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Monday 16th April

The Queen’s Green Planet, 9pm, ITV

We’ve already had a chuckle at previews showing everyone’s proxy grandad Sir David Attenborough telling the Queen that her sundial is in the shade. So we can’t wait to watch the full hour in which the duo, said to have been friends for three decades, campaign to plant thousands of trees across the Commonwealth.

Tuesday 17th April

NEW SERIES: Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge, 8pm, BBC2

In the first heat of this new series hosted by Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, four food producers with fledgling businesses come to test out their products on the locals in Malhamdale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. They have two days in the shop to promote and sell their wares before Alison Swan Parente and Nisha Katona judge them.

NEW SERIES: Stephen: The Murder That Changed A Nation, 9pm, BBC1

The first episode in this chilling three-part documentary explores the impact that the death of Stephen Lawrence left on Britain. This first episode focuses on the run-up to Stephen's murder and the police investigation that followed. As the suspects remain free, tip-offs from the community worry Doreen and Neville, Stephen's parents, about why the police are not making arrests.

Wednesday 18th April

NEW SERIES: The Secret Life of The Zoo, 8pm, Channel 4

The observational documentary filmed at Chester Zoo returns for a fifth series. Once again, the team captures the remarkable behaviour of the animals at zoo, and their relationships with their keepers. Tonight we meet meerkats Beagle and Huskie, who have just moved to the zoo. But their new housemates, the aardvarks, are making them anxious.

Westworld: The Story So Far, 10pm, Sky One

With the second series of the sci-fi reboot kicking off on 23rd April, now is a great time to remind yourself of all the twists and turns of series one. Thankfully, for anyone without ten hours to kill, Sky One has helpfully compiled a one-hour episode recapping the lot.

Thursday 19th April

NEW SERIES: True Horror, 10pm, Channel 4

This dramatised documentary series heads straight for the heart of terrifying true horror stories. In episode one, we visit an idyllic country farmhouse in rural Wales, where a young family are tormented by a haunting that reaches a terrifying climax. We imagine a pillow to hide behind will be necessary.

Friday 20th April

FINAL EPISODE: I Don’t Like Mondays, 8pm, Channel 4

Would you like to take a year off work with your salary fully paid? That's the amazing prize on offer in the final episode of this comedy game show hosted by Alan Carr. Everyone in the audience arrives with their resignation letter in hand and, eventually, a lucky audience member gets to hand their notice in live on air.

Saturday 21st April

The Queen’s Birthday Party, 8pm, BBC1

BBC One broadcasts a special concert in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 92nd birthday, live from the Royal Albert Hall. Confirmed performers include Sir Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Craig David, Anne Marie, Shawn Mendes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Sting and Shaggy (Liz’s favourite, no doubt), who will come together to put on a birthday party like no other.

FILM: Testament of Youth, 10pm, BBC2

During World War I, Oxford University student Vera Brittain (Alicia Vikander) abandons her studies to serve as a nurse in France while her fiancé (Kit Harington), her brother and a close friend face death in the trenches.

Sunday 22nd April

The Woman In White, 9pm, BBC1

The Wilkie Collins classic is getting the Sunday-night treatment over on BBC1. Walter Hartright meets a strange woman dressed in white as he returns home across Hampstead Heath late one night. He's about to travel north to take up a post as drawing master to two girls. Little does he realise how this chance encounter and his new position are inextricably linked.

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