TV Picks: 26th April - 2nd May

TV Picks: 26th April - 2nd May

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Monday, 26th April 2021
This Time with Alan Partridge (Credit: BBC), Viewpoint (Credit: ITV)
This Time with Alan Partridge (Credit: BBC), Viewpoint (Credit: ITV)

This week on TV, learn how to save your pennies, laugh along with Alan Partridge and watch a home being built from scratch. 

How to Save a Grand in 24 Hours 

Monday 26 April 

Channel 4, 8pm

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

Anna Richardson hosts the new consumer series How to Save a Grand in 24 Hours, to help cash-strapped families save the pennies during this difficult time. 

Richardson will be joined by a trio of experts, chef Gary Usher, who will teach families how to whip up tasty nutritious meals on a budget, builder and decorator Eve Humphreys, who will help people master DIY and revamp their home, and professional organiser Peachy Clean, who will give tips on how to organise your home to save time and money. 

Each episode will see a different family receive a financial makeover and save on the pennies.  


Monday 26 April 

ITV, 9pm 

Noel Clarke (Credit: ITV)
Noel Clarke (Credit: ITV)

New ITV drama Viewpoint asks if it's ever possible to observe another person’s life and remain completely objective and have zero impact.

The five-part drama, airing every day this week, follows DC Martin Young (Noel Young) as he leads a crucial surveillance investigation in a close Manchester community following the disappearance of a primary school teacher.

When Gemma Hillman (Amy Wren) goes missing, her boyfriend, with whom she shares a home, is the prime suspect. 

DC Young sets up an observation post in the home of young mum and secret voyeur Zoe Sterling (Alexandra Roach), which has a direct view of Hillman’s home. 

The series highlights the different personas we embody in our private and public lives, especially when we think no one is watching. 

Building the Dream 

Wednesday 28 April 

More 4, 9pm 

Sometimes the best way to find your dream home is to build it, and architectural designer Charlie Luxton is on hand to help people take on projects of all sizes and budgets across the UK.  

Both novices and experienced builders tackle building houses from scratch that perfectly suit their needs and are often cheaper than buying a property on the open market. 

The first episode sees a couple in Hertfordshire create their perfect property in order to pursue their passions of music, painting and writing. 

The Mosquito Coast 

Friday 30 April

Apple TV +

Idealist and inventor Allie Fox (Justin Theroux) becomes disillusioned with the American dream after seeing the culture of waste and exploitation that has taken over the country. 

Wary of the impact of capitalism and living in a surveillance state, Fox uproots his family and takes them on a dangerous journey through Mexico. 

On the run from the US government and looking for safety, Fox hopes to create a self-sustaining utopia, but hostile missionaries and growing paranoia and delusions threaten to unravel his plan. 

This Time with Alan Partridge 

Friday 30 April

BBC One, 9:30pm

Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) is back presenting his magazine show This Time, along with his co-host Jennie Gresham (Susannah Fielding), with whom there is unresolved tension following a big argument at the end of the first series. 

A parody of The One Show, the series will follow the pair both on air and behind the scenes as they handle the highs and lows of daytime TV fame. 

But with behind-the-scenes changes, Partridge begins to fear for his position and his relevance is put into question. 

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This week on TV, learn how to save your pennies, laugh along with Alan Partridge and watch a home being built from scratch.