5 TV shows you can't miss this March

ByKim Staples
The Replacement

Spring is just about on its way, soon to bring with it some pretty daffodils, surprise downpours, and, of course, lots of great TV.

Here's our pick of the best stuff on telly in March - so you've always got something to watch while you hide inside from the latest storm.

Marvel's Iron Fist

(Netflix, 17 March)

Iron Fist

It's time to meet the latest dude in Netflix's little corner of the Marvel Universe: Danny Rand, aka Iron Fist.

Finn "Loras Tyrell" Jones plays Danny, a Buddhist monk and martial arts expert who can kick butt not just with his fighting skills, but also by calling on the power of the Iron Fist. As a newly orphaned billionaire, the story follows him fighting bad guys as well as coming to terms with his own identity.

The whole series lands on 17 March on Netflix - which you'll find online and on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, YouView boxes, or TiVo. It's also filmed in HDR, if you want to test our your new HDR telly.

Lucky Man

(Sky 1, Fridays 9pm)

Stan Lee's Lucky Man

While we're on Marvel… Stan Lee's Lucky Man has returned for a second series. London Murder Squad detective Harry Clayton (James Nesbitt) has the power to control luck itself, thanks to a lucky bracelet that appears on his wrist one morning.

The start of series two sees Clayton on the trail of a poisoner - and he spots a woman in the street wearing a wooden bracelet that looks awfully familiar…

You'll find Lucky Man on Sky 1 (Sky 106, Virgin Media 109, TalkTalk 301), Fridays at 9pm. Remember you can catch up with any episodes you missed on Sky Go too.

The Replacement

(BBC One, Tuesdays 9pm)

The Replacement

If superheroes aren't your thing, how about a creepy psychological thriller? In The Replacement, successful Edinburgh architect Ellen (Morven Christie) goes on maternity leave, and becomes increasingly more paranoid about the motives of Paula, the person she hired to cover for her (Vicky McClure) - you know, her replacement. Is Ellen going mad, or is Paula really trying to replace her in more ways than one..?

Described as Hitchcockian, this three-parter will mess with your head in the best way.

The Replacement airs on BBC One at 9pm on Tuesdays. Do catch it on iPlayer if you miss it, though.


(E4, Tuesdays 8.30pm)

Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross and co are back for season three of the Emmy-nominated sitcom, and the Johnsons are just as semi-functional as ever.

The new season sees the gang getting bratty at Disney World, Junior standing in a class presidential election, and Bow getting more and more pregnant by the day. Oh, and look out for Tyra Banks and Daveed Diggs in a couple of guest roles.

Catch it on Tuesdays at 8.30pm on E4 (Freeview 28, Freesat 122, Sky 139, Virgin 144) - or catch up later via the All4 app.

Inside No. 9

(BBC Two, Tuesdays 10pm)

Inside No. 9

It's the latest dark comedy show from Reece "League of Gentlemen" Shearsmith and Steve "also League of Gentlemen" Pemberton - each episode a different, self-contained story that takes place in a number 9 of some kind. Like everything these guys do, it's dark, hilarious, and creepy as hell.

Series three began at Christmas with a special ep about the Krampus, and it started up again at the end of February. This time around, no. 9 is a tapas restaurant, a karaoke booth, and a professor's study where a crossword has clues that are a little too cryptic.

Plus, guest stars this series include Keeley Hawes, Felicity Kendal, and Tamzin Outhwaite, just to keep things interesting.

Find it on BBC Two, every Tuesday at 10pm.

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