Saturday 16th – Friday 22nd April 2022

by | Apr 12, 2022 | All, TV Week

PICKS OF THE WEEK

  • Gentlemen Jack Sunday 17th April BBC One
  • The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe Sunday 17th April ITV
  • Winning Time: The Rise of the Laker Dynasty Monday 18th April Sky Atlantic
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Monday 18th April Sky Comedy
  • Better Call Saul Tuesday 19th April Netflix
  • Derry GIrls Tuesday 19th April Channel 4
  • Julia Tuesday 19th April Sky Atlantic
  • Wellington Paranormal Tuesday 19th April Sky Comedy
  • Russian Doll Wednesday 20th April Netflix
  • Inside No.9 Wednesday 20th April BBC Two
  • Chivalry Thursday 21st April Channel 4
  • Pachinko Friday 22nd April Apple TV+
  • Slow Horses Friday 22nd Apple TV+
  • Heartstopper Friday 22nd Netflix
  • Gogglebox Friday 22nd April Channel 4

Saturday

7.00pm Romeo & Duet ITV – Oti Mabuse presents a dating show that uses the power of singing to help people find their ideal partners, with Jide, Becky, Steph and Daniel the first to take part. Each of the singletons will be serenaded by up to four singers and if they like what they hear they make their way to the bottom of the stairs to choose their favourite, opening the door and locking in their choice before the performance comes to an end. Each of the four new couples then compete to be crowned the winners by the studio audience and bag themselves a second date.

7.35pm TOTP: The Story of 1995 BBC Two – A review of a year when pop, rock and dance music converged on Top of the Pops, with Blur and Oasis going head to head on the show as well the likes of Sleeper and Cast hitting the Elstree studio. Ronan Keating, Skin, Ian Broudie, Keith Allen, Louise Wener, Jarvis Cocker, John Power, Kermit and Shaun Ryder of Black Grape and David McAlmont reflect on their appearances on the show, while there is look at the emergence of the TOTP magazine and how it rivalled Smash Hits for pop star scoops.

8.00pm Britain’s Got Talent ITV – Ant and Dec return with the nationwide talent search, with judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams giving their verdicts on the acts. Among those taking to the stage of the London Palladium Theatre are a dog act like no other, harmonious choirs, and a man who left the judges spooked like never before.

10.15pm Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel Sky Comedy – Stand-up special from the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City.

Sunday

6.00pm Michael Ball: Showtime BBC Two – Michael Ball hosts a musical spectacular from the Wales Millennium Centre to celebrate the re-opening of theatres and the return of live music all over the country.

7.10pm Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils BBC One – In this swashbuckling Easter special, the Doctor, Yaz and Dan travel back to the 19th-century and a run-in with notorious pirate queen Madame Ching, who is on the hunt for a legendary lost treasure. An old enemy is rising from the depths, and the Doctor is soon drawn into a confrontation with the ocean-dwelling Sea Devils.

9.00pm Idris Elba’s Fight School BBC Two – The actor puts eight young people through an intensive course of boxing training to give them the discipline, ambition and mental resilience required to change their lives. After scouring all four nations of the UK for his recruits, Idris whittled down hundreds of applications before selecting his chosen eight and now it’s time for him and his team of coaches to meet their first ever intake.

9.00pm The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe ITV – Eddie Marsan and Monica Doolan star as husband and wife in this fact-based drama from Unforgotten’s Chris Lang. Plagued by debt and facing bankruptcy, John Darwin decides to fake his own death, much to the horror of his wife Anne. They successfully pull the scam off and John goes into hiding, while Anne consoles her sons. Continues Tomorrow, Tuesday. Concludes Wednesday.

9.00pm Monster in the Shadows Sky Crime – Documentary about the disappearance of an Alabama teenager. When Brittney Wood vanishes without a trace in 2012, police are stumped. But her family’s investigation makes a breakthrough.

10.15pm South of the River ITV – Documentary looking at the talented pool of footballers emerging from south London in recent years, including Jadon Sancho, Declan Rice, Tammy Abraham and Michail Antonio.

Monday

8.00pm Yorkshire Midwives on Call BBC Two – Documentary following the work of midwives delivering babies in people’s homes, focusing on expectant mothers from all walks of life in Bradford, its suburbs and the surrounding villages. Michaela hopes to assist junior doctors Rebecca and Tim with a water birth for their second child. while Keeleigh’s dream of a home birth hangs on her fourth baby, supported by her cousin and birth partner Leanne and with head midwife Laura caring for her throughout.

8.30pm Stitch, Please! BBC Three – Blu Hydrangea hosts as two costume enthusiasts compete to be crowned Stitch Perfect. On a tight budget they have 12 hours to create a costume inspired by iconic looks from the worlds of fashion, film, television and cosplay before modelling them head to head on a runaway. Emmy award-winning costume designer Michele Clapton, of Game of Thrones fame, offers advice and opinion.

10.00pm Comedians Giving Lectures Dave – Sara Pascoe curates the show that puts a novel spin on academia. Sara is joined by comedians Toussaint Douglass, Elf Lyons, and Frankie Boyle as they compete to deliver the best lecture.

Tuesday 

The long-awaited return of Saul Goodman comes to Netflix.

Better Call Saul Netflix – The first part of the 13-episode final season of the Breaking Bad prequel starring Bob Odenkirk.

8.00pm Happy Birthday Bill ITV – William Roache, better known to many Coronation Street fans as Ken Barlow, has been the heart and soul of Weatherfield for more than 60 years. To commemorate the actor’s pending 90th birthday, this documentary celebrates his life and career, looking back on his legacy and achievements and also following him on set at work and in his Cheshire home in the build up to his special birthday day.

9.00pm Life After Life BBC Two – Drama based on the novel by Kate Atkinson, following the thrilling journey of a young woman called Ursula Todd, who dies and is reborn time and time again. Ursula’s story begins in 1910, when she is born to parents Sylvie and Hugh but tragically dies before she draws her first breath. However on the very same evening, she is reborn and this time she survives, a strange phenomenon that happens over and over which sees Ursula navigating a series parallel lives set against the backdrop of two World Wars. Starring Thomasin McKenzie.

9.00pm Rob & Dave’s Big Texas Rodeo Channel 5 – Rob and Dave Nicholson embark on a road trip across Texas, as they make their way to Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Throughout their Texan adventure, the duo learn some traditional Wild West skills such as lassoing and horseback pistol shooting, as well as witnessing a modern-day cattle drive and eating their dinner from an authentic 1890 chuck wagon.

10.00pm Date Night W – Reality series. Faryn enlists the help of her mum and bestie to search for Mr Right. 47-year-old Lyndal and her mate Amanda love taking a punt on the ponies and a nice glass of vino.

10.00pm The King Sky Atlantic – Italian drama following controversial prison boss Bruno Testori, who rules the San Michele penitentiary with his own special set of laws.

Wednesday

Russian Doll Netflix – Second series of the mind-bending comedy from Natasha Lyonne.

9.00pm The Lady and the Dale Sky Documentaries – Automobile executive Liz Carmichael’s meteoric rise comes to a halt in 1974 when the promotion of her cutting edge car, The Dale, exposes her criminal past.

9.00pm Brookyln Nine Nine E4 – Start of the eighth and final series of the fast paced US comedy. Jake and the squad try to balance their personal and professional lives as Amy returns from maternity leave and Jake and Rosa work a difficult case.

Inside No.9 returns for its seventh series. Picture shows: Donna (DIANE MORGAN), Darren (STEVE PEMBERTON), Callum (MARK GATISS), Lawrence (REECE SHEARSMITH)

10.00pm Inside No.9 BBC Two – Seventh series of the comedy anthology. Laurence arranges a special reunion on a boat for his old university friends Darren and Callum, but the day does not unfold quite as they expected. As they strike out across the remote lake, their conversation takes them into troubled waters. The return of the darkly comic anthology, written by and starring Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, with Mark Gatiss and Diane Morgan.

10.00pm FBoy Island BBC Three – Dating show following three women as they try to identify 24 men as either womanisers or seeking a serious relationship. In this first edition, Nakia, CJ, and Sarah flip the script on their suitors by choosing VIPs based on appearance alone. But after receiving wristbands from two of the women, will Collin’s game be as strong as his looks? Presented by Nikki Glaser.

Thursday

8.00pm Nurses on the Ward W – Documentary series set at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, an engaging, funny and dedicated team of nurses reveal the realities of life on the ward. Paediatric nurse Mahbuba treats a girl with a brain tumour.

9.00pm The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe: The Real Story ITV -Documentary about John Darwin, who faked his own death in a canoeing accident off the coast of Hartlepool and then started a new life with his wife Anne in Panama.

9.00pm Ben Fogle: Inside the Lost City of America Channel 5 – The presenter heads to Slab City in the Sonora desert, California, to explore a unique, off-grid, alternative lifestyle community who live in the ‘last free place in America’. It’s a place where there is no mains water, electricity, sewer, or rubbish collection, and people survive in intense summer temperatures.

Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani star in this new Channel 4 comedy which debuts tonight in a double bill.

10.00pm Chivalry Channel 4 – Gender politics and romance come under close scrutiny in this comedy-drama written by and featuring Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani. Shrewd studio executive Jean Shrill (Wanda Sykes) arranges for passionate indie-darling film-maker Bobby Sohrabi (Solemani), to take over as director of a problematic movie produced by Cameron O’Neill (Coogan). Cameron must navigate remaining relevant at a time when cancel-culture is all too real and is surprised when spending time with Bobby awakens a creative side of himself, he thought had long since passed.

Friday

Heartstopper arrives on Netflix

Heartstopper Netflix – Eight-part adaptation of the graphic novel from Alice Oseman. The story of Charlie and Nick who meet at an all-boys school, become friends, and quickly discover a romance is blossoming between them. Over the series, Charlie and Nick fall head over heels for each other. Along the way they realise there is a strong community of allies and friends around them, helping them to access their authentic selves, but also teaching them there is no ‘right way’ to come out.

9.00pm It’ll Be Alright on the Night ITV – David Walliams narrates more outtakes.

9.00pm The Rising Sky Max – Neve Kelly discovers that she is dead and understandably is scared and confused by this new stare, but when she realises she has been murdered, she is furious. Determined to find her killer and get justice, she takes advantage of her new supernatural abilities to go where the police can’t and investigate her own death. Supernatural crime thriller, starring Clara Rugaard.

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