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The best TV to watch this week | reviews, news & interviews

The best TV to watch this week

The best TV to watch this week

What's on and where to find it

Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan in 'The Assassination of Gianna Versace'BBC/© 2018 Fox and its related entities

No need to trawl through the schedules. Use our guide to the pick of the best dramas and documentaries coming to a TV near you or already available for streaming

Saturday 10 March

Below the Surface, BBC Four – new Scandi thriller. A hostage crisis develops when trorrists hijack a Metro train in Copenhagen.

Sunday 11 March

Homeland, C4 -– chaos still reigns in the intelligence community, and crazed TV shock-jock Brett O'Keefe is preparing for a Waco-style conflagration.

Sir Bruce: A Celebration, BBC One – Tess Daley hosts all-star tribute to the late showbiz veteran.

Monday 12 March

Being Blacker, BBC Two  – premiere of new Molly Dineen doc about Blacker Dread, Jamaican-born reggae producer, entrepreneur and man about Brixton.

Tuesday 13 March

The Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story, BBC Four – If something happens in Britain does that automatically make it "Very British"? This three-part telling of the 1955 execution of Ellis is over consecutive nights.

Wednesday 14 March

Saving the British Bulldog, BBC One – Catherine Tate asks how we can save the eponymous breed, beset as it is by health issues.

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, BBC Two – the demise of Gianni Versace continues.

Thursday 15 March

Four Days that Shook Britain, ITV – Doc about the victims and survivors of the wave of terror attacks that hit Britain last year.

Civilisations, BBC Two – Is this a milestone series, or should the BBC just call it a day? Simon Schama tackles landscape this week.

Friday 16 March

The Irish Rock Story, BBC Four – 40 years of Irish rock and pop history revisited, featuring such media-shy wallflowers as Bob Geldof and Bono.

Requiem, BBC Two – sixth and final part of the Wales-based spook-fest. It's all been on iPlayer for ages of course.

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