This week on TV: familiar faces return in assassination thriller Killing Eve, while a host of exciting new dramas and a touching documentary provide some much-needed variety to help us through lock-down.
Monday 13th - Wednesday 15th April
Written by James Graham (Brexit: The Uncivil War) and directed by RTS Award-winner Stephen Frears (A Very English Scandal), Quiz dramatizes the scandal of the ‘Coughing Major’ on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? back in 2001.
Packed full of noughties TV nostalgia, the series follows Major Charles Ingram, played by Matthew MacFadyen (Succession) and his wife Diane, played by Sian Clifford (Fleabag); a couple who were accused of cheating their way to a million pounds on the iconic quiz show.
Stripped across three consecutive nights for added tension, the series promises gripping drama, a surprising number of laughs and an uncanny Chris Tarrant impersonation by Michael Sheen (Good Omens).
The series might just leave you questioning whether the Ingrams really were guilty after all…
Prue Leith; Journey with my Daughter
Tuesday, 14th April
In this one-off documentary, the beloved restaurateur and Bake Off judge Prue Leith heads to Cambodia with her adopted daughter Li-Da in search of her birth family.
Having escaped the Pol Pot genocide in the country in the 70s, Li-Da settled with Prue’s family in the Cotswolds. Now, with the help of social media and DNA testing, Li-Da returns to Cambodia with her mother in an attempt to retrace her family roots.
The pair hear an extraordinary story on their arrival in Cambodia that provides a clear focus to their pursuit.
Wednesday 15th April
BBC Two, 9pm
Alex Garland, director of the sci-fi thrillers Ex Machina and Annihilation, brings his ardent interest in futuristic technology and power to the small screen in this dystopian drama.
Starring Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) as an enigmatic and creepy CEO called Forest, Devs explores the inner workings of the mysterious tech firm Amaya.
When new recruit Sergei (Karl Glusman) fails to return home from his work shift at Amaya, his girlfriend Lily (Sonoya Mizuno) raises the alarm.
Devs grapples with time travel and multiverses, posing some mind-bending existential questions along the way.
Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back
Friday 17th April
Channel 4, 8pm
Professional funny man Joe Lycett turns his hand to tackling corporate giants in this entertainment series.
Lycett takes on the complaints of disgruntled consumers with some hilarious and surprising results.
In this week’s episode he’s joined by Scarlett Moffatt, as the pair fight against toll road fines with the help of Atomic Kitten and Kim Woodburn. It may sound like an isolation-induced fever dream, but the episode wraps up with one of the biggest victories in the history of consumer television.
Sunday 19th April
BBC One, 9:15pm
Jodie Comer returns as the fatal female assassin Villanelle in this third series of the cat-and-mouse comedy thriller Killing Eve.
Having been shot and left for dead in Rome, Eve (Sandra Oh) attempts to get her life back on track after a period of recovery.
However, a shocking death means the pair are drawn dangerously close together, with Villanelle once again hot on Eve’s heels.
P.S. if you can’t wait until Sunday, the first episode is already available to watch on BBC iPlayer.