Finally, the clocks have switched to BST (British Summer Time) and we can all look forward to longer evenings, and hopefully some warmer days in the UK.
If like most of our customers, you’re probably overseas and not too concerned with the persistent issue of British weather. You’re more likely to be concerned with ensuring you don’t miss out on some of the current and upcoming entertainment on the box. If so, what’s worth tuning into or catching up with on-demand?
Here’s our run down of shows you might want to schedule into your recording programmer:
8:30pm, Friday, 1 April 2016, Chanel 4
This week geeky fan favourite Richard Ayoade, takes larger than life comedian Jo Brand on an action-packed city break to Venice. The odd couple don’t waste time getting immersed in Venetian culture as they do the usual gondola rides as well as savour the local cicchetti and go on a treasure hunt.
Don’t expect this to be any normal travel show. It’s awkward, strangely amusing and certainly must-see British viewing.
Tracks Across America
9:00pm, Friday, 1 April 2016, ITV
Staying on theme, tonight debuts Billy Connolly’s latest show, as he heads off on a 6,000-mile trip across many unseen parts of the USA. In this new three part mini-series, the comic travels to parts of America that you wouldn’t traditionally see in the holiday brochures. With his humorous take on life, its not your typical travel magazine show. Billy’s journey spans 26 US states, with tonight’s opening episode running from Chicago, Illinois all the way to to Seattle, Washington.
On the lighter side of life, it’s a great way to wrap up any working week!
Saturday Night Takeaway
7:00pm, Saturday, 2 April 2016, ITV
Harking back to the good old days of classic family entertainment, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway has become one of the must-see mainstays of weekend viewing for Brits up and down the country. If you haven’t caught the bug already then you better be quick, as this weekend’s show is the last in the present series.
The lads from Newcastle will be broadcasting the season finale live from a cruise liner in Barcelona, where last weeks contestants all won a cruise holiday each. It’s great fun and packed with laughs. Any British expat who misses good old fashioned British slapstick entertainment will be crazy to miss this one.
3:00pm, Sunday, 3 April 2016, Channel 4
Channel 4 gets the chance to broadcast their first ever live Formula One races this weekend in Bahrain, after taking over the reins from the BBC this year.
With Nico Rosberg winning last week’s season opening race in Melbourne, Australia, he’s laid down a marker to fiercest rivals Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. With new qualifying rules in place and more engine tinkering, will this be an unmissable season or one to forget?
There’s only one way to find out.
10:00pm, Monday, 4 April 2016, ITV2
The weird yet wonderful third series of Plebs returns on Monday, with Maureen Lipman taking on the roles as a Roman landlady. The new series, set in 25 BC, picks off where the last series ended. Neighbours Cynthia and Metella, having been saved from deportation, look set to move elsewhere in Rome in an attempt get away from Marcus. Fans may remember he eventually ended up conducting a romantic relationship with each of the girls, without the other initially knowing. As you do!