TV picks of the week: 1st – 7th April

TV picks of the week: 1st – 7th April

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Monday, 1st April 2019
Our Planet (Credit: Netflix/Silverback Films/World Wide Fund for Nature)
Our Planet (Credit: Netflix/Silverback Films/World Wide Fund for Nature)

As Netflix launches its first landmark natural history series, here's what to watch this week.

Secrets of the Royal Babies: Meghan and Harry

Monday: ITV, 9.00pm

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (Credit: ITV/Spungold Production)

ITV's one-off documentary explores what it’s like to experience motherhood as a royal.

Secrets of the Royal Babies follows the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they prepare to welcome their first child, and look at how royal mothers have balanced their public duties with motherhood.

The programme will visit Glamis Castle in Angus where the Queen and Princess Margaret played as children, and a prestigious nanny school in Bath.


The Murder of Jill Dando

Tuesday: BBC One, 9.00pm

Hamish Campbell – Detective Chief Inspector, 1999-2002 (Credit: BBC/BBC Studios)

Twenty years after the shocking murder of presenter and news reader Jill Dando, this documentary tells the story behind one of the country's most high-profile unsolved killings.

Through never-before-seen footage and interviews with those close to Jill and the investigation, viewers will learn more about her life and the search for her killer.


Border Country: When Ireland Was Divided

Wednesday: BBC Four, 9.00pm

Border Country: When Ireland Was Divided (Credit: BBC)

Border Country uses over 100 years worth of archive footage to look at the history behind the border between Ireland and the UK, built in 1922.

It will piece together the greater meaning behind the divide and hear from people who have been affected by the border.


Bad Banks

Thursday: Channel 4, 11.05pm

Jana Liekam (Paula Beer) (Credit: Pictured: Channel 4)

Paula Beer stars as investment banker Jana Liekam who attempts to salvage her career having recently been fired from an international bank in Luxembourg.

Sacked for a mistake she did not make, Jana is forced to take the blame for Luc Jacoby (Marc Limpach), the Credit International Financial Group's chief executive’s son.

Jana will be pushed to decide how far she is willing to go to follow her ambitions.


Our Planet

Friday: Netflix

Sir David Attenborough narrates Netflix's ambitious natural history series Our Planet.

The eight-part series will allow viewers to experience the planet’s beauty and see the impact of climate change.

Book tickets now for an exclusive RTS screening of Our Planet including a Q&A with the team behind the show.


Britain’s Got Talent

Saturday: ITV, 7:15pm

Ant and Dec make their long-awaited return presenting the 13th series of Britain’s Got Talent, joined by seasoned judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.

The series will see a new batch of contestants battle it out to win a grand prize of £250,000, as well as an appearance on the Royal Variety Show.


Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins

Sunday: Channel 4, 9.00pm

SAS: Who Dares Wins - SU2C Celebrity Special (Credit: Channel 4)

In a first for Stand Up to Cancer, 12 famous faces will find out if they have what it takes to join Britain's elite special forces in a celebrity version of SAS: Who Dare Wins

Led by former special forces operative Ant Middleton, the celebs will undergo intense physical training in the Chilean Andes, beginning with two-versus one boxing and jumping out of a helicopter.

Former England footballer Wayne Bridge, Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin and former MP Louise Mensch and many more taking part.

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As Netflix launches its first landmark natural history series, here's what to watch this week.