The must-watch TV over Easter weekend

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(BBC. Sid Gentle. Leftbank pictures)
(BBC. Sid Gentle. Leftbank pictures)

The long Easter weekend can always be relied on to provide better television fare than usual, and 2020 is no different - although, it’s become more important than ever as the UK remains under lockdown.

As usual, viewers can expect to see some film favourites back on the box as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the like are resurrected for another year. But as well as the pictures we all know and love, there is also some exciting new stuff making its way to the small screen this weekend.

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Host Graham Norton during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening.
Host Graham Norton during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening.

Saturday sees family-friendly flicks aplenty during the day as Roald Dahl adaption Matilda starts at 2.35pm on Channel 4 before the aforementioned classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang follows it at 4.40pm.

The evening also brings about the return of Britain’s Got Talent as it enters into its 14th series. Thankfully, as the auditions are prerecorded they will still air as normal, while the live shows are set to take place later in the year.

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Finally, All Round to Mrs Brown’s airs at 9pm, complete with a musical performance courtesy of Mick Hucknall.

If you have over indulged on Easter eggs by the time 2.35pm rolls around, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory will be showing on ITV.

Killing Eve is returning with season three on Easter Monday. (Sid Gentle/BBC)
Killing Eve is returning with season three on Easter Monday. (Sid Gentle/BBC)

A Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? celebrity special with Richard Osman, Charlotte Church and John Barnes will be on ITV at 7pm if you’re looking for something a bit more cerebral.

Elsewhere, the penultimate episode of gripping surrogacy drama The Nest is on BBC One at 9pm, with the series concluding the following night at the same time.

On Easter Monday, Killing Eve returns to BBC iPlayer at 6am for a third series. Unlike the seasons that have gone before it, viewers will have to watch it one episode at a time as it will only air weekly.

The Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? drama airs on ITV on Monday. (Leftbank pictures/ITV)
The Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? drama Quiz airs on ITV on Monday. (Leftbank pictures/ITV)

Finally, the long-anticipated three parter Quiz begins on Monday as the unbelievable story of Charles Ingram’s ill-gotten gains on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.

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Aside from the already gripping plot, viewers have the treat of watching Michael Sheen transform into Chris Tarrant - and what a way to round off the weekend.

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