What's On TV This Week: 10th April – 16th April

What's On TV This Week: 10th April – 16th April

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Thursday, 6th April 2023
Credit: BBC

A new series of MasterChef, an Australian romantic comedy and a Korean political drama make up this week's TV picks.



BBC, 8.00pm

MasterChef (Credit: BBC)

MasterChef is back for its 19th series, welcoming 45 of the country’s best home cooks to battle it out for the coveted MasterChef trophy. Each week, nine of the contestants will fire up the kitchen for a place in the quarter final, but all will be hoping to go even deeper into the competition. The seasoned judging duo of John Torode and Greg Wallace are back for the 19th course.

There is no cash prize for winning MasterChef UK (unlike the USA version, where winners claim a staggering $250,000). Instead, chefs fight it out for the prestige of claiming the MasterChef trophy, and the lucrative careers and investments that could come with it. “Dib dab, that’s fab” chimes Torode in preview footage.

Colin From Accounts


BBC Two, 10.00pm

Colin From Accounts is an Australian comedy created, written by and starring Patrick Brammall (Glitch) and Harriet Dyer (Love Child). They play Gordon and Ashley, whose lives collide after she flashes him while he’s driving, resulting in him crashing his car into a dog and leaving it unable to walk. “It was more of a nudge,” defends Gordon in the trailer. 

At its heart a will-they-won’t-they love story, the pair must work through their own fears and insecurities as romance blossoms. Directed by notorious Australian comedy director Trent O’Donnell (No Activity), the series received rave reviews down under.




Queenmaker is a Korean political drama with a bite. Seoul needs a new mayor, and Hwang Do-hee, played by Kim Hee-ae (A Couple’s World), knows where to look. As a powerful fixer for a business conglomerate, she wants to use her knowledge and experience to install Oh Kyung-sook, the human rights lawyer played by Moon So-ri (On the Verge of Insanity).

Hwang’s motivation? Fighting back against her own employers. She must sculpt Oh into a refined politician, battling against devious opposition. Scheming, backstabbing, and political puppeteering take centre stage in this tense foreign language drama.

Britain’s Got Talent

Saturday 8.00pm & Sunday 7.45pm


Credit: ITV

Britain’s Got Talent is back for its 16th series. Hosted by familiar faces Ant and Dec, the usual mix of singers, dancers, variety acts, magicians and more are expected to shine yet again. Acts will compete for an enormous cash prize and a slot on stage at the Royal Variety Performance, performing before members of the Royal Family.

The judges have altered slightly this year, but stalwarts Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon will still have their fingers on buzzers. However, there will be a new judge joining the panel in the shape of Bruno Tonioli.

Tonioli judged Strictly Come Dancing for 15 years and has a background in choreography and dancing. His impressive CV includes choreographing music videos and concerts for Elton John, The Rolling Stones and Tina Turner.

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A new series of MasterChef, an Australian romantic comedy and a Korean political drama make up this week's TV picks.