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This week's best telly includes Lewis Capaldi's new access-all-areas Netflix documentary, a new BBC One drama starring Daisy May Cooper and Lily Allen's TV acting debut in Dreamland alongside Freema Agyeman.

Elsewhere, Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont are back with the fourth series of their hit comedy Meet the Richardsons and Steven Yeun and Ali Wong star in the new Netflix series BEEF.

Here are 5 TV shows you can't miss this week...

1. Rain Dogs

Tuesday 4th April at 10.40pm on BBC One

Cash Carraway's new 8-part comedy-drama for BBC One, Rain Dogs, is a wild and punky tale of a mother’s love for her daughter, of deep-rooted and passionate friendships, and of brilliance thwarted by poverty and prejudice.

Daisy May Cooper plays Costello Jones, a writer and single mother with a rock and roll swagger and a glint in her eye, a woman who appreciates the glamour of the gutter but would do anything to keep her daughter, Iris from it, played by Fleur Tashjian.

Jack Farthing plays Selby, a boarding school boy educated on Brett Easton Ellis and Goddard, Costello’s loyal soulmate and loving tormentor. Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo plays Gloria Duke, Iris’s chaotic, directionless and utterly glorious godmother who’s running out of second chances.

1/8 Continues weekly

2. Lewis Capaldi: How I'm Feeling Now

Wednesday 5th April on Netflix

Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has allowed cameras to follow him as he attempts to return to his roots and reconnect with his former life, bringing with him all the trappings of global success for a new access-all-areas Netflix documentary.

In 2018, everything about Lewis Capaldi’s life changed forever. That’s when he rocketed to a sudden, intense level of fame when his single, Someone You Loved, took off on Spotify, garnering 28 million streams worldwide, making him the fastest-ever unsigned artist to reach 25 million plays. And for Capaldi, that was just the beginning.

Directed by Joe Pearlman, How I’m Feeling Now follows a year in Capaldi’s life as he tries to balance his fame with his desire for normalcy, while also dealing with the pressure to somehow eclipse his wildly successful first album amid increasingly difficult mental health issues.



Thursday 6th April on Netflix

Netflix's new darkly comedic and deeply moving series BEEF follows the aftermath of a road rage incident between two strangers played by Steven Yeun and Ali Wong.

Danny Cho, a failing contractor with a chip on his shoulder, goes head-to-head with Amy Lau, a self-made entrepreneur with a picturesque life. Throughout the season, the stakes of their feud increase and unravel their lives and relationships.

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4. Dreamland

Thursday 6th April at 9pm on Sky Atlantic

Set in the sun-drenched British seaside town of Margate, Dreamland is a darkly comedic exploration of multi-generational female relationships and their (somewhat dysfunctional) family dynamics.

Freema Agyeman plays eldest sister Trish who is pregnant for the third time with her partner Spence, played by Kiell Smith- Bynoe and this time, she’s decided it will be a girl. Her two sisters Clare and Leila played by Gabby Best and Aimee-Ffion Edwards, rally around her with their mum, played by Frances Barber and their Margate-legend nan, played by Sheila Reid, “manifesting” a little girl at Trish’s ‘mani-festival’.

But when their other sister, Mel, played by Lily Allen, makes an unexpected reappearance back into their lives, her return threatens to destabilise the entire family. A knock on their door and their ‘Dreamland’ is no more...

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5. Meet the Richardsons

Thursday 6th April at 10pm on Dave

Meet the Richardsons, written by Lucy Beaumont and Tim Reid is back for a fourth series as once again, cameras are invited into the funny and frustrated lives of married comedians, Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont.

In this series, Jon and Lucy tackle work-life balance, Lucy plans an all-female sketch show, makes an embarrassing TV appearance on The Weakest Link, takes quiz show lessons with Russell Kane, a Strictly audition and questions whether Gary Kemp from Spandau Ballet could be her father.

Meanwhile, Jon discusses a possible partnership with Richard Herring, and considers faking his own death, all whilst navigating a midlife crisis, which sees Jon determined to get a tattoo of his comedy hero, Rik Mayall.

In the first episode, Jon's having a midlife crisis as his 40th birthday looms and it doesn't help when Ben Elton is in the audience of his work-in-progress show. Meanwhile, Lucy meets Katherine Ryan at the National Comedy Awards and uses it as her chance to get some career advice.

Other guests throughout the series include Anton Du Beke, Rachel Parris, Shazia Mirza, Diane Buswell, Tamzin Outhwaite, Adrian Chiles and Sally Philips.

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