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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?


From the stunning finale of It’s A Sin and gripping new crime drama Bloodlands to Big Weekends With Gregg Wallace and the triumphant return of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, you’re all sorted for unmissable entertainment on Virgin TV.


You can also enjoy films (indicated in purple below), including the acclaimed Stan & Ollie, the edge-of-your-seat Tomorrowland, director Wes Anderson’s charming Isle Of Dogs and a bit of sparkle with the modern remake of Cinderella. You might not be going to the ball any time soon, but who says you can’t get whisked away somewhere magical with a good movie?


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 19 February


Pick of the day: It’s A Sin

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

This staggering series comes to a thunderous conclusion. If you have managed not to binge it on All 4, go into this final episode cold, as Ritchie (Olly Alexander) is finally visited by his parents (Keeley Hawes and Shaun Dooley).


What else to watch:

  • The Masked Singer US 3.55pm, ITV2/HD (CH 115/176)
  • Kate Humble’s Coastal Britain ­­– 8pm, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)
  • Stan & Ollie 8.25pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)
  • Raiders Of The Lost Past With Janina Ramirez – 9pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)
  • Big Weekends With Gregg Wallace – 9pm, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)
  • Later… With Jools Holland – 10pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)
  • The Great Songwriters 10pm, Sky Arts/HD (CH 123/156)
  • The Last Leg – 10pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141)
  • The Graham Norton Show – 10.45pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)

  • Ramy ­11.05pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141)


Saturday 20 February


Pick of the day: Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

7pm, ITV HD (CH 103/113)

If you’re looking for escapist telly, you can’t go wrong with this one. A thoroughly silly hour and a half, and one that is needed right now. The “I’m A Celebrity Get Out Of Me Ear” segment is still gold, this week with Harry and Jamie Redknapp.


What else to watch:

  • Friends 10.25am, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)
  • Four In A Bed – 12.25pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141)
  • Tomorrowland 4pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)
  • Paul Hollywood: City Bakes – 5pm, Food Network (CH 285)
  • Sally Lindsay’s Posh Sleepover – 7pm, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)
  • Victoria Wood: A BAFTA Tribute – 8pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)
  • Line Of Duty – 9pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)

  • The Cure: Live In Hyde Park ­9pm, Sky Arts/HD (CH 123/156)
  • Match Of The Day 10.20pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies 11.05pm, ITV HD (CH 103/113)


Sunday 21 February


Pick of the day: Bloodlands

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

With Jed Mercurio, the creator of Line Of Duty, down as executive producer for this series, you know it’s worth tuning in. And with James Nesbitt leading the cast as a detective reopening a cold case, that makes it essential viewing.


What else to watch:

  • Live Snooker: Welsh Open 2021 Final – 1pm, Quest HD (CH 169)
  • Cinderella3.55pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)
  • The Chase: Celebrity Special – 5pm, ITV HD (CH 103/113)
  • Dancing On Ice: The Greatest Show On Ice – 6pm, ITV HD (CH 103/113)
  • Isle Of Dogs 6.05pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141)
  • Only Fools And Horses: Fatal Attraction – 7.10pm, GOLD HD (CH 124)
  • Chris Packham’s Animal Einsteins – 8pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)
  • Million Pound Homes – 8pm, Channel 5 HD (CH 105)
  • The Great – 9pm, Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141)
  • The Ranganation – 9pm, 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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