What’s on TV tonight: what to watch on Wed 6 April, from Raised by Wolves to a new Jimmy Saville documentary
Here’s your guide to what’s on television on Wednesday 6 April
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Here’s your guide to what’s on television on Wednesday 6 April, from contemplative and conceptual science fiction to a devastating true crime documentary to a particularly intense dating show.
I’ve highlighted a top pick for the evening, as well as suggested an older series to check out on iPlayer if nothing on normal television catches your eye tonight.
Raised by Wolves Season 2
Sky & NOWTV
Raised by Wolves is a science fiction drama about two androids – Mother and Father – raising a group of human orphans on a new planet, trying to shepherd a new human society after the Earth has burned. It’s thoughtful and contemplative, and more importantly one of the rare sci-fi dramas that’s entirely original, not adapted from an existing property.
Best of the Rest
Interior Design Masters
BBC One @ 8pm
Alan Carr presents as the competition intensifies.
Matt Baker: Travels with Mum and Dad
More4 @ 8pm
The travel show continues as former One Show presenter takes his parents around their beloved North East of England.
The Great Home Transformation
Channel 4 @ 9pm
Emma Willis and Nick Grimshaw team up for a new series as they set about transforming family homes across the country. They have just three days to renovate Becca and Sam’s home in Eastbourne, where they and their four young children are struggling for space.
Star Wars’ Oscar Isaac takes on a Marvel superhero, and clearly decides that if he’s going to take on another big franchise role, he’s going to have as much fun as he possibly humanly can doing it. This goofy slapstick gets a little darker in Moon Knight’s second episode, which introduces mercenary Marc Spector in earnest.
What’s new on Netflix?
Jimmy Saville: A British Horror Story
This new documentary takes a closer look at the career and crimes of Jimmy Saville, the children’s presenter and entertainer who used his position of influence to sexually abuse a number of young people.
The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On
Six different couples, on the precipice of marriage but not quite ready to commit, are split up and recombined. After eight weeks, each couple must decide if they want to marry their original partner, or move on with someone new chosen from one of the other couples.
Thirteen is a miniseries about Ivy Moxam (Jodie Comer), a young woman recently escaped after being kidnapped as a child and imprisoned for thirteen years. Ivy tries to reconnect with her family and friends, sifting through the remains of her old life as she tries to forge a new one.
This is the kind of show that tends to fly under the radar – the sort of thing a friend recommends at length and you never get around to, even though you really should’ve listened to them – but no less worth watching as a result.