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PICKS OF THE WEEK: 08-14 APRIL 2024

What to watch this week.



The Cuckoo

Monday-Thursday, Channel 5

Stripped over four nights, this intense domestic drama stars Jill Halfpenny, Lee Ingleby and Claire Goose in the story of how a family's plans for a restorative relocation to the countryside collapse into extreme jeopardy…



Meet The Richardsons

Monday, Dave

Lucy's career is turbo-charged by her BAFTA nomination and she's getting offered shows from the very big to the frankly bizarre. Jon is fine with Lucy's success, he's not competitive at all. So, while Lucy's busy on Taskmaster, Bake Off, and Celebrity Chinese Whispers, Jon is plotting his escape from telly, with one last, lucrative job hosting a new daytime Quiz show.


The Regime

Monday, Sky Atlantic

The darkly comedic six-episode series tells the story of life within the walls of a modern authoritarian regime as it begins to unravel. After not leaving the palace for quite some time, Chancellor Elena Vernham (Kate Winslet) has grown increasingly paranoid and unstable when she turns to a volatile soldier, Herbert Zubak (Matthias Schoenaerts), as an unlikely confidant.



The Repair Shop

Wednesday, BBC One

Stepping into the barn are a pair of tiny cowboy boots, treasured by the family of Elton John's former drummer, while queen of the invisible fix Kirsten faces her biggest challenge.


Race Across The World

Wednesday, BBC One

In a frenetic race across the world, travellers can choose any route they like - but no flights or phones are allowed. On the trip of a lifetime, which pair will finish first?



Drama Queens

Wednesday, ITVBe

Across the series viewers will follow the actors as they balance busy schedules of being a soap star, their family lives and attending other events such as award ceremonies. The soap stars taking part in the new series have been revealed by The Sun newspaper as Coronation Street's Ellie Leach, Lucy Fallon & Brooke Vincent, Emmerdale's Amy Walsh, Laura Norton & Roxy Shahidi and Hollyoaks stars Jorgie Porter and Jamelia.


Late Night Lycett

Friday, Channel 4

Broadcast live, with fun and inclusivity at heart, Late Night Lycett celebrates the city and its diversity, making stars of the locals. The first series witnessed celebs from Natalie Cassidy to Paul Chuckle running riot in Joe’s local corner shop, created the nation’s new sweetheart in the form of production trainee Linda Biscuits; saw Joe give away his very own car to an audience member; and introduced controversial straight-talking newsreader Richard Yewtree to challenge the woke agenda.



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