TV round-up: 17/04/15 – 23/04/15

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This week’s TV round-up is an eclectic one, ranging from comedy to drama to a game show. With the last part of this academic year’s university term arriving, helping to ease you in can be Sky Atlantic’s Silicon Valley, the comedy about a group of friends starting up a business or BBC’s W1A, the long awaited second series of the Hugh Bonneville-starring comedy. Warwick Davis also returns to our screens as well as Madam Secretary. Read the full round-up below.

Celebrity Squares: Warwick Davis returns with the Noughts and Crosses-based game show in which contestants try to win cash prizes with the help of famous faces. This week, resident comedians Tim Vine and Joe Wilkinson are joined by guests Paddy McGuinness, Louis Smith, Anna Crilly and Katy Wix, Alison Hammond, Rob Beckett, Michelle Keegan and Gino D’Acampo. Watch this Saturday on ITV at 7:15pm.

The Goldbergs: Comedy, focusing on an 11-year old boy as he captures his family on video camera during the 1980s. Barry wants to start driving on his 16th birthday, but Beverly advises against it and refuses to allow Pops to sell him his old car. Starring Jeff Garlin, Troy Gentile and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Tune in this Monday on E4 at 7:30pm.

Safe House: Former policeman Robert (Christopher Eccleston) and his wife Katy gave up their city lives after a witness in his care was shot dead, and he’s been struggling with his guilt ever since. In an attempt to put the past behind them, the couple now run a guest house in the Lake District. But when old colleague DCI Mark Maxwell suggests the building would work as a safe house, Robert takes in a family whose members are under threat. It’s a chance for him to make use of his detective skills and ensure nothing goes wrong this time. Catch it this Monday on ITV at 9pm.

Silicon Valley: The return of the comedy about a group of friends starting up a business. Richard, Erlich, Jared, Gilfoyle and Dinesh look ahead to a bright and profitable future for Pied Piper as they find themselves aggressively courted by every venture capitalist in Silicon Valley, but legal woes and Hooli CEO Gavin Belson’s plans for revenge threaten to derail their hard work. Tune in this Monday on Sky Atlantic at 10pm.

Jane The Virgin: American comedy following the exploits of Jane Villanueva, a driven young woman who is studying to become a teacher, dreaming of being a writer, and supporting herself with a job at a Miami hotel. In the first episode, Jane finds her life turned upside down when she is artificially inseminated by accident. Starring Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo and Yael Grobglas. Watch this Wednesday on E4 at 9pm.

Madam Secretary: Follow the college professor and a brilliant former CIA analyst who left for ethical reasons, Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) returns to public life at the request of the President following the suspicious death of her predecessor. McCord’s team includes her Chief of Staff Nadine Tolliver (Bebe Neuwirth), speechwriter Matt Mahoney (Geoffrey Arend), press coordinator Daisy Grant (Patina Miller) and her charming assistant Blake Moran (Erich Bergen). Tune in this Thursday on Sky Living at 9pm.

W1A: The return of the spoof documentary set behind the scenes at BBC Broadcasting House arrives later next week. In this second series, it is one year on and Head of Values Ian Fletcher has finally got his own office as well as an upcoming visit from Prince Charles. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Rufus Jones, catch it on Thursday on BBC2 at 9pm.

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