Settle in for a stellar start to spring with our pick of this month’s essential entertainment…
Spring has sprung and your entertainment options are in full bloom as we round up the best of this month’s TV, music and sport. Make sure you’re always in the know when it comes to water cooler conversations with one of our excellent Red Value Bundles*…
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Get ready for some world class golf this April, as the 81st Masters tournament tees off in Augusta on Thursday March 6. Have the azaleas bloomed too early? Who’ll don a spiffy green jacket on the evening of Sunday March 9? Stay tuned to Sky Sports 1 to see all your Augusta questions answered.
Three more Premier League matches have also been added to the Sky Sports line-up this month, including Manchester City’s highly anticipated clash with Manchester United. Initially postponed due to United’s participation in the EFL Cup final, a new date of Thursday 27 April has since been set, with Jose Mourinho’s side travelling to the Etihad Stadium for an 8pm kick-off. Chelsea’s tussle with Southampton is scheduled for Tuesday 25 April , and Arsenal’s clash with Leicester, Wednesday 26 April. Catch the lot on Sky Sports 1.
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Written, directed and executive produced by Academy Award-winner John Ridley, Guerrilla is a love story set amongst one of the most politically explosive times in UK history. The six-part series tells the story of Jas Mitra (Freida Pinto) and Marcus (Babou Ceesay), whose relationship is put to the test as they work to liberate political prisoner (Idris Elba) and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London.
Pegged by Digital Spy reporter Morgan Jeffery as a serious contender for best TV drama of 2017, Guerrilla is an intensely gripping watch. Check out the trailer above and pick up a NOW TV Entertainment Pass to see for yourself from Thursday 13 April.
It’s been an exciting start to the year for British music, with Ed Sheeran’s album ÷ (Divide) dominating charts around the world since its release in March. His UK tour is now in full swing and, if you’re yet to hear what all the fuss is about, we recommend listening to the latest single Galway Girl below. Of course, you can also find Ed’s full album on Spotify Premium.
Ed’s album might be sitting pretty in every music chart going, but Spotify has plenty more new tunes to populate your playlists with this April, including the debut LP from American DJ duo The Chainsmokers. Memories… Do Not Open is scheduled for release 7 April. Listen to their latest collaboration with Coldplay below.
Other April additions include: Pure Comedy, the third full-length album from droll American folk-pop singer-songwriter Father John Misty; Pretty Girls Like Trap Music from Atlanta rapper 2Chainz; and L.A. Divine from indie-rock’s Cold War Kids – all due for release 7 April.
Netflix continues its run of fantastic original entertainment with the adaptation of best-selling novel, Thirteen Reasons Why scheduled to hit small screens – which deals with some intensely powerful issues – on 31 March. As the series develops, we’ll learn more about the startling suicide of high school student Hannah Baker through 13 cassettes she recorded and left for people who played a role in the decision to end her life. Pivotal to the plot is nice guy Clay Jensen (played by Dylan Minnette) who finds the tapes on his doorstep and delves into their contents over the course of two weeks. Check out the trailer below.
Also new to Netflix this month is comedy series Girl Boss. Inspired by Sophia Amoruso’s best-selling autobiography #Girlboss, the plot centres around rebellious, broke anarchist Sophia (played by Britt Robertson) and her unlikely path to success as head of an online retail empire. Watch the series on Netflix from 21 April.
If you’re still looking for laughs, you’ll love the latest in Netflix’s comedy specials. This month’s headliner is American comedian Louis CK, described by Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos as “one of the most innovative comedy voices in this new era of stand-up.” Watch it on Netflix from April 4.
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