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TV Guide: New Taskmaster, the Great British Menu finale and a New Must-See Drama

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March 2023
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This is everything you'll want to watch on TV this week

From David Attenborough's Wild Isles to murder mysteries, there's plenty to keep you entertained.

-Monday 27th March-

Blue Lights, 9pm, BBC One

This new drama starring Sian Brooke follows three new recruits to Belfast's police force. Grace tries to help a fellow single mother while her new recruits Annie and Tommy deal with an apprehensive colleague and undercover agents.

-Tuesday 28th March-

Celebrity Hunted, 9pm, Channel 4

Comedians James Acaster and Ed Gamble, Strictly’s Katya Jones, Olympic snowboarder Aimee Fuller, actors Nicola Thorp and Nikesh Patel, mathematician Bobby Seagull, social media star Saffron Barker and TV therapists Nik and Eva Speakman are on the run from an elite team of police and military personnel, as this popular show returns in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.

-Wednesday 29th March-

Race Across the World, 9pm, BBC One

This gameshow where adventurers compete to, well, race across the world returned last week and now the contestants are embarking on a 2,000km journey to the second checkpoint, Dawson City. Catch up on episode one on iPlayer now.

-Thursday 30th March-

Taskmaster, 9pm, Channel 4

One of our favourite shows of all time, Taskmaster is back! This time Greg Davies has set tasks for Frankie Boyle, Ivo Graham, Jenny Eclair, Kiell Smith-Bynoe and Mae Martin, who are all hoping to become the 15th Taskmaster champion.

-Friday 31st March-

Great British Menu, 9pm, BBC Two

It’s the final banquet, and the overall winner of the Great British Menu will be decided. Judges Tom Kerridge, Nisha Katona and Ed Gamble have chosen four contestants whose menus have celebrated the theme of animation and illustration in honour of Paddington's 65th Birthday, and they must really impress the guests, including Cressida Cowell and Lenny Henry.

-Saturday 1st April-

Magpie Murders, 9.15pm, BBC One 

The series, which has previously aired on BritBox, was adapted by Anthony Horowitz from his own novel of the same name, and Lesley Manville plays an editor turned sleuth. Watch this before the stars reprise their roles in a sequel series titled Moonflower Murders, which will air next year.

-Sunday 2nd April-

Wild Isles, 7pm, BBC One 

The penultimate episode of this Sir David Attenborough favourite is the perfect Sunday watch. He celebrates the wonders of Britain and Ireland. Filmed on more than 200 shoots over three years, this series offers an insight into our woodland, grassland, freshwater, and ocean habitats. 

-Catch Up On-

Murder Mystery 2

Coming to Netflix this Friday is the sequel to Murder Mystery – a hilarious whodunit starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. After starting their own detective agency, they land a career-making case when their billionaire friend is kidnapped from his wedding.

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