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The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe | ITV 19 April 2022

The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe | ITV 19

Episode 3

John has had enough of being dead and returns to England to declare he is suffering from amnesia. He is reunited with his sons. Journalists hunt down Anne in Panama and the story starts to unravel as a photograph of the two of them emerges.

Series overview

Starts Sunday 17 April 2022 and broadcasts over the following nights at 9pm on ITV and ITV Hub (4 episodes Sunday to Wednesday)

Renowned actors, Monica Dolan and Eddie Marsan, play Anne and John Darwin in the extraordinary and compelling ITV drama, The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe.

The real life story of how John Darwin, played by BIFA winner Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan, Sherlock Holmes, Happy Go Lucky) faked his own death to claim life insurance and avoid bankruptcy is written by acclaimed screenwriter Chris Lang.

Commented Chris Lang:

“I am beyond delighted to be working with two of the finest actors of their generation. I have admired them both from afar for many years (not in a creepy way though) and cannot wait to see them bring Anne and John Darwin to life.”

The drama focuses on how Anne Darwin, played by BAFTA-winner Monica Dolan (Appropriate Adult, W1A, A Very English Scandal), became complicit in her husband’s deception as she started to convince the world, their family and friends, the police and insurance companies, that he had gone missing in 2002 whilst canoeing off the coast of Seaton Carew in Cleveland, where the couple owned two large houses with panoramic views of the sea.

The deception was to take its toll on Anne who lied to their sons, Mark and Anthony, for five years whilst her husband, in the early days of the fraud, secretly lived in a bedsit next door to the home he shared with Anne. Devastated by the loss of their father, neither son had an inkling their parents were capable of such treachery. Anne and John Darwin eventually decided to leave Seaton Carew and move to Panama City to start a new life together before their secret was exposed by the discovery of an infamous photo of them posing in a Panama real estate office in July 2006.

At her trial Anne Darwin pleaded not guilty, arguing that she had been coerced into the plot by her husband, but the jury didn’t believe her. She and her husband were both jailed for more than 6 years.

The four-part drama was produced by Story Films, the company founded by three times BAFTA-winner David Nath (The Murder Detectives, Deceit) and fellow award-winning director Peter Beard with Alison Sterling (The Windermere Children) producing.

Monica Dolan and Eddie Marsan take the roles of Anne and John Darwin in ITV’s The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe

They were joined by the celebrated screenwriter of Unforgotten and Innocent Chris Lang (The Hookup Plan, Dark Heart, A Mother’s Son) who also executive produces the four part series. BAFTA winning director, Richard Laxton, (Honour, Mrs Wilson, Mum) directs each of the four episodes.

The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe was inspired by a memoir written by journalist David Leigh who was the first journalist to track down Anne as she was on the verge of setting up a new life in Panama.

Monica Dolan and Eddie Marsan are joined in the cast by Mark Stanley (White House Farm), Dominic Applewhite, and Karl Pilkington (Sick of It, Derek).

The drama was commissioned for ITV by Head of Drama Polly Hill and produced in association with All3Media International. All3Media International represents the show internationally.

April 19 @ 21:00
21:00 — 22:00 (1h)

ITV

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The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show | BBC Two 23 May 2022

The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show | BBC Two 23
Series 1 Episode 2

The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show continues, featuring real-life husband and wife Chris and Rosie Ramsey.

The always up for a laugh, always startlingly honest pair joined each week by a celebrity couple to poke fun at life; growing up, relationships, arguments, annoyances, parenting and everything in between.

With a host of other regular features and big star guests, The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show promises late-night laughs and plenty of chances for viewers to get involved. Plus, of course, they’ll be asking the question that kick-started a thousand relationship re-evaluations… WHAT’S YOUR BEEF?

May 23 @ 21:00
21:00 — 21:45 (45′)

BBC Two

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MasterChef Canada: Back to Win | W 26 May 2022

MasterChef Canada: Back to Win | W 23 May 2022
Twelve of the best former competitors are “back to win” and distinguished judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile return to advise and mentor.

Series 7 Episode 6

Anew culinary-themed game show, “Kitchenary”, and an Elimination Challenge based on their answers.

May 26 @ 19:00
19:00 — 20:00 (1h)

W

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The Great Garden Revolution | Channel 4 21 May 8:15pm

The Great Garden Revolution | Channel 4 21 May 8:15pm
Series 2 Episode 1

The Great Garden Revolution is back with a new series! Spring is?here?and our doors are finally opening to fresh air, plants and possibilities. Horticulturist Errol Reuben Fernandes, designer Joel Bird and craftsman Bruce Kenneth are here to show us how to make the most of our outdoor spaces. Each week, the team create a different type of garden, transforming outdoor spaces around the country, from grow-your-own and sensory gardens to gardens for wildlife. With sustainability in mind, they aim to highlight a new approach to gardening, one that we can all get involved in, giving us practical hands-on advice of what to make, build and plant so that you can join the revolution from wherever you are, with whatever you have. In this episode, Errol, Joel and Bruce show us how to make sensory gardens that relax us and allow us to do things a bit differently, with plenty of tips and inspiring ideas on how to create your own. In Chichester, the team meet the Cattras – beginner gardeners looking for a space that can allow them to unwind after a stressful day. Joel creates a tea bed where everything can be used to create a perfect brew, Errol shows us how to turn an unloved gravel patch into a drought-loving paradise and Bruce adds a bespoke firepit that anyone can have a go at. By the time the team have finished, the Cattras’ garden will be totally transformed into something that engages our sight, hearing, smell and taste. Plus, BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James shows us how he has transformed his previously all-paved garden. Exec Prods: Fintan Maguire, Emily Hudd; Prod Co: Rumpus Media

May 21 @ 20:15
20:15 — 21:20 (1h 5′)

Channel 4

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