Taskmaster is back and it was worth the wait. Find out which five will face the pointless tasks set for them by his Royal Taskmaster, Greg Davies, as always, with Alex Horne waiting to assist. If you enjoyed the first few episodes of The Stuarts: A Bloody Reign, then you won’t want to miss this episode on Charles I. Ever wondered about the inner machinations of America’s infamous racist cult the KKK? Perhaps not, but watch film maker Dan Murdoch as he meets some its most notorious leaders. Over on Really, 20 Years on Death Row follows the trial of Keith Dooley, a man who has been waiting on death row, for yes, you guessed it, twenty years.
UK Premiere – New Series – Wednesday 2nd May, 9pm
It’s super series six of Taskmaster and Greg Davies returns to command five new comics/victims to creatively complete apparently pointless missions in ways that will either amuse or bemuse His Royal Taskness. Sitting next to the Taskmaster in a smaller, less ornate chair is Greg’s perennial data analyst, pen pusher and all-round sidekick, Little Alex Horne. He’ll be on hand to help his leader in any way he can, whether that’s in an advisory capacity on-camera or with private things carried out off-camera.
The Stuarts: A Bloody Reign
UK Premiere – Series Continues –Thursday 3rd May, 8pm
In this episode of the historical documentary, Professor Kate Williams explores the reign of King Charles I who succeeded his father King James I in 1625. The ties between the Wynn family and the ruling Stuarts grow ever closer as Sir Richard Wynn joins his King on an ill-fated voyage intended to gain the Infanta of Spain’s hand in marriage. Having failed, Charles marries the daughter of the King Of France instead, putting a Catholic Queen back on the throne. Religious upheaval along with Charles’ dismissal of Parliament and authoritarian rule eventually leads to a civil war. In the end, a king is beheaded, and a commoner named Oliver Cromwell seizes power.
KKK: The Fight For White Supremacy
Sunday 29th April, 9pm
America's most infamous supremacist group - the Ku Klux Klan - says they are in the midst of a revival, with a surge in membership and cross burnings across the Deep South. Film-maker Dan Murdoch meets the leaders of the Loyal White Knights, who claim to be the largest Klan chapter, to witness first-hand their secretive rituals and hear about why their members choose to wear the infamous hood. The Klan says they are not violent. But when a 21-year-old white man walks into a church in Charleston, South Carolina, and massacres nine black worshippers saying he wants to start a race war, the danger of the white supremacist ideology becomes a terrifying reality.
20 Years on Death Row
UK Premiere – Series Continues – Thursday 26th April, 10pm
The gripping real crime series continues examining the conviction and incarceration of Death Row inmate Keith Doolin. Death penalty cases usually take at least one to two years before going to trial, leaving time for the defence team to investigate and build a case. Keith Doolin was arrested in October 1995 and sentenced to death only eight months later. It's been proven since then that Keith's trial attorney had a gambling addiction and used the trial money to pay his own debts. This second episode focuses on the guilty phase of the trial, the different leads that were not followed up on and tries to understand how it was possible to send a suspect to death row in such a short period of time. But does being railroaded make you an innocent man? One of the surviving victims doesn't seem to agree.