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  • Silk (S2)

    Wednesdays at 21:00

    Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones return in Peter Moffat's thrilling legal drama following the rivalry, tension, passion and intrigue of life on the front line of criminal law.

    The charismatic and determined Martha Costello is now a member of the Queen's Council – a QC. Which means the stakes are higher than ever.

    In the loneliness of reaching the top of her profession, Martha's love/hate relationship with Clive seems to be growing more important to her. Is it possible that their feelings for each other could finally lead somewhere, or is Clive the one person she should never trust?


    Legal trials and tribulations…

  • Alan Carr: Chatty Man (S12)

    Saturdays at 20:45

    Loved by both the public and his guests for his irrepressible, warm and witty approach, celebrated comedian Alan Carr returns a new series of his BAFTA-winning chat show.

    True to form, he welcomes a glittering array of celebrity from the world of entertainment to his sofa for some hilarious high jinks and showbiz gossip.


    Star-studded conversation…

  • Pramface (S2)

    Saturdays at 22:20

    The heart-warming comedy returns as teen parents Jamie and Laura try to come to terms with having a new baby in their lives – they’re tired, anxious, broke and definitely not getting on.

    Jamie’s best plan is to just hang in there and hope it works out somehow. But the cracks are starting to show, and when Laura starts hanging out with a group of sophisticated yummy mummies, the contrast between her friends and his friends couldn’t be more acute. Then when Jamie meets another girl, Laura reacts very badly indeed. The only certainty is that things aren’t going to get easier any time soon.


    Baby shenanigans…

  • Lorna Doone

    Saturdays at 18:25

    A swashbuckling adventure set in 17th century rural England, starring Richard Coyle, Aidan Gillen and Amelia Warner.

    As a child, John Ridd watches as his father is killed by the feared clan, the Doones, and swears revenge. Later in life, however, he meets Lorna Doone, and the attraction between them is instant, despite their clan rivalry.

    But the discovery that the Doones stole Lorna from her aristocratic family only increases the intrigue, for now she is a ward of the King, and prevented by class from marrying her true love, John. How will he win her?


    Yesteryear romance…

  • Doctor Who (S7)

    Saturdays at 19:15

    Matt Smith returns for his third series as the Eleventh Doctor. Each big, blockbuster-movie episode is a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes (as you’ve never seen them before).

    The Ponds (Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill) return for their final voyage with the Doctor. They save a spaceship full of dinosaurs, don Stetsons in the Wild West and are even kidnapped by the Doctor's oldest enemy. But when they arrive in Manhattan, the Weeping Angels are waiting for them – will the Doctor really lose Amy and Rory forever?


    Beware the Weeping Angels…

  • Mad Dogs (S2)

    From Saturday 26 April at 21:30

    Woody, Quinn, Baxter and Rick are back, only this this time they are stranded in Ibiza with 3 million Euros in 500 Euro notes after their attempt to get home via a ferry to Barcelona goes slightly wrong.

    You can't ignore that amount of cash, but how do you get that kind of money home? Little do they know, changing the money is the least of their problems – someone knows what they're doing and they want their money back...


    Big money, big problems…

  • Rev. (S2)

    Mondays at 20:30

    Tom Hollander returns for a second series as the Rev. Adam Smallbone in the Bafta award-winning comedy about a hapless inner city vicar.

    Rev. Adam Smallbone is a Church of England priest struggling to remain relevant in his inner-city parish where he’s largely ignored except by the demanding and irritating few who attend his church – including Lay Reader Nigel, who thinks he should be a vicar, hard-drinking Colin, who’s on an eternal quest for enlightenment, and local crackhead Mick, who isn’t quite the sophisticated grifter he thinks he is.

    In this series, Adam rescues Adoha from a mugger, conducts an exorcism in a nursing home and meets Joan, a new elderly parishioner who has a colourful past and a haunted bedroom.


    Divine comedy…

  • Me & Mrs Jones (S1)

    Tuesdays at 20:30

    Gemma Jones is a divorced mother of three who leads a hectic life juggling working from home with looking after her boisterous 10-year-old twin girls. She also has to deal with her immature ex-husband and his demanding 25-year-old Swedish girlfriend.

    When handsome dad Tom asks Gemma out on a date, she is the envy of all the other mums in the playground. Then grown-up son Alfie returns home from travelling abroad with his charming 24-year-old friend Billy in tow. For the first time ever, Gemma finds herself with more than one possible love interest...


    Love options…

  • Upstairs Downstairs (S2)

    Tuesdays at 21:00

    Set in the year preceding World War II, 165 Eaton Place reopens its doors and welcomes viewers back into the enthralling lives of its inhabitants, both upstairs and down.

    With the menace of war creeping ever closer, the smooth running of Eaton Place is threatened to come crashing to a shattering halt. However, as romance, heartbreak and secrets engulf the household, inhabitants discover that the real threat to 165 is much closer to home.


    Class drama…

BBC Lifestyle

  • Hairy Dieters (S1)

    From Thursday 17 April at 18:10

    The Hairy Bikers become the Hairy Dieters as they accept that years of overindulgence have taken their toll. But the boys are determined to lose weight without sacrificing their love of good food, which means confronting some truths about themselves and what they normally eat.

    The boys begin a new culinary adventure to reinvent the classic dishes they adore, making them big on flavour but low in calories. Recognising the power of group motivation, Si and Dave join forces with a band of similarly rotund foodies who help road test the boys' recipes whilst shedding the pounds themselves.


    Slim pickings…

  • Simply Italian (S1)

    From Wednesday 27 April at 18:10

    Presenter Michela Chiappa demonstrates the basics of making pasta dough and provides some tasty know-how on making authentic Italian sauces, including lobster ravioli and tortelli with a butter and crispy sage sauce. She explores some of the amazing variations of pasta, starting with gorgeous gnocchi tricolore served with a creamy hazelnut sauce.

    Finally, Michelle makes some celebratory Italian dishes for her own wedding day. She travels to Italy, where she makes silhouette parpadelle – pasta strips beautifully studded with basil, chervil and parsley – offset with a cold tomato sauce, and pink beetroot pasta with sweet pear and crispy pancetta, topped off with morsels of creamy gorgonzola.


    Pasta central…

  • Antiques Roadshow (S35)

    Mondays at 20:20

    Fiona Bruce for the programme where experts invite members of the public to bring along their antiques for examination and valuation.

    Artefact highlights include a portrait of Shakespeare discovered hidden beneath another painting, a touching carved tribute to a Spitfire pilot who was killed in action, a ring with a grim family story attached to it, some intriguing early medical instruments and a rare work by the artist and sculptor Barbara Hepworth.


    Yesteryear treasures…

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