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WHAT TO WATCH 3-9 April

This week's best telly includes a gripping new Channel 5 drama, more AC-12 goodness in Line of Duty and the current series of Saturday Night Takeaway and Top Gear come to an end.


Here are 7 TV shows you can't miss this week...


1. Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Saturday 3rd April at 7pm on ITV


This latest series of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway has offered us some brilliant moments including of course, that CHUMS reunion - but as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end and this week it's the series finale.


Mo Gilligan is live in the studio as Star Guest Announcer, Mo Farah is Ant and Dec’s latest victim in a hilarious I’m A Celebrity Get Out Of Me Ear and Stephen Mulhern is on hand for the climax of Ant v Dec: Go For Gold.


Plus, comedy serial Double Trouble draws to an epic conclusion and the series goes out with a bang thanks to a special End Of The Show Show with Britain's Got Talent winner Jon Courtenay.


7/7



2. Top Gear

Sunday 4th April at 8pm on BBC One


This series of Top Gear may have been short but it's been so good and in this week's finale, Freddie, Chris and Paddy confront the male mid-life crisis by buying the perfect sports cars for ‘gentlemen of a certain age’.


And back at the track, Chris tests out the raucous new Toyota GR Yaris hot hatch.


4/4



3. Line of Duty

Sunday 4th April at 9pm on BBC One


As Line of Duty continues, a new witness comes forward claiming to have crucial evidence in Gail Vella's murder.


And Kate is torn between her loyalty to Jo and to AC-12.


3/7 Continues weekly



4. Intruder

Monday 5th - Thursday 8th April at 9pm on Channel 5


Whether it's All Creatures Great and Small, Blood, Cold Call, The Deceived or The Drowning, Channel 5 are building quite the reputation for great drama and this week they're hoping new four-part thriller Intruder, will be their latest hit.


This new gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller follows affluent, high-flying married couple Rebecca and Sam, played by Elaine Cassidy and Tom Meeten, whose idyllic lives are shattered after a break in by two local teenagers, Tommy and Syed, at their luxurious coastal house.


Family Liaison Officer Bailey, played by Sally Lindsay, becomes embroiled in the ensuing investigation, with those involved heading down a dangerous path of cover-up, corruption and murder.


1-4/4 Continues nightly



5. Snackmasters

Tuesday 6th April at 9.20pm on Channel 4


Snackmasters, the show in which Fred Sirieix challenges two top chefs to create one of the nation's best-loved snacks is back, starting with the KFC Zinger Burger and KFC's legendary original chicken recipe!


But will the two top chefs manage to achieve something that's never been achieved before? Hoping to succeed this week are fine dining firebrand Tom Aikens, the youngest ever chef to receive two Michelin stars, and cocky upstart Alex Bond, from Nottingham's acclaimed Alchemilla.


In just seven days, they must perfect their recipes, before cooking them head to head for KFC's big bosses, who will choose a winner. As the chefs take different but equally outlandish approaches in their quests for a perfect replica, comedian Jayde Adams goes behind the scenes of KFC's factories to reveal how the famous products are really made.


1/4 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch



6. Meet the Richardsons

Thursday 8th April at 10pm on Dave


Following a successful first series and two Christmas specials, Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont are back with a brand new series of their mockumentary Meet the Richardsons as once again they open up their family home in Hebden Bridge.


As we catch up with Jon and Lucy, they've embraced life under lockdown, Jon has the only pub allowed to open in the country which happens to be in his converted garage, Lucy gets in touch with an old flame and work starts on her BBC sitcom pilot, directed by Johnny Vegas.


Also this series, Jon and Lucy start to think about moving out of Hebden Bridge, Jon is over the moon to finally be creating his Jake Thackray documentary alongside Sally Phillips, while Lucy has a new job of her own hosting a radio show with Rob Beckett.


1/9 Continues weekly



7. Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure

Friday 9th April at 8.30pm on Channel 4


Comedian Rosie Jones is one of the funniest new talents around so it came as no surprise to me that she's been given her own Channel 4 show. In Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure, Rosie takes celebrity friends on an adventure around Britain, gorging on culture, learning local traditions and witnessing scenery that will make you weep.


Rosie's journey begins with Scarlett Moffatt as they explore the Lake District's history and epic beauty; seeking inspiration for their own poetry, at William Wordsworth's former home, and re-enacting a Viking battle at Kendal Castle.


They also manage to survive a driving course on a 100-year-old traction engine but avoid the opportunity to eat lunch cooked from the heat of the coal engine. When they meet a food historian to learn about the region's ancient cuisine, they run into a spot of bother with a very old and fragile sausage making machine!


And in the heightened reality of the series, Rosie has frequent run-ins with the Channel 4 commissioner, played by Rachel Stubbings, who is too busy dealing with her celebrity contacts to give Rosie's show her full attention.


Elsewhere in the series she visits Whitby with Joe Wilkinson, goes wrestling in Norwich with Jamali Maddix and earns her stripes as a shepherd in Anglesey with Jenny Eclair!


Read my interview with Rosie Jones here.


1/4 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch


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