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March: What to watch, stream, read and listen to this week


By Sarah Finnan
20th Mar 2023

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March: What to watch, stream, read and listen to this week

Whether you're looking for another podcast to get stuck into, are trying to find your next big read or are simply wondering what to watch on Netflix this evening, we've rounded up the best of new TV, books and podcasts to check out this week.

Monday, March 20

A Town Called Malice, Sky Showcase

This debuted on Sky Showcase last week but with the Paddy’s Day festivities, you might have missed it… so if you haven’t already watched the first episode, best catch up. Set in the early 80s, it follows the Lords – a family of form South London gangsters who’ve fallen to the bottom of the criminal food chain. Naturally, they’re not happy about it. When they flee to the Costa del Sol following a gangland battle, they see a golden opportunity to reinvent themselves and recapture their former glory… but they spend as much time fighting each other as they do everyone else. Expect plenty of 80s musical bangers too. 

Tuesday, March 21

Shrink the Box, wherever you get your podcasts

Ever wondered why Tony Soprano’s therapist stuck with him? Why Fleabag is obsessed with sex or why Walter White is always in his underpants? Shrink the Box is the podcast with the answers to such questions. Each episode sees actor and comedian Ben Bailey Smith and psychotherapist Sasha Bates put their favourite fictional characters – from Succession’s Shiv to Omar from The Wire and Ross Gellar from Friends – on the couch to analyse why their behaviour causes them so much drama. And with Succession due to return next week, now is as good a time as any to delve into the psyche of the infamous Roy family…

Wednesday, March 22

Villeneuve Pironi: Racing’s Untold Tragedy, Sky Documentaries

If F1 is your latest obsession, then this new Sky Original documentary is a must-watch. Centred on two supremely gifted Ferrari F1 drivers, Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi, the documentary tells the astonishing true story of how these men were forever torn apart by a historic and hugely controversial moment in time. In the midst of modern racing’s most dangerous era, two daring Ferrari teammates were battling for the world championship, but at the San Marino Grand Prix, Pironi broke an unwritten team agreement – “stealing” victory from close friend Villeneuve on the final lap. Featuring captivating archive footage and exclusive interviews with Formula One World Champions and both the Villeneuve and Pironi families, this is a life-affirming film that explores love, loss and legacy in a sport where passion often overcomes fear. 

Thursday, March 23

Her, by Mira V Shah

You watch her, you want to be just like her… but do you really know her? That’s the question Mira V Shah poses in her debut novel about Rani, a woman who has always felt like an outsider. From the tiny rented flat she lives in with her partner and two small children, she imagines being the kind of woman who could own the beautiful house across the street. When Natalie moves into the house, Rani can’t help but be drawn to her. But not all is as it seems behind closed doors, and as Rani gets closer to Natalie, she discovers everyone has secrets – and some will stay with you for a lifetime.

Friday, March 24

Gods Creatures, in cinemas nationwide

Emily Watson and Paul Mescal star as a mother and son in this psychological drama set in a remote coastal fishing village in Ireland. When Watson tells a lie to protect her beloved son, she unwittingly throws herself into an internal purgatory – one that rips apart their family and the rest of the close-knit community. 

Saturday, March 25

Wellmania, on Netflix

When human tornado and food critic Liv is diagnosed with ‘catastrophic health’ – trapping her in Australia and jeopardising her dream job in New York – she throws herself body-first into a radical wellness journey, hell-bent on getting well enough to return home.

Sunday, March 25

A Good Person, in cinemas nationwide

Florence Pugh can do no wrong as far as I’m concerned and her new movie (written and directed by Zach Braff) has already gotten rave reviews. As per the Rotten Tomatoes description: “Daniel (Morgan Freeman) is brought together with Allison ( Pugh), the once thriving young woman with a bright future who was involved in an unimaginable tragedy that took his daughter’s life. As grief-stricken Daniel navigates raising his teenage granddaughter and Allison seeks redemption, they discover that friendship, forgiveness, and hope can flourish in unlikely places.