Monday, 21 March 2016

Easter TV Picks: 21-27 March 2016 • The A-Word • The Graham Norton Show • Jane the Virgin • Line of Duty • Travel Man

Monday, 21 March 2016

Below are my picks of the most notable new shows, returning or premiering on UK screens over the next 7 days...

The Food Train (Channel 4, 8.30pm) Documentary series showing the journey food goes on before being eaten by people. (1/6)
The Tube: Going Underground (Channel 5, 9pm) Documentary exploring the London underground network over the course of a year, as it undergoes a $10bn modernisation. (1/8)
Scheiffer Bates: I Con (E4, 10pm) New hidden camera prank show focusing on convincing ordinary people they're conversing with celebrities.

The A-Word (BBC1, 9pm) New drama series about a family dealing with autism. Starring Morven Christie, Lee Ingleby, Greg McHugh, Christopher Eccleston & Vinette Robinson. (1/6)
One Born Every Minute (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 9 of the fly-on-the-wall documentary about expectant mothers giving birth at the Liverpool Women's Hospital.
Ross Kemp's Britain (Sky1, 9pm) New factual series investigating the issues challenging modern Britain. (1/3)
Agent Down (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) Interview with Special Agent Victor Avila, who was ambushed by drug cartel assassins in 2011.
The Battle for Christianity (BBC1, 10.45pm) Documentary about the rise of secularism in the UK, and what it means for one of the world's top religions.

Jane the Virgin (E4, 7.30pm) Season 2 of the U.S comedy-drama. (1/22)
Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Series 12 of the culinary challenge. (1/25)
The Supervet (Channel 4, 8pm) Series 6 of the documentary going behind-the-scenes of a cutting-edge vet's surgery.
Panorama: Inside Europe's Terror Attacks (BBC1, 9pm) Documentary looking at the Islamic State's terror network, and how it's been secretly operating in Europe.
Employable Me (BBC2, 9pm) New documentary series where people with Tourette's or autism explain how this conditions make them unemployable. (1/3)
Chef v Science: The Ultimate Kitchen Challenge (BBC4, 9pm) Science special where scientist Professor Mark Miodownik challenges two Michelin star chefs to create the tastiest food.

Line of Duty (BBC2, 9pm) Series 3 of the crime thriller. Starring Daniel Mays, Martin Compston, Vicky McClure & Adrian Dunbar. (1/6)

Britain's Whales (ITV, 8pm) Wildlife two-parter focusing on the country's whales and dolphins. Hosted by Ben Fogle. (1/2)
Travel Man (Channel 4, 8.30pm) Series 3 of the comedy travelogue with Richard Ayoade. The first week's guest, travelling to Seville, Spain, is Rob Delaney. (1/4)
Boomers (BBC1, 9pm) Series 2 of the drama about a group of ageing friends. Starring Philip Jackson, Alison Steadman, Russ Abbot, Stephanie Beacham & Paula Wilcox. (1/6)
Springwatch (BBC2, 9pm) Return of the annual wildlife magazine series. Hosted by Chris Packham & Michaela Strachan.
Blue Eyes (More4, 9pm) New Swedish conspiracy thriller. Starring Louise Peterhoff, Sven Nordin & Kjeli Wilhelmsen. (1/10)
The Graham Norton Show (BBC1, 10.25pm) Series 19 of the chat show. Guests are Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams & The Pet Shop Boys. (1/15)

Nothing. Huh, for Easter weekend, too. Eat more chocolate eggs.

The Sally Army and Me (ITV, 6.05pm) New series where Paul O'Grady works alongside Salvation Army volunteers. (1/6)

For a look at what the rest of the year's going to bring,