What's On TV This Week: 13th March - 19th March

What's On TV This Week: 13th March - 19th March

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Monday, 13th March 2023
Coach Beard, Roy and Ted Lasso stand on the pitch
Credit: Apple TV+

It's a week of Hollywood heavyweights and Hollywood handshakes, as new anthology series Extrapolations lands on Apple TV+ and Celebrity Great British Bake Off returns to Channel 4.

Emma, Oti and Rylan’s Red Nose Day Challenge


BBC One, 9pm

Emma Willis (The Circle), Oti Mabuse (Strictly Come Dancing) and Rylan Clark (Celebrity Big Brother) have been documenting their climb of the Cairn Gorm Mountain on social media throughout February, updating their fans and supporters with daily YouTube videos.

Comic Relief’s one hour special is expected to detail their climb, including the moment it was forcibly stopped due to potentially life-threatening conditions. The challenge resumed the following day, however the three had to battle ice, rain and freezing temperatures in their four-day journey. Despite this, the special guarantees a euphoric win for the three, as they manage to reach the summit intact.

Ted Lasso


Apple TV+

The relentlessly positive football coach Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) returns for a third series on Apple TV+.

Series two saw Ted's lovably shy former kitman Nate (Nick Mohammad) take his new assertive persona a step too far, as he joined Richmond FC's main rivals, West Ham United. The third series is expected to explore this new antagonist, as the trailer hints at a showdown between Ted and an unsmiling and completely grey-haired Nate.

The new series will also see Keeley (Juno Temple) head up her own PR firm, and Richmond FC will be back in the Premier League, although still forecasted to finish last.

A Town Called Malice


Sky Max

The Lord family's nostalgia for their gangster past leads them from South London to Costa Del Sol in this crime thriller. Named after the classic track by The Jam, A Town Called Malice promises a heavy dose of 1980s music, fashion and haircuts.

Jack Rowan (Noughts + Crosses) and Tahirah Sharif (The Haunting of Bly Manor) star as Gene Lord and his fiancée Cindy Carter, who feel overlooked by the family of mobsters. Whilst evading arrest, they find themselves becoming ensnared in the Spanish criminal underworld.

They will be joined by Jason Flemyng (Snatch) as the Lord family patriarch and Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope) as the matriarch, Mint Ma Lord.

Dance 100



Eight of Britain’s leading dancers, who have danced for the likes of Rihanna, Lizzo, and even Ricky Martin, will be trying their skills as choreographers.

Hosted by celebrity fitness instructor Ally Love, each choreographer will be given a group of talented dancers to helm. They will begin by instructing just seven dancers, before making their way up to 100 by the finale. The winning choreographer will also receive £100,000, giving the programme’s name a fun double meaning.

In a final twist, the dancers they command will also take the role of the judges, setting Dance 100 aside from other dance competitions, as the contestants leadership style will also be taken into consideration.



Apple TV+

In a dystopia a little too close to our own, Extrapolations shows a near future where bush fires, melting ice caps and cyclones are commonplace. The series will explore this with eight interlaced stories, all of which are bolstered by Hollywood A-listers, including Gemma Chan (Humans) Edward Norton (Glass Onion) Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus), Meryl Streep (Big Little Liars), Judd Hirsch (The Fablemans) and David Schwimmer (Friends).

Each episode will move forward in time whilst exploring a different protagonist and a different element of the environmental crisis. The first episode will be set in 2037 and feature a billionaire Nicholas Bilton, played by Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), holding onto a patent for water desalination which could solve many of the world’s pressing issues, whilst wildfires rage across the globe. Future episodes include a talking whale with the voice of Meryl Streep, and a metaverse where children can discover what snow would really feel like.

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C


Channel 4, 7.45pm

Celebrity GBBO stand up to cancer contestants
Credit: Channel 4/ Love Productions

Celebrity Great British Bake Off is back, with a star-studded selection of bakers. This series will see the likes of David Schwimmer, Gemma Collins, Tom Daley, Joe Thomas, and many more, all fighting for their chance to win the coveted GBBO Stand up to Cancer Apron.

The baking contest has managed to raise over £93 million for Stand Up to Cancer since 2012, funding 59 clinical trials, with 100% of the money raised by the programme going directly to charity.

The show will run for five episodes every Saturday and will be judged by Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood. Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas will host, with it being the former's last foray into the tent as he announced his departure from the programme earlier in 2023. Tune in to see which celebrity earns the sought-after Hollywood handshake. My money’s on Deborah Meaden.

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It's a week of Hollywood heavyweights and Hollywood handshakes, as new anthology series Extrapolations lands on Apple TV+ and Celebrity Great British Bake Off returns to Channel 4.