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WHAT TO WATCH 23-29 April

This week's best telly includes the highly anticipated UK remake of Call My Agent!, another new drama on Apple TV+, the final part of Ozark and so much more!

Here are 9 TV shows you can't miss this week...

1. Grace

Sunday 24th April at 8pm on ITV

This week sees Grace, the ITV adaptation of Peter James' popular Roy Grace novels return to our screens for four two-hour stories. With John Simm back as tenacious Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a hard-working police officer who has given his life to the job, and Richie Campbell returning as his colleague Detective Sergeant Glenn Branson.

The first story, Looking Good Dead, sees Roy Grace suspect that the sudden death of a former schoolteacher found in suspicious circumstances in a respectable Brighton backwater may not be the drugs overdose it first appears. And when human remains are discovered in a Sussex field, Grace and Branson are drawn into an investigation that will test their abilities and their friendship to breaking point.

Though each case initially appears to be an isolated incident, Grace’s instinct leads him to believe both deaths are the work of a twisted, sadistic serial killer who leaves a bizarre calling card at the scene of each crime. However, with his professional stock still low and his credibility in question, Grace's hardest job might be convincing the ’Upstairs’ that there is a predator who is hunting victims along the South Coast.

Meanwhile, in Hove, a local businessman finds a pen drive left behind by a passenger on his evening commuter train home. Proving that no good deed goes unpunished, in seeking to return the memory stick to its unknown owner, he opens Pandora’s Box, unleashing an evil that will reach out to imperil all he holds dear, as he, his wife and family become unwittingly connected to Grace’s investigation.

With Grace already having to contend with Assistant Chief Constable Alison Vosper urging him to leave his Brighton hometown to take up post in a neighbouring Constabulary, hardly a ringing endorsement of his professional standing, he and the team must race against time to put the pieces together and catch their killer before further innocent lives fall victim to the murderer’s bloodlust.

1/4 Continues weekly

2. Peacock

Monday 25th April at 10pm on BBC Three

BBC Three's newest comedy, Peacock, written by Steve Stamp and Ben Murray, stars Allan 'Seapa' Mustafa as Andy Peacock, a personal trainer at Sportif Leisure who is in the midst of an identity crisis. His world is one of selfies, bravado and gym memberships, where vanity and success are often horribly entangled.

When Andy loses out on a job promotion to a younger, better-looking PT, he suddenly realises he’s a man out of time. He needs to prove that there’s more to him than his good looks and his well-curated dating profile and sets out to prove that he can be taken seriously - but can he?

In the opening episode, Andy finds himself in crisis as he begins to realise that his playboy persona and sexy job as a personal trainer are starting to wear thin. Realising that everyone around him is moving on, Andy questions whether he should be trying new things. Whether that's going for the new Head Trainer role at work, or maybe even settling down!

Also stars Lucien Laviscount as Jay, Thomas Gray as Spooner, Susan Wokoma as Liz, Callie Cooke as Carly, Mandeep Dhillon as Georgia and Sophia Di Martino as Blue.

1/3 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch

3. Noughts + Crosses

Tuesday 26th April at 10.40pm on BBC One

Series two of Noughts + Crosses dives straight back into the dangerous, alternate world of Malorie Blackman's bestselling novels, and promises to bring the iconic, forbidden love story between Sephy and Callum to its epic conclusion - once again played by Masali Baduza and Jack Rowan.

On the run, Callum and Sephy have found a safe haven in the woods. But when their peace is disturbed by an unexpected visitor, they must go to London to gather the resources they need to leave Albion for good.

Back in London, Sephy’s disappearance is spurring vigilante attacks, and hate crime against Noughts is on the rise. Wanted by the police for terrorism, and by the Ofa Brotherhood for his role in Sephy’s kidnap, Jude hides out in an office block. But when he unexpectedly meets Cara, played by Jasmine Jobson, who has both Cross and Nought heritage, things get off on the wrong foot.

1/4 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch

4. Tan France: Beauty and the Bleach

Wednesday 27th April at 9pm on BBC Two

Stylist, presenter and star of Queer Eye, Tan France is on a mission to take down the world’s most shocking beauty trend in this one-off documentary, Beauty and the Bleach, and for him, it’s personal.

When Tan was nine years old, he did something he has regretted his whole life. He stole some skin-lightening cream and began to bleach his own skin. Why? For one thing, to escape racist bullying and the widespread prejudice against people that aren’t white. But also to please his South Asian community, who, according to Tan, see fair skin as a passport to the best jobs, careers and marriage partners.

This happened a long time ago in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, where Tan grew up, but he’s never quite managed to close the door on this difficult chapter in his life. Skin lightening is not unique to the South Asian community - the trend exists in black, Asian and Middle Eastern communities right across the UK and beyond.

It stretches to all four corners of the globe, where light and white skin are in vogue and dark is seen as undesirable. Whether they’re rich or poor, young or old, male or female, people are going to extreme lengths to chase the white beauty ideal.

Tan sets out to unearth the truth about colourism – where you are judged not just on the colour of your skin, but on the shade of it - and its impact on black and brown people in Britain and beyond.


5. Ten Percent

Thursday 28th April on Amazon Prime Video

With the original French series of Call Me Agent! such a huge success globally, it's not surprising to see that a UK remake has been made, written by John Morton and starring Jack Davenport, Lydia Leonard, Prasanna Puwanarajah and Maggie Steed with cameos from Helena Bonham Carter, Lorraine Kelly, Phoebe Dynevor Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Clémence Poésy and more.

Ten Percent centres around Nightingale Hart, a small London talent agency set up in the 1980s, struggling to adjust to change in an ever-changing industry. The top agents, clients, and assistants at Nightingale must do their best to juggle personal and professional problems, all while maintaining their sanity… and client-base.

After tragedy strikes the company, the personal and professional lives of the agents and assistants are thrown into turmoil. But duty calls. Their celebrity clients are in constant need of help from their agents, with issues ranging from marital problems to over-commitment to lingering method acting to stage fright.

As the Nightingale Hart agents deal with the incessant demands of their jobs, they'll also find themselves dealing with more off-screen drama than they ever expected.

1-8/8 All episodes available at launch

6. Rob & Romesh Vs.

Thursday 28th April at 9pm on Sky Max

As Rob & Romesh Vs. for its fourth series, Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan take on the worlds of strongman competitions, the West End and restaurant management.

The two best friends and comedians will be seen competing at the Arnold Sports Festival as Strongmen, as well as appearing in Disney’s The Lion King musical and opening their own genuine restaurant in a two-episode special.

1/4 Continues weekly

7. Ozark

Friday 29th April on Netflix

We've had to wait three months, but the final part of Ozark's final season is finally arriving on Netflix and having gotten rid of Helen, Marty and Wendy are working for Navarro.

As they find another opportunity to get out of the Ozarks, some past sins won't stay buried and the most dangerous threats come from blood.

8-14/14 All episodes available at launch

8. Shining Girls

Friday 29th April on Apple TV+

Apple TV+'s newest drama Shining Girls, based on Lauren Beukes' bestselling novel, stars Elisabeth Moss as Chicago newspaper archivist Kirby Mazrachi whose journalistic ambitions were put on hold after enduring a traumatic assault.

Forced to come to terms with a violent assault she suffered years back after a recent murder mirrors her own case, Kirby hopes to identify the attacker before he strikes again.

Kirby partners with seasoned, yet troubled reporter Dan Velazquez, played by Wagner Moura, to uncover her attacker’s identity. As they realise these cold cases are inextricably linked, their own personal traumas and Kirby’s blurred reality allow her assailant to remain one step ahead.

1-3/8 Continues weekly

9. Here We Go

Friday 29th April at 8.30pm on BBC One

BBC One's newest comedy, Here We Go, starring Alison Steadman, Katherine Parkinson, Jim Howick and Tom Basden, follows a year in the life of the irrepressible Jessop family as filmed by the youngest son, Sam and throughout the series we witness the highs and lows of the Jessop family as they navigate a combination of life’s everyday challenges.

Whether that's changing careers, keeping the romance alive within a marriage, adopting a healthier lifestyle, kidnapping a dog, destroying a swimming pool or sabotaging a wedding.

Moving back and forward in time, each episode offers an intimate, observed and absurd exposé of a modern British family doing its best to support each other, if accidentally annoying everyone else in the process.

Although nothing quite goes to plan for the Jessops, their indomitable spirit sees them find moments of unexpected delight among the disappointment and laughing in the face of disaster, promising a surfeit of hilarious moments for viewers to enjoy.

In the first episode, when Rachel receives a family pass to Jungle World adventure park as a birthday present from Paul, to be redeemed anytime in the next six months, the family start excitedly planning their big day out.

However, as work and home pressures heighten over the course of the year, the Jessops only remember to use Rachel’s voucher on the final day that it’s valid. Racing against the clock to get to the park before it closes, with an uncooperative dog that Sue is looking after for a neighbour in tow.

Will the Jessops snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and give Rachel the birthday day out she so badly needs?

1/6 Continues weekly


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