What's On TV This Week: 27th March - 2nd April

What's On TV This Week: 27th March - 2nd April

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Monday, 27th March 2023
Chris O'Dowd in Big Door Prize. Credit: Apple TV+

Celebrities on the run for Stand Up to Cancer, a new Apple TV+ series and the final instalment of Succession make up this week's TV picks.



Sky Atlantic, 9pm

After three captivating series and what seems like an age, Succession is back. Series four sees us rejoin the same embattled family, fighting for control of a multibillion media empire. Knives are sharper than ever in this final instalment of the series.

The last series left the three Roy siblings licking their wounds after their father and billionaire business magnate Logan cut them out of the succession plan. Now the children (dubbed “the rats” by Logan) are retaliating, competing with and going after the patriarch who built the family fortune. No more circling back.

Besides the children, there are even more characters gunning for wealth, power, or some slice of the Roy media empire. It’s anyone’s game in the final chapter. “Excited to get into this knife fight?” asks Siobhan Roy to her dissenting brothers in the series trailer.

Celebrity Hunted


Channel 4, 9pm

Credit: Channel 4

Watch out! Celebrity Hunted is back for Stand Up to Cancer, with a whole new cast and whole new ‘prison-break’ style opening scene. This new series will feature comedians, Strictly Come Dancing stars, actors and even a former Olympian, all striving to evade capture for a full two weeks. The donations flying in will be raising money for Stand Up to Cancer. Read more about the contestants here.

It won’t be easy for them. Newly installed “chief” Lisa Theaker and her policing team have a huge arsenal of fugitive detecting weapons at their disposal – all used by actual manhunting detectives.

Big Door Prize


Apple TV+

Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd) stars in Big Door Prize as Dusty, a simple middle-aged teacher celebrating his 40th birthday in an even simpler middle America town. But when a Morpho machine mysteriously appears in his local convenience store, able to definitively tell any user’s true potential, things begin to become a bit more complicated.

So, what kind of ‘life potentials’ are characters receiving? Answers dished out by the magic Morpho range from healer to hero, male model to royalty. The curio causes major personality quandaries, splits marriages and bestows plenty of grandiosity. The town is turned upside down overnight. Dusty is content with his own life, resistant to use the Morpho. But does he want to find out what his true potential could be?

Adapted from the popular M.O. Walsh novel, expect comedy, pathos and some cracking opening credits from Apple TV+’s latest series.



Channel 4, 9pm

New tasks, new comedians, same Taskmaster. The 15th incarnation of the smash hit series sees Frankie Boyle, Mae Martin, Ivo Graham, Kiell Smith-Bynoe and Jenny Eclair take on a weird, wacky and wonderful set of challenges.

This collection of comedians and actors bundled into the Taskmaster house in Chiswick make for an interesting blend of entertainers.

Speaking to Channel 4, Taskmaster creator Alex Horne said: “It’s unusual to see [Boyle] without his dignity and not being in charge but he completely threw himself into it, partly because his kids are big fans, and partly because he really likes the show and I think he trusts us, luckily. But he had to wait 14 series to really be sure that we’d look after him and agree to do it!”

The new series coincides with the announcement that Channel 4 is set to make Junior Taskmaster for children. Read more on that here.

The Power


Prime Video

Based on the best-selling book of the same name, The Power flips the immemorial patriarchy on its head. What if girls were in control?

This series conjures a world where teenage girls are inexplicably gifted a supernatural power to electrocute people at will. The series is set across many locations (USA, England, Nigeria and Eastern Europe) and features an impressive star-studded cast. Toni Collette (The Staircase), Toheeb Jimoh (Ted Lasso), John Leguizamo (Fairfax) and Auli’i Cravalho (Moana) all star in concurrent storylines, with a load of breakout stars making up other characters.

An all-female writing staff tells the story of power, responsibility and change. Will this violent dynamic shift address the power imbalance?

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Celebrities on the run for Stand Up to Cancer, a new Apple TV+ series and the final instalment of Succession make up this week's TV picks.