What To Watch W/C 20th March

It great to see Ashley Thomas back on our screens and in a period drama non-the-less …

Thomas stars in the highly anticipated Steven Knight adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel Great Expectations. And don’t miss BBC’s coming-of-age- teen drama Phoenix Rise starring Tyler Fayose.

What are you looking forward to watching this week. Let us know.

Phoenix Rise – Tuesday 21st March | BBC iPlayer & Friday 24th March @ 7pm BBC Three

Follows six students who form an unbreakable bond as they navigate the trials and tribulations of school life in Coventry. The misfit heroes are a group of teens taking their first tentative steps back into mainstream education after being excluded. Starring Jayden Hanley, Imogen Baker and Tyler Fayose.


Catch Her If You Can – Tuesday 21st March @ 9:30pm | BBC Three

Documentary following an attempt to expose a successful London businesswoman’s double life as a con artist. A suspicious invoice tipped off a potential victim, and inspired her to track down other parties who had been fleeced in the past. Together, they came up with a plan to expose the woman’s misdeeds.


The Cleaner: Season 2 – Friday 24th March @ 9:30 pm | BBC One

Greg Davies writes and stars in a comedy about a crime scene cleaner. Wicky faces the ultimate test of self-control: a job in a pub, after he’s promised his new girlfriend he’ll stay off the booze. With John MacMillan and Louis Emerick.


Yellowjackets: Season 2 – Friday 24th March | Paramount+

Equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story and coming-of-age drama, this is the saga of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. Starring Jasmine Savoy Brown, Tawny Cypress and Keeyah King.


Great Expectations – Sunday 26th March @ 9pm | BBC One

Follows orphan Pip pursuing his desire for a greater lot in life, his life is changed forever first by an encounter with an escaped convict, and then again when he is summoned to the household of wealthy recluse Miss Havisham, who intends him to be the companion of her adopted daughter. Starring Ashley ‘Bashy’ Thomas and Shalom Brune-Franklin.


Big Night of Musicals 2023 by the National Lottery – Sat 25 Mar 7:50pm | BBC One

A special concert featuring performances from the casts of some of the most popular musicals in the West End, from Manchester AO Arena. Performances include Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life And Times of The Temptations, The Bodyguard The Musical and more.


Marvin Gaye: Behind the Legend – Saturday 25th March @ 11:25pm | Sky Arts

Interviews with the Motown star’s family and friends provide an insight into the man behind the music.

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Loyle Carner at 6 Music Festival 2023 – Sunday 26th March @ 10:30pm | BBC Four

Loyle Carner introduces his 6 Music Festival performance at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, showcasing his music in a new way, and performing in collaboration with AMC Gospel Choir.


Arlo Parks at 6 Music Festival 2023 – Sunday 26th March @ 11:30pm | BBC Four

Arlo Parks introduces her 6 Music Festival performance at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, featuring the world premiere of her new music.

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