Must see on Channel 4

Ever wondered what would happen if parents took their children’s places in school for a day? Well, Channel 4 is finding out. New Series Class of Mum and Dad hits our screens on Tuesday evening at 8pm offering hilarious insight into our current primary curriculum, school dinners and much more. Over on E4 hit US show Gotham makes its debut, expect action, adventure and all of DC’s comic heroes. You’ll be pleased to know The Crystal Maze is back for another series, watch as more families fight to ensure their places in the Maze’s history books. If all of this wasn’t enough then a new season of The Island also begins, watch as two separate groups discover that it is not The Island that presents them with the biggest challenge, it is each other.

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Class of Mum and Dad

Class of Mum and Dad

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Tuesdays at 8pm

Primary school education has changed dramatically in recent years, and in this brand-new series a class of parents are going to experience what it's like for their kids as they go back to school. For a half term, these parents will study the year six curriculum alongside their own children. They will have the same regime, school uniform, homework, school dinners, participate in PE, art, music and dance lessons as well as face the same discipline if they misbehave.

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Gotham

Gotham

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Tuesdays at 9pm 

The fourth series of the US drama telling the origin story of DC Comics' super-villains and vigilantes comes to E4. It follows one cop's rise through a dangerously corrupt city and chronicles the genesis of one of the most popular superheroes of our time. Commissioner James Gordon is one of the crime world's greatest foes and has a reputation synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's rise from rookie detective to police commissioner? And what did it take to navigate the layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, spawning ground of some of the world's most iconic villains: Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

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The Crystal Maze

The Crystal Maze

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Sundays at 8pm 

Maze Master Richard Ayoade returns to lead a new bunch of intrepid adventurers through The Crystal Maze. In this first show, the Hauxwell family take on the physical, mental and mystery challenges, and in the process make their mark in The Crystal Maze history books.

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The Island

The Island 

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Mondays at 9pm

The Island with Bear Grylls is the ultimate survival challenge. For the fifth series, two separate groups are abandoned at opposite ends of a remote uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. The 16 Islanders face extreme tropical weather, limited resources and environmental hazards - with none of the home comforts everyone relies upon. The first group of castaways are wealthy professionals living off an average income of £100,000 a year - a wage earned by a fraction of Brits. The opposite group of castaways earn below the UK national average wage. The series sets out to look at the issue of wealth disparity, and whether living with vastly different economic circumstances at home has an influence on our ability to cope in the wild.




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