Our choice of programmes to watch in the week ahead.


The Crew (Netflix, from Monday)

Comedy and cars come together in this new series. Kevin James stars as a crew chief for the fictional NASCAR-based Bobby Spencer Racing Team. It's a happy, settled and blokey place to be – until the owner steps down and hands the reins over to his daughter Catherine. She has big plans to modernise the team, and James feels it's his responsibility to put her off in a bid to protect himself and his colleagues. However, Catherine isn't one to give up without a fight, so she brings in a bunch of millennials who rely on tech rather than instinct - cue lots of arguments between the old school workers and the Moneyball-inspired newcomers. Jillian Mueller, Freddie Stroma and Sarah Stiles are among the supporting cast.

I Care A Lot (Amazon Prime, from Friday)

Rosamund Pike plays Marla Grayson, who outwardly appears to be a kind and caring soul who puts the needs of others before her own. However, she's really a high-class con artist who persuades judges to appoint her as the legal guardian of lonely pensioners before using her position to steal their money. However, she could be in for a rude awakening when one of her charges turns out to have links to the mob. Peter Dinklage and Dianne Wiest are among the supporting cast.


The Masked Singer: The Final (ITV, 7pm)

When this wacky singing contest first came to our shores, it divided viewers over whether it was any good – but everyone was in agreement that it was one of the weirdest formats in quite some time. This second run has proved even more of a success, thanks in no small part to the more recognisable slew of faces lurking behind the masks. The only surprise was the lack of conviction that A-Ha's lead singer Morten Harket was the man behind the Viking get-up - he literally sang his own song, Take On Me, in week five. Still, the numbers have been whittled down and there's just three remaining for this week's final.

Princess Margaret: Queen of Mustique (C5, 9pm)

So shocking were some of the rumours surrounding Princess Margaret and her time spent on the Caribbean island of Mustique that even the makers of Netflix's The Crown didn't use them all. This documentary hears stories from the place where Margaret felt most at home and most able to be herself - from scandalous affairs, X-rated party games, a rumoured rockstar lover and even an alleged bank robbery. Archive footage, insider testimony and expert interviews combine to reveal all.


Six Nations Live (ITV, 2.15pm)

Jill Douglas presents coverage of the final match in the second round of fixtures, as Ireland host France at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 8pm)

Judges Rich Miller and Keith Brymer Jones set challenges close to their hearts this week as the amateur potters tackle terracotta. Whoever makes Brymer Jones cry the most (and boy, does he like to weep) will no doubt be crowned Potter of the Week, while host Siobhan McSweeney looks on with a slightly bemused look in her eye.

Bargain-Loving Brits in the Sun (Channel 5, 8pm)

In the final programme of the series, we find Bambi busier than ever at the caravan park. To escape from her hectic life selling statics, she and best friend Johnny are hitting the road for a coastal camping mini-break near Marbella. Armed with their new tee-pee, they've got some serious rest and relaxation in mind, but the trip doesn't quite go to plan...

The Serpent (BBC1, 9pm)

The authorities are closing in on Charles and Marie-Andree, so he plots an escape to South America – but as his behaviour spirals out of control, he could turn out to be his own worst enemy. In Bangkok, Herman remains determined to get his man, a quest that takes far longer than he anticipated.


Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Dave, 7pm & 7.30pm)

The critically acclaimed improv show returns for a new third series. Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds and Friends actress Aisha Tyler is once again the host, with Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, Jeff Davis and Colin Mochrie joined in the first episode by guest comedian Cedric the Entertainer, who is perhaps best known for his role in Barbershop. Then, in the second part of tonight's double bill, the regulars put their comedic skills to the test alongside Australian actress and model Adelaide Kane, who starred in Neighbours and supernatural teen drama Teen Wolf.

DIY SOS: The Big Build (BBC1, 9pm)

Beat the winter blues with this edition of the renovation show filmed in scorching temperatures in 2019. Nick Knowles and the team are in Barnstaple in Devon, where they meet Jan and Lucy, parents to triplets. Two of the youngsters – Daisy and Amber – suffer from an incurable kidney disease which means they have to travel to Bristol – a four-hour round-trip – four days a week for dialysis, so Nick wants to help extend their home to create space for a dialysis centre.

Long Lost Family (ITV, 9pm)

Foster carer Susanne King grew up with her strict grandparents, as an only child and estranged from her mother. One day she overheard a family secret – that she had two sisters who had been given up for adoption. Can Davina McCall and Nicky Campbelltrack them down?

A&E After Dark (C5, 9pm)

In resus, 64-year-old retired coach driver Paul is rushed in after falling onto fire-stoking tools. Dr Austin is concerned about his breathing and so escalates Paul to a full trauma status and sends him for a scan. With severe pain in his shoulder and stomach, could Paul have suffered internal injuries? Plus there's 21-year-old Harris who was injured in a machete attack. He's been brought in by police but is reluctant to wait for his results...


Holby City (BBC1, regions vary)

Get ready to shed a tear or two as Dom's life hangs in the balance. Even if he awakes, his life will be changed forever by his injuries. While Hanssen wonders if he did the right thing, Ange is left devastated by what's happened. Elsewhere on the ward, Sacha battles to save Jodie's baby and Cameron announces his plans for a new career.

Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr (BBC2, 8pm)

Two competitors have already fallen by the wayside, and we'll be saying goodbye to another following this week's challenge. It sees the group travel to Sussex, where a wedding venue is in need of a revamp. It's located in a picturesque countryside setting, so that's an obvious place for them to draw inspiration - but will all involved be willing to stick to the brief, or are some tempted to go off piste?

Charles Hazlewood: Beethoven & Me (Sky Arts, 9pm)

In the 250th anniversary year of the great German composer and pianist's birth, British conductor Hazlewood uses the Fifth Symphony as a starting point to explore the work, genius and various health conditions that both influenced and disrupted Beethoven's work.

Marcella (ITV, 9pm)

After last week's episode, in which the detective struggled to keep going as her mental health began to suffer, it seems she's back on a more even keel this time. At least she manages to hold it together long enough to enable her to investigate the truth about Bobby. However, her stalker is beginning to weigh heavily on her mind and she's determined to find the villain before he or she can do some serious damage - but her efforts lead to a shocking discovery. Anna Friel, Kelly Gough and Amanda Burton star.

Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild (C5, 9pm)

The presenter heads to the Yorkshire Dales for a catch-up with shepherdess Amanda Owen and her husband Clive who, since their first appearance on the programme, have become stars in their own right via Channel 5's popular Our Yorkshire Farm series. Their remote home is a busy place full of children and animals, but despite the comings and goings, Fogle finds it a comforting place to be and, after lending them a hand, enjoys sampling their wholesome way of life during a family trip to a nearby river.


The Repair Shop (BBC1, 8pm)

Jay Blades and the team get a visit from a cool customer today, in the form of Peter Mason from Herefordshire – who brings in an old-fashioned ice cream maker that belonged to his beloved granny Ethel. The unique contraption holds fond memories for Peter of happy times at her house spent churning vanilla ice cream together. But it's in need of a bit of TLC from the team. Meanwhile, organ restorer David Burville casts his eye over a Spanish barrels organ, or 'organillo', and there's a portable record player from the 1950s and a leather document folder to fix up.

Celebrity Best Home Cook (BBC1, 9pm)

The grand final of the celeb-strewn cookery competition and just three famous faces remain in the running to be crowned best celebrity home cook. First up there's a butternut squash 'Rustle Up' challenge, before the hopefuls are asked to create the ultimate picnic to serve to judges Mary Berry, Angela Hartnett and Chris Bavin.

The Great British Dig: History in Your Back Garden (More4, 9pm)

In this opening episode, Hugh Dennis and the team attempt to uncover a Roman fort, connected to Hadrian's Wall, that's buried beneath the back gardens of the quiet suburban streets of Benwell in Newcastle. With a team of Roman specialists by their side, they pull back the layers of history to uncover a plethora of Roman artefacts and structure.

The Bay (ITV, 9pm)

The penultimate episode of the mystery drama's second series, and Lisa is throwing herself into her work. It's not just the case that has her rattled, however, as a rash decision leaves her reeling. Fortunately she has a new line of inquiry to pursue, and the evidence agains one suspect in particular continues to mount. But surely there must be more to the case... Meanwhile Manning jeopardises the whole investigation, and Abbie starts to question Penny's loyalties. Tense stuff!

Wartime Britain: Keep Calm & Carry On (C5, 9pm)

The BBC have long been doing these immersive-history experiments but Channel 5 are certainly upping their documentary game recently so this offering is worth a watch. It follows a family as they experience life as it was during the Second World War, with a team of historians and other experts contributing to a recreation of the Wartime home-front experience. The volunteers end up learning everything from rationing-friendly recipes to dancing the jitterbug, while archive footage offers first-hand perspective.


This Week on the Farm (C5, 8pm)

The new series begins with a race against time for Barnsley brothers Rob and Dave Nicholson as they try to catch their wayward cockerels before an outbreak of avian flu forces them into chicken lockdown. The lads are also on a mission to find out if their alpacas are pregnant, but rather than calling in the vet, they decide to use a less scientific method involving a lot of spit.

Piers Morgan's Life Stories (ITV, 9pm)

Piers Morgan has never been one to pull his punches. And the GMB host is not about to change that tonight, despite sitting next to one of the most talked about boxers of his generation. Piers' guest is Chris Eubank and, like all individuals featured on this chat show, he has led an extraordinary life. As well as his many world title fights, Chris recalls his involvement in a car crash which saw a man die, how he became Lord of the Manor of Brighton, his relationship with Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali, his passion for his truck, jeeps and motorbikes, and his legendary sartorial elegance and extravagance.

Death in Paradise (BBC1, 9pm)

Although Ralf Little has made no official comment on his plans to leave this murder-mystery drama, there has been speculation that when he does, he will be replaced in the lead by a female detective. Initially, Little's arrival in the show divided viewers, but he appears to have finally won them over during what has been a strong run. The 10th series comes to an end tonight, with a man confessing to the murder of his boss, even though he is unable to remember what happened. Convinced that things aren't as straightforward as they appear, Neville resolves to uncover the truth - and find the real killer.

Dr Jack and Mr Nicholson (Sky Arts, 10pm)

Jack Nicholson has helped to redefine the notion of actor and remodel the American cinema landscape. This documentary looks at the career of the actor, who shot to fame in Easy Rider and won Oscars for his roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Terms of Endearment and As Good as It Gets.


The Gadget Show (C5, 7pm)

Jon Bentley's taking to the skies, testing out consumer drones that not only promise to be friendly to your wallet, but easy to fly and record top-notch video. Craig Charles and the gang ask what's the best computer to replace an ageing desktop PC, and Jon and Georgie Barrat are armed with a budget and a premium Sonos sound bar to investigate if there's much difference. Ortis Deley dons some Lycra to bring us a rundown of his top five bike accessories, and Harry Wallop has tips on claiming compensation online.

Raiders of the Lost Past with Janina Ramirez (BBC Two, 9pm)

Historian Janina Ramirez begins a new run of the archaeological show, previously shown on BBC Four. Once again, she will be following in the footsteps of three explorers who travelled the world in search of lost treasure and looking at three more finds that changed our understanding of the origins of civilisation. In tonight's opening episode, Janina is on the island of Crete pursuing the trail of the millionaire who discovered the mythical palace of the Minotaur and the first Western civilisation - but who is now mired in controversy.

It's a Sin (C4, 9pm)

This five-part drama from Russell T Davies became All 4's biggest ever instant box set hit when it was released at the end of January. It reaches a conclusion tonight, with the situation darkening inside the Pink Palace and the flatmates rallying around to help.

The Graham Norton Show (BBC1, regions vary)

Graham welcomes Oscar-nominated actress Rosamund Pike, star of comedy thriller I Care a Lot, in which she plays a shady legal guardian who ends up in trouble when she tries to fleece a woman who has ties to a powerful gangster. Also appearing is fiery TV chef Gordon Ramsay, who's hosting a new high-stakes quiz show called Bank Balance for the BBC. And finally, there's a chat with Welsh and Lions rugby great Gareth Thomas, who talks about his latest book, Stronger and his recent appearance on Celebrity Best Home Cook.