This weekend's TV tips: April 1 and 2.
The Voice (ITV, 8.30pm) Big deal, it’s the final. Once again, when the chairs stopped spinning the viewers stopped watching. After last week’s semi-final pulled in a paltry 3.8million, tonight’s un-grand finale will struggle to do better. But hats off to judge Tom Jones for his interesting approach to the appalling ratings… he doesn’t believe them. Tom, believe them and weep. Here’s our prediction… whoever wins will swiftly return to obscurity. Just like all the previous winners.
All Round To Mrs Brown’s (BBC1, 9.15pm) A kind of Kumars At No.42 without the laughs, this is the second instalment of the top TV cross dresser’s chat show. Which even fans of Mrs Brown’s Boys may find hard to love. Tonight’s guests are ITV’s omnipresent Phil Schofield and Holly Willoughby (plus their mums. No one knows why.), Lulu and EastEnders stalwart Adam Woodyatt. Tune in if you dare.
Line Of Duty (BBC1, 9pm) After last week’s action-packed opening salvo ended on a breath-taking cliff hanger, episode two gets even more exciting. Last seen with a chain saw inches above her face, DCI Roz Huntley fails to turn up for a work. Meanwhile, there’s a grisly discovery in the woods and another of the gripping interview scenes for which this powerhouse police drama is rightly renowned. Quite simply, must-see TV.
Vera (ITV, 8pm) When a cash-strapped student falls from the roof of his university after posting an angry online rant about his debts, it’s a cast iron case of suicide. Or is it? Ace detective Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn) has other ideas.