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Easter TV: 10 Must-Watch Shows For The Weekend

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The Easter Bunny has nearly finished packaging up grotesque amounts of chocolatey goodness for us to munch through and what better way to digest the calories than sat on your sofa with the remote control in your hand.

The TV Gods have given us some incredible viewing over the extended weekend and Digital Spy has pulled out the 10 must-watch shows this Easter.

Good Friday

Modern Family - 8.30pm on Sky1

Modern Family
ABC/Sky 1

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Modern Family



The best sitcom in the world right now returns to Sky1 for the second half of season four. Comeback episode 'New Year's Eve' is worth watching purely for the incredible Phil Dunphy line: "Never trust pictures on the Internet. Shoot it from the right angle and you can make anything long bigger and better." Easter LOLZ and ROFLS by the dozen.

Revolution - 9pm on Sky1



A big-budget JJ Abrams US TV project about a post-apocalyptic world where the power has gone out. Early episodes have divided critics, but we're keeping our fingers crossed that the series is more Lost and early-Heroes than The Event or late-Heroes.

Easter Saturday

Doctor Who - 6.15pm on BBC One



Sonic Screwdrivers at the ready. "Doctor Who meets The Bourne Identity" is how 'The Bells of Saint John' is being billed. And they're right. Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman's latest adventure through space and time is one of the most exciting in the modern-Who era - don't miss it.

The Voice - 7pm on BBC One



Spinning chairs, 27 Tom Jones anecdotes about Elvis Presley and more warbling than Christopher Maloney on a cruise ship. The Voice UK is back for a second series. Time to push that buzzer!

Life's Too Short - 10pm on BBC Two



Don't let the hit-and-miss first series put you off because this final 60-minute special is a huge improvement. Focusing on the 'Holy Trinity' of Keith Chegwin, Barry from EastEnders and Les Dennis, Ricky Gervais and Warwick Davis's sitcom bows out with some serious belly laughs.

Easter Sunday

The Village - 9pm on BBC One

The Village: Grace (MAXINE PEAKE), John (JOHN SIMM), Young Bert (BILL JONES), Joe (NICO MIRALLEGRO)

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Maxine Peake, John Simm and a drama with epic ambitions to chart the entire history of 20th-century Britain through the story of one little village. It's a slow-burner, but its worth sticking with this beautifully shot period drama, which offers a refreshingly brutal look at pre-war Britain. It's a million miles from the frivolities, Maggie Smith raised-eyebrow and soapiness of Downton.

Easter Monday

Jonathan Creek - 8.30pm on BBC One

Alan Davies as Jonathan Creek & Sheridan Smith as Joey Ross in 'Jonathan Creek'

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Alan Davies and Sheridan Smith in 'Jonathan Creek'



That classic haunting theme tune. The duffel coat. A body disappearing in a locked room. A mind-melting mystery. Jonathan Creek is back for another spooky detective romp, which is perfect news for fans of.... spooky detective romps. Perfect Easter Monday viewing.

Broadchurch 9pm on ITV

Broadchurch Episode 2: David Tennant as Alec Hardy and Olivia Colman as Ellie Miller

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Alec and Ellie in 'Broadchurch' Episode 2



We're edging closer to the big reveal of who killed Danny Latimer and you wouldn't want to miss a single second of this gripping ITV crime drama. It's basically The Killing with 99 ice creams and West Country accents, and more importantly it's the best new British drama of 2013 so far.

Game of Thrones - 9pm on Sky Atlantic



Get your sword sharpened because the fantasy drama that it's OK for people who hate fantasy dramas to like is back. Game of Thrones's third season is finally upon us and it looks set to be even more epic, bloody and dragon-tastically awesome than the first two. Winter is coming!

iPlayer

The Great British Bake Off Easter Masterclass

Great British Bake Off 2012 contestants: Judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry

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Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry



Hot cross buns, simnel cake, lemon curd pavlova, iced biscuits, Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry and more bunting than an explosion in a Cath Kidston store. The BBC have stupidly aired this before the Easter Weekend, so why not catch up on iPlayer to make yourself feel less guilty when you unwrap that sixth Cadbury's Creme Egg.

What TV are you excited about this Easter? Let us know below!

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