TV Picks: 19th April - 25th April

TV Picks: 19th April - 25th April

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Monday, 19th April 2021
Redknapp's Big Night Out, Mare of Easttown, Ackley Bridge (credit: Sky, HBO, Channel 4)

This week on TV, Ackley Bridge returns for more high school drama, Kate Winslet plays detective, and Netflix steps into the Grishaverse.


Ackley Bridge series four

Channel 4, 6pm

Kayla, Johnny and Fizza (credit: Channel 4)

This series love is in the air at Ackley Bridge academy, as best friends Kayla (Robyn Cara) and Fizza (Yasmin Al Khudhairi) both fall for new boy Johnny (Ryan Dean), a cocky heartthrob from the traveller community.

Fan favourites Nas and Missy may have left at the end of the last series, but many will return including teachers Kaneez Paracha (Sunetra Sarker), Sue Carp (Charlie Hardwick) and Hassain Hussein (Hareet Deol). Meanwhile Martin struggles as acting head teacher.

The new series comes in a new format, with ten 30 minute episodes being broadcast every weekday across two weeks.


Mare of Easttown

Sky Atlantic

Kate Winslet stars as small town detective Mare Sheehan in the Pennsylvania-set Mare of Easttown.

Still a town hero for winning the high school basketball state championship 25 years ago, Mare’s (aka ‘Ladyhawk’s’) current line of work largely goes unnoticed. That is until a dead body is found in the local creek and it is down to her and country detective Colin Zabel (Evan Peters) to crack the murder case. Will Ladyhawk live up to her name?


Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star

BBC Two, 10.45pm

Ten more talents Glow Up or go home for series three of the competition that finds Britain’s next top make-up artist.

Maya Jama will replace Stacey Dooley as presenter, while industry professionals Dominic Skinner and Val Garland return to judge the weekly challenges, set in some of the world’s biggest film sets and brand shoots.


Redknapp’s Big Night Out

Sky One, 10pm

Harry Redknapp, Jamie Redknapp and Tom Davis (credit: Sky)

Footballing father-son duo Harry and Jamie Redknapp are joined by their best friend and comic Tom Davis for a new comedy entertainment show.

Each episode, big names in sports and showbiz will join them for general celebrity chit chat and discussion of the latest news from the world of football. There will be games, laughs and plenty of Harry’s managerial anecdotes.


Shadow and Bone


Based on the first novel in Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling fantasy series, Shadow and Bone sees lowly orphaned soldier Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) struggle to harness a magical power that could set her country free from dark forces.

She joins the elite magical army known as Grisha to battle the flesh-eating creatures ruling their land of Ravka, and fend off thugs, thieves, and assassins while honing her power.  

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This week on TV, Ackley Bridge returns for more high school drama, Kate Winslet plays detective, and Netflix steps into the Grishaverse.