It’s the start of another week and this one is kicking off with a bang as Oprah Winfrey’s revealing interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle airs in full on ITV.
The pre-recorded discussion was broadcast in the United States last night and has been a hot topic of debate ever since, with the couple detailing their difficult final months as serving royals and the factors which drove them to leave the institution.
If you’d rather something a bit different, there’s plenty of sport to get stuck into with two more Premier League clashes courtesy of BT and Sky, while another group of youngsters attempt to find love in Teen First Dates on E4.
If you’d like to plan your viewing for the whole weekend, check out our handy TV Guide.
In the meantime, our top picks for Sunday night are below.
Monday 8th March
Oprah with Meghan and Harry – 9pm, ITV
Love them or loathe them, we bet you won’t be able to resist watching this interview with the world’s most talked-about couple, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Sitting down with their trusted friend, renowned chat show host Oprah Winfrey, they’ll be talking about stepping back from the Royal Family, press intrusion and their relationship. It’s a long show at nearly two hours, so it seems the couple has a lot to say.
Doctor Who, ‘Witchfinders’ – BBC iPlayer
What could be more fitting for International Women’s Day than spending time with the first ever female Doctor? Of course, you could choose to binge-watch all of Jodie Whittaker’s episodes but, if you’re tight for time, we recommend seeking out series 11, episode 8, ‘Witchfinders’, in which the TARDIS takes the gang back to a witch trial in the 17th century. Alan Cumming plays King James while the always brilliant Siobhan Finneran guest stars as the intriguing Becka Savage.
You can pre-order Joy Wilkinson’s novel on which the episode was based Doctor Who: The Witchfinders for release on the 11th March.
Fleabag – BBC iPlayer
We can’t wait to see how Phoebe Waller-Bridge has shaken up the new James Bond film, and we’re excited to see her opposite Donald Glover in the Mr & Mrs Smith remake. But until then we’re very happy to rewatch both series of the inimitable Fleabag, the show that made her a star. The combination of Waller-Bridge, Olivia Colman and Sian Clifford makes for on-screen magic. If you’ve never got round to watching it, this is the day.
First Ladies – 8pm, Sky Documentaries/NOW TV
In commemoration of International Women’s Day, Sky and NOW TV are premiering this new documentary about the First Ladies who have lived and worked in the White House over several decades. Michelle Obama, Jackie Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lady Bird Johnson, and Hillary Rodham Clinton are the main topics of discussion, with in-depth interviews, rare archival footage and cinematic recreations used to tell their stories.
Teen First Dates – 10pm, E4
The young daters are queueing up once again at Fred Sirieix’s match-making restaurant, with Henry and Pia (above) among this week’s pairings. You can check out an exclusive clip of their date released in advance to RadioTimes.com, which sees the two nervously laughing through their introduction. But will they decide to stay in touch after the show? You’ll have to tune in to find out.
What else is on? Only Connect has reached the stage where the connecting wall looks like it’s written in a foreign language. Yes, we’ve arrived at the first semi-final, on BBC Two at 8pm. If that hasn’t knocked your quizzing confidence, stay tuned for University Challenge at 8:30pm. MasterChef continues at 9pm on BBC One and there’s Premier League football on tonight, with Chelsea taking on Everton (BT Sport) and West Ham playing Leeds (Sky Sports). If you fancy something a bit different, BBC Two has an interesting doc at 9pm, Miss World: Beauty Queens and Bedlam, about the protesters who interrupted the famous beauty pageant.
Tuesday 9th March
Ex Machina – Amazon Prime Video
It’s Oscar Isaac’s 42nd birthday today. We know you haven’t had chance to go to the post office to send a card, but don’t worry: you can make it up to him by watching his award-winning 2014 film, Ex Machina, in which he stars opposite Alicia Vikander. The basic premise is that a programmer is told by his boss that he should test whether Ava, the AI humanoid robot, is capable of human thought. Of course, it all gets rather complicated. Talk about a weird day at the office.
The Great Celebrity Bake Off – 8pm, Channel 4
Celeb GBBO peaked like a perfect meringue when the actual Teri Hatcher arrived in the tent in 2018 (we still can’t believe a Desperate Housewives legend flew to the UK just to make muffins). Nonetheless, there’s still an impressive line-up of famous folk rolling their sleeves up for The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2021 Stand Up to Cancer specials. Tonight, it’s Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley, comedian Rob Beckett and singer Alexandra Burke hoping their dough will rise. Plus presenter Tom Allen, who stood in for Noel Fielding on the Christmas specials, is putting his pinny on too. With Noel still on paternity leave, Matt Lucas will host alone. The celebs must make millionaire shortbread and sum up their pet hates in a cake – easier said than done!
The Celebrity Circle – 9:15pm, Channel 4
We’ve been looking forward to this. Social media gameshow The Circle was a slow starter, but with Emma Willis hosting, Richard Madeley popping up for no reason and a hand-picked cast of brilliant players, the last series made for compulsive viewing. Remember when Tim won the people’s vote? Happy memories. Now a bunch of celebrities are taking on the challenge. Living in swish flats, they all interact on a special social media platform, with some contestants playing as themselves (like Denise Van Outen and Duncan James), and others catfishing for the win (Loose Women’s Kaye and Nadia will be posing as Gemma Collins, while Baga Chipz will channel Kim Woodburn). Let The Celebrity Circle games begin.
Champions League: Juventus v Porto – kick off at 8pm, BT Sport
All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo tonight as Juventus take on Porto for a place in the quarter finals. The first leg finished with a 2-1 win for Porto, so Juventus will start on the back foot going into this all-important match.
Unforgotten – 9pm, ITV
Yes, Unforgotten is on a Tuesday this week, after ITV secured the rights to show Oprah’s interview with Harry and Meghan on Monday. It’s episode three of this brilliant cold case series, (get up to speed on the ITV Hub). Cassie and Sunny have identified the victim found in a scrapyard freezer, and named their suspects. But with very little evidence to go on it’s going to be tough to build a case. Still, Cassie will not be deterred – with retirement looming she wants to go out on a high. Sunny’s worried his partner’s personal frustrations will cloud her judgement, but there’s no stopping her. Could this investigation end in tears? Check out everything you need to know about Unforgotten season four here, or read our Unforgotten episode two recap to remind yourself of what’s happened so far.
What else is on? We’re a little bit in love with Michelle Ogundehin. No amount of flattery will convince her to revamp our living room, so we’ll have to watch Interior Design Masters tonight instead, at 8pm on BBC Two. It’s followed by the second instalment of Stacey Dooley’s Who Do You Think You Are?-inspired series, DNA Family Secrets, on BBC Two at 9pm. And don’t forget EastEnders on BBC One at 7:30pm, as Karen ends up arranging a date with scary Lucas Johnson, eek.
Wednesday 10th March
DNA Journey – 9pm, ITV
A League of Their Own stars Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp uncover their family history in this episode of ITV’s DNA Journey – a series in which celebrities embark on a life changing road trip to discover their ancestral roots. The sporting legends travel both North and South of the UK as they learn about their genealogical history and meet family they never knew existed.
Mad Men – Amazon Prime Video
In honour of Jon Hamm’s 50th birthday, why not revisit the actor’s most iconic role? Mad Men is often credited for ushering in the Golden Age of television, with Hamm’s performance as creative director and man’s man Don Draper earning him two Golden Globes and an Emmy. All seven season are on Prime, as is Good Omens, in which Hamm plays the angel Gabriel.
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The Terror – 9pm, BBC Two
The tense psychological thriller series continues, with Cozier (Jared Harris) butting heads with Franklin (Ciaran Hinds) and still no aid for their doomed Arctic expedition – which is only bound to get more terrifying as the monster stalking them closes in.
You can buy Dan Simmons’ novel upon which the series is based The Terror on Amazon.
Last Chance U: Basketball – Netflix
Nettlix’s gritty sports docu-series is back with a twist. The new season will focus on community college basketball instead of American Football, following the East Los Angeles College Huskies as they take on the California state championships – and battle their personal demons.
Neighbours – 5:30pm, Channel 5
Now Shane has a new girlfriend in Amy Greenwood, it seems that the lid has been sealed shut on he and Dipi’s marriage. But today, after trying to sabotage Amy’s business, Dipi tells Shane she wants them to reconcile. What will a stunned Shane say?
What else is on? Channel 5 airs the first part of its moving documentary The Killing of James Bulger tonight at 9pm. At the same time. Gordon Ramsay’s Bank Balance continues on BBC One and Below Deck Mediterranean ends on E4 tonight at 7:30pm, while the comforting televisual hug of The Repair Shop is available on BBC One at 8pm.
Thursday 11th March
Emmerdale – 7pm, ITV
With Jamie wanting to be with Dawn instead of Gabby, the mother of his unborn child, Kim debates resorting to nasty tactics tonight when she spots Dawn having a meeting with the social worker about her son. Will Kim go through with her plan to spike Dawn’s drink?
Torchwood – BBC iPlayer
Happy birthday to John Barrowman, who will no doubt find a way to make his celebration ‘fabulous’, despite lockdown. Perhaps he’ll get nostalgic and watch his much-missed Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood on BBC iPlayer. We recommend you do the same, just to remind yourself how glorious the show was.
Do you think Torchwood should return to BBC 3? Have your say and vote in our poll.
Europa League Round of 16 1st leg: Man Utd v AC Milan – 8pm, BT Sport
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is likely to be back for this important match and it’s set to be scintillating clash as both teams aim for a place in the Europa League quarter finals.
Marriage or Mortgage – Netflix
Oh Netflix, you do come up with the strangest ideas, which make for the most brilliant, addictive series. Here’s the latest one: young couples are introduced to an estate agent and a wedding planner and by the end of the episode they will choose whether to splash out on romantic nuptials or invest their cash in a house deposit. You’ll be obsessed.
Edge of Tomorrow – Amazon Prime Video
If you didn’t catch Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt in action-packed sci-fi movie Edge of Tomorrow (also known as Live. Die. Repeat.) in 2014, why not check out this high-concept film now? Simply put, we find ourselves in the future where an alien race has taken over Europe. It’s up to Cruise and Blunt to defeat the imposters, while also battling a time loop, which is no mean feat. The film dropped on Amazon Prime Video yesterday, so it would be rude not to watch.
What else is on? It’s the penultimate episode of Gordon Ramsay’s jenga-inspired game show, Bank Balance tonight on BBC One at 9pm. Meanwhile, The Celebrity Circle continues on Channel 4 at the same time. And if golfing is your thing then we’ve got good news – the Players Championship golf starts at 11:30am on Sky Sports. Plus, if you caught the first part of Channel 5’s powerful documentary, The Killing of James Bulger, last night, you’ll want to see the concluding episode tonight at 9pm.
Friday 12th March
The 39 Steps – Amazon Prime Video
We needn’t remind you it’s Alfred Hitchcock Day today (you mean you didn’t have it written in your diary?). If you want to understand why he’s one of the most acclaimed directors of all time, why not dip into Hitchcock’s back catalogue on Amazon Prime? You could go for the iconic Psycho, or avian horror-fest The Birds, but we recommend The 39 Steps, available free for Prime members. Not only can you enjoy a classic spy thriller, but you’ll also be well prepared for the TV adaptation starring Benedict Cumberbatch, which is currently in the works.
The One – Netflix
Not entirely dissimilar to recent Amazon Prime anthology series Soulmates, new Netflix drama The One relies on the idea that science can find your true love. A DNA researcher-turned-matchmaker claims she holds the secrets to finding the love of your life, but the results are far from romantic. We don’t want to spoil anything, but this show is as much a crime drama as it is a psychological thriller.
SAS: Red Notice – NOW TV
Here’s a brand-new action film for you to savour, starring Andy Serkis, Noel Clarke and Anne Reid. You might be glad that travel restrictions mean you can’t go to France right now, as this tense movie tells the story of a plot to hijack the Eurostar. Eek.
Breeders – NOW TV
This time last year, Martin Freeman and Back to Life star Daisy Haggard launched a new comedy called Breeders, the story of two frazzled parents just trying to get through the day. Hilarious and relatable, the show quickly got commissioned for a second series, which will arrive later this year. So get up to speed with every episode, available on NOW TV.
Coronation Street – 7:30pm, ITV
Simon has been making terrible choices as he has become involved with drug dealers, and he may already be regretting it. When he learns that Jordan has been stealing from drug boss Harvey, he agrees to stay quiet. But Harvey soon approaches Simon saying that he knows what is going on. What will Simon say?
What else is on? MasterChef continues its crusade to elevate our lockdown cuisine at 8:05pm on BBC One, before Gordon Ramsay plays a final round of Bank Balance at 9pm. Meanwhile, the catfishes are still swimming round their goldfish bowl over on Channel 4, as The Celebrity Circle continues at 10pm.
Saturday 13th March
Assembled: The Making of WandaVision – Disney Plus
While WandaVision fans are still coming to terms with the hugely popular miniseries’s season finale, you don’t have to say goodbye to Westview just yet thanks to Disney Plus’s brand new documentary Assembled: The Making of WandaVision. The first in a series of specials taking viewers behind-the-scenes of MCU shows and movies, The Making of WandaVision looks at the classic sitcoms that inspired the series starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, the experience of filming in front of a live studio audience and how the high-concept episodes came together.
Gone Girl – 9pm, Sky One
If you were wowed by Rosamund Pike’s performance as a wickedly cold con-woman in I Care A Lot, why not revisit the film that made her a household name all over the world – 2014’s Gone Girl. Directed by Fight Club’s David Fincher, this chilling psychological thriller follows New York-based writer Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) as he becomes the prime suspect in his glamorous wife Amy’s (Rosamund Pike) disappearance. Full of unpredictable twists and hugely complex characters, Gone Girl is a gripping watch, perfect for a Saturday night in.
You can buy Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl on Amazon.
Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – 7pm, ITV
Ant and Dec’s entertainment show continues on Saturday, with the double act surprising viewers across the country with outrageous stunts, giveaways and fun competitions for the chance to win big prizes. Not Going Out’s Lee Mack is live in the studio for a Mother’s Day surprise, while Ant and Dec take over a coffee drive-thru and perform in an all-star Sea Shanty End of the Show Show.
The Sisters Brothers – Netflix
Western crime drama The Sisters Brothers arrives on Netflix this weekend, with John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix starring as brothers working as assassins in 19th century Northwest America. With Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed in the cast as the brothers’ latest targets, this 2018 film takes viewers on an enjoyable Western quest with standout performances from its stellar cast.
You can buy Patrick deWhitt’s novel The Sisters Brothers on Amazon.
Premier League: Leeds v Chelsea – 12:30pm, BT Sport
The Premier League continues this weekend, with Leeds and Chelsea kicking off the day of matches. With Chelsea currently ahead of Leeds with nine total wins compared to eight, could Leeds rise up the league ranks with a win on Saturday? You can check out the whole season’s matches on our Premier League fixtures page.
What else is on? Gary Lineker presents highlights of the day’s Premier League matches in Saturday night’s Match of the Day, after the second series of Line of Duty airs its finale on BBC One, which has been running repeats in the lead-up to series six. Meanwhile, over on ITV, The Voice UK airs its second round of semi-finals for the current series.
Sunday 14th March
Dancing on Ice – 6pm, ITV
The final of ITV’s Dancing on Ice airs on Sunday, with the remaining three celebrities entering the rink for a final time and only one emerging as the 2021 champion. While the show has faced a number of dropouts due to sustained injuries and coronavirus infections, the finalists will be performing a showcase, choreographed by Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, and their favourite routine of the series, with just two contestants getting the chance to perform their take on Torvill and Dean’s Bolero.
Grace – 8pm, ITV
Life on Mars’s John Simm stars in this new ITV drama as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, an officer whose career has hit rock bottom when he’s given the chance to investigate the disappearance of a Brighton property developer. With Top Boy’s Richie Campbell, EastEnders’ Rakie Ayola and Harry Potter’s Adrian Rawlins rounding out the cast, can DS save his job and find a missing person who’s completely vanished on the night of his stag do?
You can buy the first instalment of Peter James’ Roy Grace series Dead Simple on Amazon.
Premier League: Arsenal v Tottenham – 4.30pm, Sky Sports Premier League/Main Event
The North London derby is back on Sunday, with Arsenal and Tottenham going head-to-head once again in an afternoon Premier League match. While Tottenham ranks above Arsenal in the league tables by just two spaces, could this upcoming match close the gap between the two rival teams? Make sure to check out our round-up of all the Premier League fixtures to come this season.
Marvel Studios: Legends – Disney Plus
New episodes of Marvel Studios: Legends arrive on Disney Plus this weekend, with the show looking at characters Helmut Zemo and Sharon Carter ahead of The Falcon and the Winter Solider’s debut later this month. The fifth and sixth instalments in this series showcasing iconic Marvel characters highlights supervillain Zemo, portrayed in Captain America: Civil War and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier by Daniel Brühl, who is a colonel from an elite Sokovian commando unit, and Sharon Carter, played by Emily VanCamp in the Captain America films, an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D and a romantic interest of Steve Rogers.
The Big Bang Theory – Netflix
With today marking the International Day of Mathematics, why not revisit one of the most successful CBS sitcoms in TV history – The Big Bang Theory. The science-themed comedy, which aired from 2007 until 2019, launched the careers of Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar and centred around a pair of physicists, Leonard and Sheldon, who share a building with their actress neighbour Penny and regularly hang out with scientist friends Howard and Raj.
The Great Pottery Throwdown – 8pm, Channel 4
Channel 4’s Great Pottery Throwdown airs its series four finale on Sunday, with the remaining ceramic savants taking on a number of 1920’s art deco themed challenges. With judges Rich Miller and Keith Brymer Jones judging the finalists’ efforts and crowning the 2021 winner, this final episode is set to be a gripping one indeed.
What else is on? The penultimate episode of The Celebrity Circle airs on Channel 4, while over on Netflix, horror film The Nun is available to watch for those who like a bit of fright on a Sunday night. Meanwhile, football fans can catch-up on the day’s Premier League matches with BBC One’s Match of the Day 2.
For more to watch, visit our handy guides to the best series on Netflix, best movies on Netflix or see what’s on other streaming sites by finding out the best movies on Amazon Prime and best Amazon Prime series or the best movies on Disney Plus and best shows on Disney Plus. Looking for the full set of TV listings? Check out our TV Guide.