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SATUR­DAY Golf: The Masters Live (BBC2, 7.30pm)

It’s “mov­ing day” at the Au­gusta Na­tional in Ge­or­gia, as the re­main­ing play­ers play their penul­ti­mate rounds. Af­ter a dra­matic third day last year, Ry­der Cup team­mates Justin Rose and even­tual win­ner Ser­gio Gar­cia held a share of the lead at six un­der par.

The Voice UK – Live Fi­nal (STV, 8.30pm)

The grand fi­nal of the spin­ning-chair singing con­test, as the re­main­ing four singers bat­tle it out to land a lu­cra­tive record­ing con­tract. Plus coaches Jennifer Hud­son, Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Olly Murs take to the stage for a spe­cial per­for­mance to­gether and are also on hand to give the con­tes­tants as much help and en­cour­age­ment as pos­si­ble.

Be­low the Sur­face (BBC4, 9pm)

Kasper Bar­foed’s Nordic noir series reaches a grip­ping con­clu­sion as for­mer sol­dier and head of the PET Ter­ror Task Force Philip Nor­gaard (Jo­hannes Lassen) fi­nally learns who is be­hind the hostage crisis in Copen­hagen. But how is the in­di­vid­ual con­nected to his own che­quered past and will Philip share that cru­cial in­for­ma­tion with Hans? Naja then of­fers to help in­fil­trate the sub­way tun­nels, be­fore Philip heads un­der­ground on a mis­sion to free the last hostages him­self – and con­front the man he thought was long dead.

Troy: Fall of a City (BBC1, 9.10pm)

The series reaches its con­clu­sion and an­swers the ques­tion a lot of view­ers have been pon­der­ing – just how is it go­ing to han­dle the Trojan horse? The episode be­gins as the Tro­jans are un­der­stand­ably stunned to dis­cover that the Greeks have packed up and gone home, leav­ing just a large wooden horse be­hind as an of­fer­ing to the gods. Sadly, the Tro­jans have never heard the saying “Be­ware Greeks bear­ing gifts” (in fair­ness, that’s be­cause this is the in­ci­dent that in­spired it) and start cel­e­brat­ing the end of the war. But it seems their cel­e­bra­tions may be more than a lit­tle pre­ma­ture...

SUN­DAY Je­sus’ Fe­male Dis­ci­ples: The New Ev­i­dence (C4, 8pm)

The tra­di­tional story of the birth of Chris­tian­ity is a rather male-dom­i­nated af­fair – only men could be priests and only men were close dis­ci­ples of Je­sus. His mother Mary ob­vi­ously plays an im­por­tant role, but even Mary Mag­da­lene, one of Christ’s fol­low­ers, is de­picted by some as a pros­ti­tute or fallen woman – an image not sup­ported by the canon­i­cal gospels. Now, Bi­ble ex­perts He­len Bond and Joan Tay­lor are set­ting out to re­dress the bal­ance by of­fer­ing an al­ter­na­tive view of events, in which women play a piv­otal role and ex­plain why they have largely been white­washed out of the “of­fi­cial” ver­sion. Their jour­ney of dis­cov­ery takes them to Is­rael and Italy, where they find ev­i­dence to back their claims.

The Good Karma Hospi­tal (STV, 9pm)

Ruby is still reel­ing from her dis­cov­er­ies at the tea plan­ta­tion and must de­cide whether she can for­give past mis­takes. Mean­while, Mari goes head to head with Ly­dia when a sur­ro­gate mother gives birth in the hospi­tal.

Or­deal by In­no­cence (BBC1, 9pm)

The morn­ing af­ter Leo and Gwenda’s party, Arthur tries to re­turn to Sunny Point in an ef­fort to clear Jack’s name, but re­ceives very lit­tle sup­port from the Ar­gyll fam­ily, who have Mickey un­cer­e­mo­ni­ously es­cort him off the premises. Left with no op­tion but to re­veal ev­ery­thing he knows, he pro­vides ir­refutable proof that Jack is in­no­cent. His rev­e­la­tion has dev­as­tat­ing con­se­quences for the Ar­gyll fam­ily, who be­gin to re­alise that if Jack did not kill Rachel, one of them must have.

The Olivier Awards 2018 (STV, 10.20pm)

They may not be as well pub­li­cised as the Baf­tas or the Na­tional Tele­vi­sion Awards, but the Oliviers are every bit as glam­orous and glitzy. The great and the good and Bri­tain’s the­atre­land don their best bib and tucker, pat each other on the back and hand out a se­lec­tion of tro­phies to those who have made the big­gest on-stage splash dur­ing the past 12 months. What may come as a sur­prise is the fact that it all takes place on a Sun­day af­ter­noon, one of the few pe­ri­ods when the­atre per­form­ers are not work­ing. Cather­ine Tate hosted this year’s event ear­lier to­day at the Royal Al­bert Hall. The mu­si­cal Hamil­ton led the way with a record-break­ing 13 nom­i­na­tions, closely fol­lowed by Fol­lies, which had eight.

MON­DAY Travel Man: 48 Hours in Oslo (C4, 8.30pm)

Richard Ayoade is joined by Cold Feet star Fay

Ri­p­ley for a win­try mini-break in Nor­way’s cap­i­tal, where they first head to the Thief ho­tel – home to an art col­lec­tion in­clud­ing works by Warhol, Hirst and Koons, as well as a Bryan Ferry-themed din­ing room. They also take a ride on the city’s most pop­u­lar to­bog­gan run and try to mas­ter cross-coun­try ski­ing, be­fore vis­it­ing the Na­tional Gallery to check out Ed­vard Munch’s mas­ter­piece The Scream and sam­pling Miche­lin-starred food at Kon­trast.

Se­cret Agent Se­lec­tion: WW2 (BBC2, 9pm)

Dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, the Al­lies had an un­der­ground army that helped turn the bal­ance of power. The agents of the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Ex­ec­u­tive (SOE) demon­strated tremen­dous courage and skill, and the net­work en­joyed many suc­cesses in their guer­rilla war against Hitler’s forces. But these spies were not ran­domly cho­sen – there were se­cret SOE train­ing schools, where carefully se­lected and groomed trainee sabo­teurs were taught to cre­ate chaos in Oc­cu­pied Europe and the Far East. This five-part series takes view­ers into the world of the Sec­ond World War se­cret agent and the SOE’s se­lec­tion process. It be­gins as a group of mod­ern-day stu­dents face the Stu­dent As­sess­ment Board – an in­tense four-day course putting them through a series of phys­i­cal and men­tal tests. The pro­gramme also charts the be­gin­ning of the SOE, which started with a hand­ful of agents de­ter­mined to find a way back into Nazi-con­trolled Europe.

Mar­cella (STV, 9pm)

Eric is taken in for ques­tion­ing by the po­lice and Mar­cella and the team quiz him on his con­fronta­tion with Dr Lewis, and he tells them he thought she had some­thing to do with Gail’s dis­ap­pear­ance due to Joel Lawrence. Mar­cella heads to in­ves­ti­gate and is shocked when she sees that Joel has a scar on his chest – and is sur­prised fur­ther when she dis­cov­ers who his next of kin is. She heads to the killer’s house, where she finds Ed­ward’s ring­ing phone – trig­ger­ing a blackout. Crime drama, star­ring Anna Friel. Last in the series.

Plebs (STV2, 10pm)

The good news for fans of this ac­claimed Ro­man sit­com is that it’s back for a new series – the bad news is that it has re­turned with­out Joel Fry, who played Sty­lax. So per­haps it’s not sur­pris­ing that Mar­cus (Tom Rosen­thal) and Gru­mio (Ryan Samp­son) are feel­ing down in the open­ing dou­ble bill as they come to terms with a cat­a­strophic in­dus­trial ac­ci­dent. Luck­ily for them – and the view­ers – cheery builder Ja­son (Jonathan Point­ing) is about to en­ter their lives. Then, in the sec­ond episode, the trio’s new wine bar re­ceives a dev­as­tat­ing re­view from Rome’s lead­ing food critic.

Kiss Me First (C4, 10pm)

To join the se­cret par­adise known as Red Pill, Shad­ow­fax will have to prove to Adrian that she is a wor­thy mem­ber. De­spite be­ing trou­bled by Calumny’s dis­ap­pear­ance from the game, Leila does want to join so she can start to un­der­stand some of the mys­ter­ies be­hind her new friend Tess and the world of Red Pill. Fan­tasy thriller based on Lot­tie Mog­gach’s de­but novel that blends live ac­tion and com­puter-gen­er­ated vir­tual world se­quences, star­ring Tal­lu­lah Had­don, Si­mona Brown, Matthew Beard and Ge­orge Jo­vanovic.

TUES­DAY Class of Mum and Dad (C4, 8pm)

Chan­nel 4 loves so­cial ex­periements and the lat­est prom­ises to be a fas­ci­nat­ing study of ed­u­ca­tion across the gen­er­a­tions. The idea is sim­ple: a class of par­ents ex­pe­ri­ence what it’s like for their kids as they go back to school. For a half-term, these senior stu­dents will study the year six cur­ricu­lum along­side their own chil­dren. On the first day of the ex­per­i­ment, pupils of Black­rod Primary School dis­cover their par­ents are join­ing them, and for the grown-ups it cre­ates mixed emo­tions as they face old demons, such as the hor­rors of sports day and math­e­mat­ics tests.

Gotham (E4, 9pm)

The first two sea­sons aired on Chan­nel 5, the third went to Net­flix and now the fourth sea­son of Gotham is com­ing to E4. For those who haven’t been fol­low­ing the show around its var­i­ous chan­nels and plat­forms, it’s a Bat­man pre­quel that charts the young James Gor­don’s route from rookie de­tec­tive to com­mis­sioner while ex­plor­ing the de­vel­op­ment of an even younger Bruce Wayne. In the first of a new run, Gor­don worries the Scare­crow is back in Gotham fol­low­ing a string of rob­beries us­ing his sig­na­ture MO, while the Pen­guin’s “li­cens­ing” of crime runs into trou­ble.

Come Home (BBC1, 9pm)

There was lit­tle dan­ger of this im­pres­sive drama

out­stay­ing its wel­come. At a mere three episodes, the saga told from dif­fer­ent view­points has re­ally given Christo­pher Ec­cle­ston and Paula Mal­com­son the chance to shine. As all the loose ends are tied up in the series fi­nale, Greg and Marie hur­tle to­wards a di­vi­sive fam­ily court case. As the nar­ra­tive jumps be­tween the past and the present, flash­backs re­veal more about their life to­gether. Good sup­port comes from Kerri Quinn, An­thony Boyle and Lola Pet­ti­crew.

Cunk on Bri­tain (BBC2, 10pm)

How much you like this series prob­a­bly de­pends on how com­fort­able you are with watch­ing ex­perts try­ing to re­tain their com­po­sure while Philom­ena Cunk asks them the sort of ques­tions a five-year-old child might of­fer. But ob­vi­ously the for­mat worked in Char­lie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe, so lit­tle won­der Diane Mor­gan’s glo­ri­ously stupid al­ter ego has been given more screen time to play with. In the sec­ond episode, her odyssey takes her from Henry VIII to Ho­ra­tio Nelson. Kate Wil­liams is the lat­est guest star.

WED­NES­DAY Bac­chus Un­cov­ered: Ancient God of Ec­stasy (BBC4, 9pm)

Bac­chus is the god of wine, rev­elry, the­atre and ex­cess, so per­haps it’s not sur­pris­ing that this ancient mytho­log­i­cal fig­ure still has a fol­low­ing. Professor Bet­tany Hughes sets out to in­ves­ti­gate his ori­gins, be­gin­ning in Ge­or­gia and then mov­ing on to Greece, where his wor­ship was em­braced by all classes, es­pe­cially women. She looks at how he has also been em­braced by ev­ery­thing from Nietzsche’s phi­los­o­phy to the hippy move­ment, while also point­ing out that those who choose to cel­e­brate Bac­chus should heed the ancient wan­ing of “noth­ing in ex­cess”.

Benidorm (STV, 9pm)

Kat is back in EastEn­ders, which has left many soap fans won­der­ing why her on-off hus­band Al­fie isn’t with her. Well, one rea­son could be that Shane Richie is busy liv­ing it up in the sun with an­other guest stint in Benidorm as en­ter­tainer Sammy Valen­tine. Sammy is rid­ing high af­ter his come­back per­for­mance and is ready to make his de­but at Nep­tune’s, but Monty re­mains un­con­vinced – un­til they have a meeting with a superfan. How­ever, Joyce is still un­der the im­pres­sion that they are go­ing to be graced with the pres­ence of a TV su­per­star. Mean­while, Noreen senses the ar­rival of her twin sis­ter Doreen, and Rob dashes to the air­port in a bid to win back Cyd, leav­ing Billy and Ed­die wor­ried for his safety.

The As­sas­si­na­tion of Gianni Ver­sace: Amer­i­can Crime Story (BBC2, 9pm)

For the first series of Amer­i­can Crime Story, which dealt with the OJ Simp­son trial, the writ­ers’ big­gest chal­lenge may have been con­dens­ing all those col­umn inches, tran­scripts and court broad­casts into just ten episodes. How­ever, this sec­ond sea­son has some blanks to fill in, es­pe­cially when it comes to the life and mo­ti­va­tions of killer An­drew Cu­nanan (the ex­cel­lent Dar­ren Criss), which may leave some view­ers won­der­ing how much is fac­tual and how much is spec­u­la­tion. This week, An­drew’s cer­tainty that he de­serves suc­cess sees him brag, bluff and be­guile his way into a new life, tar­get­ing wealthy men in San Diego. Mean­while, Donatella’s (Pene­lope Cruz) self-doubt ham­pers her in Mi­lan.

First Dates (C4, 10pm)

Re­cruit­ment con­sul­tant Lee, who is 32, sits down for a date with 32-year-old Abbi, hop­ing that she may be the per­fect part­ner that he can set­tle down with af­ter de­cid­ing it’s time to hang up his party hat. Mean­while, pol­i­tics grad­u­ate Cameron bonds with fel­low pol­i­tics lover Joe over mat­ters of the state and the heart, and sep­tu­a­ge­nar­ian Deanna, who hasn’t been on a date in 20 years, meets for­mer car me­chanic Alex. Else­where, beauty am­bas­sador Bianca, who is 23, shares a sweet and ten­der date with Teza.

THURS­DAY Liv­ing with the Brainy Bunch (BBC2, 8pm)

Does parental in­flu­ence af­fects pupils’ aca­demic abil­ity? Ex­perts cer­tainly be­lieve so, and in this rad­i­cal ex­per­i­ment, strug­gling pupils Hol­lie and Jack from Chess­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege in south-west Lon­don move into the homes of two high-achiev­ing coun­ter­parts. Hol­lie’s new house­mate is Holly H, who has a clutch of As in her sights and wants to be­come a lawyer. Mean­while, Jack is teamed with Tharush, who has only just moved to the UK from Italy but is al­ready ex­celling at school. Ini­tially, Hol­lie and Jack strug­gle with the

early bed­times, tough home­work sched­ules and cur­fews. But will this rev­o­lu­tion­ary change in fam­ily life bring about an im­prove­ment in their grades and ul­ti­mately lead them down a dif­fer­ent path in life?

War Above the Trenches (Yes­ter­day, 8pm)

When many of us think of the First World War, we pic­ture the trenches and sol­diers mired in mud. But as this two-part doc­u­men­tary re­minds us, there was also a bat­tle for air su­pe­ri­or­ity go­ing on above the Western Front. Adapted from the book Bloody April by his­to­rian Peter Hart, and draw­ing on re­con­struc­tions, ar­chive footage and the di­aries of Royal Fly­ing Corps vet­er­ans as well as the men on the ground, it ex­plores what it was like to take part in those early dog­fights, aerial re­con­nais­sance flights and bomb­ing mis­sions.

In­dian Sum­mer School (C4, 9pm)

The fish-out-of-wa­ter doc­u­men­tary series fol­low­ing five work­ing-class Bri­tish boys re­sit­ting their GCSE ex­ams in In­dia, draws to a close. Af­ter three months away, all the boys are un­der­stand­ably miss­ing home – not least Al­fie and Harry, whose at­ten­dance and con­cen­tra­tion lev­els in class have taken a down­turn. Ethan ruf­fles a few feath­ers when he writes an ar­ti­cle for the school news­pa­per on be­ing the first “out” gay boy at head­teacher Matthew Raggett’s world-fa­mous Doon board­ing school. Mean­while, Jack goes on a trek into the Hi­malayas – but will the trip have the de­sired ef­fect and build his shat­tered con­fi­dence? Then, as the end of term ap­proaches, the boys fi­nally re­take their GCSEs – will the trip be a suc­cess and will the the quin­tet get the grades they des­per­ately covet?

Still Game (BBC1, 9.30pm)

Isa is ex­cited when an old flame re­turns to Craiglang and be­fore long ro­mance is blos­som­ing. But she can­not help feel­ing guilty about her hus­band, even though he died years ago, so she seeks ad­vice on what to do for the best. Mean­while, Boabby starts learn­ing to drive, scar­ing the life out of any­one who tries to teach him, and Methadone Mick en­rols in a mys­te­ri­ous on­line course. The only prob­lem is, he doesn’t have a com­puter.

FRI­DAY The Vir­tual Grand Na­tional 2018 (ITV4, 8pm)

Some of the non-rac­ing fans who have an an­nual flut­ter on the Grand Na­tional have their own sys­tem, whether it’s look­ing at the odds or just pick­ing which name they like best. But would they be bet­ter off putting their faith in a com­puter? In this spe­cial, Nick Luck uses the lat­est com­puter-gen­er­ated im­agery tech­nol­ogy to find out where the 40 run­ners and rid­ers might fin­ish. We won’t know un­til to­mor­row if the com­puter got it right, but there is a look back at the ac­cu­racy of the pre­dic­tions for 2017.

MasterChef: The Fi­nal (BBC1, 8.30pm)

Af­ter an ar­du­ous seven-week jour­ney, the search for the coun­try’s best am­a­teur cook reaches its cli­max, with the re­main­ing three par­tic­i­pants hav­ing to push them­selves to the limit for one last time be­fore judges John Torode and Gregg Wal­lace crown the win­ner. This is their fi­nal chance to pull out all the stops, show ev­ery­thing they’ve learned through the process and in three hours demon­strate the kind of cook they have be­come. They must push their culinary bound­aries and pro­duce the best three dishes of their lives in their quest to be­come the 14th cham­pion.

The City and the City (BBC2, 9pm)

Com­mis­sar Gadlem ad­vises Borlu that the case has been taken over by the Ul Qo­man Mil­it­sya, but al­lows him to travel to Ul Qoma on an ad­vi­sory ba­sis. Borlu rec­om­mends that Corwi keep an eye on Ma­jor Syedr, the leader of ex­treme right na­tion­al­ist group True Ci­ti­zens and a can­di­date in the forth­com­ing may­oral elec­tion, be­liev­ing that True Ci­ti­zens was in­volved in Ma­halia’s death and that Syedr knows more about Ma­halia’s death than he’s pre­pared to re­veal. Thriller, star­ring David Mor­ris­sey, Man­deep Dhillon and Danny Webb.

Will & Grace (C5, 10pm)

Many fans of the much-loved sit­com were some­what scep­ti­cal about its re­turn af­ter so long a break, but by and large they’ve been pleas­antly sur­prised by the qual­ity of the re­vamped run’s scripts. Au­di­ence num­bers both in the UK and its na­tive US have im­pressed enough for its mak­ers to com­mis­sion a fur­ther two series. The cur­rent sea­son, its ninth in to­tal, reaches its con­clu­sion tonight with a dou­ble bill in which Grace makes the mis­take of tak­ing Will home to Sch­enec­tady as moral sup­port ahead of a me­mo­rial birth­day cel­e­bra­tion for her late mother. It’s fol­lowed by an insight into the sur­pris­ing con­nec­tion made by Grace’s fa­ther and Will’s mother. Mean­while, Jack is on the re­bound and Karen must choose be­tween hus­band Stan and lover Mal­colm (played by guest star Alec Baldwin).

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