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WHAT TO WATCH 27 April - 3 May

Football, farming and more!



This week's best telly includes the return of two successful documentaries, both for their third series; Clarkson's Farm and Welcome to Wrexham as well as the return of Channel 4's The Piano.


Plus, there are two brilliant dramas to enjoy this week, including the second series of the Aberdeen-set Granite Harbour and new Sky drama The Tattooist of Auschwitz.


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


1. The Piano

Sunday 28th April at 9pm on Channel 4


RETURNING ENTERTAINMENT


After the success of series one last year, which saw 13-year-old Lucy Illingworth, who's blind and neurodiverse, win, The Piano is back with Claudia Winkleman, Mika and Lang Lang once again on the hunt for more amazing amateur pianists.


The new search begins in Manchester Piccadilly station, where they discover a classically trained boxer, a dance DJ with the voice of an angel, and an 80-year-old romantic who breaks their hearts. Who will they choose to play at the final concert?


1/7 Continues weekly




2. The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Thursday 2nd May at 9pm on Sky Atlantic


BRAND NEW DRAMA


Inspired by the real-life story of Jewish Holocaust survivors Lali and Gita Sokolov, new Sky Atlantic drama The Tattooist of Auschwitz stars Jonah Hauer-King as Lali who arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1942, and shortly after arrival, he was made one of the tätowierer (tattooists), charged to ink identification numbers onto fellow prisoners' arms.


One day he meets Gita, played by Anna Próchniak, when tattooing her prisoner number on her arm and they experience love at first sight. And so begins a courageous, unforgettable, and human story. Under constant guard from a volatile Nazi SS officer Baretzki, played by Jonas Nay, Lali and Gita became determined to keep each other alive.


Around 60 years later, Lali, played by Harvey Keitel, meets novice writer Heather Morris, played by Melanie Lynskey. Recently widowed, Lali finds the courage to tell the world his story and in recounting his story to Heather, Lali, in his 80s, faces the traumatic ghosts of his youth and relives his memories of falling in love in the most horrific of places.


1/6 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch




3. Clarkson's Farm

Friday 3rd May on Prime Video


RETURNING DOCUMENTARY


As Clarkson's Farm returns for its third series, Diddly Squat faces some seriously daunting challenges. The crops are failing in the severe hot weather, inflation has driven prices of supplies sky high, dreams for the beloved restaurant are dashed and now the farm shop also faces closure.


Jeremy urgently needs to come up with creative new ways of making ends meet, so hatches a plan to turn a profit from hundreds of acres of unfarmed land, thick woodland and hedgerows that make up half of Diddly Squat.


This triggers an avalanche of Clarkson-crafted schemes, involving everything from goats and pigs to mushrooms, nettles and deer. And someone new arrives to Diddly Squat, which puts Kaleb's nose out of joint, as well as the returning characters all working to help Jeremy's farming ambitions come to fruition.


1-4/10 Remaining episodes available next week




4. Welcome to Wrexham

Friday 3rd May on Disney+


RETURNING DOCUMENTARY


In 2020, Hollywood stars Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds teamed up to purchase the third oldest professional football club in the world, Wrexham A.F.C. in the hopes of turning the Club into an underdog story the whole world could root for. Now as Welcome to Wrexham returns, the stakes have never been higher.


After 15 painful seasons in the National League, the Club finally achieved promotion back into the English Football League and the stakes have never been higher as League Two brings a new level of intensity and the Club continues to be plagued with injury and setbacks.


Dedicated staff and supporters celebrate the city's return to glory while bracing for the new-found challenges that come with a return to the EFL. Will Wrexham AFC stand up to the challenge and rise again?


Meanwhile, Wrexham AFC's Women's Team, fresh off an undefeated season that saw them promoted to the Welsh Adran Premier League, continue to show why women were meant to be footballers. With new players, a new pitch, and a whole new level of competition, can they continue to dominate and make a name for themselves at the top of the League?


For the first time ever in season three, with the team taking their place in the EFL, Welcome to Wrexham's cameras will have unprecedented access on the pitch, bringing viewers inside the locker room and alongside the players, while the action is unfolding in some of the biggest matches Wrexham AFC has ever played.


1-8/8 All episodes available at launch




5. Granite Harbour

Friday 3rd May at 8pm on BBC One


RETURNING DRAMA


Hit Aberdeen-set drama Granite Harbour, returns this week for its second series as Lindo, played by Romario Simpson, Bart, played by Hannah Donaldson, and the police team investigate two fatal cases with dark consequences at their heart, immersing the Major Investigations Team in the granite city’s criminal underworld.


When drug kingpin Grace McFadden’s notorious fixer turns up dead, the MIT have their work cut out to find the source of a new cocaine and ketamine compound flooding the streets. Fearing an impending drugs turf war is brewing, the team fight to uncover the truth.


To complicate things, Lindo investigates the case of pregnant stowaway, Mariam, who claims her partner was killed on their journey across the sea. At the dockside, Lindo and Bart’s suspicions are raised by the guarded behaviour of Captain Anders Nielsen and his protege Axel Berg from the Stolthet, a Norwegian cargo ship which recently arrived in Aberdeen.


After complications and conflicts arise, DCI MacMillan pulls Lindo and Bart off the stowaway murder case. However, Lindo has other ideas, refusing to give up on his hunch the Stolthet’s crew are guilty of something sinister.


With the drug investigation making slow progress, Monty and Mallick are further frustrated by the McFadden family’s unwillingness to cooperate. As the investigation pulls the team in different directions, Lindo faces an added complication when his estranged father, Grantley, arrives for a visit from Jamaica. However, it’s clear he’s got an agenda of his own.


1/3 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch on BBC iPlayer

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