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Tuesday, 13 April 2021

The Tvweek: Sunday 18th - Friday 23rd April 2021

 Sunday

8.00pm Call The Midwife BBC One - The drama returns for a brand new series. Controversial plans are afoot to introduce a private clinic to Nonnatus House. The proposition leads to the first disagreement in 20 years between Sister Julienne, who sees the potential to generate income, and Dr Turner, who opposes private healthcare on principle. Shelagh feels caught in the middle of their conflict, while Trixie is delighted by the opportunity of working at the new clinic. Sister Monica Joan's crisis of faith continues to trouble her, a baby is born with no legs below the knees, and Lucille helps Cyril find the perfect accommodation that will benefit him and the Church.

Notable Continuing Series:  Line of Duty, 9.00pm, BBC One

9.00pm Guy Martin's Battle of Britain Channel 4 - Two-part series that sees Guy Martin set out to discover if he could have been a fighter pilot in the Battle of Britain. If he makes the grade, he'll face his toughest test yet: flying a Hawker Hurricane in a dogfight against a Messerschmitt 109. The Battle of Britain of 1940 saw RAF pilots apparently outnumbered and outgunned by the Luftwaffe. Yet the young men of the Fighter Command, with an average age of just 20, inflicted Hitler's first defeat of World War Two.

9.00pm Call the Midwife: Casebook BBC Four - Stephen McGann presents a look at the true stories behind the drama series, meeting midwives, nuns and those who remember the era well.

9.00pm The Murder of Lee Irving: Disability Hate Crime Sky Crime - Documentary telling the tragic story of 24-year-old Lee Irving, a young man with learning difficulties lured to his death.

10.55pm Walter Presents The Hunter Channel 4 - Italian crime thriller set in Palermo in 1993. This is a city soaked in blood as a war between the state and the Mafia is escalating while, within the local mob, two rival bosses fight it out for dominance. A young magistrate, Saverio Barone, is brimming with ambition allied to a strong sense of duty, and as one of the first shots in his personal share of the war, he is determined to denounce his boss, Salvatore Dona, as he is convinced that Dona is colluding with the Mafia. At the same time, Tony Calvaruso, recently released from prison, is trying out for a new job as the personal driver of Leoluca Bagarella, 'Don Luchino', the boss of the military wing of the Corleone Mafia. Saverio and Tony's lives run parallel at a time when the Mafia top ranks feel increasingly threatened by the phenomenon of their own men collaborating with justice.

Monday

6.00pm Ackley Bridge Channel 4 - The award-winning school drama series set in a Yorkshire mill town returns with a brand new format, some fresh faces, and some familiar favourite characters too. Kayla and Fizza forge a friendship with new boy Johnny, who enrols in their class, ruffling feathers throughout the school. Also joining Year 11 is Tahir, Kaneez's nephew from Manchester. Martin experiences a baptism of fire as acting head teacher and Kayla finds herself at the centre of a cruel prank that goes viral across the school. 

9.00pm Different League - The Derry City Story BBC Two - Documentary about how football club Derry City made a comeback in 1985.

9.00pm Lucy The Human Chimp Channel 4 - One-off documentary telling the story of a female chimpanzee raised as a human; and the woman who tried to give her freedom by living together in the wild.

9.00pm Mark Kermode's Oscar Winners: A Secrets of Cinema Special BBC Four - As the red carpet season reaches its climax, film critic Mark Kermode looks back at past winners of the prestigious award and what makes them special.

Notable Continuing Series: Wellington Paranormal, 9.00pm, Sky Comedy

                                              Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, 10.00pm, Sky Comedy

9.00pm Mare of Easttown Sky Atlantic - Kate Winslet stars in the HBO crime drama as a woman investigating brutal attacks on young women.

Tuesday

9.00pm NewMakeup: A Glamorous History BBC Two - Makeup artist Lisa Eldridge explores what the beauty looks of three iconic moments in British history.

Notable Continuing Series: Your Honor, 9.00pm, Sky Atlantic

10.45pm Glow Up BBC One - The contest for aspiring make-up artists returns, with new host Maya Jama.

Wednesday

9.00pm The Day Sports Stood Still Sky Documentaries - Documentary that looks at the effect the pandemic had on the world of sports.

10.00pm Second Hand for 50 Grand Channel 4 - Documentary that follows the staff of Xupes, a successful business run by savvy millennials hoping to corner the market in pre-owned luxury. Xupes go the extra mile to hunt down the exact handbags, watches or jewellery on their clients' wish lists, and find out the personal stories behind them. Window cleaner Grant's dad wants to buy him a Cartier watch as a thank you for looking after him. Rebecca asks Head of Handbags Reece to scour the globe for an exact match for a stolen Prada bag given to her by her late mother. Firefighter Hywell has received a watch from his grandad.

Thursday

9.00pm Accused of Murdering Our Son - The Steven Clark Story ITV - Steven Clark, 23, disappeared in mysterious circumstances following a family walk with his mother and his parents were prime suspects in his death. This documentary tells their story and gives the parents the chance to tell their side of the story.

10.00pm Redknapp's Big Night Out Sky1 - Football and entertainment superstar Jamie Redknapp is joined by his dad, footy legend and national treasure, Harry Redknapp, plus best friend, BAFTA winning comedian Tom Davis, in this comedy entertainment show. They invite the biggest and best names in showbusiness and sport to join them for topical football talk, exciting games and celebrity chat. Expect football-themed comedy highlights and observations from the games - as well as Harry's unique and entertaining anecdotes.

Friday

Notable Continuing Series: Gogglebox, 9.00pm, Channel 4

                                             The Flight Attendant, 9.00pm, Sky One

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