TV picks of the week: 6 to 12 May

TV picks of the week: 6 to 12 May

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Monday, 6th May 2019
The Society (Credit: Dana Starbard/Netflix)
The Society (Credit: Dana Starbard/Netflix)

From a hard-hitting discussion on sexual assault in the US to a celebration of the best television of 2018, here’s our picks for the week.

Sex on Trial

Monday: Channel 4, 10.00pm

Nikki Yovino (Credit: Channel 4)

Sex on Trial examines high-profile student sexual assault cases in the US and explores the impact they have had on the people making the accusations and the accused.

The first episode investigates the claims made by Nikki Yovino, who accused two fellow students of assaulting her at a university party.



Tuesday: Sky Atlantic, 9.00pm

Yuvchenko (Douggie McMeekin), Victor Proskuryakov (Karl Davies) and Aleksandr Kurdryavstev (Paulius Markevicius) (Credit: HBO/Sky)

The five-part drama focuses on the devastating effects of the nuclear accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986.

The series follows the efforts of the individuals who risked their lives to save Europe from the worst man-made disaster in history.

Chernobyl stars Emily Watson, Jared Harris and Stellan Skarsgård.



Wednesday: Dave, 9.00pm

Alex Horne and Joe Thomas on Taskmaster (Credit: Avalon/UKTV)

Greg Davies and Alex Horne are back for the eighth series of Taskmaster, along with five new celebrities.

The new roster includes Love Island narrator Iain Stirling, comedy actors Joe Thomas and Sian Gibson, comedian Lou Sanders and The Chase star Paul Sinha.

With a brand new set of challenges, the first episode includes mini-games that incorporate baby monitors, putrid smells and an intense game of hide and seek.


Deep State

Thursday: Fox, 9.00pm

Game of Thrones star Joe Dempsie leads a new series of the RTS award-winning drama Deep State.

The second series follows the aftermath of a supposed ambush in Mali that has resulted in the deaths of a US Special Forces team and a translator.

Now delaying a deal in Washington, ex-CIA agent Nathan Miller (Walton Goggins) is brought in by the government to find the truth and act as a fixer for the deep state.


The Society

Friday: Netflix

A modern take on Lord of the Flies, The Society centres on a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a replica of their home town, but without their parents.

Without adult supervision, the adolescents struggle for survival as they try to find their way back to their wealthy New England town but must first establish order if they hope to get back home and not fall into chaos.



Saturday: BBC Four, 8:30pm

John Cardinal (Billy Campbell) and Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse) (Credit: BBC Four)

Billy Campbell returns as Detective John Cardinal for a new series of the Canadian crime thriller.

Struggling to come to terms with his wife’s apparent suicide, the detective starts to receive a series of anonymous cards blaming him for her death.

Elsewhere, Cardinal’s partner Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse) steps up to take the brunt of their workload, with the pair soon finding themselves investigating a murder where the bodies of the victims have disappeared.


British Academy Television Awards

Sunday: BBC One, 8:00pm

British Academy Television award (Credit: BBC One)

The British Academy Television Awards return to celebrate the best of television from 2018.

Host Graham Norton will lead the celebrations from the Royal Festival Hall, with programme nominees including Killing Eve, A Very English Scandal and Bodyguard, as well as actors nominations for Jodie Comer and Ben Whishaw.

The show will also feature the winner of the Must-See Moments award as voted for by viewers.

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From a hard-hitting discussion on sexual assault in the US to a celebration of the best television of 2018, here’s our picks for the week.