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What to Watch in March

Lisa Tipton
Before We Die. Photo: Sofie Gheysens
'Before We Die' is a new adaptation of a hit Swedish crime thriller. Photo: Sofie Gheysens

There's a huge amount of worthwhile TV out there nowadays, so it can be hard to choose what to watch. But who better to recommend shows than the person who programs them? Lisa Tipton, WTTW’s Head of Programming and Pledge, constructs the WTTW schedule by searching through offerings from many different sources which include the national PBS network, the BBC, and independent filmmakers to put together a varied and engaging broadcast schedule. Each month, she’ll recommend a few shows that she thinks you should watch.

You can also watch all of WTTW's programming via live stream 24/7 at

20 Things to Do in Midsomer... Before You Die

Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 pm 

In this Midsomer Murders twentieth anniversary special, the original lead of the series, John Nettles (DCI Tom Barnaby) returns to host! He and other stars past and present discuss stories from the set, memorable moments, and more. It's a great way to relive an engrossing and long-running show.

New Drama, both seasons and series

Sundays beginning March 20

We've got a great Sunday night line-up coming your way on March 20, with new seasons from two old favorites as well as a new show. We start off the evening with season 11 of Call the Midwife at 7:00 pm, follow it with the long-awaited return of Sanditon at 8:00 pm, and then close out at 9:00 pm with Before We Die, an adaptation of a hit Swedish crime thriller.

Catch up on Call the Midwife and Sanditon with our recaps at WTTW Passport members can stream the original Swedish Before We Die now. 

Jay's Chicago

Premieres Thursday, March 24 at 8:30 pm

Jay Shefsky is back with more heartwarming stories of fascinating Chicagoans. This is the fifth season of Jay's Chicago, and don't worry: you can revisit all of his unique portraits whenevery you want at