Monday 6 April 2015

Easter TV Picks: 6 – 12 April 2015 • Britain's Got Talent • Daredevil • The Island • HIGNFY? • Mad Men • Ninja Warrior UK • Play to the Whistle

Monday 6 April 2015

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

Code of a Killer (ITV, 9pm) True life drama about a scientist and detective who join forces in 1984 to advance criminal investigations. Starring David Threlfall, John Simm, Lorcan Cranitch & Robert Glenister. (1/2)
My Big Fat Gypsy Grand National (Channel 4, 9pm) One-off reality special where various travellers descend on the year's biggest horse-racing event.
How to Be a Young Billionaire (Channel 4, 10.30pm) Documentary following three British entrepreneurs seeking their fortunes with smartphone apps in San Francisco.

Collectaholics (BBC2, 7pm) Series 2 of the antiques show where Jasmine Harman and Mark Hill help people sell their prized items. (1/8)
Britain's Horror Homes (Channel 5, 8pm) New series looking at people whose homes have become nightmare environments. (1/6)
Hole on the Road Inspectors (BBC1, 10.45pm) Documentary following the Leeds City Council highways department.

Supercars: The Million Pound Motors (Channel 4, 8pm) Documentary following car sales staff involved with luxury vehicles.
The Island (Channel 4, 9pm) Series 2 of the survival adventure where men and woman live on separate islands, stripped of modern luxuries. (1/14)

Ice Rink on the Estate (ITV, 9pm) New series where Olympic ice skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean try to create an ice rink in the centre of Nottingham. (1/3)
The Hotel Inspector (Channel 5, 9pm) Series 11 of the show where Alex Polizzi vitis various hotels and B&B's. (1/8)
Mad Men (Sky Atlantic, 10pm) The final seventh season of the U.S period drama resumes, after a year-long hiatus. Starring Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery & Christina Hendricks. (8/14)
Treme (Sky Atlantic, 11pm) Season 4 of the U.S drama. (1/5)

Have I Got News For You? (BBC1, 9pm) Series 49 of the satirical comedy panel show. Guest hosted by Daniel Radcliffe with team captains Ian Hislop & Paul Merton. Guests are Diane Morgan & Armando Iannucci. (1/9)
Sex and The Church (BBC2, 9pm) New series exploring how Christianity has shaped Western attitudes to sex and gender. Presented by Diarmaid MacCulloch. (1/3)
Slow Train Through Africa with Griff Rhys-Jones (ITV, 9pm) New travel series where the comedians goes on five train journeys across Africa. (1/5)
Daredevil (Netflix) Season 1 of the U.S comic-book drama about a blind lawyer with extra-sensory perception who decided to fight street crime. Starring Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Rosario Dawson, Elden Henson & Bob Gunton.

Ninja Warrior UK (ITV, 7pm) New gameshow challenge series where people compete in the world's toughest obstacle course. Hosted by Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes & Chris Kamara. (1/8)
Atlantis (BBC1, 7.45pm) Series 2 of the fantasy drama resumed after a mid-year hiatus. Starring Jack Donnelly, Sarah Parish, Mark Addy, Juliet Stevenson & Robert Emms. (7/13)
Britain's Got Talent (ITV, 8pm) Series 9 of the reality talent contest. Hosted by Ant & Dec with judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon & Amanda Holden.
Play to the Whistle (ITV, 9.20pm) New sports comedy panel show. Hosted by Holly Willoughby with team captains Bradley Walsh & Jimmy Bullard. (1/7)

The Olivier Awards (ITV, 10.15pm) Annual awards ceremony rewarding the best of British theatre. Hosted by Lenny Henry. Featuring Angela Lansbury, Gillian Anderson, James McAvoy, and more.

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