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10:00pm Friday, April 15 on

In tonight’s programme adverts are the subject of David’s unforgiving wit. ‘Sometimes ads are beautiful, witty, sexy, cool, but some ads are just plain crap!’ and tonight’s show celebrates the very best of the very worst before revealing David Walliams’ most Awfully Good ad.

9:00pm Friday, April 15 on

It’s semi-final time in Grassington, the small village in the Yorkshire Dales where a dream cottage is up for grabs for one family wanting to relocate to the countryside. The six families who have all previously won a heat, and secured a vote of confidence from the locals, now they must do battle against each other in an emotional week-long contest. All have made friends in the village, but can they count on them now that they face some real competition? With the competition getting serious, will the decision split the community or will they be united in who will be best for the village? The grand final follows at 10.00pm. Exec Prod: Jamie Isaacs; Series Prod: Chloe Court; Prod Co: Studio Lambert

9:00pm Friday, April 15 on

In the first of a French Connection double bill, William Friedkin’s multi-Oscar-winning gritty urban crime drama tells the real-life story of two New York narcotics cops’ attempts to bring down a French drugs kingpin. Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider play detectives James ‘Popeye’ Doyle and Buddy Russo who, while investigating relatively minor-league drugs pushers, learn that a massive shipment of very pure heroin is about to arrive in the city. The heroin is being imported from Marseille by Alain Charnier (Fernando Rey), who is prepared to do anything, including murdering policemen, to get his narcotics out on the streets. But, although they know it’s on its way, Doyle and Russo don’t know how. Additionally, they make life more difficult for themselves by their warring with FBI agent Mulderig (Bill Hickman), who’s also working the case. French Connection II follows at 11.00pm.

11:00pm Thursday, April 14 on

Brand New Series: As a show of solidarity, Paul starts shaving his head so he and Cathy will be bald together throughout her chemotherapy. Meanwhile, as Paul struggles to keep Cathy’s cancer a secret from Adam, Rebecca tells Sean she has requested a transfer so she can settle down in Minneapolis. Later, Cathy tells Dr Todd about the alternative therapies Paul has been researching; and Marlene tells Cathy that she has Alzeimer’s disease.

10:00pm Thursday, April 14 on

Brand New Series: The Walker clan are excited when Tommy comes down for a visit, but his new girlfriend’s enthusiasm for their family history rubs them up the wrong way.

9:00pm Thursday, April 14 on

Tony Robinson joins a dig in France to investigate the Livens Flame Projector: a terrifying British weapon that may have been used to fire burning oil at the Germans in the Battle of the Somme.

9:00pm Thursday, April 14 on

Brand New Series: Diane represents her on-off love interest Kurt McVeigh when he is sued for testimony he gave in a murder trial. Eli, meanwhile, has a personal interest in Wendy Scott-Carr’s illegal nanny Natalie Flores, played by Ugly Betty actress America Ferrera.

9:00pm Thursday, April 14 on

Director Stephen Chow made his name in this country with Shaolin Soccer , and Kung Fu Hustle continues his love of light-hearted kung fu films. Set in pre-revolutionary China, Chow plays Sing, a street hustler who makes the mistake of pretending to be a member of the notorious Axe Gang. He gets caught up in a war between the gang and the residents of Pig Sty Alley, which the gang want to take over. Little do they know that two of the alley’s residents are retired martial arts experts. Soon, fists and feet are flying in knockabout fights that owe as much to Kill Bill (some of the wire work is done by Yuen Wo Ping, who worked on Tarantino’s film) as they do to classic Hollywood silent comedies. Movie buffs can savour Chow’s references to movies ranging from Top Hat to The Shining , while the rest can just enjoy a wildly entertaining romp. In Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles.

10:00pm Wednesday, April 13 on

Desperate Housewives returns to Channel 4 for the second half of series seven. In the first episode of the new run, Susan’s life hangs in the balance after she was trampled by a rioting mob on Wisteria Lane. Keith moves in with Bree but is surprised when Orson visits; Gaby tries to remove all traces of Grace so that she can mend her relationship with Juanita; Renee worries whether she should tell Lynette the truth about her past with Tom; and Paul Young’s fate is revealed.

10:00pm Wednesday, April 13 on

The Sevso treasure comprises 14 fabulous Roman silver vessels, considered to be one of the most important and beautiful collections of ancient silver ever discovered. Tony Robinson untangles the complex tale of how the treasure came to be languishing out of public view in the basement of a London auction-house instead of being the star attraction at a major museum. He hears tales of looting, alleged murder and high-level corruption as he gets a glimpse of the scale of the billion-pound worldwide trade in artefacts. Exec Prod: Philip Clarke; Prod Co: Videotext Communication

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