Reggie Yates

This week's top TV: 25 April - 1 May

Olivia Colman

Monday

Flowers

Channel 4

10pm

From writer/director Will Sharpe and starring Olivia Colman (Broadchurch) and Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh), the eccentric Flowers family are undergoing something of a meltdown. 

Maurice (Barratt) is a children's author, while his wife Deborah (Colman) is a trombone teacher. Both are dealing with their own demons, and are quietly helpless as their marriage falls apart. 

Channel 4 relaunches Random Acts with Arts Council England

Random Acts

The short films series, which has not produced any new content since 2014, will begin again this spring. Previous videos featured street magic, spoken word performances, and silent films.

Random Acts is backed by £6million worth of funding from Arts Council England. The money is earmarked for creating several regional centres aimed at promoting young talent across the UK. 

RTS award winner Reggie Yates unveils new series

Reggie Yates, Extreme, UK, Worst Week, BBC, Three

Reggie Yates: Worst Weeks

Reggie Yates: Worst Weeks comes fresh off the back of Reggie’s Best Presenter win at the RTS Programme Awards 2016.

He was, in fact, unable to attend the ceremony because he was filming one episode of the Worst Weeks series.

The two-part series will place Reggie in intense situations for one brutal week, asking questions from the inside.

Royal Television Society announces Programme Awards winners

Michaela Coel. Picture by Richard Kendal.

The RTS Programme Awards 2016 in partnership with Audio Network, honour excellence across all genres of television programming and recognise exceptional actors, presenters, writers and production teams as well as the programmes themselves.

Suranne Jones fought off stiff competition from Claire Foy (Wolf Hall) and Claire Rushbrook (Home Fires) to pick up the award for Female Actor for her performance in BBC One drama Doctor Foster, while Anthony Hopkins won the Male Actor award for BBC Two’s The Dresser.

This week's best on demand TV

London Spy, Ben Whishaw, spy, espionage,

1. London Spy

Available on BBC iPlayer

The show ended in revelatory fashion this week on BBC 2. Written by Tom Rob Smith, it tells the story of Danny, played by Ben Whishaw (James Bond), who falls in love with a mysterious man, Alex (Edward Holcroft – Kingsman: The Secret Service, Wolf Hall.) After Alex disappears Danny begins to look into the life of his partner, revealing a twisted tale of murder, betrayal and espionage. A fantastic supporting cast including Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling enhance this tense thriller.