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WHAT TO WATCH 7-13 March

This week's best telly sees four new celebrities enter the Bake Off tent, five new teams Race Across the World and Daisy Haggard and Martin Freeman star in a refreshing new family sitcom called Breeders.


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


1. Enterprice

Sunday 8th March at 6am on BBC Three


The first series of Kayode Ewumi's BBC Three sitcom Enterprice aired towards the end of 2018 and now it's back for a second series as his character Kazim's delivery service which he runs with best mate Jeremiah, played by Trieve Blackwood-Cambridge, is growing in popularity.


However times are still tough as Kazim has been kicked out of his mum's house and Jeremiah's savings are vanishing by the minute. Hoping to get ahead with their street smarts, they hustle and make deals with everyone including dangerous market stall holders, unpredictable music producers and over-friendly CEOs.


There's also a new addition to the team, wily teenager Simi, played by Fatou Sohna, who splits her time between doing drop-offs and revising for her GCSEs. In the first episode of the new series, Kazim and Jeremiah head out on a double date but events take a sinister turn when they meet a young girl on the run from a gang.


1-5/5 All episodes available



2. Race Across the World

Sunday 8th March at 8pm on BBC Two


Race Across the World was one of 2018's biggest surprise hits that saw teams of travellers race across the world with limited cash and nothing in the way of modern technology. This time five teams must race from the top of Latin America, to the bottom.


Starting in Mexico City they must make it to the most southerly city in the world, Ushuaia in Argentina. Leaving behind their smartphones, internet access and credit cards each team are armed with only the cash equivalent of a one-way airfare. Throughout the entire race, the teams must pass through seven checkpoints to reach their final destination.


This year's teams include married couple Jen and Rob, brother and sister Dom and Lizzie, couple of three years Michael and Shuntelle, Uncle and nephew Emon and Jamiul and Jo who has decided to come travelling with her 19-year-old son Sam. Each team will see their skill, ingenuity and determination tested to the extreme and as the series unfolds, there are chance encounters, cultural revelations, friendships formed, relationships tested and bonds strengthened as the teams come face to face with some of the most awe-inspiring locations that modern-day travellers seldom get to see.


The race is on, and the stakes are high - everyone wants to be first to the finish line and win the cash prize.


The dramatic scale and thrilling unpredictability of the race is sure to change their lives forever. The race across the world has begun.


1/8



3. This Country

Monday 9th March at 7pm on BBC Three and 10.35pm on BBC One


It's sad to think that this is the final series of This Country because it never fails to deliver an astounding episode, packed with gags, superb dialogue and wonderful performances.


This week, Kurtan receives some sad news about a relative and endeavours to make some new memories.


And after discovering her passion for reading, Kerry joins the vicar’s local book club, which is going well until another village resident joins too.


4/6



4. Miriam's Big Fat Adventure

Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th March at 9pm on BBC Two


After a lifetime of worrying about her weight, 78-year-old actress and excellent chat show guest Miriam Margolyes is embarking on a journey to work out why the nation is getting ever fatter. She loves her life, but loathes her body.


In this two-part series she travels the country to discover why our nation is at its most overweight ever. With obesity-related illnesses like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers costing the NHS over six billion a year, Miriam sets out to find out what is being done to combat the obesity crisis and meets people who are going to extreme and sometimes controversial lengths to lose weight.


She wants to understand what impact being obese has on people and how the rest of society views them and begins by meeting people fighting back against their size. Across the two episodes she checks in to a bootcamp, attends one of the UK’s first plus-size dance classes and meets a 41-year-old whose leg was amputated due to her weight. She also turns to best mate Carol to find out if losing weight is the simple route to a happier life.


1-2/2



5. Inside No.9

Monday 9th March at 10pm on BBC Two


In this week's gripping series finale of Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton's always excellent anthology series Inside No.9, two police officers have time to get to know each other on the night shift.


But PC Thompson’s (Steve Pemberton) previous partner died in a brutal attack less than a month ago, the forensics have gone missing and PCSO Varney (Reece Shearsmith) is beginning to ask a lot of awkward questions.


6/6



6. The Great Celebrity Bake Off

Tuesday 10th March at 8pm on Channel 4


The line-up for Channel 4's Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer always impresses with their choice of celebs, but never more so than this year where the line-up includes Louis Theroux, Carol Vorderman, Richard Dreyfuss, Mo Gilligan and James Blunt.


Each week, four celebrities will battle it out over three rounds; the Signature, the Technical and the Showstopper, in a bit to be crowned Star Baker and awarded the coveted Star Baker apron. Taking part this week are Ovie Soko, Jenny Eclair, Russell Howard and Louis Theroux.


As ever, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood will be there to meticulously judge each bake, be they delicious delights or devastating disasters and Bake Off hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig return to provide tea and sympathy for the celebrity bakers as they go head-to-head in the pressure-filled tent. This will be Sandi's final series.


1/5



7. Breeders

Thursday 12th March at 10pm & 10.35pm on Sky One


Family sitcoms are nothing new, but the way the familiar genre is treated in Breeders is refreshingly honest, brilliantly sweary and ultimately very very funny. It stars Daisy Haggard and Martin Freeman as Ally and Paul who are juggling full-time careers, aging parents, a mortgage, upheavals in their relationship and the unenviable curveballs of parenting their young children.


The 10-part series exploring the paradox that every parent knows but never admits; you would willingly die for your children, but quite often you also want to kill them. Despite being a caring father, Paul discovers he’s not quite the man he thought he was and his partner in this impossibly steep parental climb is Ally, who runs a recording studio, makes Paul laugh and can read a story to their children while she's technically asleep


In the hilarious first episode, Paul spends the night fighting his own anger and incredulity at his children’s inability to go to sleep. Whilst in the second episode of this double-bill, a parents evening forces Paul and Ally to evaluate their hopes and dreams for their kids, and how far exactly they are willing to go for their sake.


1-2/10


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