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Beth (Freya Mavor) in New Worlds. Pic: Comp
Beth (Freya Mavor) in New Worlds. Pic: Comp
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Your pick of this week’s TV.


The Michael McIntyre Chat Show (BBC1, 10.35pm)

TV presenter Holly Willoughby will be joining Michael to talk about her latest children’s book, as well as all things This Morning.

Also on this show is the UK’s top magician Dynamo, who will be bringing some magic to the studio as well as chatting to Michael.

Finally iconic Brit actor Ray Winstone will join Michael to talk about his latest big screen role as Tubal-cain in the current film Noah, starring Russell Crowe.


New Worlds (Channel 4, 9pm)

Great costumes, stunning backdrops and a pretty good cast help make this lavish epic a must-see for fans of period drama.

Focusing on the age of expansion during the turbulent 1680s, the thrilling new mini-series gathers further pace this week.

Ned Hawkins’ father John arrives in Massachusetts, packing his son back off to England in a bid to silence questions about his part in helping Goffe, a fugitive wanted for regicide.

The cast includes Joe Layton, James McArdle and Edinburgh actress Freya Mavor, pictured.


The Tomorrow People (E4, 9pm)

In this week’s offering, Stephen (Robbie Amell) tries to restore order in both his worlds by making a deal with Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino); the latter is close to developing a secret new technology that could alter his future.

Meanwhile, Russell (Aaron Yoo) and Cara (Peyton List) try to track down a new breakout but face an Ultra trap.


Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm)

Judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace clearly know their stuff, but in the unlikely event anyone has been watching this show, thinking “Huh, I’d like to see how they’d cope when faced with the invention test”, this latest series has provided an answer.

After trying to impress the duo in the Calling Card round, where they get to present their signature dish, the latest batch of six aspiring chefs will have to choose between a sweet or savoury box of random ingredients to transform into one great plate of food.


Britpop At The BBC (BBC4, 10pm)

Indie kids, prepare to feel very old - Britpop is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. It seems the BBC is dating the start of the genre back to 1994, which is as good as point as any – after all that was the year that Blur released Parklife, and Oasis unleashed their debut album Definitely Maybe.


Britain’s Got Talent (STV, 7.15pm)

ANT and Dec return with a fresh search for the nation’s brightest new star – and in this series there’s an exciting new addition to the judges’ desk in the form of the golden buzzer, which gives Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon the power to send an act through to the live semi-finals regardless of their fellow panellists’ opinions for the chance to win £250,000 and a coveted starring slot at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.


Antiques Roadshow (BBC1, 8pm)

Fiona Bruce and team visit the Royal Agricultural University near Cirencester in the Cotswolds.

Items include a mantrap used to stop an amorous lover intent on elopement with a vicar’s daughter, a portrait of the first chairman of a well-known insurance company, a 14th-century seal bought at a car-boot sale and a teapot which may have been handled by Lord Nelson.