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9:00pm Wednesday, April 20 on

Nick Cassavetes’s romantic drama stars his mother Gena Rowlands and James Garner as Duke and Allie Calhoun, living out their twilight years in a retirement home. She is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease but he insists on daily readings to her from a notebook, a record of how they met and married. And in flashback the film tells that story, with Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as the young couple. She comes from a monied North Carolina family, he from local working stock but with aspirations. Despite the obstacles her family put in her way, her engagement to another and his Second World War service, their love overcomes all.

10:30pm Tuesday, April 19 on

Ricky casts doubt on Karl’s story about a monkey toll operator in the jungle.

9:00pm Tuesday, April 19 on

The Sex Education Show returns for a new series across three nights fronted by Anna Richardson, taking its own unique brand of sex education to schools up and down the UK. Anna also launches a major campaign against the sexualisation of children: Stop Pimping Our Kids!

9:00pm Tuesday, April 19 on

Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola’s Academy-Award winning epic sequel to The Godfather. This film charts the early life of Vito Corleone (who became The Godfather), played by Oscar-winner Robert De Niro, and continues the saga of the Mafia crime family, now headed by Oscar nominee Al Pacino, in the 50s. With Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, John Cazale and Oscar nominees Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg and Michael V Gazzo.

1:00am Tuesday, April 19 on

Village of the Dolls is a fascinating documentary about the fantasy world of Mark Hogancamp, who, after suffering a vicious attack, sought recovery in Marwencol, the Second World War scale model town he created in his garden. True Stories commissions and showcases the best international feature documentaries.

10:00pm Monday, April 18 on

Hugh’s fish fight takes him to Scotland, to meet with the world’s largest company producing farmed salmon, before he heads to Brussels to try to knock some sense into the bureaucrats about the scandal of discards.

9:00pm Monday, April 18 on

Meet the Middletons goes behind the net curtains and into the front rooms of Kate Middleton’s relatives and shows the life she might have lived but for a few twists of fate. The film reveals the surprising and often touching family background of the woman who will one day be Queen.

Glee: Sexy

9:00pm Monday, April 18 on

Free-spirited substitute teacher Holly Holliday (Gwyneth Paltrow) returns to fill in for the sex-education teacher.

9:00pm Monday, April 18 on

Francis Ford Coppola’s classic gangster epic starring Marlon Brando in his Oscar-winning role as Don Corleone, the head of a Mafia family engaged in internecine war with rival crime families. With Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall and Richard Conte. Part two is screened tomorrow evening.

8:00pm Monday, April 18 on

In this brand new programme Sarah Beeny and a team of expert pest busters come to the rescue of homeowners suffering from serious cases of infestations; battling moths, rats and bedbugs at a time when infestations are reaching epidemic levels.

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