previews... - February 27, 2017 previews… March 2017’s Best TV
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows. previews… March 2017’s Best TV previews five of the most exciting TV shows that will be coming to your screens in March...



(Starts February 27th)

This is a bit naughty as it’s technically February, but the vast majority of the new eight-episode run will be broadcast in March so we’ll take it.

The whodunnit gripped the nation back when it debuted in 2013 and now returns for a third and final run.

Set three years on from the events of season two we find David Tennant’s Alec Hardy and Olivia Colman’s Ellie Miller re-teaming to investigate a serious sexual assault in the area which happens after a debauched 50th birthday party.

As well as Tennant and Colman,  Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Arthur Darvill, Carolyn Pickles, Adam Wilson and Phoebe Waller-Bridge all return, with Julie Hesmondhalgh, Roy Hudd, Georgina Campbell, Sarah Parish, Charlie Higson and Mark Bazeley all joining the cast.


Big Little Lies

(Starts March 13th)

HBO unites an all-star cast for this big-budget of David E. Kelley’s thrilling novel.

Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgård, Laura Dern, Adam Scott and Zoë Kravitz all come together for this seven-episode run, which has been overseen by Jean-Marc Vallée, director of Wild and Dallas Buyers' Club.

Set in the small town of Pirriwee, we follow the lives of three mothers whose children are all in first grade at the local elementary school whose lives become bound together when a murder happens in the town.




(Starts March 5th)

Aisling Franciosi, who you'll know best from her chilling turn as Katie Benedetto from The Fall, stars alongside Sherlock's Louise Brearley in this slick drama about two life-long friends who find themselves torn apart when they get involved in an elite and deadly internship scheme.



The Replacement

(Starts February 28th)

Another that sneaks out this month, but only by a matter of hours.

This show stars Line Of Duty’s Vicky McClure in this three-part drama about a successful architect who heads off on maternity leave and is horrified to find that her temporary replacement is moving in on her clients, contacts and even her friends.

Chilling and full of twists and turns, you’ll be quickly hooked on this series’ every move.


Top Gear

(Starts March 5th)

After the teething problems of last year’s run, production has been much smoother on this new run of the beloved series.

Chris Evans has departed, leaving Friends star Matt LeBlanc now in centre stage with Chris Harris and Rory Reid now assisting him.

The team have been globe-trotting once again with filming taking place in the likes of Montenegro, Cuba, Germany, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and Monte Carlo as well as the slightly less glamorous Lancashire, Derbyshire and the Isle Of Man.

With Clarkson, May and Hammond now established with the Grand Tour, we’ll have to see how the new run of Top Gear ups its game…


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