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WHAT TO WATCH: 27 March – 2 April

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This week, two great comedies and two great dramas continue, Jack Whitehall stars in Decline And Fall and the time has come to find out the winner of this year’s The Voice UK!

Here are the 7 shows you have to watch this week…


1. Broadchurch | Monday 27th March at 9pm on ITV

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With just four episode left of Broadchurch ever, this week’s episode does not disappoint as a new witness tells Hardy and Ellie their story. Their information turns Ellie and Hardy’s understanding of Trish’s case upside down.

Katie discovers a crucial new link between the case and a key suspect. Ellie and Hardy investigate the suspect’s alibi more closely and find worrying inconsistencies.

Beth tells her supervisor about Trish’s case. Their discussion leads them to come forward to Ellie and Hardy with new revelations.

Lucas reveals what he saw on the night of the party. Jim reacts violently, telling him to keep his mouth shut and a call from the owner at Axehampton forces Ellie and Hardy to hurry back to the grounds of the house once more.

5/8


2. Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum And Dad | Tuesday 28th March at 9pm on BBC One

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This week will see Rio Ferdinand embark on an intensely personal journey, exploring the ways bereaved parents come to terms with loss and shape new lives for themselves and their children.

Speaking in this poignant documentary Rio said, “I don’t think I’ve grieved properly. I’ve not given myself that time to sit down and really flush everything out and go through it.”

In May 2015, former professional footballer Rio Ferdinand’s life changed forever when his wife Rebecca passed away from breast cancer, aged just 34.

In this one-off 60-minute documentary, Rio explores ways of managing grief – including his own – and discovers that the best way for parents to help their children move on with their lives is to first rebuild their own.

With around 75 men aged under 50 becoming widowers every day in the UK, this intimate film also offers a broader insight into how young husbands and fathers cope with grief, as Rio speaks to other bereaved men who share their experiences.

By exploring the complex issues around grief, the stigma men often face in displaying and discussing their emotions, and discovering some of the ways people cope with loss, the film highlights the additional obstacles bereaved men can face.


3. Catastrophe | Tuesday 28th March at 10pm on Channel 4

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Believe it or not, we’ve already reached the penultimate episode of the most recent series of Catastrophe.

This week see Rob return to his job at Braeband, stating he is just back from ‘holiday in Canada’, whilst bad news pulls Sharon back to Ireland.

With Sharon away and left home alone to look after the children, Rob’s life continues to spiral out of control. Unhappy with the situation at his family home Chris  decides, in typical style, to confront his nemesis.

5/6


4. Benidorm | Wednesday 29th March at 9pm on ITV

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Having had a week off because of the football, hit ITV comedy Benidorm continues this week as Rob tries to make use of Loretta’s swanky Beltoro hotel room.

However the rest of the family have their own elaborate plans for some of her 5 star luxury. Kenneth has bridges to build and is Sam up to something?

Look out for this week’s guest star George Shelley who plays Rob’s mate from university.

Read my chats with Sherrie Hewson and Jake Canuso hereKate Fitzgerald hereDanny Walters, Nathan Bryon and Shelley Longworth hereTony Maudsley and Adam Gillen hereJulie Graham and Steve Edge here and Janine Duvitski here.

4/9


5. Decline and Fall | Friday 31st March at 9pm

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This week sees Evelyn Waugh’s hugely popular novel Decline And Fall is being turned into a television series starring Jack Whitehall, Eva Longoria, David Suchet, Douglas Hodge, Stephen Graham, Vincent Frankin, Gemma Whelan and Jason Watkins!

The mini-series marks the first televisual adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s famous comic novel Decline And Fall.

Jack Whitehall plays Paul Pennyfeather as an inoffensive divinity student at Oxford University in the 1920s, who is wrongly dismissed for indecent Exposure having been made the victim of a prank by The Bollinger Club.

David Suchet plays Dr. Fagan, the headmaster of Llanabba, an obscure public school in Wales where Paul first finds employment and works with fellow teacher Grimes (Douglas Hodge). It is at the school that he meets a beautiful South American woman, the Honourable Mrs Margot Beste-Chetwynde, played by Eva Longoria, who is the mother of one of the pupils. For Paul, it is love at first sight, but little does he know the surprises that lie ahead of him when he agrees to tutor her son over the summer holidays.

Of his casting as Paul Pennyfeather, Jack Whitehall says: “I am extremely pleased to be a part of this amazing adaptation by James Wood. I’ve been a fan of this book since I read it as a teenager, and I just hope that I can do it justice.”

1/3


6. The Voice UK Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd April on ITV

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ITV’s first series of The Voice UK comes to an end this week with a special two-part finale stretching over the entire weekend.

In Saturday’s show, the four remaining singers battle it out to win a recording contract with Polydor Records and at the end of the night three singers will progress forward to Sunday night’s finale, when one will be crowned the winner of The Voice UK.

As always, Jennifer Hudson, Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am and Gavin Rossdale will all be on hand to give the acts as much help and encouragement as possible, but ultimately it will be the viewing public who call the shots.

16 & 17/17


7. Line Of Duty | Sunday 2nd April at 9pm on BBC One

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Line Of Duty continues this week as a dismembered body is discovered and worries grow for Roz as she fails to report for duty.

After further questioning of Michael Farmer unearths crucial new information, AC-12 challenge the case against him.

Meanwhile Arnott and Fleming continue to clash.

Read my review of episode one here.

2/6


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