Are you looking for things to watch this weekend? Whether you’re a sports fan, happy to stay up late or you want something dramatic, there is a programme for all. This weekend sees the return of the Six Nations, the Super Bowl, and much more.
Here’s a look at six things to watch this weekend, February 3-4, 2018. Take your pick!
The Six Nations Rugby
The Six Nations is back, this time sponsored by Natwest instead of RBS. This year is going to be interesting, as next year Japan hosts the Rugby World Cup. It’s the chance to see your home nation against the common rivals. After the last two wins, all eyes are on England to see if they can make the hat-trick.
Saturday kicks off with Wales v. Scotland. England will then play Italy and the weekend finishes with France hosting Ireland. So far, England and Ireland are the favourites to win, but Wales is confident it can take the cup.
Kick-off for Wales v. Scotland is at 2:15pm on BBC1. England v. Italy will kick-off Sunday at 14:15pm, with France v. Wales following.
Tune in for Casualty
If you’re more of a soap fan but like them in weekly doses, Casualty airs on Saturday night. It’s going to get very real this week, with a focus on the NHS crisis. A&E will be overflowing with patients and some are even stuck in the ambulances parked in the car park! Ethan is going to try to manage the problems, but it’s certainly going to push him to his limits.
Charlie and Duffy are going to celebrate their first wedding anniversary, so there’s something positive to look forward to. Meanwhile, Bea starts at the hospital and is going to be in trouble. Nothing is ever easy, is it?
Casualty airs on 8:20pm on BBC1.
See the Unsung Foot Soldiers in Suffragette
If you’re a lover of historical fiction, you’ll want to catch Suffragette. The movie stars Carey Mulligan and is set in London between 1912 and 1913. It’s all about the unsung foot soldiers of the movement, instead of the leaders, so a look at some of the horrific things that happened on the ground.
Mulligan’s character, Maud Watts, is fed up of the status quo. She decides the only option is to take radical action and becomes one of the most zealous activists. Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep also appear in the movie.
Suffragette airs at 9pm on Channel 4.
Go with The Proposal for Comedy
If you love Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, The Proposal is the movie for you this weekend. Reynolds plays Bullock’s hapless assistant, who also has a dislike for her. However, he agrees to a marriage of convenience to allow Bullock’s Canadian character to remain in the United States. When they go to see Grannie (played by the awesome Betty White), they end up pulled into a joint celebration as it’s Grannie’s 90th birthday.
As you would expect from a typical rom-com, the two leads eventually fall in love. It’s one of the most predictable movies of the weekend, but it’s fun nonetheless.
The Proposal airs at 4:20pm on BBC1.
Do you love DS Morse? Then you’ll want to tune into Endeavor, set with the younger version of the character. Young Morse is still pining for Joan, Thursday’s daughter, but is also going through the motions of a flatshare with DS Strange. On top of that, he has to deal with DC Fancy and mentoring the newbie.
Things start off light, but soon twist in the typical way. When a Faberge egg is stolen, Morse and co. find themselves going through the twisted web of lies and murder.
Catch Endeavor at 8pm on ITV.
Don’t Forget the Super Bowl
If you have work on Monday, you may want to record the game, but if you don’t why not stay up? Super Bowl 52 hits the networks on Sunday night. It’s the New England Patriots vs. The Philadelphia Eagles, with the Patriots defending their title.
Pink will sing the national anthem and Justin Timberlake is at the halftime show. All we know so far is *NSYNC isn’t supposed to be joining Timberlake on the stage.
Sky Sports Main Event and a few other Sky channels will offer pre-game coverage from 10pm. BBC1 will start coverage at 11:20pm, with kick-off scheduled for 11:30pm.
These are our picks of things to watch this weekend. What will you watch this weekend? Share your preferences in the comments below.
Author: Alexandria Gunn
Introducing the chief blogger of FanNews, Alexandria is an Ontario freelance writer, blogger and journalist who does all that while being a wife and mother of two girls.