Daisy Jones and The Six

Friday 3 March, Prime Video

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Josh Whitehouse as Eddie Rountree, Suki Waterhouse as Karen Sirko, Sebastian Chacon as Warren Rhodes, Sam Claflin as Billy Dunne, Riley Keogh as Daisy Jones and Will Harrison as Graham Dunne (Photo: Lacey Terrell/Prime Video)

I fell in love with rock star Daisy Jones when I first met her in Taylor Jenkins Reid’s 2019 novel about a drug-fuelled band in 1970s California. This adaptation has a tough challenge on its hands to make her feel as alive on screen as she does in my head. The mockumentary/drama hybrid follows Daisy (Riley Keough, herself rock’n’roll royalty as Elvis Presley’s oldest grandchild) as she pursues her dream of becoming a musician, ending up in a torrid relationship with frontman Billy (Sam Claflin) and flirting with the darker side of fame.

Finding Michael

Friday 3 March, Disney+

Undated handout photo issued by Disney+ of Spencer Matthews who is attempting to retrace the steps of his older brother Michael with the help of survivalist Bear Grylls and record-breaking mountaineer 'Nims' Purja for the documentary Finding Michael. The Disney+ feature-length film details the emotional story of 34-year-old Matthews' attempt to find the body of his brother who disappeared on Mount Everest in 1999. Issue date: Friday February 24, 2023. PA Photo. See PA story SHOWBIZ Matthews. Photo credit should read: Disney+/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Spencer Matthews (Photo: Disney+/PA Wire)

When Michael Matthews was 22, he became the youngest Briton to reach the summit of Mount Everest. But he never came home. Twenty years after he went missing, his family – including his brother, former Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews – set about recovering his body. This emotional and often nail-biting film documents the expedition to find Michael, with world record-holding mountaineer Nirmal Purja leading the way.

Next in Fashion

Friday 3 March, Netflix

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Tan France and Gigi Hadid (Photo: Spencer Pazer/Netflix)

It has been far too long since a good fashion competition graced our screens. (No, Sewing Bee doesn’t count.) Tan France returns as the host of Netflix’s swish series, though the ever-chic Alexa Chung has been replaced by supermodel and pasta influencer Gigi Hadid. No matter, because the real stars are the designers, each hoping to impress weekly guest judges enough to win a $200,000 prize and launch their collection on clothes rental site Rent the Runway. The first task is to create a look fit for a royal, but the real excitement lies in the identity of the first guest judge: Donatella Versace.

Paul Whitehouse: Our Troubled Rivers

Sunday 5 March, 8pm, BBC Two

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Paul Whitehouse (Photo: BBC/Samuel Palmer)

If you are a regular reader of i, you’ll already be aware of our Save Britain’s Rivers campaign, drawing attention to the bleak state of our country’s waterways. Here, amateur angler Paul Whitehouse heads out on a personal mission to expound on why it is so important for us to keep Britain’s rivers clean and safe. Water companies, intensive agriculture and our growing population all get the blame, but Whitehouse is also intent on looking to the future, discovering inventive ways our rivers can be brought back from the brink of devastation.

We Need to Talk about Cosby

Sunday 5 March, 9pm, BBC Two

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Danielle Morgan, Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University (Photo: BBC/Paramount/Showtime)

First shown in the US more than a year ago, this shocking and no-less-urgent docuseries from comedian W Kamau Bell was nominated for four Emmys. It tells the story of Bill Cosby’s rise to household name as a sitcom star and his disturbing fall from grace after he was accused by 60 women of sexual assault. Balancing Cosby’s importance as a figure in Black American culture with the allegations against him, journalists, survivors and comedians gather for a nuanced, difficult conversation about how “America’s Dad” is regarded today.

George Michael: Outed

Monday 6 March, 9pm, Channel 4

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George Michael (Photo: Channel 4/Frank Griffin/bauer-griffin.com)

When George Michael was arrested for a lewd act in a men’s toilet in 1998 LA, the tabloids rushed to out him as gay. Instead of cowering under their might, the superstar took matters into his own hands, sitting down for a televised interview and telling the world he “felt no shame”. This two-part documentary shown on consecutive evenings attempts to explain why Michael chose to keep his sexuality hidden. The moral panic around the Aids crisis and deeply homophobic attitudes encouraged by the press might have had something to do with it.

Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr

Tuesday 7 March, 8pm, BBC One

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Michelle Ogundehina and Alan Carr (Photo: BBC/Darlow Smithson Productions/Clive Sherlock)

The most glamorous woman on weeknight TV, interior designer Michelle Ogundehin, is back for another year of trashing paint jobs and analysing upholstery. This time, the 10 amateur designers are battling it out for a contract to make over a chic cocktail bar. Their first task is to transform blank-canvas apartments in London’s recently regenerated Elephant and Castle area.

Predator: The Secret Scandal of J-Pop

Tuesday 7 March, 9pm, BBC Two

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Mobeen Azhar (Photo: BBC/Nancy Roberts)

Before he died in 2019, Johnny Kitagawa was a pop mogul, owner of a J-pop star factory that produced Japanese boy bands. For 50 years, he was accused of sexual abuse by many of the boys who passed through his agency, but the Japanese media rarely reported such allegations in detail. Journalist Mobeen Azhar asks why.

The Bay

Wednesday 8 March, 9pm, ITV1

THE BAY | SERIES 4 When young mum of four, Beth Metcalf, dies in what seems to be a targeted attack, Morecambe?s MIU team are called to the scene. Jenn immediately realises this shattered family will need every support available to them. Photographer: Jonathan Birch / ? Tall Story Pictures 2023 MARSHA THOMASON as DS Jenn Townsend TV Still ITV
Marsha Thomason as DS Jenn Townsend (Photo: Jonathan Birch/Tall Story Pictures/ITV)

Last series newcomer Marsha Thomason proved she had what it takes to step into Morven Christie’s shoes as lead in The Bay. She’s back for another case as DS Jenn Townsend, no longer Morecambe’s new family liaison officer on the block, but still struggling with her home life. When Jenn is called to a murder scene at the home of a broken family, she realises the only way to the truth is to gain their trust and convince them to share what happened.

Kathy Burke: Growing Up

Wednesday 8 March, 10pm, Channel 4

Kathy Burke (Photo: Channel 4)

Kathy Burke has made astute documentaries about subjects as broad as wealth and womanhood, and they always end up insightful but hilarious. Or is it the other way around? This time, she tackles the horrors and joys of ageing, hoping to learn whether the older or younger generations have it best. As well as hearing the opinions of her celeb pals Charlotte Church, Bill Bailey and Jennifer Saunders, she meets an octogenarian who started modelling in her seventies and 22-year-old TikTok train spotter Francis Bourgeois.

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