hmv.com previews… April’s Best TV
hmv.com previews five of the most exciting TV shows that will be coming to your screens in April...
Line Of Duty
(Starts March 26th)
The fourth series of the hugely acclaimed BBC drama returns this Sunday (March 26th). This time moving from BBC Two to BBC One.
As the show’s audience and clout grows, the stars are getting bigger and this time the officers of Anti-Corruption Unit 12 are facing down Thandie Newton, who plays Detective Chief Inspector Roz Huntley.
After Huntley bungles a high-profile murder case, the team are called in to investigate why the case unravelled, but don’t count on Huntley’s sheer will to keep herself out of trouble, no matter who else gets in the way.
Joining Newton in the show are a returning Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar, while Royce Pierreson and Jason Watkins join the cast.
(Starts April 16th)
Idris Elba stars and executive produces this hard-hitting new drama, which is written and directed by John Ridley, Oscar-winning writer of 12 Years A Slave.
Starring alongside Elba are Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay, Rory Kinnear, Patrick Gibson, Zawe Ashton and Daniel Mays.
Set in London in 1971, Guerrilla tells the story of Pinto’s Jas and Ceesay’s Marcus, a politically charged couple who find their relationship tested to the limits when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell.
The drama is six parts in all and will be shown on Sky Atlantic, who have produced the drama alongside Showtime, who will show it in the US.
The Trip To Spain
(Starts April 6th)
After heading to Italy in their second outing, this time Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan are off to the sunny climbs of Spain for their third trip together, which this time airs on Sky Atlantic, who have tempted the duo away from BBC Two.
Michael Winterbottom returns to direct the pair as they visit top-notch restaurants in Cantabria, the Basque region, Aragon, Rioja, Castile-La Mancha and Andalusia. It’s a hard life sometimes….
(Starts April 23rd)
Ewan McGregor is on double duty as he plays two starring roles in the third outing of Fargo, which begins its run on Channel 4 next month.
Starring alongside the Trainspotting man are Carrie Coon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis and Jim Gaffigan.
In the new season, which is set in 2010, we find McGregor as both Emmit and Ray Stussy, warring brothers in that particularly cold corner of Minnesota.
The older brother Emmit is a successful businessman, known locally as “the Parking Lot King of Minnesota”, while his younger brother Ray is balding, pot-bellied and struggling to scrape by in his job as a parole officer.
Deeply unhappy with his life, Ray decides to do something about the hand he's been dealt and he blames Emmit for his misfortune…
The Good Fight
(Starts March 30th)
After seven hugely successful seasons, The Good Wife finished its run on TV at the end of 2016, but that’s not the end of the story for some of the show’s characters.
In spin-off The Good Fight we follow Christine Baranski’s Diane Lockhart after she is forced out of Lockhart, Decker, Gussman, Lee, Lyman, Gilbert-Lurie, Kagan, Tannebaum, & Associates after an enormous financial scam destroys the reputation of her goddaughter Maia.
Penniless, she reluctantly teamed up with Lucca Quinn to start a new life and arm herself for the battles ahead.
Joining Baranski and a returning Cush Jumbo are Erica Tazel, Sarah Steele, Justin Bartha and Delroy Lindo, as well as Rose Leslie, with the Game Of Thrones star playing Lockhart's goddaughter Maia.