PICKS OF THE WEEK: 17-23 APRIL 2023
What to watch this week.
Scared Of The Dark
Sunday-Thursday, Channel 4
Danny Dyer hosts the experimental new competition where eight celebrities give up not just the limelight - but light altogether. In a world first, Chris Eubank, Paul Gascoigne, Max George, Nicola Adams, Chris McCausland, Scarlett Moffatt, Donna Preston and Chloe Burrows enter a pitch-black bunker to eat, sleep and survive for eight days in complete darkness.
The Hunt For Raoul Moat
The drama focuses on the innocent victims of Moat’s crimes - Christopher Brown, Samantha Stobbart and PC David Rathband; the police officers who put themselves in the firing line in their quest to apprehend Moat; and the local journalist who sought to tell Moat’s real story in a landscape of sensationalist reporting and social media provocation.
Monday, Channel 4
The opening First Dater this time is 39-year-old Craig, a salesman who has fathered three children, each one with a different woman. Craig is hoping to find someone accepting of his modern family but has been left 'ghosted' on dating apps. His date is Becky, an insurance underwriter who is hoping to reclaim her dating A-game after four years of single life.
Wednesday, Channel 4
The dating show that dares to bare all is back, even more heart-stopping, hair-raising and red hot than ever before! Kicking off the new series is our first ever returning picker; previously on the show as David, 54-year-old Sarah from Plymouth is back to find the one.
The Big Interiors Battle
Friday, Channel 4
AJ Odudu presents this brand-new interior design competition, as eight up-and-coming designers battle it out to design, and ultimately win, an apartment of their own - worth a staggering £250k! Judge and international award-winning architect and designer Dara Huang pushes their creativity to the limits, as they make over a different room in their apartment each week.
Dr Lucinda Edwards (Niamh Algar) is a smart, battle-hardened doctor, but we meet her on a nightmare shift that ends in the death of an opioid overdose victim, Edith Owusu. Despite the support of her medical supervisor, Dr Leo Harris, played by James Purefoy (A Discovery of Witches, Pennyworth, Sex Education), Edith’s grieving father Sir Anthony Owusu, played by Brian Bovell (Crime, Strike), demands an enquiry into Lucinda’s actions on the fateful night.
Derren Brown: Showtime
Sunday, Channel 4
Derren Brown, the multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, is returning to Channel 4 for the first time in three years. The broadcaster is to show his new production Showman this April.