The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Monday 19 April

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The top TV picks for Monday 19 April.
The top TV picks for Monday 19 April.

Kate Winslet has a riveting leading role as a detective in new drama Mare of Easttown which starts tonight on Sky Atlantic. 

Secondary school drama Ackley Bridge returns too - although it's now airing in an early teatime slot for half an hour.

Elsewhere, Greta Thurnberg gets acquainted with one of her inspirations as she meets Sir David Attenborough.

Ackley Bridge - 6pm - Channel 4

Kayla (Robyn Cara), Fizza (Yasmin Al Khudhairi) in Ackley Bridge (Stuart Wood/Channel 4)
Kayla (Robyn Cara), Fizza (Yasmin Al Khudhairi) in Ackley Bridge (Stuart Wood/Channel 4)

School drama Ackley Bridge is back, but in an earlier time slot than longtime viewers will be used to as it now airs on consecutive nights instead of weekly.

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Kayla ands Fizza form a friendship with new boy Johnny who ruffles some feather, while Kaneez's nephew Tahir arrives in Yorkshire from Manchester and enrols in Year 11. 

Elsewhere, acting head teacher Martin is experiencing some difficulties in his role. 

Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World - 9pm - BBC One

Sir David Attenborough with Greta Thunberg. (BBC Studios / PBS)
Sir David Attenborough with Greta Thunberg. (BBC Studios / PBS)

The programme continues to follow the climate activist on her travels as she heads to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in episode two. 

Another attendee is Donald Trump, with Thunberg expressing frustration at the media pitting her against the then-President. 

She also travels to the UK where she meets with a personal inspiration of hers, Sir David Attenborough.

Different League: The Derry City Story - 9pm - BBC Two

Different League: The Derry City Story - Eddie Mahon, one of the 'Gang of Four' at the Brandywell. (BBC)
Different League: The Derry City Story - Eddie Mahon, one of the 'Gang of Four' at the Brandywell. (BBC)

This new BBC documentary tells the story of how football club Derry City made a comeback in 1985 after 13 years in the wilderness after withdrawing from the Irish League in 1972. 

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It hears from the Gang of Four, the group of men responsible for its triumphant return to the Brandywell as well as devoted fans of the club. 

Lucy, the Human Chimp - 9pm - Channel 4

Janis and Lucy in a still from Lucy The Human Chimp (Channel 4)
Janis and Lucy in a still from Lucy The Human Chimp (Channel 4)

Lucy the Chimpanzee was raised as a human in the 1960s, living with a University of Oklahoma psychology professor as a member of his family. 

She was eventually released back into the wild, joined by a student who chose to live with her on a remote island, helping to teach her the ape skills she lost in captivity. 

Mare of Easttown - 9pm - Sky Atlantic

Kate Winslet stars as Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as life crumbles around her. (HBO)
Kate Winslet stars as Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as life crumbles around her. (HBO)

Kate Winslet stars as a Pennsylvanian detective in this new miniseries written by Brad Ingleby. 

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She investigates a murder while trying to navigate her troubled personal life after getting divorced following the suicide of her son. 

Mare's also coping with difficulties stemming from an ongoing, unsolved missing persons case. Meanwhile, a newcomer takes a shine to her.

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