THIS WEEK ON THE BOX

MONDAY 11TH APRIL

Dispatches: The Great Benefits Row / Channel 4, 8pm The row over cuts to welfare benefits that has rocked the Government and saw Iain Duncan Smith resign as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Former Paralympian Ade Adepitan investigates controversial changes to the Personal Independence Payment, which hundreds of thousands of disabled people are now having to apply for, and, using secretly recorded material, reveals some disturbing sides to the new benefit. View on demand.

 

Made in Chelsea / E4, 9pm Some new faces join the cast, including Olivia Bentley and Jessica Molly Dixon. Stephanie has her eye on a new love interest and there is news on whether Tiff and Sam are still together following the revelation that he had cheated on her… what else is new? View on demand.

TUESDAY 12TH APRIL

Europe: Them or Us / BBC2, 9pm Part one of two. As the UK gears up to decide its future in the June referendum, Nick Robinson explores the troubled history of the UK’s relationship with Europe. The first programme examines why British governments initially shunned the new Common Market then begged to join it. It also explores the decisive part played by three British prime ministers, Winston Churchill, Harold Macmillan and Edward Heath. View on demand.

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The Tunnel: Sabotage / Sky Atlantic, 9pm When a couple are abducted from the Channel Tunnel, leaving their traumatised young daughter behind, French investigator Elise Wasserman and British detective Karl Roebuck are reunited as they solve the new case. However, they find themselves with bigger questions to answer after a plane carrying British and French passengers crashes into the Channel, killing everyone on board. Return of the crime thriller, starring Stephen Dillane and Clemence Poesy. View on demand.

WEDNESDAY 13TH APRIL

Scott & Bailey / ITV, 9pm New series. Rachel steps up to acting DI on a case that becomes bigger and more sinister than it first seemed. Meanwhile, Janet is glad of Rachel’s return, having not known how much she was going to need her friend. Starring Lesley Sharp and Suranne Jones.

THURSDAY 14TH APRIL

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness / Sky Atlantic, 9pm Documentary following the story of Saba, a young Pakistani woman who survived an attempted honor killing by her own family. Winner of the 2016 Academy Award for Best Short Documentary.

FRIDAY 15TH APRIL

The Graham Norton Show 10.35pm/BBC1 Meryl Streep, who plays Florence Foster Jenkins in the new film of the same title joins the host, alongside co-star Hugh Grant. The film recounts the fortunes of the American socialite who dreamed of becoming an opera singer – despite possessing a terrible singing voice. Plus, Keeley Hawes discusses her new drama series The Durrells.

Elizabeth II: 90 Glorious Years / Channel 5, 10pm Documentary looking back at the reign of Her Majesty the Queen, as she celebrates her 90th birthday. Featuring archive footage and interviews with those who have known, worked for and observed her closely.

SATURDAY 16TH APRIL

FILM: One Day 6.55pm/Film4 Romantic comedy drama adapted from the bestselling novel by David Nicholls, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. Straitlaced Emma and bad boy Dexter meet on the night of their university graduation. The friends lives take very different paths over the next 20 years, but their relationship endures.

SUNDAY 17TH APRIL

The Fearless Chef / Channel 4, 7pm New series. Chef and restaurateur Kiran Jethwa goes on a culinary world tour, tracing ingredients to their source and preparing meals in unusual locations. His travels begin in Bolivia, where he goes in search of coca leaves, which can be used as a herb in tea and cooking. He meets some local farmers and harvests the leaves on sheer valley slopes, before using his crop to make a marinade for llama meat

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