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WHAT TO WATCH 2-8 April

This week’s best telly includes some more great comedy, a new Channel 4 drama and the live finale of Saturday Night Takeaway.


Here are 7 TV shows you have to watch this week...


1. This Country

Monday 2nd April from 10am on BBC Three

All good things must come to an end, and this week This Country airs its final episode of the series. And although the BBC are yet to confirm a third series, I can't see any reason why they won't.


Kerry’s life-long ambition has been to work with her father, Martin and she's overjoyed when he asks her to help him store some wares in a lock-up garage.


Kurtan's working at the local bowls club giving him a new sense of purpose, but when Kerry entangles him in her new venture, things start to unravel and the Mucklowe family loyalties are put to the test.


6/6


2. Kiss Me First

Monday 2nd April at 10pm on Channel 4

Channel 4's newest drama Kiss Me First, based on Lottie Moggach's debut novel, combines live action with state-of-the-art computer-generated virtual world sequences in a TV drama first.

When her mother dies, lonely girl Leila has to learn how to manage living on her own. She has a digital avatar, Shadowfax, and when she logs onto the virtual reality game Azana she feels truly alive. It's there that she meets the mysterious Mania aka Tess and discovers the secret paradise called Red Pill.

But Adrian, the leader of Red Pill, tells her she has to be invited to join and blasts Shadowfax out of the game. The next day, at Leila's workplace, Tess/Mania turns up - in real life and Leila wants to know why.

1/6

3. Come Home

Tuesday 3rd April at 9pm on BBC One

Danny Brocklehurst's latest BBC One drama Come Home continues this week exploring the reality of leaving the family home and the consequences that follow for Marie.


Determined to press the reset button on her life, things start to spiral out of control and she finds herself in the depths of despair and deceiving people around her.


Elsewhere, Liam and Laura are getting increasingly frustrated with Brenna and events take a sudden turn for the worse when her ex-boyfriend Garry, turns up at the house looking for his son.


2/3


4. Cunk on Britain

Tuesday 3rd April at 10pm on BBC Two

This week sees Philomena Cunk return to BBC Two with a new series, Cunk on Britain. The five-part series sees Philomena travels the length and breadth of the country enlisting the help of a variety of experts taking us on a journey right up Britain's history, to discover who we really are, how we got here and why.


In this opening episode, Philomena takes us right back to the beginning with the Big Bang and interviews Robert Peston about British politics.


1/5


5. In The Long Run

Thursday 5th April at 10pm on Sky One

If you have better self-control than me, and haven't already binge-watched all of In The Long Run, episode three continues this week on Sky One.


While Walter and his friends teach Valentine how to deal with the local police, Agnes and Kirsty make the terrible discovery that one of their elderly neighbours, Ernie Jenkins, has died alone in his flat undetected for a few days.


Elsewhere, Valentine dreams of reviving his footballing career by preparing for an open trial at Leyton Orient FC and Bagpipes offers to get him match fit.


3/6 (All episodes available via On Demand and NOW TV)


6. Episodes

Friday 6th April at 10pm on BBC Two

Episodes returned last week for its fifth and final series and this week the video of Matt’s escapade with Danika, the girl in the box goes viral.


Matt tries to take matters into his own hands by calling Elliot Salad, the head of the network, to plead his case but ends up getting more than he bargained for.


Meanwhile, life goes on for the rest of the world. Sean and Beverly endure a disastrous casting session with Tim and Carol gets stoned with her maid.


2/7


7. Saturday Night Takeaway

Saturday 7th April at 7pm on ITV

After what must have been a very difficult show to present on his own, Declan Donnelly is back this week hosting this year's series finale of Saturday Night Takeaway on his own, supported by Stephen Mulhern and Scarlett Moffatt.


This year, the show will be coming live from Universal Orlando Resort in Florida for a spectacular end of the series finale. Dec will host and we'll see Ant & Dec on screen together again in the pre-recorded conclusion of Saturday Knight Takeaway.


One nation will be crowned in the final of Sofawatch and the Rembrandts will be performing a karaoke classic in Singalong Live. Stephen Mulhern takes his pop-up gameshow stateside in a very special edition of In For a Penny, and on top of all that, another lucky player gets the chance to Win the Ads.


7/7

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