MONDAY 14TH MARCH
Panorama: Shaken Babies – What’s The Truth? / BBC1, 8.30pm
Parents face jail or losing their children if courts find them guilty of harming their babies by shaking them,
but one doctor who regularly appears as an expert defence witness has been accused by the General Medical Council
of giving unreliable evidence in such cases. In this programme,
Alison Holt talks to the neuropathologist at the centre of a fight about diagnoses of shaken baby syndrome,
and meets convicted parents who continue to protest their innocence.
TUESDAY 15TH MARCH
Inside Obama’s White House / BBC2, 9pm
This four-part series gives an account of Barack Obama’s successes and failures,
as told by his inner circle and chief adversaries, including the story of how he tried to reshape America.
The election of the first African American President marked an era of hope,
but what happened instead was economic collapse, minimal cooperation from the Republican opposition,
and the rise of a populist anti-big government Tea Party.
First Dates / Channel 4, 9pm
Choir master Jay is looking to put dark moments from his past behind him as he moves on from a
homophobic attack that left him having to learn to walk again, and hopes investment banker
Robbie will accept him for the person he is. Twenty-eight-year-old property manager and glamorous burlesque dancer Becky
was once a shy teenager, but her raunchy dance routines have boosted her self-esteem,
and her date is with Bristolian Lewis, a budding comedian
who is tired of the single life, or as he puts it ‘juggling with one ball’.
WEDNESDAY 16TH MARCH
This is 40 / Film4, 9pm
A couple wrestle with a series of crises as their 40th birthdays loom on the horizon,
turning to friends and family for help in coping with the challenges of work,
parenthood, age and debt. Starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann.
THURSDAY 17TH MARCH
Jo Brand’s Hell Of A Walk For Sport Relief / BBC1, 9pm
Back in January, Jo Brand embarked on a seven-day challenge to
walk 135 from east to west across the country – and cameras followed her every step of the way.
The comedian took on the challenge to inspire all overweight, middle-aged women
across the nation – as well as raise money for Sport Relief 2016.
FRIDAY 18TH MARCH
Sport Relief / BBC1 & 2, 7pm
Gary Lineker, Davina McCall, Claudia Winkleman, David Walliams, Greg James and Alesha Dixon
host as leading lights in the worlds of sport, music and entertainment gather at
East London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the biennial fundraiser,
a feast of entertainment with one aim – to raise money for worthy charity projects.
With music by Birdy and James Bay. Continues on BBC Two at 10pm and on BBC One at 10.35pm.
Limitless / E4, 9PM
Sci-fi thriller starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.
One of life’s losers is transformed into a high-achieving dynamo thanks to a mysterious new drug,
but his overnight success attracts the wrong kind of attention from those keen to profit from the discovery.
SATURDAY 19TH MARCH
Six Nations / BBC One, 19.25pm
Six Nations as France host England at the Stade de France.
The reverse fixture between the sides last year was one of the most memorable in the competition’s history.
England needed to score heavily to give themselves a chance of winning a first title since 2011
but despite scoring a record 55 points against the French they fell just short of Ireland’s points difference.
Will the result of this year’s match again have a bearing on who wins the championship?
SUNDAY 20TH MARCH
The Night Manager / BBC1, 9pm
Don’t miss the penultimate episode of this hit series in which Roper discovers that crucial documents
have been leaked and becomes suspicious that he has a traitor in his team.
Pine is asked to demonstrate weapons to one of the arms dealer’s clients,
and is confronted with the full horror of Roper’s actions.
Dromgoole tries to persuade Burr to abandon her investigation,
leaving her afraid for her family’s safety.