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What to watch this week

What to watch this week

Discover the best stuff to watch on TV this week, from the top shows to our pick of the greatest sport and movies

By Simon Ward, Content Editor

From the concluding part of the brilliant Deutschland 89 to the finale of the joyful competitive dog grooming contest Pooch Perfect, plus the return of The Walking Dead, there truly is something for everyone on Virgin Media.

With so much great stuff on TV this week, we’ve compiled a list of the best things for you to watch. Bookmark this page for fresh listings each every week.



Wednesday 24 February

Pick of the day: Gordon Ramsay’s Bank Balance

9pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)

Chef Ramsay (said in your best American accent!) presents this high-pressure quiz show with a difference. Gold bars must be built up, but to win, contestants must balance them on a Balance Board more volatile than Gordon in the kitchen.


What else to watch:

  • Junior MasterChef – 7pm, W/HD (CH 125/221)
  • The Repair Shop – 8pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)
  • Married At First Sight Australia – 8.30pm, E4 HD (CH 106/145)
  • Murder In A Small Town – 9pm, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)
  • Undercover Billionaire – 9pm, Discovery HD (CH 250)


Thursday 25 February

Pick of the day: Stand Up & Deliver

9pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141)

If you’ve ever sat in a comedy club (oh how we miss those!) and smugly thought you could do stand-up, hopefully, this is the show to put you back in your box as celebrities give it a whirl in aid of SU2C. We have cold sweats thinking about it.


What else to watch:

  • Pooch Perfect – 8pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)
  • Your Garden Made Perfect – 8pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)
  • Ultimate Supercar: Top Models – 9pm, National Geographic/HD (CH 266/268)
  • Dating No Filter – 10pm, Sky 1/HD (CH 110/109)
  • Back – 10pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141)


Friday 26 February

Pick of the day: Grayson’s Art Club

8pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141)

The unexpected telly hit of lockdown 1 is back for a new four-part series to get the nation painting together again. Musician Boy George joins Grayson Perry to tackle this week’s theme: family. Will George best the challenge?


What else to watch:

  • Married At First Sight Australia: Reunion – 8.30pm, E4 HD (CH 106/145)
  • Gogglebox – 9pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141)
  • Bruno v Tyson – 10pm, Sky Documentaries/HD (CH 278/277)
  • Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs – 10pm, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)
  • The Graham Norton Show – 10.45pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)


Saturday 27 February

Pick of the day: Man In Room 301

9pm, BBC Four HD (CH 107)

Think Scandinavian telly, and you’re probably not picturing a slapstick comedy. That’s alright because they do psychological thrillers brilliantly. This new Finnish one sees the family of a murdered child receive a threat 12 years later.


What else to watch:

  • The Wall – 7.35pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)
  • The Voice – 8.35pm, ITV HD (CH 103/113)
  • Zara And Anne: Like Mother, Like Daughter – 9pm, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)
  • The Jonathan Ross Show: Special Guests – 10.35pm, ITV HD (CH 103/113)
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – 10.45pm, Sky Comedy/HD (CH 121/122)


Sunday 28 February

Pick of the day: McDonald & Dodds

7pm, ITV HD (CH 103/113)

The streets of Bath backdrop the return of the titular police partners, played by Tala Gouveia (McDonald) and Jason Watkins (Dodds). Although, in this episode featuring a hot-air balloon trip gone wrong, it’s more the skies that need policing.


What else to watch:

  • A New Life In The Sun: Road Trip – 7pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141)
  • Attenborough’s Life In Colour – 7pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)
  • Hudson & Rex – 8pm, alibi/HD (CH 126/212)
  • Bloodlands – 9pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)
  • Dylan Moran: Off The Hook – 9.45pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)


Monday 1 March

Pick of the day: The Walking Dead

9pm, FOX/HD (CH 157/199)

We’re into the endgame of season 10 as the series picks up just as the survivors finally get some peace, quiet and a nice Sunday lie-in. Nah, just kidding. After defeating The Whisperers and the fearsome Alpha, a new threat soon takes their place.


What else to watch:

  • Extreme Salvage Squad 8pm, ITV4 HD (CH 118/178)
  • MasterChef – 9pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)
  • Street Outlaws – 9pm, Discovery HD (CH 250)
  • Max Clifford: The Fall Of A Tabloid King – 9pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141)
  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – 9.30pm, Sky Comedy/HD (CH 121/122)


Tuesday 2 March

Pick of the day: DNA Family Secrets

9pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)

Stacey Dooley is one of the country’s greatest documentarians, and in this latest three-part series, she meets people who delve into their genetic code to solve a particular mystery and answer genuinely life-changing questions.


What else to watch:

  • Million Pound Pawn 8pm, ITV HD (CH 103/113)
  • The Architecture The Railways Built 8pm, Yesterday (CH 129)
  • Why Is COVID Killing People Of Colour? 9pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)
  • 2 Dope Queens 9pm, Sky Comedy/HD (CH 121/122)
  • Everest: Conquering The Death Zone 10pm, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)


Wednesday 3 March

Pick of the day: Inside Chernobyl With Ben Fogle

9pm, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)

It has been more than three decades since the destructive nuclear accident, but it is now possible to safely visit the area hit by the disaster. Ben Fogle spends a week living alone inside the Exclusion Zone and finds a new shocking discovery.


What else to watch:

  • The Terror 9pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)
  • Apocalypse: Hitler Takes On The West 9pm, National Geographic/HD (CH 266/268)
  • Gordon Ramsay’s Bank Balance 9pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)
  • The Pandemic At No 47 10pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141)
  • Bruno v Tyson 10pm, Sky 1/HD (CH 110/109)


Thursday 4 March

Pick of the day: Pooch Perfect

8pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)

It all comes down to this. After weeks of cutting, shampooing and face licks, the finalists for the top dog groomer crown face their final challenges. It’s been a brilliant series, and they’d be barking not to make a second one.


What else to watch:

  • Bangers And Cash 8pm, Yesterday (CH 129)
  • The Martin Lewis Money Show: Live 8.30pm, ITV HD (CH 103/113)
  • Inside The Ambulance 8.30pm, W/HD (CH 125/221)
  • Stand Up & Deliver 9pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141)
  • Dating No Filter 10pm, Sky 1/HD (CH 110/109)


Friday 5 March

Pick of the day: Deutschland 89

9pm, More4/HD (CH 147/195)

The third series of this epic show sees yet another three-year jump, taking the action to 1989, notable for the fall of the Berlin Wall. It may be a historic moment for both sides of the wall, but for Jonas Nay’s spy, an uncertain future awaits.


What else to watch:

  • Tommy Cooper At The BBC 7.35pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)
  • A Discovery Of Witches 9pm, Sky 1/HD (CH 110/109)
  • This Time With Alan Partridge 9pm, GOLD HD (CH 124)
  • The Last Leg 10pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141)
  • The Graham Norton Show 10.45pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)



Pick of the week: Six Nations: Wales v England

Saturday 27 February, 4pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)

Wales lost twice against England last year in the Six Nations and Autumn Cup as Wayne Pivac’s men struggled for form. But England’s tournament so far has been a mixed bag, so it’s anyone’s game at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.


What else to watch:

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Pick of the week: The United States Vs Billie Holiday

Available from Saturday 27 February on Sky Cinema

Andra Day, in her first acting gig, gives a stunning performance as the legendary but troubled jazz singer. This biopic explores how Holiday’s drug addiction was exploited by the FBI and her life on and off stage, including her spell in prison.


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