This week's top TV: 4 - 10 April

This week's top TV: 4 - 10 April

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Monday, 4th April 2016
The Tunnel: Sabotage
The Tunnel: Sabotage

Black holes and talented Brits are among this week's highlights


The Vikings Uncovered



Dan Snow and Sarah Parcak (Credit: BBC / Freddie Clare)

Historian Dan Snow and space archaeologist Dr Sarah Parcak follow the search for evidence that could be the furthest known point in Viking civilisation.

This one-off 90 minute film visits what could be the first new Viking site in North America discovered in 50 years.

Using high resolution imagery from satellite approximately 770 kilmotetres above the earth, Parcak has identified a site in Southern Newfoundland called Point Rosee that could be the remains of a Viking longhouse.



The Tunnel: Sabotage

Sky Atlantic


Elise Wassermann (Cleménce Poésy) and Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) (Credit: Sky Atlantic / Justin Downing)

Harry Potter star Cleménce Poésy and Emmy Award-winner Stephen Dillane return for a second series of Sky Atlantic’s gripping Anglo-French crime drama.

French investigator Elise Wassermann (Poésy) and British detective Karl Roebuck (Dillane) reunite after a couple are abducted from the Channel Tunnel leaving their traumatised young daughter behind.

When a plane crashes in the Channel killing everyone on board, the pair have even bigger questions to answer.

Emilia Fox (Silent Witness) joins the series as the sinister Vanessa Hamilton, who’s dodgy business dealings fall under investigation.



The People Next Door

Channel 4


(Credit: Channel 4 / Stuart Hendry)

When young parents-to-be Gemma and Richard bought their first home, they had no idea they were moving next door to the neighbours from hell.

After the arguments, screams and sounds of violence coming through the walls become a daily intrusion, the couple start an evidence blog on the advice of friends, to record what they believe is the abuse of a child.

When the police arrive following an altercation in the early hours of the morning, they seem convinced that it is Richard and Gemma, not the neighbours, who have committed a crime.

The exciting new drama comes from the team behind RTS award-nominee Cyberbully.



Army Girls

Channel 4


(Credit: Channel 4 / Chris Brock)

Ahead of the Government’s 2016 review of women in the military, Army Girls follows the 47 women aged between 17 and 32 as they undergo a gruelling 14-week training period. Those that succeed will serve on the front line of the British Army.

The opening episode of the series sees three recruits receive an eye-opening introduction to army life, as they are trained by a team of serving soldiers in weapons, fitness, drill and exercises in the field in parallel with male recruits.



Billy Connolly’s Tracks across America



Farmer Tom with Billy (Credit: ITV / 7 Wonder / Jaimie Gramston)

In his latest series, comedian Billy Connolly returns to the USA, travelling over 6000 miles through 26 states on the country’s railroads.

This week, Connolly meets Farmer Tom, a prize-winning vegetable farmer who has diversified to grow organic cannabis in Portland, Oregon.

Meanwhile in Arizona, Connolly heads underground to learn about America’s biggest Cold War secret and meets the former wing commander who literally had her finger on the button of ‘World War Three’.



Britain’s Got Talent





The nation’s favourite duo Ant and Dec are back for a tenth series of Britain’s Got Talent, as judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams scour the country for talented acts ranging from a dancing polar bear to a one-man-band on stilts.

The winner will receive £250,000 and the opportunity to perform at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.



The Sky at Night with Stephen Hawking

BBC Four


(Credit: BBC / Richard Ansett)

Professor Stephen Hawking has spent his life exploring the universe’s most enigmatic and elusive features: black holes.

According to theory, if black holes exist, they behave in a way that the rest of our knowledge of physics says is impossible. This mind-bending conundrum is called the Information Paradox, and was triggered by one of Hawking’s own theories. Coupled with the fact that no one has ever seen a black hole, for 100 years no one has been able to say whether they existed at all.

Things changed just weeks ago, however, when the detection of gravitational waves proved their existence, and provided scientists with a new tool for examining the properties of black holes.

Featuring an exclusive interview with Hawking, this special edition will look at what this means for our understanding of the universe’s most mysterious objects.

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Black holes and talented Brits are among this week's highlights