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WHAT TO WATCH 1-7 April

It's another bumper week of telly, so instead of my usual 7, I've picked 10 TV shows you can't miss this week.


Including Sir David Attenborough's new series for Netflix, the return of Britain's Got Talent, more Line of Duty and the final episode of This Time with Alan Partridge...

1. Fleabag

Monday 1st April from 10am on BBC Three and at 10:35pm on BBC One


If you weren't already loving the second series of Fleabag before that monologue towards the end of last week's episode, you definitely were afterwards. What Phoebe Waller-Bridge has achieved so far with this series is incredible.


In this week's penultimate episode of the series (if not ever, if Phoebe is to be believed), Claire has a crisis and turns to Fleabag for help, whilst a familiar face makes a re-appearance at the cafe.


Elsewhere, Hilary makes a friend, Martin demands answers, and Godmother and Dad’s wedding hangs in the balance.


5/6 (Episodes 1-4 available to watch on BBC iPlayer)



2. This Time with Alan Partridge

Monday 1st April at 9:30pm on BBC One


Another series which gets better and better each week is This Time with Alan Partridge which sadly comes to an end this week.


And with drama behind-the-scenes, Alan calls on sidekick Simon Denton to step up to the plate.


But as they're faced with some of the toughest challenges that live TV can throw at a man, including a viewer in danger and a segment on ladies fashion, will they sink or swim?


6/6 (Episodes 1-5 available to watch on BBC iPlayer)



3. Derry Girls

Tuesday 2nd April at 9:15pm on Channel 4


If you haven't been watching the new series of Derry Girls, then catch yerself on because it's definitely one not to be missed!


Last week it was a family wedding and this week Jenny Joyce has organised a fifties style prom, but the girls are more intrigued by the arrival of a new girl at Lady Immaculate.


And whilst Erin, Clare and Michelle all look for their prom dates, Orla has already got someone special in mind. But who could it be?


5/6 (Episodes 1-4 available to watch on All4)



4. Home

Tuesday 2nd April at 9:45pm on Channel 4


I haven't included Home in my picks of what to watch every week, and I regret that because I sure as anything have been watching it every week. It's incredibly funny, heartwarming and so perfect for 2019 and its omission from this list for the last few weeks proves how brilliant television is at the moment.


This week, things are still tense between Sami and his wife Yasmine, who has now claimed asylum in Germany and Sami joins the black economy as a tutor. But he ends up getting much more than he bargained for.


Meanwhile, Katy and John have to entertain the smug, gluten-free Germans who have come over from Berlin to persuade Sami to join Yasmine and George. John decides to call in some suitably-groomed reinforcements to bolster Sami's side of the argument, but maybe that isn't such a good idea.


Read my interview with writer and star Rufus Jones here.


5/6 (Episodes 1-4 available to watch on All4)



5. Our Planet

Friday 5th April on Netflix


We're used to seeing and hearing Sir David Attenborough on the BBC but this week Netflix are offering us a brand new eight-part binge-worthy series exploring the unique and precious wonders of our natural world.


Our Planet is from the creators of Planet Earth and combines stunning photography and technology with an unprecedented, never-before-filmed look at the planet’s remaining wilderness areas and their animal inhabitants.


The ambitious four-year project has been filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with over 600 members of crew capturing more than three and a half thousand filming days, and will focus on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.


1-8/8



6. Joe Lycett's Got Your Back

Friday 5th April at 8:30pm on Channel 4


As well as being one of the country's best-loved comedians, Joe Lycett has become well-known for his epic battles with petty officials and dodgy scammers. So it's no surprise that Channel 4 have given him his own show where he fights for the consumer rights of the Great British public.


Each week he'll be helped by his assistant Mark Silcox and a weekly celebrity guest and each episode will feature some daring hidden camera investigations. Joe campaigns on behalf of viewers who've been wronged by big corporations, caught out by small print and hoodwinked by fraudsters.


From dishing the dirt on unhygienic takeaways and battling with big banks, to pulling back the covers on sub-par hotel rooms and taking low budget airlines for a bumpy ride, Joe is determined in his quest for consumer justice.


This week it's the turn of Kathy Burke to assist Joe as he battles with a big bank and puts advertising slogans to the test.


1/6



7. Britain's Got Talent

Saturday 6th April at 7:15pm on ITV


It's the big telly comeback we've all been waiting for, as Ant and Dec reunite following Ant's very public struggles which saw him unable to host the live shows of Britain's Got Talent last year.


Also returning are Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon who once again are scouring the country to find some of the most exciting talent the UK has to offer.


As ever, all the judges plus Ant and Dec will have the chance to put one contestant straight through to the live semi-finals as their Golden Buzzer act, taking them one step closer to achieving their dream of being crowned the winner of Britain's Got Talent, securing the prize of an incredible £250,000 and being given the opportunity to perform at the Royal Variety Performance.


1/



8. The Durrells

Sunday 7th April at 8pm on ITV


All good things must come to an end and this week we return to the blue skies of Corfu for the fourth and final series of The Durrells on ITV as Louisa, played by Keeley Hawes, opens the doors of the villa as a boarding house and Basil.


Two Australian dancers become official guests and to save money, the girls instantly move into Larry’s room, much to his delight. But it's soon clear that Basil has become the most pernickety guest ever. The family warm to mysterious new guest Lazaros Vangelatos, until Theo reveals he is a wanted man. Knowing he is being framed for his actions, the Durrells strive to help Vangalotos escape the island.

Meanwhile, Gerry acquires a new pet in the form of Ulysses the owl and proclaims he is going to open a zoo and feeling she needs more from her life, Margo embarks on a new project to work as a hairdresser.


1/6



9. Race Across the World

Sunday 7th April at 8pm on BBC Two


After 12,000 miles, two continents, 21 countries and four seas, the finish line is in sight, as our four teams complete the final leg of the Race Across the World and race 1,500 miles down the Malaysian Peninsula to Singapore.


Josh and Felix need a monumental act of kindness to dig them out of a massive hole, Natalie and Shameema gamble everything when it matters most and when Tony collapses with back pain, Elaine fears their chance of winning hangs in the balance.


When their finances hit dire straits, Darron braves his fear of dogs to make a buck for his cash-strapped team whilst Alex hopes to finally cement the bond with his dad, win or lose. In a surprisingly tight and nail-biting ending, which team will be the first to reach the finish line and claim the £20k prize and be crowned winners of this race of a lifetime?


6/6 (Episodes 1-5 available to watch on BBC iPlayer)



10. Line of Duty

Sunday 7th April at 9pm on BBC One


It's really difficult to talk about the new series of Line of Duty without giving too much away.


All I can say about this week's second episode is that Kate and Steve attempt to track down a lead and a fresh police leak enables another audacious raid.


While Steve’s attempts to gather information put him in a dangerous situation.


Read my interview with the cast here.


2/6

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