what to watch: 11-17 april

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Starting from this week, I’m going to be picking the 7 shows you should be watching in the next seven days.

1. Marcella Monday 11th April, 9pm, ITV


Following last week’s gripping series opener, Marcella continues as she tries to make sense of the previous evening’s events.

Meanwhile, the Gibson family are in a state of panic when Grace is discovered missing, and Marcella scours CCTV footage in an attempt to discover more about Grace’s disappearance.

Cara returns home from her latest Sinnr exploit. She’s managed to swipe a watch, some earrings and a bracelet. Cara’s unaware of their significance and the danger she’s put herself in – all of these items are recognisable as trophies taken by the Grove Park Killer.

Peter Cullen continues his prison work placement at the bakery and is delighted by his budding friendship with a young postgraduate student called Maddy. Marcella warns Maddy that Peter’s dangerous, but Maddy assumes she’s safe – Peter’s supervisor Guy is always with him. But later in the episode, we see Guy head out with Peter and leave him to his own devices.

Read my review here.


2. The Tunnel: Sabotage | Tuesday 12th April, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

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Gripping crime drama, The Tunnel returns for a second series, starring Clémence Poésy, Stephen Dillane and Emilia Fox.

Commander Elise Wassermann and DCI Karl Roebuck reunite to investigate the case of a French couple who are abducted from the Eurotunnel. But the case is complicated when a plane crashes into the Channel killing all on board.

Watch the trailer here.


3. Camping | Tuesday 12th April, 10pm & 10:30pm, Sky Atlantic

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She’s brought us Nighty Night and Hunderby, and now Julia Davis is back with a brand new sitcom, Camping.

The series follows the events of a week’s holiday where a group of old friends meet to celebrate one of their landmark birthdays. But as the days unfold, tensions and emotions start to rise. Julia Davis stars alongside Vicki Pepperdine, Steve Pemberton and Rufus Jones.

Read my review here.

1/6 & 2/6

4. Scott & Bailey | Wednesday 13th April, 9pm, ITV


The brilliant Scott & Bailey is returning to ITV for three brand new episodes.

Returning to Syndicate 9 after a year with Vice, Rachel (Suranne Jones) needs some time to rekindle her neglected friendship with Janet (Lesley Sharp), but the shocking murder of Michael Edgerton forces her to hit the ground running as she steps up to Acting DI under the watchful eye of Julie Dodson (Pippa Haywood).

When a teenage boy sees a clip of Michael’s murder on the darknet, it’s clear that Syndicate 9 are dealing with something much bigger and more sinister than a single, indiscriminate murder. A sick game is being played and Syndicate 9 need to find the next potential victim before the killer does.

Glad of Rachel’s return, Janet couldn’t have known how much she was going to need her friend. When Taisie (Harriet Waters) is arrested, setting off an inconceivable chain of events, Janet is thrown into turmoil and Rachel’s wisdom and experience are exactly what she needs to steer her through the crisis.

Read my interview with newcomer Jing Lusi here.


5. The Five | Friday 15th April, 9pm & 10pm, Sky 1

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The Five is a brand new thriller from international best-selling thriller writer Harlan Coben and boasts a brilliant cast of British talent starring Tom Cullen, O-T Fagbenle, Lee Ingleby and Sarah Solemani.

When the DNA of a boy who went missing in 1995 is discovered at a murder scene, the lives of four friends are turned upside down in a desperate search to solve the unsolved mystery from their the past.

When they were 12 years old, friends Mark, Pru, Danny and Slade were out together in the woods. Mark’s five-year-old brother Jesse was bothering them. They were mean to him. They told him to get lost. Jesse ran away. He was never seen again. Twenty years later, Danny, now a detective, learns some shocking news: Jesse’s DNA has been found at a murder scene.

Could he really still be alive? If so, why has he come back? And how is he linked to this murder? Only one thing is certain: the lives of these four friends are about to be turned upside down as they desperately search for the truth. And redemption.

Watch the opening 13 minutes here and read my review here.

1/10 & 2/10

6. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt | From Friday 15th April, Netflix

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Season two of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt picks up shortly after the first season.

It finds Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) looking for a new job, Titus (Tituss Burgess) forced to face his past with the appearance of his ex-wife and Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) rediscovering her roots while landlady Lillian (Carol Kane) finds a surprising romance.

Watch the trailer here.

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7. Michael McIntyre’s Big Show | Saturday 16th April, 7pm, BBC One

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First there was Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow then The Michael McIntyre Chat Show and now Michael McIntyre’s Big Show. If there’s one thing Michael McIntyre appears to enjoy, it’s his name in the title of a TV show.

Recorded in front of a live audience at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, the first episode includes musical performances from Rod Stewart and James Morrison, comedy from Romesh Ranganathan, and a jaw-dropping performance from Extreme Flamenco Fusion dancers, Los Vivancos.

Also, Michael plays his favourite game, Celebrity Send To All, which sees him going through Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones’ phone and sending a text to his phone book, and at the end of the show, Michael makes the dreams come true of an unsuspecting electrician in the unmissable, Unexpected Star.


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