This week’s best home entertainment: from Legion to BGT

Marvel’s kaleidoscopic superhero drama returns for season two, and a solo Dec fronts ITV’s flagship talent search


The trippy, visually inventive and satisfyingly unpredictable X-Men spin-off returns for a second season. As we return, Dan Stevens’s mutant resumes his search for the Shadow King. But expect the show to wander off at many tangents – it’s part of the fun.
Tuesday 17 April, 9pm, Fox

About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

Eddo-Lodge builds on the runaway success of her book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race with this excellent podcast dissecting structural racism and privilege in the UK. Guests include Akala, Owen Jones and Rock Against Racism veteran Billy Bragg.

Station 19

Sparks fly between the various smouldering fire-fighters of this Seattle station as they divide their time between putting out blazes and making eyes at each other. Station 19 comes from the makers of Grey’s Anatomy and the tone is very similar – heroism, moral quandaries and no shortage of hugging and learning.
Wednesday 18 April, 10pm, Sky Living

Stephen: The Murder That Changed a Nation

Had he not encountered a group of racist thugs at a bus stop in Eltham, Stephen Lawrence would now be 43. This three-part documentary tells the awful story of a life stolen and also functions as a damning indictment of what was eventually described as “institutional racism” inside the Met.
Tuesday 17 April, 9pm, BBC One

Paradise Hunters

Channel 4’s ongoing eagerness to pack people off to exotic climes in the interests of their self-improvement finds yet another expression in this new series. Here, desk jockeys in secure but soul-sapping jobs are encouraged to try their hands at everything from ranching in Mexico to salmon fishing in Scotland in the name of fulfilment. Will they be working holidays or new beginnings?
Tuesday 17 April, 9pm, Channel 4

The Walking Dead


As the eighth season draws to a close, Negan and Rick are set to face off after two long seasons of pyrrhic back-and-forthery. The Saviors storyline in general and Negan in particular feel as if they’ve run their course, and season finales are where the show delivers the majority of its shocks, so expect several major players to cark it in splattery fashion.
Monday 16 April, 9pm, Fox

True Horror

A new series of fictionalised enactments of real-life spook stories. On the basis of this opener, it’s going to be genuinely creepy fare. A couple move to the Brecon Beacons in search of rural harmony. But things get very dark, very quickly.
Tuesday 17 April, 10pm, Channel 4

Britain’s Got Talent

Life just keeps on coming at the freshly lonesome Declan Donnelly. No sooner has he got Saturday Night Takeaway out of the way than along comes BGT. Still, as recent weeks have proved, Dec’s a trooper so expect him to take another year of hanging out with Simon Cowell smoothly in his stride.
14 April, 8pm, ITV

Monsieur Lazhar

Monsieur Lazhar is an Algerian asylum-seeker who arrives to teach at a Montreal school rocked by the suicide of one of the staff. Mohamed Fellag’s Lazhar is a study in compassion as he guides his 11-year-old charges through a troubled time, while dealing with the by-the-rulebook principal. A film of rare insight about grief, guilt and the art of teaching.
Sunday 15 April, 1.45am, Film4

How To Get Away with Murder

The finale of the fourth season of this accomplished drama. And without giving too much away, it’s one of those season finales that answers a lot of questions by way of posing a whole load of fresh ones. Plenty to go on, then, for the yet-to-be-commissioned fifth series. Fans will be holding their breath.
Thursday 17 April, 10pm, Sky Living


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