TV Highlights – April 2015
Including Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Daredevil, Bates Motel, Louis CK and some bloke called Peter Kay
Bates Motel – Season Three
A sort-of prequel to Hitchcock's Psycho with Freddie Highmore as the young Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his equally highly strung mother.
Wed 1 Apr, 9pm, Universal
Peter Kay's Car Share
Kay returns as John Redmond, a man forced by his company to car share with Kayleigh Kitson (Sian Gibson). All five episodes of this brand new comedy make a limited time debut on iPlayer before transferring to BBC One.
Wed 1–Sun 5 Apr, BBC iPlayer
Party Leaders Televised General Election Debates
Amongst the serial killers, advertising execs and dragons hitting our screens, there's also an election coming up in May. Expect various line-ups of the good, the bad and the ugly to duke it out on TV. David Cameron has started to try and wriggle out of these live debates so some dates might change.
Thu 2 Apr, ITV; Thu 16 Apr, BBC One; Thu 30 Apr, Channel 4 and Sky
You, Me & Them – Season 2
It's not just repeats on Gold these days as the channel's first ever scripted show – age gap sitcom You, Me & Them starring Eve Myles and Anthony Head – returns for a second series.
Wed 8 Apr, 10pm, Gold
Mad Men – Season 7 (part 2)
April is a great month for telly. Matthew Weiner's achingly cool tale of New York ad men is back for its last ever season. Will Don Draper ever find happiness?
Thu 9 Apr, 10pm, Sky Atlantic
Marvel team up with Netflix for some superhero action, starting with blind lawyer turned night time vigilante Daredevil (aka Matt Murdock played by Charlie Cox). AKA Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders team up to follow.
Fri 10 Apr, Netflix
Game of Thrones – Season 5
We told you April was a good month to stay parked on the sofa. More blood, swords and scocery as the magnificent Game of Thrones returns. The battlelines are being drawn, alliances made and broken. Will anyone survive for season six?
Mon 13 Apr, 9pm, Sky Atlantic
Louie – Season 5
Art imitates life in Louie CK's magnificently downbeat sitcom about a disgruntled middle aged stand-up comedian.
Thu 16 Apr, 11pm, FOX
Flowers in the Attic 3: If There Be Thorns
Part three of VC Andrews scandalous tale of incest. Lifetime TV movies have a cheesy reputation for a reason but there are plenty of unintentional laughs to be had if you approach it as a comedy (Heather Graham's catastrophic lack of acting skills is worth a watch in itself). Flowers in the Attic 4: Seeds of Yesterday follows on 7 May.
Thu 30 Apr, 9pm, Lifetime