TV Picks of the Week: 2nd – 8th March

TV Picks of the Week: 2nd – 8th March

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Monday, 2nd March 2020
Noughts and Crosses (credit: BBC)
Noughts and Crosses (credit: BBC)

In this week’s TV there’s a whole host of new series, from gripping dramas to a sun-soaked comedy.



ITV, 9pm​

Liar returns for its second series, picking up from where they left off with disgraced surgeon and sex offender Andrew Earlham (Ioan Gruffud) lying dead in the marshes. 

Katherine Kelly (Mr Selfridge) stars as DI Karen Renton, a detective from the Metropolitan Police who is leading the investigation into Andrew’s murder.

Laura Nielson (Joanne Froggatt), one of the surgeon’s victims and the focus of series one, is a prime suspect.

Having attempted to rebuild her life with her new man, Ian (Kieran Bew), the intrusive investigation threatens to upend her everyday existence once more.


The Trip to Greece


Sky One, 10pm, 10:30pm

(credit: Sky)

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon head on an Odyssean quest to the sunny shores of Greece in the return of this comedy-travelogue.

As the food-loving friends hop between islands, they land on various hilarious and bemusing subject topics; this episode’s discussions include a CBeebies version of The Elephant Man and bickering over who would be mentioned if they crashed alongside George Clooney in a private jet. 

Expect lots of laughs and some uncanny impressions.


Noughts and Crosses


BBC One, 9pm

Newcomer Masali Baduza stars alongside Jack Rowan (Peaky Blinders) as the star-crossed lovers Sephy and Callum in this BBC adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s classic dystopian novel.

In this world, Britain, known as Albion, is run by a black ruling class of Crosses who are segregated from the white underclass of Noughts. Childhood friends Sephy and Callum attempt to cross this racial and political divide through their blossoming forbidden relationship, but the police state offers no such freedom.

Sephy’s father (Paterson Joseph) is the Home Secretary, while Callum’s brother and south London friends are leading members of the rebel forces forming against the tyrannical state.

Both must defy family ties in this tale of love, prejudice and the fight for justice.


Race Across the World


BBC Two, 8pm

Five pairs of competitors attempt to travel the globe with limited money, no smart phones or credit cards and no airplane travel. 

Setting off from Mexico City, the teams race to reach the most southernly city in the world, Ushuaia in Argentina.

In this first episode, they plan their different strategies and attempt to reach the first of seven checkpoints, Copan Ruinas in Honduras.

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In this week’s TV there’s a whole host of new series, from gripping dramas to a sun-soaked comedy.