who's telling the truth. Get it right, and the homeowner wins £1000.


This week, after failing to pick the real homeowner last time, the panel have to guess the true identity of the homeowner of a 16th century, Grade 1 listed building in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, occupied by Michael and his wife Rachel. But who is the real Michael? And how will the panel react when they spot a familiar face?!


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