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This Week's Must-See TV: 5 Shows You Shouldn't Miss

By and Catriona Wightman
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Yes, yes, it's Royal Wedding week. And sure enough, the television channels have decided to devote a fair bit of air-time to all things regal! But if you're not feeling in the spirit, never fear - there's plenty more televisual goodness for you to feast your eyes on. We've picked out five top shows for you to enjoy, so what will you choose? From an adaptation of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher to a new Derren Brown special to the next instalment of Doctor Who, there'll be something for you! Read on to find out what we've selected this week...

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Monday at 9pm on ITV1
The always-excellent Paddy Considine leads the cast of this adaptation, based on Kate Summerscale's best-selling detective novel. Set in 1860, this two-hour period drama explores the drama visited on Samuel Kent (Peter Capaldi) and his family when a 3-year-old boy is murdered within the walls of their idyllic home. When a national scandal ensues, Scotland Yard inspector Jack Whicher (Considine) is assigned to the case and uncovers a number of dark, disturbing secrets. This looks set to be a thrilling adaptation of a terrific book, and anything with both Considine AND Capaldi in has got to be worth a look.

Derren Brown: Miracles for Sale: Monday at 9pm on Channel 4
Hurrah, Derren's back! Following his previous series Derren Brown Investigates, it seems the illusionist's got a taste for an exposé. This time, his target is America's "spiritual healers", who claim to be able to cure various maladies - in exchange for an awful lot of cash. Derren's clear that he has nothing against religion... but he does oppose conmen. To prove it's a scam, he trains up a member of a public to see if he can host a faith-healing show of his own. But will he succeed? Tube Talk's had a sneak peek at some highlights and can promise humour, tension, rows and an explanation of the tricks faith healers use. Good old Derren!

Watch a clip of Derren getting pulled over by the Texas police on his way to a faith-healer's church below:



The Big C: Thursday at 11pm on More4
The Big C has been a wonderful little show - funny but also rather touching. Unfortunately, it's the season finale this week so we're going to have to live without it for a while! The last episode is a good one, though - Cathy's cancer finally sinks in for Adam, Sean gets some surprising news and Cathy has to decide whether to try a new treatment. This series has been a gem and has thankfully been renewed for a second season - let's just hope we don't have to wait too long for it to arrive in the UK!

In Treatment: Friday at 10.15pm on Sky Atlantic
Sky Atlantic just keeps producing goodies, and now that the first season of Treme has finished, we've got In Treatment to look forward to. The first season's already aired on Sky Arts, so we're jumping straight in with the second run of episodes. If you've not seen the show before, it focuses on psychiatrist Dr Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) and the patients he sees. In tonight's double bill, we meet a workaholic called Mia (Hope Davis) and April (Allison Pill), who's ill and in denial. It's definitely worth giving a go!

Watch a trailer for the second season of In Treatment below:



Doctor Who: Saturday at 6pm on BBC One
If you thought that last week's timey-wimey antics were complex, just wait until this week's mind-bending instalment of Doctor Who! In 'Day of the Moon', Rory searches desperately for a missing Amy, while The Doctor and River are forced into a deadly confrontation with The Silents! Like last week, very young viewers may find themselves thoroughly perplexed, and indeed creeped out, by this latest offering from the fertile mind of Steven Moffat. For the rest of us though, this is an absolutely superb conclusion to the two-part series opener. Just don't expect everything to be tied up quite yet. Oh, and watch out for the final scene...

Watch a trailer for the new series of Doctor Who below:



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