Saturday 23rd – Friday 29th April 2022

by | Apr 19, 2022 | All, TV Week

PICKS OF THE WEEK

  • Gentlemen Jack Sunday 24th April BBC One
  • The Sex Lives of College Girls Sunday 24th April ITV2
  • Gaslit Sunday 24th April StarzPlay
  • Winning Time: The Rise of the Laker Dynasty Monday 25th April Sky Atlantic
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Monday 25th April Sky Comedy
  • Barry Monday 25th April Sky Comedy
  • Better Call Saul Tuesday 26th April Netflix
  • Derry GIrls Tuesday 26th April Channel 4
  • Julia Tuesday 26th April Sky Atlantic
  • Wellington Paranormal Tuesday 26th April Sky Comedy
  • Inside No.9 Wednesday 27th April BBC Two
  • Ten Percent Thursday 28th April Prime Video
  • Chivalry Thursday 28th April Channel 4
  • Pachinko Friday 29th April Apple TV+
  • Slow Horses Friday 29th Apple TV+
  • Shining Girls Friday 29th April Apple TV+
  • Gogglebox Friday 29th April Channel 4

Saturday

8.00pm TOTP: The Story of 1996 BBC Two – A review of the year through Top of the Pops performances, featuring appearances by Underworld, Faithless, Fugees, Blackstreet, Mark Morrison, Los Del Rio and Spice Girls. Contributors include Peter Andre, Ian Broudie of the Lightning Seeds, Skin of Skunk Anansie, Gary Stringer of Reef, John Power of Cast, Louise Wener of Sleeper, Keith Allen, Ronan Keating, Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy, Shaun Ryder and Kermit of Black Grape, as well as presenter Jayne Middlemiss, broadcaster Trevor Nelson and publicist Nicki Chapman.

9.15pm Kings of Country Channel 5 – A mix of live performances, rarely seen archive material and videos, with classics by Johnny Cash, John Denver, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, Elvis Presley, and Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus..Along the way there are fascinating facts and surprising connections, from the Groucho Marx quip that inspired 1980 country smash If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me, to the tale of how Kris Kristofferson landed his helicopter on Johnny Cash’s lawn to get his attention, and ended up writing him a song.

Sunday

Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Dan Stevens and Betty Gilpin star in this re-telling of The Watergate Scandal which arrives on StarzPlay today.

Gaslit StarzPlay – Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Dan Stevens and Betty Gilpin. This stranger than fiction true story looks at the Watergate scandal. It focuses on the untold stories and forgotten characters of the scandal – from Nixon’s bumbling and opportunistic subordinates to the deranged zealots aiding and abetting their crimes to the tragic whistleblowers who would eventually bring the whole rotten enterprise crashing down. The story will centre on Martha Mitchell, played by Julia Roberts. A big personality with an even bigger mouth. Martha is a celebrity Arkansan socialite and wife to Nixon’s loyal Attorney General, John Mitchell, played by Sean Penn. Despite her party affiliation, she’s the first person to publicly sound the alarm on Nixon’s involvement in Watergate, causing both the Presidency and her personal life to unravel.

7.00pm Our Changing Planet BBC One – The launch of the BBC’s ambitious, seven-year natural history project, which sees six presenters visit six of the planets most threatened ecosystems to meet the people fighting to restore the Earth’s delicate balance and adapt to the changes that have already taken place. In the first episode, presenters Steve Backshall, Chris Packham and Ella Al-Shamahi visit the Maldives, Iceland and Cambodia.

8.00pm Grace ITV – Return of the dark crime drama starring John Simm. With two seemingly unconnected deaths on their hands, Grace and Branson find themselves tested to the limit when it becomes apparent both incidents may be the work of a twisted serial killer who is using the south coast of England as a hunting ground.

ITV2 have bagged a gem with this acquisition from HBO Max which a far deeper and funnier show than its title suggests.

10.00pm The Sex Lives of College Girls ITV2 – Brilliant comedy drama from HBO Max. As they start settling into college life at Essex College in Vermont, first-year roommates Kimberly, Bela, Leighton and Whitney navigate relationships, extracurricular activities and culture shock. All episodes will be available on the ITVHub.

Monday

9.00pm Long Lost Family: Shipped to Australia ITV – Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell report on the scandal of thousands of unaccompanied British children sent to Australia in the middle of the 20th century. Stories include that of Dorian Thomas Reece, searches for answers about where he came from and who his family were, while Bruce Wilton reveals how his younger brothers Rex and Kevin were sent to Tasmania as late as 1970.

9.45pm Barry Sky Comedy – A third season of the brilliantly dark comedy from Bill Hader who stars as the titular Barry who is a frustrated hitman and wannabe actor.

10.00pm Peacock BBC Three – Brand new comedy. Andy Peacock finds himself in crisis as he begins to realise that his playboy persona and 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 – going for the new Head Trainer role at work or maybe even settling down? Allan Mustafa stars.

10.00pm Missions BBC Four – Third series of the French space drama.

10.00pm Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist Channel 4 – Three-part documentary lifting the lid on one of the most infamous crime sprees of the internet age. Between October 2008 and August 2009 a wave of burglaries took place in some of the richest suburbs of LA, rocking Hollywood to its core. The thieves raked in more than $3million worth of cash, art, designer goods and jewellery from A-list celebrities – although the culprits were eventually revealed to be a group of suburban teenagers who planned their heists based on paparazzi sites and social media posts. Continues Tomorrow, Concludes Wednesday.

Tuesday

8.00pm The Yorkshire Vet Channel 5 – Documentary about vets Julian Norton and Peter Wright and their teams as they administer medical and surgical aid to creatures across the county.

Return of the drama series.

10.40pm Noughts and Crosses BBC One – The return of the drama set in a fictional world where black people rule over a white underclass, based on the novel by Malorie Blackman. Callum and Sephy have found a safe haven in the woods, until one day their peace is disturbed by an unexpected visitor. Realising their only choice is to leave Albion for good, they plot a return to London to gather up the resources they need. Meanwhile, Sephy’s disappearance has spurred vigilante attacks and hate crime against Noughts is on the rise. All episodes are available on BBC iPlayer.

Wednesday

8.00pm The Great British Sewing Bee BBC One – Sara Pascoe returns with the sewing competition in which 12 keen amateurs take part in three challenges, all judged by Savile Row tailor Patrick Grant and fashion designer Esme Young.

9.00pm Tan France: Beauty and the Bleach BBC Two – The stylist and presenter on Netflix’s hit show ‘Queer Eye’, sets out on a mission to unearth the truth about colourism, where you are judged not only on the colour of your skin but by the shade of it, and its impact on people worldwide.

9.00pm Searching for Michael Jackson’s Zoo with Ross Kemp ITV – The presenter sets out to track down some of the dozens of animals once owned by pop star Michael Jackson at his Neverland ranch, many of whose whereabouts have been unknown since the singer’s death in 2009. Kemp meets former Neverland employees who describe Jackson as an animal lover and conservation, but he also discovers disturbing new information about the sourcing of the animals and how they were treated in Jackson’s care.

9.00pm Great British History Hunters More4 – With privileged access behind the scenes at the British Museum, this series follows a characterful cast of passionate metal detectorists as their incredible – and often valuable – discoveries make their way through the fascinating world of the Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Thursday

The UK remake of the French comedy hit Call My Agent arrives on Prime Video today. Jack Davenport is among the stars of the show reimagined by the creator of W1A and Twenty Twelve.

Ten Percent Thursday 28th April 2022 Prime Video – ​Call My Agent 2022 British adaptation of the hit French comedy Call My Agent. It will be overseen by John Morten of 2012 and W1A. The adaptation retains the essence of the French series, where a Parisian talent agency’s employees must scramble to keep their star clients happy and their business afloat after the sudden death of their founder. However, the remake will incorporate John Morton’s unique British sensibility and introduce some new storylines. The cast includes Jack Davenport, Lydia Leonard, Maggie Steed, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Hiftu Quasem, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Rebecca Humphries, Harry Trevaldwyn, Tim McInnerny, Natasha Little, Edward Bluemel, Eleonore Arnaud and Jim Broadbent with Kelly Macdonald, Helena Bonham Carter and Olivia Williams to cameo.

8.00pm Meet the Khans BBC Three – Return of the documentary following boxer Amir Khan and his family.

8.00pm Nick Knowles’ Big House Clearout Channel 5 – The presenter helps more families who are being crushed by their clutter. He begins in Portsmouth, where three generations are squeezed together in a three-bed semi that’s bursting at the seams in an extraordinary challenge full of emotion and memories.

9.00pm Julia Bradbury: Breast Cancer Me ITV – The presenter talks about her battle with the disease, filmed from the very early days of her diagnosis as she comes to terms with the news, and prepares for a mastectomy. The documentary features Julia’s immediate family including her three children, her parents – both of whom are cancer survivors – and her older sister Gina, who are all impacted by Julia’s diagnosis and intrinsic to her efforts to recover.

9.00pm Rob & Romesh vs Strongman Sky Max – Comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan team up again to take on more challenges, beginning by entering the world of strongman competitions. On their journey they head to Iceland to train with former champion Magnus Ver Magnusson, all with the aim of competing at the Arnold Sports Festival to find out which of the two is the strongest.

9.00pm Royal Flying Doctors More4 – Australian drama centred on the lives of workers of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

10.30pm I Love Lesbians Channel 4 – Intimate and revealing interviews address what it means to be a lesbian today and why some gay women feel as if they are being erased from popular culture and social history.

Friday

Elisabeth Moss stars in a new mind-bending thriller with three episodes launching on AppleTV+ today.

Shining Girls Apple TV+ – Elisabeth Moss stars in this eight-part adaptation of the novel of the same name. Moss stars as Kirby Mazrachi, a Chicago newspaper archivist whose journalistic ambitions were put on hold after enduring a traumatic assault. When Kirby learns that a recent murder mirrors her own case, she partners with seasoned-yet-troubled reporter Dan Velazquez to uncover her attacker’s identity. As Kirby and Dan come to realize that these cold cases are inextricably linked, their own personal traumas (and Kirby’s “blurred reality”) allow the serial assailant to remain one step ahead.

8.00pm Richard Hammond’s Crazy Contraptions Channel 4 – Engineering enthusiasts from around the UK competing to create the best chain-reaction machines from everyday objects. In this episode, three brothers from Somerset and a team from Loughborough University are challenged to build ingenious devices that will allow Richard to straighten his duvet and `make the bed” without leaving the bath tub. Machine guru Zach Umperovitch is the expert judge and Shini Somara fills in the science behind the teams’ eccentric contraptions.

8.30pm Here We Go BBC One – Comedy focusing on members of the Jessop family as they navigate a combination of life’s everyday challenges. Paul gives Rachel a family voucher for a theme park which is valid for six months. Just before it reaches its expiry date – and with a neighbour’s dog in tow – the Jessops finally attempt to use it. Alison Steadman, Katherine Parkinson, Jim Howick, Tom Basden, Freya Parks and Tori Allen-Martin star.

9.00pm Devils Sky Atlantic – Return of the thriller, starring Patrick Dempsey.

Custard TV Staff

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19/04/2022

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