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What to watch this weekend

What to watch this weekend

Put on your slippers and you’re ready for the weeeeeekend with our top picks of TV shows and films

By Virgin TV Edit

It’s the weekend and you’re looking for something good to watch. As luck would have it, we’ve pulled together some of the very best TV shows, movies and sport you can feast your eyes on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. What are the chances, eh?


Whether it’s the semi-finals of Dancing On Ice, another case to crack for McDonald & Dodds, brand new drama Deutschland 89, or the European Indoor Athletics Championships (plus much, much more), you’re all sorted for unmissable entertainment on Virgin TV.


You can also enjoy films (indicated in purple below), including the Oscar-winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, escapist classics like Labyrinth, Jurassic Park and Twister, and sci-fi thrills with Arrival and Source Code.


Check out the television schedule for the next few days – and happy watching! Then find out what else is coming up and see what to watch this week.


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:

  • Athletics: European Indoor Championships 9am, BBC Two HD (CH 102)
  • Tommy Cooper At The BBC – 7.35pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)
  • Kate Humble’s Coastal Britain8pm, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)
  • Gogglebox – 9pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141)
  • A Discovery Of Witches – 9pm, Sky 1/HD (CH 110/109)
  • This Time With Alan Partridge – 9pm, GOLD HD (CH 124)
  • Arrival 9pm, Film4/HD (CH 428/429)
  • The Last Leg – 10pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141)
  • Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs10pm, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)
  • The Graham Norton Show – 10.45pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)
  • Source Code11.55pm, BBC One HD (CH 101)


Saturday 6 March


Pick of the day: We Are Freestyle Love Supreme

9pm, Sky Documentaries/HD (CH 278/77)

As the creator of hit musical Hamilton, an in-demand Hollywood star and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Lin-Manuel Miranda is one talented man. But before all of that, Miranda created a hip hop improv group called Freestyle Love Supreme. This new and exclusive documentary tells their story.


What else to watch:

  • Labyrinth 3.35pm, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)
  • Catchphrase Celebrity Special6pm, ITV (CH 103/113)
  • Duran Duran: Diamond In The Mind6pm, Sky Arts/HD (CH 123/156)
  • Catchpoint6.15pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)
  • Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway7pm, ITV HD (CH 103/113)
  • Endeavour7pm, ITV3/HD (CH 117/177)
  • The Voice8.30pm, ITV HD (CH 103/113)
  • The Markles Vs The Monarchy9pm, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)
  • Poly Styrene: I Am Cliché9pm, Sky Arts/HD (CH 123/156)
  • Match Of The Day10.20pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)
  • Margin Call11.20pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)


Sunday 7 March


Pick of the day: Dancing On Ice

6pm, ITV HD (CH 103/113)

The pressure is about to be cranked up on the rink, as the remaining celebrities battle it out in the semi-finals. Who will keep their head (and balance) and book their place in the final? It’s all to play for.


What else to watch:

  • Friends11.30am, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)
  • The Chase: Celebrity Special5pm, ITV HD (CH 103/113)
  • Twister5.55pm, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)
  • Jurassic Park6.25pm, ITV2/HD (CH 115/176)
  • Attenborough’s Life In Colour7pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down8pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141)
  • McDonald & Dodds8pm, ITV HD (CH 103/113)
  • The Great9pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141)
  • National Theatre: Twelfth Night9pm, Sky Arts/HD (CH 123/156)
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri9pm, Film4/HD (CH 428/429)
  • Funny Festival Live9.45pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)

Want even more TV recommendations?

We all love a handy TV guide – being able to see, at a glance, all the best telly to watch each week. That’s why we’ve supercharged our TV listings, updating each day with the shows you should know about.


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