What to watch...March 18 to March 24

Photo from Broadchurch. Pictured: D.S. Ellie Miller (Olivia Coleman) and D.I Alec Hardy (David Tenna

Photo from Broadchurch. Pictured: D.S. Ellie Miller (Olivia Coleman) and D.I Alec Hardy (David Tennant). created by Chris Chibnall. Photo: Patrick Redmond - Credit: Archant

From throwing pots to spending and raising money, there are plenty of TV highlights to keep you glued to the sofa this week

Saturday: Britain at War: Imperial War Museums at 100, BBC2, 7.30pm: In March 1917, as the First World War raged, Prime Minister David Lloyd George and his cabinet accepted a proposal by MP Alfred Mond to set up a national war museum. As part of the museum's centenary celebrations, Falklands War veteran and charity campaigner Simon Weston offers an insight into the original Imperial War Museum's history, from its early years at London's Crystal Palace to today. Fascinating.

Sunday: Dave's Guide to Spending Money, Channel 4, 6pm: A glance at my bank account suggests that I am already pretty good at spending money – some might say that I'm an expert. Minibus retailer-turned-independent banker Dave Fishwick is the presenter and wants to explain how our money is spent, by both ourselves and the government, while learning whether we're getting good value. I have a feeling this programme is under the banner of 'should watch' rather than 'want to watch'.

Monday: Broadchurch, ITV, 9pm: Trish returns to the scene of the crime in the hope it will prompt her to remember something more about the attack, while DC Katie Harford thinks she has a strong new lead. Cath reveals interesting new information about the night of her party, a match is made for the male DNA found on Trish and then an unknown woman walks into the police station to deliver some devastating news. Compelling.

Tuesday: Yorkshire: A Year in the Wild, Channel 5, 9pm: Cameras follow each season in the lives of wildlife in the Dales and on the North Yorkshire Moors National Parks, beginning with spring, a busy time of year for native animals. Adders go dating, grebes perform mating dances and red squirrels forage for 10 hours a day to put grub on the table.


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Wednesday: Live International Football, ITV, 7.15pm: Buoyed by last year's stunning victory, England are looking to repeat the success as they take on Germany again during this friendly at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund. It's also a chance for Gareth Southgate to prepare his squad for Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.

Thursday: The Great Pottery Throw Down, BBC2, 8pm: It's the final of the ceramics-based showdown and the last three potters have got some challenges on their hands: making a pair of identical, fully functioning light features from porcelain, sculpting the torso of a special guest from clay and making as many Japanese lanterns as they can in 10 minutes. Who will give everyone the slip? (See what I did there?).

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Friday: Red Nose Day 2017, BBC1, 7pm: Is there any other programme that can make you laugh and cry in equal measures with quite so much aplomb? Comedians and celebrities come together to have a laugh for a good cause – tonight's most highly-anticipated moment will be writer and director Richard Curtis catching up with the characters from Love Actually to find out what they're up to 14 years later.

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