What to Watch – Week Commencing 1st April

 

Sunday sees the welcome return of Silent Witness. It’s actually series 15 of the forensic crime drama  which is a huge achievement for any BBC drama. The opening episode which starts on Sunday and concludes Monday, is a little confusing to begin with but has an opening sequence that will see you drop your cup of tea all over the dog. It’s a tense and dark episode that keeps up the standard that was set by the series a few years ago. It’s a gruesome start but that’s what we’ve come to expect from the series and I personally love the chemistry between all three of our criminal pathologists.

SILENT WITNESS RETURNS SUNDAY 9PM ON BBC1 (WITH PART 2 ON MONDAY)

Last year the production company decided to call time on the hugely successful and influential BBC1 series about Mi5 officers as Spooks came to its normal dramatic conclusion after 10 years. If you’re still smarting from its departure then BBC2 may have the next best thing on Monday. A 2-part documentary entitled Modern Spies will go behind the scenes at the security services to speak to real spies about the reality of their work. It may prove to stamp all over what Spooks taught us over the past decade but I’ll be tuning in to see if their base is a high-tech and dark.

MODERN SPIES BEGINS MONDAY 9PM ON BBC2

If Modern Spies doesn’t do it for you and you’re not overly enamoured by Silent Witness either then  maybe you’re a fan of Game of Thrones? The fantasy epic is HUGE and appears, to me at least to have come out of nowhere. Book shops are full of numerous volumes of the epic fantasy novels that require a fork lift truck to get them home. I’m not a fantasy nut in fact I’d rather stick pins in my eyes than sit through even 5 minutes of it but this has proved a huge hit in America and around the world. THE SECOND SERIES OF GAME OF THRONES BEGINS ON
SKY ATLANTIC, 9PM MONDAY.

Monday’s a busy night if you do choose Game of Thrones then stick with Sky Atlantic for a new look at Britain from American comic and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. Spurlock looks at Modern day Britannia, examining our culture with an interesting slant. Morgan Spurklock’s Modern Britannia begins Monday at 10.10 on SKY ATLANTIC.

Tuesday sees a rather interesting sounding new Channel 4 reality/dating series The Un-dateables. Three-part series that follows the journeys of several extraordinary singletons as they enter the
dating circuit in pursuit of love. From a stand-up comedian with Tourette’s and a trapeze artist with brittle bones, to a media student with Down’s Syndrome, an amateur poet with a learning disability, and a skateboarder with a facial disfigurement, the series follows them as they enter the world of blind dates, matchmakers and speed dating. I just hope it’s an uplifting and not a exploitative look at the dating scene from a new angle.

THE UNDATEABLES BEGINS TUESDAY AT 9PM ON CHANNEL 4

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