'Killing Eve', 'Joe vs Carole', 'The Ipcress File': What to watch on TV this week, 28 February - 6 March

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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There's plenty to choose from for drama fans in this week's TV. (Peacock/BBC/ITV)
There's plenty to choose from for drama fans in this week's TV. (Peacock/BBC/ITV)

If you're ready for a new drama series to get your teeth into, you couldn't have picked a better week.

Monday sees Killing Eve return for its fourth and final series on iPlayer, airing on BBC One on Saturday, while ITV's No Return concludes.

Read more: Everything new streaming on Disney+ this March

On Tuesday, Channel 5 begins new series The Holiday, which will air nightly across the week, Disney+ begins streaming The Dropout on Thursday, and Sky's Tiger King dramatisation Joe vs Carole starts on Friday.

Sunday night offers a tough choice between the second episode of Peaky Blinders' final series on BBC One, and new ITV period drama The Ipcress File.

The best things to watch on TV this week, 28 February - 6 March, 2022

Monday

Killing Eve - BBC iPlayer

Programme Name: Killing Eve Series 4 - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  May (ZINDZI HUDSON), Villanelle (JODIE COMER) - (C) BBC America - Photographer: Anika Molnar
Jodie Comer returns as Villanelle. (BBC America/Anika Molnar)

Here comes the final chapter of Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer's Killing Eve, with the fourth series streaming on iPlayer from today and then airing on BBC One on Saturday at 9.15pm.

Read more: Will there be a Killing Eve movie?

It might not have got the best reviews so far, but there are sure to still be plenty of fans of the show looking forward to seeing Comer return as indentity-shifting assassin Villanelle.

No Return - ITV - 9pm

The Sheridan Smith drama concludes. (ITV)
The Sheridan Smith drama concludes. (ITV)

Sheridan Smith has had a busy 2022 so far and her latest drama series, No Return, concludes tonight.

Her character has been fighting to free teenage son Noah from a Turkish jail after he was accused of a sexual attack on holiday - tonight, the truth and Noah's fate are revealed.

Tuesday

Rock Till We Drop - BBC Two - 9pm

Lady Leshurr seeks out her band. (RDF Television)
Lady Leshurr seeks out her band. (RDF Television)

Just when you thought there couldn't be any more variations on the TV music contest, Rock Till We Drop arrives.

Mentors Martin Kemp and Lady Leshurr each hold auditions to recruit a band to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival in six weeks time and compete with each other.

The unique spin here is that every musician must be 64 or older.

The Holiday - Channel 5 - 9pm

left to right: - Aidan McArdle as Alistair, Liv Mjönes as Jenny, Cat Simmons as Izzy, Jill Halfpenny as Kate, Owen McDonnell as Sean, Andrew Macklin as Russ, Siobhan Hewlett as Rowan
Jill Halfpenny stars in 'The Holiday'. (Channel 5)

TM Logan's beach read thriller gets an adaptation starring Jill Halfpenny that airs nightly across the week.

A group of olf university friends gather with their families for an idyllic holiday, but each of them is carrying tensions that spill over into betrayal and eventually murder.

Married At First Sight Australia - E4 - 7.30pm

Romance is in the air for a ninth series. (Channel 4)
Romance is in the air for a ninth series. (Channel 4)

We've seen the weddings, now we get to the bit we've all been waiting for - the dinner parties.

Read more: The most shocking MAFS dinner parties

In the first group gathering of the series, couples let rip on what they really think of their partners and of course tensions simmer over.

Wednesday

Your Body Uncovered with Kate Garraway - BBC Two - 8pm

Programme Name: Your Body Uncovered with Kate Garraway - TX: n/a - Episode: Your Body Uncovered with Kate Garraway - Ep1 (No. 1) - Picture Shows: Mr Stephen Quinn, Hilda and Dr Guddi Singh looking at the GFX representation of a cross section of Hilda’s uterus and fibroids therein  - (C) Rmearkable TV - Photographer: Remarkable TV
A woman comes face-to-face with her fibroids. (Remarkable TV)

Kate Garraway and Dr Guddi Singh help people confront their medical problems in this new series that's described as "groundbreaking".

It begins a little like Embarrassing Bodies with each member of the public explaining their health woes, but then takes an augmented reality turn as patients are shown a virtual, larger-than-life representation of their problem and given treatments for it.

Thursday

Amol Rajan Interviews Ian McKellen - BBC Two - 9pm

Programme Name: Rajan Interviews Ian McKellen - TX: 03/03/2022 - Episode: Amol Rajan Interviews Ian McKellen (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  Sir Ian McKellen, Amol Rajan - (C) BBC Studios - Photographer: Production
The star opens up about his life. (BBC Studios)

National treasure Ian McKellen's career has spanned decades and here he opens up on his personal life and background.

He'll talk about growing up during the Second World War, career moments including being part of the first gay kiss on British TV, and how he coped with the pandemic.

Read more: How Peaky Blinders wrote out Helen McCrory's Aunt Polly

The Dropout - Disney+

Key art for The Dropout starring Amanda Seyfried (Disney+)
'The Dropout' stars Amanda Seyfried. (Disney+)

Amanda Seyfried plays Elizabeth Holmes in this series, the youngest self-made billionaire in the US whose real-life rise and rapid fall makes for a fascinating tale as she rakes in a fortune for healthcare innovations that were later claimed to be grossly exaggerated.

The cast also includes Stephen Fry, William H. Macy, Laurie Metcalf and Utkarsh Ambudkar.

Friday

Joe vs Carole - Sky/Peacock

John Cameron Mitchell as Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel in Joe vs Carole (Peacock/Sky)
John Cameron Mitchell as Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel in Joe vs Carole (Peacock/Sky)

Tiger King was one of the biggest TV hits of recent years, documenting the feud between two big cat enthusiasts in America - Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin.

Of course, the rivalry ended with Exotic being jailed over his murder-for-hire plot against Baskin, and here streaming service Peacock dramatises the compelling tale.

Saturday

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway - ITV - 7pm

The duo go after Craig Revel Horwood this week. (ITV)
The duo go after Craig Revel Horwood this week. (ITV)

The lads are back on the pranks this weekend and this time they've set Craig Revel Horwood in their sights.

Paloma Faith joins as the guest announcer and regular viewers will be pleased to see the return of Singalong Live.

Sunday

The Ipcress File - ITV - 9pm

Joe Cole as Harry Palmer in The Ipcress File. (Altitude TV/ITV)
Joe Cole as Harry Palmer in The Ipcress File. (Altitude TV/ITV)

The Cold War spy thriller novel by Len Deighton is adapted for ITV with Joe Cole, Tom Hollander and Lucy Boynton starring.

Read more: Trigger Point confirmed for second series with Vicky McClure

Harry Palmer is released from military prison thanks to a spy boss asking for his help in tracing an abducted scientist who is key in developing a bomb to scare the Soviet Union.

Peaky Blinders - BBC One - 9pm

The series continues its final run. (BBC)
The series continues its final run. (BBC)

The final series of the hit drama continues, with the Shelbys still reeling from Aunt Polly's death and the blame placed at Tommy's feet from some quarters.

Meanwhile, Tommy also gets drawn into a new dangerous situation when a Boston gangster comes to the UK in search of allies.

Watch: What to expect from Peaky Blinders season 6

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