The TVWEEK – Monday 29th March – Good Friday

Monday
3.00pm Daily Cooks Challenge ITV – Antony Worrall Thompson hosts a brand new series.
8.00pm Countrywise ITV – Paul Heiney and the team return with a brand new series bringing you the best of Britain’s coast and country.
9.00pm Crimewatch UK BBC1
9.00pm Blood & Oil BBC2 – 2-part drama buy Guy Hibbert. Four oil workers are kidnapped from an oil installation in a remote part of the Niger Delta, Nigeria. One of them is Mark Unwin. Back in the UK, his wife Claire is assured by his employers Krielson International that his speedy release is just a formality. Mend, the militant group responsible, depend on the ransoms to finance their operation – so the workers are always returned alive and in good health. Claire travels to Nigeria in a bid to bring Mark back home. Continues Tuesday.
10.00pm Justin Lee Collins: Good TImes Five – Cabaret-style chat show with Justin Lee Collins. Guests in this first episode include Florence Welch, Cillian Murphy and Louis Walsh.
Tuesday
9.00pm Cougar Town LivingTV – Double bill of the American sitcom starring Courtney Cox about a woman trying to learn the rules of the dating game. Jules married and had children in her twenties. Now newly-single she finds herself out of her depth.
Wednesday
9.00pm Who Needs Fathers? BBC2 – 2-part documentary series to mark the 20 years since the passing of the Children Act, investigates whether its key principle is being adhered to – that in family breakdown and divorce, the welfare of the child is paramount. The first film follows two families in very different circumstances.
9.00pm Canoe Man BBC4 – Drama based on the real-life story of John Darwin, who faked his death to fund a better life, disappearing at sea in a canoe, while his wife, Anne, played the grieving widow.
Thursday
8.00pm Drop Dead Diva LivingTV – US Comedy series about a vapid model who is reincarnated as a brilliant plus-size lawyer.
9.00pm Gracie! BBC4 – Terrestrial airing of BBC4’s drama about the life of Gracie Fields starring Jane Horrocks. The follow-up documentary Amazing Gracie airs at 11.20pm
9.00pm Cutting Edge: Lost Abroard: The Parents’ Story Channel 4 – Cutting Edge follows the story of two families whose children died abroad, and their quest to uncover the truth behind their deaths. Erica Duggan heard her terrified son crying down the phone and hours later learnt that he had been hit by cars while running down a motorway in Germany. Bill Hawker received a call in the early hours of the morning to say his daughter Lindsay had been found murdered – buried in a bath of sand on a balcony in Tokyo.
9.00pm Lindsay Lohan’s Indian Journey BBC3 – Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan travels to India to investigate the issue of child trafficking.
9.30pm Have I Got News For You BBC1 – The landmark panel game returns with guest host Lee Mack
GOOD FRIDAY
9.00pm Ashes to Ashes BBC1 – The crime travelling crime drama returns for a third and final series. Alex Drake wakes to find herself back in a hospital bed in 1983, having been shot by Gene Hunt three months ago. Back in CID, Ray has been promoted to DI, and a new Discipline and Complaints officer, investigating the shooting of Alex, is breathing down everyone’s necks.
9.00pm The Door ITV – Chris Tarrant and Amanda Holden host a two-part gameshow in which celebrities face a series of tough challenges in a bid to win 25,000 pounds for charity. Taking part are Boyzone’s Keith Duffy, Frankie Sandford from pop group The Saturdays, EastEnder Dean Gaffney, Coronation Street’s Jennie McAlpine, presenter Michael Underwood and The Bill’s Louisa Lytton. In the first episode, the stars are transported to a mysterious storage facility where they must escape a prison cell through a maze of claustrophobic tunnels. If they make it through that, their next challenge concerns toxic peril in an abandoned food factory.

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