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WHAT TO WATCH: 6-12 March

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This week some of the very best comedy and drama series around continue and on top of all that, there’s a new comedy launching on BBC Three.

Here are the 7 shows you have to watch this week…


1. Broadchurch | Monday 6th March at 9pm on ITV

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With 7.5m tuning in to last week’s series three opener, it’s safe to say that all eyes are on Broadchurch and the pressure for it to deliver is very real.

This week, it becomes clear very quickly to Ellie and Hardy, and the rest of Broadchurch CID that the location of the attack and all the surrounding circumstances are going to make this an incredibly difficult investigation.

As they start to investigate Trish’s life, they meet her ex-husband Ian, her best friend’s husband Jim, and Lucas, a local cab driver. All of them were in the area when the attack took place.

They need Trish to give her main video interview which will be relied on in court if the case goes that far, but she is still in trauma.

However they need to move the investigation forward quickly as there is a predator on the loose.

Read my review of Broadchurch from last week here.

2/8


2. The Replacement | Tuesday 7th March at 9pm on BBC One

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In the second and penultimate episode of BBC One’s superb new drama The Replacement, Ellen tries to juggle her new baby with returning to work and investigating Paula.

She finds evidence that her boss was having an affair, but her only lead is Paula’s 10 year-old daughter Caris, and Paula’s former colleague, the mysterious Georgia, neither of whom want to speak to her.

Ian asks her to stop pushing, as her fixation is taking priority over Lia, her newborn baby.

Paula discovers Ellen’s investigation and engineers a humiliating situation with a client and a warning visit from social services. Ellen eventually confronts Paula and forces her to confess what she’s been hiding.

2/3


3. Inside No 9 | Tuesday 7th March at 10pm on BBC Two

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Why have one brilliant guest star when you can have three? Starring alongside Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith this week in Inside No. 9 are Javone Prince, Tamzin Outhwaite and Sarah Hadland.

What better way to celebrate Roger’s promotion than a full-on, old-school karaoke session? An evening of hopes, dreams, intrigue, romance, betrayal and an awful lot of singing.

Read my interview with Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith here.

4/6


4. Catastrophe | Tuesday 7th March at 10pm on Channel 4

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Following last week’s spectacular series launch, Catastrophe continues this week and Rob and Sharon are still on shaky ground with each other and face challenges in their work lives too.

Sharon returns to teaching, leaving Rob looking for a new job while in charge of the school run, where he is immediately embroiled in playground politics.

Elsewhere Sharon’s brother Fergal is moving to Spain, and while Rob goes to see Dave recovering in rehab, could his own addiction issues be rearing their ugly head?

Read my review of Catastrophe from last week here.

2/6


5. Benidorm | Wednesday 8th March at 9pm on ITV

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After launching to 4.9m viewers last week, Benidorm continues this week and Joyce is set to make a speech in Spanish and solicits Mateo’s help.

Joey thinks he’s signed up to an Ibiza trip whilst Kenneth inadvertently starts a mini-cab business.

Elsewhere, Sheron’s mother Loretta turns up and she’s already made an impression.

Read my chats with Sherrie Hewson and Jake Canuso here, Kate Fitzgerald hereDanny Walters, Nathan Bryon and Shelley Longworth hereTony Maudsley and Adam Gillen here and Julie Graham and Steve Edge here.

2/9


6. Just A Couple | Thursday 9th March from 11am on BBC Three

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Starting off on YouTube, Just A Couple is BBC Three’s new sitcom about a millennial couple, Mark and Shavon. Two young people who love each other, with all the trials and tribulations this presents.

In the opening episode, Shav and Mark play a relationship quiz. It’s all fun and games until they both start to feel things might be getting a little too close for comfort.

Should you ever really ask your boyfriend what he would most like to change about you physically?

1/6


7. Clique | Sunday 12th March from 11am on BBC Three

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Last Sunday, I decided to watch BBC Three’s new six-part drama Clique which as it turns out has a wonderful cast and an intriguing storyline which had me hooked from the get go.

Created by Jess Brittain who brought us Skins, the series sees two best friends, Holly and Georgia, drawn into an elite clique of alpha girls led by lecturer Jude McDermid in their first few weeks at university.

It is an uncensored exploration of how being a young woman can feel today. In the second episode, Holly is more suspicious than ever that something is wrong at Solasta Finance and at the heart of the clique.

Georgia has become more distant and everyone seems to be pretending there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for everything that has happened.

When Georgia announces that she’s been accepted onto the internship scheme and is moving into the girls’ house, Holly finds herself cut off. Stuck in halls with only Elizabeth for company, she decides to get proactive.

2/6


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