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The Week in HD - Monday 8th April

Morning everyone, and welcome to The Week in HD - our guide to all the must-see TV shows, films, sports and Blu-ray releases to grace your screens for the next seven days.

There are plenty of great HD shows on this week, and you can get daily updates and alerts on what's on by following @TodayinHD on twitter.

Monday 8th April

Manchester United v Manchester City Sky Sports HD1 & 3D, 8pm

Barclays Premier League

Game of Thrones Sky Atlantic HD, 9pm

Dark Wings, Dark Words. New characters are introduced tonight, most notable Diana Riggs as Olenna Tyrell and Mackenzie Crook as Orell. While Arya runs into the Brotherhood Without Banners, her sister Sansa 'says too much'...

Broadchurch ITV HD, 9pm

The entire town comes together to mourn, throwing light on a new suspect for Danny's murder. Local vicar Paul (played by Arthur Darvill) is asked for help.

Have I Got a Bit More News For You BBC1 HD, 10.35pm

A repeat with extra bits of the new episode - great for catch-up, great for more from Pointless' Richard Osman.

Tuesday 9th April

Elementary Sky Living HD, 9pm

Possibility Two. Taking on teacher/pupil roles, Holmes instructs Watson in the ways of deductive reasoning, leading to her pursuing her own case alongside the central murdered-geneticist case. Elsewhere, Holmes traps a bee.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Sky 3D, 10pm

Peter Jackson takes us back to Middle Earth, where a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins sets off on an incredible journey with thirteen dwarves and the wizard Gandalf to reclaim the lost dwarf kingdom of Erebor from the reign of the dragon Smaug.

Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage and a whole host of familiar and new characters - we wouldn't miss any opportunity to once more dive into Tolkein's magical world. Also out on Blu-ray this week!

Wednesday 10th April

MasterChef BBC1 HD, 8pm

It's the final week of heats, with five more amateur chefs hoping to get the judges' taste buds sizzling. In a good way.

Castle alibi HD, 9pm

Murder, He Wrote. Castle and Beckett run off secretly to the Hamptons for a romantic weekend, but alas, there's no peace for the crime-fighting duo when a dying man stumbles into Castle's garden. Naturally, they must investigate.

Mad Men Sky Atlantic HD, 10pm

The Doorway (parts 1 & 2). This double-bill opener to the new sixth series of Mad Men starts things off dramatically with a – wait, no spoilers!

The feature-length episode features Don Draper leading a new campaign in a new era – the '60s are coming to an end, and Don clashes with the new wave of youngsters, such as Michael Ginsberg, who now fill the offices of SCDP.

Elsewhere, Roger is in therapy, Betty and Sally's mother-daughter conflicts continue to rage, and Peggy stretches her wings in a post-SCDP world.

Thursday 11th April

FC Basel v Tottenham Hotspur ITV HD, 7.45pm

UEFA Europa League Live

MasterChef BBC1 HD, 8pm

And that's it: the last round of heats with the last five chefs hoping for a place in Friday's quarter-finals showdown. On the Palate Test menu tonight is a scallop and crab ravioli with a spiced prawn sauce.

Suits Dave HD, 9pm

Blood in the Water. With the Daniel Hardman fiasco out of their way (or is it...?), Pearson Hardman attempt to go about their daily business, but find that clients are jumping ship to rival firms.

While Jessica and Harvey hatch plans, this is Louis Litt's episode. Fed up with being underappreciated, Louis vents his frustration on the associates and looks for a new beginning.

Friday 12th April

Have I Got News For You BBC1 HD, 9pm

The always-entertaining Brian Blessed is the guest host tonight, with Bridget Christie and Nick Robinson joining Ian Hislop and Paul Merton on the panels.

Not Going Out BBC1 HD, 9.30pm

Skiing. Lee, Lucy and Daisy go on a skiing trip to Eastern Europe – we can already sense this is going to start, let alone end, badly – and inevitably, they get stuck in a cable car.

Castle alibi HD, 11pm

Inventing the Girl. One of my favourite classic Castle episodes from season 2, where a model's death leads the detectives into the fashion world; but it's the murderer's revelation that stays with you.

Saturday 13th April

Aston Villa v Fulham 3pm

Barclays Premier League

Doctor Who BBC1 HD, 6pm

Cold War. Written by Mark Gatiss, with guest stars Liam Cunningham and Tobias Menzies.

1983. Russia. Submarine. A frozen alien warrior is waking up from a deep slumber. The Tardis materialises... First return of the Ice Warriors since the Third Doctor in 1974.

Sunday 14th April

Chelsea v Manchester City ITV HD, 4pm

Barclays Premier League

Formula 1: The Chinese Grand Prix BBC1 HD, 7am

Suzi Perry, Eddie Jordan and David Coulthard present live coverage of the race from Shanghai, where last year Nico Rosberg turned pole position into a surprise debut win, marking Mercedes' first win since 1955.

Will he be able to repeat his performance this year, or will new teammate Lewis Hamilton – and the cloud of team orders still hanging from the last race – once again trump him to the podium?

'Til next week...

By Kashfia Kabir

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Kashfia Kabir
Hi-Fi and Audio Editor

Kashfia is the Hi-Fi and Audio Editor of What Hi-Fi? and first joined the brand over 10 years ago. During her time in the consumer tech industry, she has reviewed hundreds of products, been to countless trade shows across the world and fallen in love with hi-fi kit much bigger than her. In her spare time, Kash can be found catching up with TV shows, tending to an ever-growing houseplant collection and hanging out with her cat Jolene.