This week's top TV: 1st - 7th May

This week's top TV: 1st - 7th May

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Friday, 28th April 2017
Jocelyn (Naomi Battrick), Verity (Niamh Walsh) and Alice (Sophie Rundle). (Credit: Sky)

Plenty of new shows this week including fantasy series American Gods on Amazon Prime and the girls are back in town in period saga Jamestown on Sky One

Monday: American Gods

Amazon Prime

New Amazon Prime series American Gods is based on the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name, starring Ricky Whittle (Hollyoaks) and Ian McShane (Game of Thrones).

Whittle plays Shadow Moon, a convict released early from prison after the death of his wife. 

A chance encounter with the mysterious Mr Wednesday (McShane) leads his life take a bizarre turn as he uncovers the disconcerting truths surrounding his wife's death. 

"Sorry for all the blood" said creator Neil Gaiman at the European premiere of the series.

Tuesday: First Dates

Channel 4, 10pm

It is the beginning of a new series and there are new lovebirds to be matched.

Teaching assistant by day and burlesque dancer by night, Sue leads a double life. She hopes to overcome her nerves to meet her one and only Prince Charming, but will Star Trek fanatic Martin be able to sweep her off her feet?

Wednesday: Great British Menu

BBC One, 7.30pm

Oliver Peyton, Andi Oliver, Matthew Fort (L-R). (Credit: BBC/Optomen TV/Malou Burger)

Great British Menu is back! This time the nation's top chefs are competing to create dishes which encapsulate ‘a taste of summer’ and pay tribute to 140 years of the Wimbledon Championships.

24 chefs will battle it out in the toughest competition yet. In each regional heat, they’ll have to impress one of the surprise veteran judges, who between them hold eight Michelin stars.

The two highest-scoring chefs will then face the panel of judges Oliver Peyton, Matthew Fort and for the first time, restaurateur and food broadcaster Andi Oliver.

Thursday: Tie Break Tens 

Dave, 6.30pm

Tie Break Tens on Dave starts tonight (Credit: Dave)

Hosted by Ore Oduba, Tie Break Tens gets off to a start over on Dave.

Monica Puig, Tomas Berdych, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Grigor Dimitrov, Maria Sharapova, Dan Evans and Jo Kanta are all the players kickstarting the live tennis event tonight.

Expect some heated competition, as some of the best tennis players go head to head with each other for a massive cash prize.

Friday: Jamestown

Sky One, 9pm

Jocelyn (Naomi Battrick), Verity (Niamh Walsh) and Alice (Sophie Rundle). (Credit: Sky)

From the makers of Downtown Abbey, Jamestown makes a start today on Sky One.

On the coast of Virginia in 1619 a ship arrives bringing women to an all-male colony. It's been this way for 12 years and Alice (Sophie Rundle), Verity (Niamh Walsh) and Jocelyn (Naomi Battrick), shake up the town as they make an appearance.

The first episode sees Alice setting her sights on a young man named Silas, however it is his brother who has purchased her and shipped her over to the colony.

Saturday: Usain Bolt: The Final Chapter

BBC One, 1.15pm

Usain Bolt winning gold. (Credit: BBC Sport)

At London's World Championships this August, Usain Bolt will run the final race of his career.

Steve Cram travelled to Kingston, Jamaica, to speak to Bolt about his hopes for the summer and what the future holds when he finally steps off the track.

In this interview he speaks about the current state of athletics, as well as its controversies. We hear from those closest to him including his father to find out more about the man who many consider to be one of the greatest athletes of all time.

Sunday: Grantchester

ITV, 9pm

Sidney (James Norton) and Geordie (Robson Green). (Credit: KUDOS/ITV)

We're halfway through this series of Grantchester with Sidney (James Norton) and Geordie (Robson Green).

A masked armed robber features in this episode, and they don't just strike once... It's up to Geordie and Sidney to uncover the masked criminal before things get out of hand.

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Plenty of new shows this week including fantasy series American Gods on Amazon Prime and the girls are back in town in period saga Jamestown on Sky One