It’s officially spring, and despite the hideously cold weather, we remain optimistic that spring weather is on its way. And what better way to celebrate the beginning of a new season than with a few delightful things on the telly?
On TV, Londonist likes:
Wednesday, 26 March
The Apprentice (BBC1, 21:00-22:00) It’s another series of the backstabbing, money hungry, tycoon wannabe show we all love. Alan Sugar welcomes another batch of business savvy apprentices to London and sets them their first challenge – selling £600 worth of fish on London streets. Genius. We’re hooked already.
Desperate Housewives (Channel 4, 22:00-23:05) We’ve never been hooked by this hit US drama, but we know it certainly has its fans. It’s back for its fourth series, and all the rumours are saying its back on form as Lynette has cancer (which doesn't sound funny, but we'll see where they're going with it), Gaby discovers her husband married her on less than romantic terms and it seems Bree was only pretending to be pregnant.
Relocation, Relocation (Channel 4, 20:00-21:00) We know, we know. We keep recommending this. But that’s only because we wish we had billions to spend on properties around the world, and we can only deal with our envy by laughing at people who seem shocked by the fact that London property is expensive. This week, Andrew and Paul want to find homes in London and Paris. We’ll be living vicariously through them.
Thursday, 27 March
I Own Britain’s Best Home (Five, 20:00-21:00) Owners of the most beautiful properties in the UK compete to see which is Britain’s best. No, we’re not jealous at all. This week the judging team visits a flat in the Barbican Centre, amongst a few others.
Gossip Girl (ITV2, 22:00-23:00) The buzz around this US drama is great, and it’s being hailed as one of the year’s best new dramas. That’s enough to make us want to check out the pilot. Based on a series of books for teens (called, appropriately enough, Gossip Girl), the series follows a group of rich New York teens who rely on a blogger to find out the latest rumours about their friends and frenemies. Trashy and fun. We love it.
Saturday, 29 March
I’d Do Anything (BBC1, 18:50-20:05) We love a musical. We can’t help it. And we have a fondness for Oliver!, so we can’t help but enjoy this. This week the Nancys and Olivers get a chance to perform in the studio in front of the judges. Expect lots of over-emoting, and if we’re lucky, a few tears.