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WHAT TO WATCH: 17-23 April

This week, the time has come to say farewell to Broadchurch, Tom Davis returns with more Murder In Successville and Keeley Hawes returns with a new series of The Durrells.

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


1. Broadchurch | Monday 17th April at 9pm on ITV

Not only is this week’s episode of Broadchurch the last in the series, it’s also the last ever episode.

After weeks of twists, turns and multiple suspects, the time has come for Hardy and Ellie to uncover the truth behind the rape of Trish Winterman.

Of course, little else is known about the series finale, other than the fact that lives in Broadchurch are set to be changed forever.

Having fallen back in love with Broadchurch after that disappointing second series, I’m really really hoping that the ending is good.

8/8


2. Peter Kay’s Car Share | Tuesday 18th April at 9pm on BBC One

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Over 2.5m have already binged on the new series of Car Share, but with 6.44m tuning in for just one episode last Tuesday, it’s safe to say that there are still millions of people who haven’t devoured the whole lot yet.

This week, John and Kayleigh are full of high spirits as they head off on their annual works’ do. John dressed as Harry Potter and Kayleigh as Hagrid. Oh and on their way home they pick up a smurf.

Just an average night out I’d imagine.

2/4


3Murder In Successville | Wednesday 19th April from 10am on BBC Three

It’s that time of year again, April. In my calendar that means the start of a new series of Murder In Successville.

That’s right, Tom Davis is back as DI Sleet, who once again is on a mission to solve more crimes against the world of celebrity in Successville. Throughout the new series he will be joined by new rookie recruits Professor Green, Lorraine Kelly, Martin Kemp, Reggie Yates and Richard Osman.

Episode one sees Richard Osman try to track down Bjork’s killer. As a priceless piece of art is stolen from right under DI Sleet’s nose and Bjork is murdered in the process.

Sleet and his new sidekick wade into art’s black market underworld to catch their culprit. Find the art and they’ll find their killer.

Along the way they meet with three suspects; avant-garde art collector Arsene Wenger (Luke Kempner), cat burglar Zayn Malik (Jamie Demetriou) and art teacher Hilary Clinton (Cariad Lloyd).

But who will Osman find guilty? And will he be correct?

Read my review here.

1/6


4Born To Kill | Thursday 20th April at 9pm on Channel 4

This week sees the start of Channel 4’s new psychological thriller Born To Kill which coming from the same production company as Line Of Duty and a director who directed Doctor Foster you know you’re onto a winner.

The four-part series stars newcomer Jack Rowan as Sam, a teenager on the verge of acting out hidden psychopathic desires. He lives with his protective mum Jenny (Romola Garai), a geriatric nurse, and thinks his dad died in a car crash.

He appears to be a model teenager. He’s an affectionate son and stands up to bullies at school, but his mother is protecting him from a dark secret, and when new girl Chrissy (Lara Peake) arrives in town, Sam’s suppressed violent desires start to emerge.

While working at the local hospital, Jenny meets the charming Bill (Daniel Mays) who is new to town and brings with him his moody teenage daughter Chrissy (Lara Peake).

Just as Jenny and Bill start to hit it off, their kids meet at school and also form an instant attraction. Sam feels like he’s finally met someone that he can relate to, but does she really share his desire… to kill?

At the same time, Jenny learns that her ex, Sam’s dad, a violent man named Peter (Richard Coyle), is nearing his parole date. Jenny must now face telling her son that not only is his father alive, he’s also a convicted murderer.

1/4


5. Hospital People | Friday 21st April at 9:30pm on BBC One

After a successful pilot last year, Hospital People is back on BBC One, this time for a full six-part series.

Hospitals are mainly about the medical staff and the patients – but what about the other inhabitants?

Hospital People follows the lives of Brimlington hospital’s inept DJ Ivan Brackenbury, its ambitious manger, Susan Mitchell, Hospital Porter and spirit medium Ian D Montfort and over-enthusiastic hospital chaplain Father Kenny Mercer. All these characters are played by one man, Tom Binns.

In the opening episode, it’s the moment that hospital manager Susan Mitchell has been waiting for, she has won the bid for Brimlington to host the Annual Regional Hospital Awards.

Not only that but she has bagged a star host for the evening: Jeremy Lace (Alex Macqueen), a veteran of long-running fictional hospital drama Good Medicine.

Hospital Chaplain Father Kenny and resident Radio DJ Ivan vie for the Patients Choice Awards, while Ian is forced to face conventional medicine head on.

Look out for my interview with Tom Binns later this week.

1/6


6. The Durrells | Sunday 23rd April at 8pm on ITV

It was one of the surprise hits of 2016 and not only is The Durrells returning for a second series this week, but a third has already been confirmed.

The wonderful Keeley Hawes reprises her role as Louisa Durrell as we revisit the Durrell family life in sun drenched Corfu.

In the new series Larry (Josh O’Connor) continues to pursue his passion for writing despite a new romance getting in the way; Leslie (Callum Woodhouse) decides to explore his entrepreneurial spirit; Margo (Daisy Waterstone) remains boy crazy and makes a play for someone thoroughly unsuitable and Gerry (Milo Parker), who prefers animals to people is delighted when he discovers an otter is living close to home.

Daniel Lapaine joins the cast as Hugh Jarvis, an English gentleman who sets his sight on Louisa. But after her failed attempt at marrying Sven, will Louisa be ready for a new man in her life?

1/6


7. Line Of Duty | Sunday 23rd April at 9pm on BBC One

Not a single episode of Line Of Duty has gone by yet where you haven’t been on the edge of your seat and I doubt that’s going to be any different for this week’s penultimate episode.

As always, we know very little about this week’s episode. What we do know is that AC-12’s future hangs in the balance, after Hilton bars them from investigating Roz Huntley.

But Roz’s problems are building closer to home and amongst the many questions I’ve got after last week’s episode is whether or not AC-12’s investigation against Roz is now over? Will her wounds be revealed? Is her husband guilty of pushing Steve down the stairs?

Is Steve still alive? He appeared so little in the last episode that we can’t really be sure. Especially if we take Line Of Duty’s past into account.

5/6


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