PICKS OF THE WEEK
- Peaky Blinders Sunday 27th February BBC One
- Louis Theroux’s Forbidden America Sunday 27th February BBC Two
- This is Going to Hurt Monday 28th February BBC One
- Starstruck Monday 28th February BBC Three
- I, Sniper: The Washington Killers Monday 28th February Channel 4
- Euphoria Monday 28th February Sky Atlantic
- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Monday 28th February Sky Comedy
- 24 Hours in A&E Tuesday 1st March Channel 4
- Mood Tuesday 1st March BBC Three
- Somebody Somewhere Tuesday 1st March Sky Comedy
- Pam & Tommy Wednesday 2nd March Disney+
- The Larry David Story Wednesday 2nd March Sky Documentaries
- The Dropout Thursday 3rd March Disney+
- Dragons’ Den Thursday 3rd March BBC One
- The Apprentice Thursday 3rd March BBC One
- Would I Lie To You? Friday 4th March BBC One
- The After Party Friday 4th March Apple TV+
- Severance Friday 4th March Apple TV+
- The Marvellous Mrs Maisel Friday 4th March Amazon Prime Video
- Pieces of Her Friday 4th March Netflix
- Gogglebox Friday 4th March Channel 4
9.00pm Peaky Blinders BBC One – Start of the sixth and final series of the drama.
9.00pm Louis Theroux’s Forbidden America: Porn’s Me Too BBC Two – As the rise of platforms like OnlyFans gives adult entertainment performers financial independence away from the studio model of old, Louis encounters a new generation using their online platforms to call out alleged predatory behaviour by prominent figures from the business. As a result, an industry that prides itself on pushing sexual boundaries is asking itself difficult questions about consent, and infamous figures like long-time performer Ron Jeremy are being challenged in court.
9.00pm Emergency Channel 4 – The work of the London Major Trauma System, an interconnected network of hospitals, air ambulances and paramedics that was set up following the 7/7 bombings in 2005. Filmed during the busiest month of summer 2021, the series follows the minute-by-minute decisions made by some of the country’s leading medics, as they treat the most critically injured patients. In the first episode, London’s Air Ambulance is dispatched to 58-year-old Peter, who has been crushed under a 400kg crate at work. Continues Tomorrow, Wednesday and concludes Thursday.
9.00pm Bad Love: Why Did Fri Kill Kyle? BBC Three – The 2014 killing of Kyle Farrell by 21-year-old Fri Martin, his childhood sweetheart and mother of his children. At her trial, Fri claimed she was acting in self-defence after Kyle had attempted to strangle her, before she picked up a kitchen knife and stabbed him in the heart in her home in Toxteth, Liverpool. However, she was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum term of 13 years. Fri is appealing her conviction on the basis of fresh evidence pointing to abuse in the couple’s relationship and the impact it may have had on her mental state. With access to family and friends, this documentary hears from both sides in the run-up to the hearing.
7.00pm Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms with Mark Millar Channel 5 – The DIY expert returns, and helps create a big open-plan family kitchen in Rotherham on a £25,000 budget. Plus, Mark also helps rejuvenate the bathroom in a Victorian house in Southend.
9.00pm Rock Till We Drop BBC Two – Four-part series that sees Martin Kemp, bassist from Spandau Ballet and grime artist Lady Leshurr meet to discuss the terms of the competition. “No kids!” they agree but now the hard work begins to find incredible musicians over the age of 64 with no upper age limit to form two rock ‘n’ roll bands.Both mentors hold ‘open mic’ sessions to find the most important band member, the lead singer. Martin’s looking for a soul voice, while Lady Leshurr is looking for someone who can mix rock with reggae. The mentors need someone with charisma to excite a crowd of 60,000 fans at the Isle of Wight Festival, where the two bands will go head to head in just six weeks’ time. Lady Leshurr meets 67-year-old Martyn, a part-time postman with front-man attitude. Meanwhile Lady Leshurr’s rival mentor Martin Kemp is wowed by 74-year-old Jimmy from Newcastle, who once sang with Tina Tuner but just missed out on hitting the bigtime. The teams hit the road to find their band members. Martin Kemp’s music director Toby finds a guitarist who used to play on the same bill as Marvin Gaye but now lives in a bedsit in Bath. Lady Leshurr is moved by the quiet talents of 77 year-old keyboardist Spike. And then there is 95 year-old Roy, the jazz drummer. Can Martin really select a 95 year old drummer to anchor his band?
9.00pm The Holiday Channel 5 – Four-part drama following four families as they gather for a dream luxury holiday, but a dark secret triggers fears of betrayal and ends in murder. The holiday is turned on its head when Kate intercepts Sean’s text messages and suspects him of having an affair. Wrapped up in her fears of betrayal, she fails to notice that Lucy is ravelled up in a mysterious situation with Jenny’s dysfunctional son Jake. Starring Jill Halfpenny. Continues Tomorrow, Thursday, Concludes Friday.
9.00pm Somebody Somewhere Sky Comedy – Critically acclaimed US comedy starring Bridget Everett as a woman who struggles to fit her home town mould, discovering herself and a community of outsiders who do not fit in but also do not give up.
10.05pm Mood BBC Three – After wannabe singer Sasha fights with her ex and gets kicked out by her family, she has to find her own way, but a chance meeting with party girl Carly reveals a whole new world. Drama, starring Nicole Lecky, Lara Peake and Jessica Hynes.
8.00pm Your Body Uncovered with Kate Garraway BBC Two – Kate Garraway and Dr Guddi Singh meet patients with everyday medical conditions and take them through an immersive medical consultation to help better understand their illness. In the first episode, Kate and Guddi meet Hilda, a fashion influencer suffering from fibroids, who confronts her debilitating condition, as well as grandmother Trudi struggling with a frozen shoulder.
9.00pm The Larry David Story Sky Documentaries – Both parts of HBO’s landmark documentary about the Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld creator.
10.00pm Naked Attraction Channel 4 – Anna Richardson returns for the ninth series of the revealing dating show.
The Dropout Disney+ – Drama based on the podcast about Elizabeth Holmes. Amanda Seyfried stars as the billionaire Elizabeth Holmes who lost everything when she was convicted of fraud. The first three episodes will drop at launch with the remaining episodes arriving weekly.
9.00pm Amol Rajan Interviews Sir Ian McKellan BBC Two – One of the most celebrated performers of his generation, Ian McKellen has long defied convention and expectation. Amol Rajan asks him about growing up in Lancashire during the Second World War, launching his acting career at Cambridge alongside Derek Jacobi, and finally choosing to reveal the truth publicly about his sexuality in 1988.
10.00pm Split Up In Care: Life Without Siblings BBC Three – Thousands of children have been separated from their brothers and sisters by the UK care system. Ashley John-Baptiste hears from those whose lives have been changed forever.
10.00pm Street Dance: Against the Odds E4 – Thirty young street dancers from south Bristol aim to win gold at the world championship hip hop dance competition.
10.00pm Meet the Richardsons Dave – Third series of the mockumentary series. Jon and Lucy give us a glimpse at their new home, and as Lucy does her best to impress their new neighbours, Jon has his eye on an old and unloved pub.
Pieces of Her Netflix – Crime drama starring Toni Colette as Laura, the mother of a 30-year-old daughter, Andy, who finds herself drawn on a cross-country journey to discover the dark secrets of her family after a violent act throws their lives into chaos. Bella Heathcote stars as Andy Oliver, who is saved during a seemingly random act of violence by her mother Laura (Toni Collette), who seems remarkably adept at eliminating violent threats. Her actions lead Andy to investigate her mother’s mysterious past. Based on Karin Slaughter’s New York Times–bestselling novel and helmed by producers of “Big Little Lies” and “The Undoing and written by Charlotte Stoudt. Jessica Barden, Jacob Scipio, Joe Dempsie, Aaron Jeffery, Omari Hardwick, Gil Birmingham, David Wenham, Calum Worthy, Nicholas Burton, and Terry O’Quinn co-star.