TV Picks: 11th April – 17th April

TV Picks: 11th April – 17th April

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Monday, 11th April 2022
Credit: Channel 4 and BBC
Credit: Channel 4 and BBC

This week in TV, more celebrities put themselves at the mercy of the Taskmaster, and The Troubles may nearly be over but adulthood is calling in the final series of Derry Girls.

Freeze the Fear with Wim Hof 


BBC One, 9pm 

The entertainment reality show will follow a group of celebrities as they undergo a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will test their mental strength under the guidance of extreme athlete Wim Hof. 

Hosted by Holly Willoughby and Lee Mack, the celebrities will swap their warm, cosy lives for the sub-zero conditions of the Italian mountains.

The celebrities taking part are musical theatre icon Alfie Boe OBE, songwriter and footballer Chelcee Grimes, Strictly professional dancer Dianne Buswell, TV presenter Gabby Logan MBE, Welsh weatherman and drummer Owain Wyn Evans, former captain of France’s national team Patrice Evra, rapper Professor Green and actress Tamzin Outhwaite.

Each of the celebrities has a different reason for taking part, but all hope to leave happier, healthier and stronger from the experience. 

Derry Girls 


Channel 4, 9:15pm 

The final series of the comedy series, set in Northern Ireland during the 1990s, will once again follow the shenanigans of four teenage girls and a wee English fella during The Troubles. 

With The Troubles coming to an end in Northern Ireland, the gang’s own personal troubles are far from over as they fast approach adulthood.

Based on writer Lisa McGee’s own experiences, the series stars ambitious and, at times, vain Erin (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), her eccentric cousin Orla (Louisa Harland), their friends the studious and cautious Clare (Nicola Coughlan), wild child Michelle (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell) and Michelle’s English cousin James (Dylan Llewellyn). 



Channel 4, 9pm 

Five new comedians will enter the Taskmaster house in an attempt to impress while doing the most ridiculous and crafty tasks on TV.

Created by Alex Horne, he often finds himself in the shadow of the overlord and Taskmaster himself, Greg Davies. 

Series 13 contestants include stand-up, actor and author Ardal O’Hanlon, comedian Bridget Christie, stand-up comedian and TV host Chris Ramsey, comedian and presenter Judi Love and comedian, actress and podcaster Sophie Duker.

Each contestant will have their daring, dexterity and dignity tested as they try to best the tyrannical Taskmaster. 

Anatomy of a Scandal 



Adapted from Sarah Vaughan’s novel of the same name, the drama focuses on the public and scandalous marital breakdown of Westminster politician James Whitehouse (Rupert Friend) from his wife Sophie (Sienna Miller). 

When Whitehouse’s political aide Olivia (Naomi Scott), with whom he was having an affair, accuses him of rape, his life comes crashing down and dark secrets are revealed. 

Sophie is utterly convinced of her husband’s innocence, but prosecutor Kate (Michelle Dockery) is just as convinced of his guilt.  

Both psychological thriller and courtroom drama, the series shows Britain’s elite going through both personal and political scandal.



Apple TV+

The female led anthology series stars Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Issa Rae and Alison Brie and offers a deep insightful look into what it means to be a woman today. 

Based on Cecelia Ahern’s short story collection, the series boasts female talent in front and behind the camera. 

Both domestic and professional situations which will resonate with many women are mixed with magical realism and futuristic worlds. 

The eight-part series will see the woman demonstrate and test the resilience within themselves. 

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This week in TV, more celebrities put themselves at the mercy of the Taskmaster, and The Troubles may nearly be over but adulthood is calling in the final series of Derry Girls.