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The best TV to watch this week | reviews, news & interviews

The best TV to watch this week

The best TV to watch this week

theartsdesk picks the dramas, sitcoms and documentaries you shouldn't miss

Jack Rowan as Sam in 'Born to Kill', Thursday on Channel 4

It's a golden age of television, but is there just too much good stuff? Let theartsdesk help you make your choice of what to watch, whether it's broadcast live or as catch-up or a binge watch. Here's the best of what's up in the current week.  

Monday 24 April

Little Boy Blue, ITV – four-part fact-based drama about the killing of 11-year-old Rhys Jones, shot dead in Liverpool in 2007 as he walked home after football practice. Starring Stephen Graham as Det Supt Dave Kelly and Sonny Beyga as the victim.

Trump's First 100 Days, BBC1 – Panorama special on the controversial Donald, fronted by Jeremy Paxman who covered the US elections last year.

Tuesday 25 April

Horizon: ADHD and Me with Rory Bremner, BBC2 – comic and satirist Bremner thinks he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which he reckons helps his performances. Here he investigates the condition with the help of various experts, then tries performing just after taking Ritalin for the first time. 

Anthony Joshua: The Road to Klitschko, BBC1 – portrait of Olympic gold medal winner and IBF heavyweight boxing champ Joshua, as he prepares to fight Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on 29 May. Filmed over two years, with full behind-the-scenes access to Joshua and his team. 

BBC iPlayer pick

Hinterland, Series 3 – celebrated Welsh noir returns for a third series, again starring Richard Harrington as DCI Tom Mathias (right). Available now on iPlayer.

Wednesday 26 April

Paragon, ITV – documentary about Royal Marine Commando Andy Grant, who had his right leg amputated after being blown up by an IED in Afghanistan in 2009. He then decided he was going to make himself the world's fastest single-leg amputee over a 10km distance. 

Thursday 27 April

Locked Up, Channel 4 – first episode of series 2 of Spanish women's-prison thriller. Heroine Macarena has broken out of jail and is on the run, finding herself forced to be a more violent criminal than she'd anticipated. The remaining 12 episodes are available on All 4 after this broadcast.

The Good Fight, More4 – This sharp, witty Good Wife spin-off is rapidly proving itself a more than worthy successor to the mothership. This episode brings back a couple of familiar characters, wacky lawyer Elsbeth Tascioni (Carrie Preston) and Dianne's gunslinger-ish husband Kurt (Gary Cole).

Born to Kill, Channel 4 - killer-schoolboy drama continues, with Jack Rowan as the sadistic Sam and Romola Garai as his mother Jenny.   

Friday 28 April

Brian Johnson's A Life on the Road, Sky Arts – AC/DC singer Johnson (now axed from the band due to hearing loss) talks to fellow veterans about the rockin' life. First up is Roger Daltrey, with Robert Plant, Pink Floyd's Nick Mason and Metallica's Lars Ulrich to come.  

Versailles, BBC2 – manic Gallic camp-fest at the court of Louis XIV continues.

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