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From gripping crime dramas to comedy shows, fascinating documentaries and much more, there’s no end of brilliant TV to watch live and on demand with Freeview Play. If you’re stuck on what to watch next, we’ve put together a round-up of some of the best shows on TV in the coming week to help you decide.

Friday 23rd February 

England vs Austria

Laura Woods presents coverage as England's Lionesses return to action with a friendly match against Austria at the Estadio Nuevo Mirador in southern Spain.

7.30pm on ITV1

Cruising with Susan Calman

Susan Calman kicks off her new series with a quick flight from Dublin to New York. With just a few hours to spare before she boards her cruise, Susan takes a helicopter ride.

8pm on Channel 5

Independence Day: Resurgence

Sci-fi blockbuster sequel starring Jeff Goldblum. Twenty years after Earth repelled a devastating alien invasion, the extraterrestrials return to finish the job.

9pm on E4

Saturday 24th February 

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

he happiest 90 minutes of the week are back with comedy legend Stephen Merchant as Star Guest Announcer and chart-topper Becky Hill in the End of the Show Show.

7pm on ITV1

Monster Hunter

Paul WS Anderson's sci-fi action flick starring Milla Jovovich is based on the game of the same name. A US Army Ranger must fight her way out of a parallel world ruled by fearsome monsters.

9.10pm on Channel 4

My Feet Are Killing Me

Dr. Vincent performs a delicate surgery when she treats a toddler born with 12 toes. Plus, things get tense when a patient wakes up in the middle of their operation!

11pm on DMAX

Sunday 25th February

The Great Pottery Throwdown

It's the quarter-final and the potters make vintage-style water filters fired in their own oil drum kilns and throw a coffee filter. Who'll bring the heat with semi-final-worthy filters?

7.45pm on Channel 4

The Rescue

Chronicling the story that transfixed the world in 2018 – the daring rescue of 12 boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand. This film shines a light on the high-risk world of cave diving, the astounding courage and compassion of the rescuers and the shared humanity of an international community that united to save the boys.

9pm on BBC One

Bee Gees: In Our Own Time

The late Robin Gibb and his brother Barry tell the extraordinary story of their family act, speaking candidly about their rise to fame and the tragedies that marred their superstardom.

10pm on Sky Mix

Monday 26th February 

George Clarke's Remarkable Renovations 

George returns, as he meets more people renovating rotten relics. In Yorkshire, Dawn transforms an old village shop into a luxurious home with an outdoor oasis.

8pm on Channel 4

The Space Shuttle That Fell to Earth

Sixteen minutes from landing, mission control lose contact with the crew of Columbia. On the shuttle landing strip, families waiting to welcome their loved ones back home are swiftly ushered away. In the skies over Texas, locals hear a loud explosion, and debris strikes the ground in multiple locations.

9pm on BBC Two

The British Airways Killer

The first part of a two-part documentary series. Halloween 2010 - Britain is rocked by the disappearance of Joanna Simpson, a wealthy heiress and mother of two from Ascot.

9pm on ITV1

Tuesday 27th February

FA Cup: Luton Town vs Man City

Laura Woods presents coverage alongside Roy Keane and Ian Wright of an all-Premier League tie in the 2023-24 FA Cup Fifth Round as Luton Town host Manchester City. 

7.30pm on ITV1

The Jury: Murder Trial

The restaged real-life murder trial continues. The two juries hear the defence for a husband who killed his wife with a hammer. Will his loss-of-control plea impact the verdicts?

9pm on Channel 4

The Man Who Took Shannon Matthews

Why did Michael Donovan abduct nine-year-old Shannon Matthews in 2008, sparking nationwide alarm? With new testimony, this documentary attempts to shed light on the mystery.

10pm on Channel 5

Wednesday 28th February 

Identity Theft: Don't Get Caught Out

 Criminals can now use AI to clone voices, opening up a scary new world of scams. Plus identity theft via social media and an air-fryer scam. Alexis Conran investigates.

8pm on Channel 5


Comedy series providing an honest, uplifting and heart-warming portrayal of the lives of working-class teenagers from Liverpool while tackling issues with a refreshing humour. 

10pm on ITV1


 Five black inner-city teenagers are offered scholarships to a prestigious boarding school. Contains strong language and some upsetting scenes.

10.40pm on BBC One

Thursday 29th February

Darren McGarvey: The State We're In

The author, social commentator and rapper takes a look at Britain's public services, delving into the justice system, education and the health service.

9pm on BBC Two

The Mighty Mississippi with Nick Knowles

In Nick Knowles' latest adventure, he follows the mighty Mississippi River from Minneapolis in the north all the way south to New Orleans.

9pm on Channel 5


Very average woman Spud cooks, cleans, serves and cares for her father. The only problem is she does it all rather badly - and half-heartedly. A woman who is never seen, unattractive and ignored, she does not feel bad about herself. However, when her father dies, she starts to realise she may have to come out from the shadow and be seen.

10pm on BBC Three

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