TV Picks: 30th March - 5th April

TV Picks: 30th March - 5th April

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Monday, 30th March 2020
Jim Carrey in Kidding (Credit: Sky)

This week offers plenty of escapism, as Jim Carrey returns and several celebrity chefs embark on comic culinary adventures.


Tuesday 31 March

Sky Comedy, 9.35pm

Kidding (Credit: Sky)

Jim Carrey returns as Jeff Piccirillo, the publicly beloved but personally tormented children’s television presenter of Mr Pickles’ Puppet Time.

As the end of the first series saw the indefinite pause of Puppet Time, Jeff must now find a new way to communicate with fans in need of guidance.

His answer may be effective, but it’s controversial, and he’ll have to deal with the fallout while confronting his grey morality that continues to complicate personal matters.

Inspired by Fred Rogers, Kidding is a timely reminder to strive for optimism in the face of adversity.


Stacey Dooley Investigates: Spycam Sex Criminals

Wednesday 1 April

BBC Three

Stacey Dooley (Credit: BBC)

Dooley investigates a new sex crime sweeping South Korea called molka, whereby women are secretly filmed with hidden cameras in private spaces.

The illegalisation of pornography in the country has led to the development of this DIY alternative, as many have started producing their own content using smart phones.

Other increasingly sophisticated technologies are making it even easier to hide the cameras, with some as small as the head of a needle being used to record toilet cubicles, showers and changing rooms. 6000 cases were reported to police in 2018 alone.

Dooley speaks to both victims and perpetrators, and joins a leading spycam hunter on patrol.


Gordon, Gino & Fred: American Road Trip

Thursday 2 April

ITV, 9.00pm

Gordon, Gino & Fred (Credit: ITV)

The boys are back on the road as Gordon ventures to quell Gino and Fred’s European loyalties with the best of American cuisine.

In this first episode, the trio set off in Mexico riding ‘Betty the Beast’ (their RV) in search of ‘The Best Breakfast in the World.’ Along the way they will be tasting tequila, suffering chillies and catching fish.

And although there is normally no end in sight for their constant bickering, this time it leads to full on combat as they lay down their quips to become Mexican wrestlers for the evening.


Have I Got News For You

Friday 3 April

BBC One, 9.00pm

Ian Hislop and Paul Merton (Credit: BBC)

Have I Got News For You returns under social distancing rules and will see the panellists have their say on these strange times.

Steph McGovern guest hosts the first episode, with journalist Helen Lewis and comedian Miles Jupp joining regular team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. Stephen Mangan will host the second.

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This week offers plenty of escapism, as Jim Carrey returns and several celebrity chefs embark on comic culinary adventures.