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WHAT TO WATCH: 3-9 April

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This week sees the end of Catastrophe and Saturday Night Takeaway, the start of a brand new comedy on Gold and the return of an old favourite on Sky Atlantic as well as the continuation of Broadchurch, Line Of Duty and Benidorm.

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


1. Broadchurch | Monday 3rd April at 9pm on ITV

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Last week was the first week that the latest series of Broadchurch let me down slightly.

The reason being that (SPOILER ALERT) Mark Latimer tracked Joe Miller down and where series two fell was the resurgence of the series one storyline and I worry that this third and final series will delve too deep back into Danny’s disappearance, which I wouldn’t want it to do.

This week, Ellie and Hardy bring a new suspect in for questioning. In a search of this suspect’s premises, Ellie finds devastating new evidence linking him to the crime.

Back at the station, DC Katie Harford confronts Ellie and Hardy with an uncomfortable truth about her role in the investigation and comes clean about being Ed’s daughter.

As Ed gives them his detailed version of events, when they dig deeper they begin to doubt his story.

Discovering that Ian has taken a personal item of Trish’s without her knowledge, Ellie and Hardy seize it for examination. But what can they learn from it?

6/8


2. Catastrophe | Tuesday 4th April at 10pm on Channel 4

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This week sees the third series of Catastrophe come to an end but thankfully the show ha already been given the go ahead for a fourth run!

In the final episode, Rob and Sharon are in Ireland to say goodbye to Sharon’s dad.

Rob’s utterly irrepressible mum Mia, played by the late Carrie Fisher, travels from America to pay her version of respects (and do some jumper shopping).

With Fran reeling in shock, and Rob still unable to find the right time to talk about his almost-secret collapse, all roads are leading to a dramatic series finale.

6/6


3. Benidorm | Wednesday 5th April at 9pm on ITV

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This week in Benidorm, Joyce is away at a conference in Barcelona so Sir Henry steps in to look after the Solana and Les’s mate Neville covers for him.

This week also sees the return of The Maltbys however there is something not quite right about the reformed Pauline.

Elsewhere, Sam gets Liam, Tiger & Joey into the dinosaur park but with violent results!

5/9


4. Henry IX | Wednesday 5th April at 9pm on Gold

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As Gold continue to create more of their own content, this week sees the arrival of another new comedy for the channel called Henry IX.

The three-part series is written by Porridge writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais and centres around a man in his forties, played by Charles Edwards, who is undergoing a mid-life crisis and just so happens to be King Henry IX, the King of Great Britain and the Commonwealth.

In the opening episode, Henry’s creeping dissatisfaction with life on the throne after 25 years of loyal ribbon cutting is brought into sharp focus when he visits a halfway house in Manchester for recovering crack addicts and gets an earful from the young residents.

Back at the Palace, and seeing the world with fresh eyes, a chance meeting with florist Serena further affects Henry. His subsequent snap decision to abdicate sends shockwaves through the Royal household, who close ranks in their efforts to make the King see sense.

1/3


5. The Trip To Spain | Thursday 6th April at 10pm on Sky Atlantic

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Originally a BBC Two show, The Trip moves to Sky Atlantic this week for its third outing, The Trip To Spain.

Once again, Michael Winterbottom will direct the culinary coast-to-coast odyssey as Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan travel over 1,000 miles down the entire length of Spain.

Following in the footsteps of poet and novelist Laurie Lee, Steve and Rob’s semi-fictional alter egos hit the road in search of culture, history, breathtaking vistas and, of course, some of the finest food in Europe. All the while serving up sparkling, free-flowing conversation, peppered with barbed back-and-forths, in-car singalongs and their peerless trademark impersonations.

In the opening episode, the pair disembark from the ferry at Santander and take in the Cave of Altamira before visiting the picturesque port of Getaria – home to the acclaimed restaurant Txoko, and also the occasional rainstorm.

Read my review here.

1/6


6. Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway Saturday 8th April on ITV

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Last year for the series finale of Saturday Night Takeaway, Ant & Dec took the show to a cruise ship moored in Barcelona and this year they’ll be hosting a magical series finale live from Disney World Florida in a British TV first.

The Crown Jewels concludes as Ant & Dec finally discover the identity of Maskface. Singalong Live returns with US pop sensation CeeLo Green, and it’s back to the ‘Big Bang’ in the final challenge of Ant vs Dec.

There are some big surprises in store for the audience, another lucky player gets to Win the Ads. plus Mickey Mouse and friends join Ant and Dec for a spectacular End of the Show Show parade.

7/7


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

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TV’s best drama got even better last week as the cliffhanger from episode one was resolved and we finally learnt the outcome of what happened between Roz and Tim.

Of course the expectations are even higher for this week’s episode of Line Of Duty and as shocking new evidence is unearthed, AC-12 step up their investigation in to the case against Michael Farmer. Could the real killer still be at large?

Meanwhile, Detective Constable Jamie Desford (Royce Pierreson) joins the AC-12 team.

Read my review of episode one here.

3/6


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