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Best TV of April 2021: previews five of the best shows...
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Best TV of April 2021: previews five of the best shows... previews five of the most exciting TV dramas that will be coming to your screens in April...


Mare Of Easttown 

(Sky Atlantic)


Kate Winslet leads this brooding new thriller as a detective in small-town Pennsylvania who is trying to rebuild her life after a terrible tragedy. 

Winslet plays Mare Sheehan, a legend in her home town after a buzzer-winning shot during a championship basketball game and a long-serving detective. 

Stricken with grief following her son’s suicide, Sheehan is suddenly tasked with investigating a local murder and begins to expand the investigation to draw in historic cases of missing and murdered girls in Easttown. 

Guy Pearce, Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, Evan Peters, Cailee Spaeny and David Denman star alongside Winslet.

Brad Inglesby, writer of Run All Night and acclaimed Ben Affleck-led drama The Way Back, has created and scripted this seven-parter.


Call The Midwife 

(BBC One)


The hugely successful BBC drama returns for a 10th run later this month, delayed from its usual January slot by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Long-running star Jennifer Kirby has left the cast, but Jenny Agutter, Linda Bassett, Judy Parfitt, Fenella Woolgar, Ella Bruccoleri, Helen George, Laura Main, Leonie Elliott and Stephen McGann all return for the new run.

The new series finds the staff of Nonnatus House in 1966 and battling a slew of new issues...



(Sky One)


The show follows galactic pilot Ash Harper, who has her glittering career ripped away from her after being wrongly convicted of treason and exiled to a distant prison colony.

However, during her transport, Ash’s fellow convicts stage a mutiny and seize control of the prison transfer ship.

With the flight crew dead, mob leader Tula Quik is now in charge and intent on reaching the free world, named Arcadia, with her gang, and there’s only one prisoner on board who can pilot the ship. What will Ash do?

Savannah Steyn plays Harper, with Neil Maskell, Thomas Turgoose, Craig Parkinson, Natasha O'Keeffe, Samantha Schnitzler, Sharon Duncan-Brewster and Imogen Daines co-starring in this eight-part series.

Julie Gearey, creator of Cuffs and Prisoners' Wives, has written this new run. 



Too Close 



Emily Watson and Denise Gough top the bill for this new psychological thriller. 

Watson plays Dr Emma Robertson in the three-part drama, who is brought to assess Gough's Connie Mortensen, the key suspect in a bloody criminal trial, who claims to remember nothing of her crimes. Soon, Robertson is drawn into Mortensen's world, with terrible consequences...

Other cast members include James Sives, Risteárd Cooper, Chizzy Akudolu, Karl Johnson, Eileen Davies, Nina Wadia and Paul Chahidi.

The series has been written by Clara Salaman, who has adapted her own novel for the small screen.


The Rookie 

(Sky Witness)


The third season of the Nathan Fillion-led drama comes to the UK in April. 

The series, which is based on the travails of real-life Los Angeles Police Department officer William Norcross, who moved to Los Angeles in 2015 and joined the department in his mid-40s, follows Fillion's John Nolan.

For the new run, former Superman Brandon Routh joins the cast, with X-Men's Shawn Ashmore promoted to season regular.

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